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Job Opportunity: Communications Specialist at United Way of Greater New Haven

JOB TITLE:                   Communications Specialist

 

REPORTS TO:              Vice President of Community Engagement

 

General description:

United Way of Greater New Haven (UWGNH) is focused on changing the odds so that every child and family has the opportunity for a good life. We are focused on innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges in our community around Education, Income, and Health, in order to create a better community for all of us.

 

The Communications Specialist will work cross-functionally across the organization to create accessible, engaging content for use in a variety of communications vehicles to advance recognition of UWGNH and its work in the community.  The Communications Specialist will be a key member of a small team working to build the United Way brand and messaging in our 12-town region.  The ideal candidate will have marketing and public relations experience; be able to conceive ideas for conveying complex messages through graphics-driven media; and manage projects through timelines, review and approval processes that involve a diverse group of people, both inside and outside of UWGNH.

 

Primary responsibilities:

 

  • Conceives and executes creative, graphic-driven content for print and social media
  • Contributes to the development and execution of effective online fundraising tools
  • Writes/creates news stories, email, blogs and social media content
  • Contributes stories and editing for the Annual Report to the Community
  • Manages production of creative projects (ads, brochures, one-sheets, etc), from conception to delivery
  • Proofreading and copyediting
  • Manages UWGNH email lists
  • Tracks UWGNH social media, email and online engagement for United Way dashboard
  • Plans and supervises the development of collateral material
  • Researches and writes news releases
  • Personally manages individual and corporate donor relationships as assigned
  • Represents United Way in community initiatives and at community events that support our brand goals/strategies or that are important to key donors

 

 

A Successful Candidate Will Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years related experience
  • Exceptional project management and communication skills
  • Experience in managing multiple digital and print projects with tight deadlines to completion
  • Marketing and public relations experience
  • Narrative storytelling and social media experience
  • Solid knowledge of design concepts and creative processes
  • Working knowledge of Excel, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

 

 

Please send resume and cover letter to employment@uwgnh.org

 

UWGNH is an equal opportunity employer.

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