Job Details

Communications Manager

Latino Network, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 02/28/2019

Description TITLE: Communications Manager
REPORTS TO: Director, Development and Communications
COMPENSATION: $42,000-$56,000 Annually or $20.19-26.92 Hourly1.0 FTE Non-Exempt
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
Latino Network’s mission is to provide transformative opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of our youth, families, and communities. Our work springs from the core belief in Latino community self-determination—that is, the ability of community members to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their families. We build and manage collaborative and energetic teams to implement high quality, culturally inclusive programs. We actively partner across a variety of city, county, state and community organizations to deliver training and support, a wide range of services, as well as influence policy.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Latino Network seeks a bilingual, mission-driven professional with proven nonprofit experience to develop and manage the components of a comprehensive communications plan to further the mission of the organization. The Communications Manager will work with the Director of Development and Communications to draft and distribute external and internal newsletters, steward media relationships, oversee the production of the annual report, write press releases and develop content for the blog on the organization’s website. This person will manage all social media accounts and update the website with current information about staff, programs, and events. This is a rollup-your-sleeves position with the capacity to impact the lives of Latino youth and their families. If you are caring, resourceful, outcome-orientated and able to build strong relationships, then Latino Network is the place for you. WORK ENVIRONMENT Latino Network is a fast-paced, highly engaged work environment with satellite operations within Multnomah County. We strive to communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds. We actively seek opportunities for professional development for our staff and promote a willingness to change for continual improvement.

BENEFITS
Latino Network provides a generous benefits package that includes 15 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, 10 paid holidays, employer-paid health coverage, 401K, and Life Insurance to eligible employees.

Requirements PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop external communication plans to promote and support program and fundraising activities Utilize tools and best practices to produce compelling content for use in email, website, public relations, earned media and social media messaging Work with Director of Development and Communications to develop high-quality stories for quarterly electronic external and internal newsletters, including design and distribution of newsletters Manage public relations activities, develop press releases, pitch stories, and interview ideas and forge relationships with local media partners and contacts throughout the geographic service area Manage database of constituent lists and groups; serve as the internal expert on audience segmentation strategy and tools Ensure adequate frequency of communications, placement, and coverage throughout the geographic service area Manage the organization’s website and social media accounts, ensuring relevance, timeliness, and support of organizational goals and objectives Regularly captures clients stories to be used for development and marketing collateral with external vendors, translators, and graphic designers to meet the needs of programming, fundraising and communications work plans

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree and/or commensurate experience preferred 3+ years of communications experience in the non-profit sector preferred Excellent written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal communication skills Spanish proficiency preferred and strongly encouraged - able to translate general communications and review externally translated materials for accuracy Proven ability to manage time and prioritize tasks to meet goals and deadlines Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite & other graphic design tools, Network for Good, Microsoft Office Suite, and website CRM systems Detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects at once

ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Evening and weekend availability may be required, and work hours are flexible to accommodate program implementation; long hours during peak periods May require heavy lifting and walking during events May work in the community including client homes, schools, churches, parks, community centers, etc. for story gathering and photography purposes Ability to travel frequently for work as needed Undergo and pass a criminal background check

To Apply:

Submit your online application, resume and cover letter at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/89452/Latino-Network/Communications-Manager Latino Network is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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