Communications Manager at Careerlink (Omaha, NE)

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Communications Manager

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are invited to apply by emailing their cover letter, resume, and at least one example each of writing and design to the following:

Cammy Watkins - [email protected];

Maggie Wood - [email protected];

And, [email protected]

SALARY RANGE: $55,000 - $60,000

SUPERVISOR: Director of Operations

JOB SUMMARY: The Communications Manager (CM) has the overall responsibility for the creation, planning and implementation of multiple forms of marketing and communications efforts. This person is responsible for building ongoing interest and support for Inclusive Communities programming, developing, and managing communications plans for various programs and initiatives, and building relationships and working with local media and community partners. This position will work to provide opportunities for local media to suppress the reinforcement of bias and stereotypes by mentoring and guiding individuals and institutions through educating them on identities and the cycle of socialization.

The CM will devise strategies and produce content to help align the organization's goals with the engagement of our diverse audiences, identify opportunities for Inclusive Communities to leverage cross-program strengths, take advantage of new opportunities and to address organizational and community challenges. Additionally, they will have management and oversight of the organizational brand, will build, and maintain internal & external communications systems, social media, and the organization website as well as implement communications procedures.

This position will execute all duties to ensure they meet the organization's strategic, operational budget and annual goals. The Communications Manager will show initiative, have excellent verbal, written and personal communication abilities, and be highly organized. This individual must have confidence in developing and delivering diversity and inclusion communications, passion for the work of Inclusive Communities, and the ability to support a growing nonprofit.

The Communications Manager reports directly to the Director of Operations. This position will work closely with the staff and community representatives to implement and manage effective marketing and public relations strategies to diversify and grow the base of volunteers, advocates and other support for Inclusive Communities' (IC) programs and operations. Professionalism is an essential function of the Communications Manager.

Communications Manager Responsibilities

Primary focus and responsibilities of this position is to develop and implement an effective overall organizational and brand and marketing strategy through the following priorities outlined below:

Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising Efforts: Building and managing IC's online presence, including website, e-newsletter and social media. Drafting and distributing press releases and serving as media liaison for the organization. Coordinating outreach efforts supporting Omaha Table Talk, IncluCity, Volunteer Recruitment, LeadDIVERSITY, Fee for service efforts and other IC programming. Manage advertising efforts and distribution of IC event information to relevant media -print, online, community calendars. Increase earned media opportunities.

Fundraising: Copyediting for fundraising programs and materials, including grant proposals and donor collateral. Writing and editing copy for special events and annual fundraising brunch The Communications Manager will assist in securing media sponsorships for IC programming

Brand Management: Work closely in partnership with Director of Operations and Executive Directors and Brand Contractor to design, implement and advance a refresh of the brand of Inclusive Communities. Produce and manage printed materials, printed letter copy, annual report, brochures, promotional materials, flyers, data sheets. Maintain and update website, and oversee website design projects.

Program Input and Facilitation: Partner with the Programs team and Operations and Projects Manager to meet programming requirements. Partner with various Directors to represent Inclusive Communities with external audiences as needed. Participate in the design and facilitation of programming to educate media groups on roles in the socialization of bias and discrimination. Creating ongoing dialogue on how the media plays a powerful role in the formation of prejudiced attitudes and beliefs with the goal to increase awareness and offer strategies that will discontinue contribution to the marginalization of particular ethnic and cultural groups.

Administrative and Leadership Responsibilities

Budget: Work closely with the Director of Operations to execute budget for each initiative and carry out the action steps necessary to achieve the specified goals and objectives within the approved budget. Consistently identify efficiencies in operations and opportunities to reduce expenses including negotiating contracts with vendors.

Leadership and Strategic Input: Liaise with Executive Directors, and other Directors as well as Operations and Projects Manager to assist in the development of strategic plans for operational activity. Implement and manage communication plans. Provide leadership and input for all strategic plan implementation processes with the staff. As a member of the team, support all areas of programming, fundraising and staff development initiatives. Positively respond to requests for assistance and collaboration from the community and Inclusive Communities' Executive Directors, staff, and volunteers. Focus on continuous quality improvement and evaluation. Participate in trainings and/or continue education on relevant material for professional development. Tracking and evaluating data relating to communications

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's degree or three (3) years relevant work experience, or a combination of both.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPECTATIONS
  • Sincere dedication to the mission and philosophy of Inclusive Communities.
  • Knowledge of the organization's primary proficiencies (e.g. dialogue, education, conflict resolution and advocacy) and a personal vision of communities built on justice, respect, and inclusion for all.
  • Comparable experience within the area of diversity and human relations preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of oral and written communications and interpersonal relations skills to foster effective relationships among staff, stakeholders, contractors, and the greater community.
  • Skill in writing for a variety of audiences and environments. Skill in writing and editing news and feature articles. Ability to write/edit in a variety of writing styles, ability to draft materials on a wide range of topics. Strong editing and proofreading skills.
  • Proficiency in graphic design and basic video editing. Ability to use software for in-house graphics production (e.g. CanvaPro, Photoshop, Illustrator).
  • Experience in content and campaign creation for multiple social media platforms.
  • Knowledge of fund-raising techniques including, but not limited to proposal writing; public relations; and correspondence management.
  • Professional level skills in proposal and publications development with writing and editing experience preferable for a non-profit organization.
  • Self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Desire to work as a member of a dynamic, mission-driven, growth-oriented team.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate multiple tasks and balance long and short-term projects simultaneously with an emphasis on accuracy and efficiency.
  • Ability to interact and co-exist respectfully with fellow staff members, volunteers, and community members from diverse backgrounds.
  • Maintain the utmost confidentiality with regards to donors, programs, and Board communications.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Capability in a second language is a plus, but not required.

INTERVIEW PROCESS AND TIME COMMITMENT

Inclusive Communities utilizes a three (3) part interview process as follows:
  • 45-minute telephone interview
  • 90-minute panel interview, in-person or via Zoom
  • 60-minute final interview, in-person or via Zoom
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Careerlink operates in the HR Tech industry. The company is located in Omaha, NE. Careerlink was founded in 1992. It has 16 total employees. To see all 449 open jobs at Careerlink, click here.
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