Resource Development & Marketing COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST - PT/PRN/Contract - Portage County, Ohio

The Communications Specialist is 20-25 hours/week, primarily weekday/daytime hours, and located in Kent, Ohio. This position provides communications and social media assistance to position Coleman as the behavioral healthcare provider, employer and charity of choice in the communities we serve. We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual to help plan and execute organization-wide multi-channel communications and social media plans.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent writing, presentation and publishing skills, ability to create content for both digital and print marketing pieces such as newsletters, annual reports and fundraising pieces, experience writing press releases and preparing media pitches to promote our services throughout Ohio, and ability to identify opportunities, topics and themes for use in social media. Under the supervision of the Chief Officer/Resource Development & Marketing, the Communications Specialist is responsible for bringing visibility to Coleman through social media platforms, e-newsletter, e-invitations, and website updates. The position will also provide communication and marketing support for other marketing and fundraising programs and events.

This individual should possess exceptional attention to detail, proof-reading ability,  writing experience and be an independent thinker. This position is well suited for an individual interested in nonprofit communications and/or marketing wanting the flexibility of a part-time position or upper-level college student interested in building a portfolio enrolled at an accredited university studying marketing, communications, journalism, public relations or related field.

Primary Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

·  Develop creative, copy and content to disseminate targeted communications through a variety of channels.

·  Edit and proofreading of collateral materials.

·  Maintain and build relationships through the pursuit of multiple media connections in our 9-county service area.

·  Provide marketing support for fundraising initiatives, including events, programs, campaigns and donor stewardship or recognition opportunities.

Requirements/Qualifications

·  Bachelors of Art in Communications, Liberal Arts, or other related field preferred; 3-5 years professional writing experience in lieu of degree will be considered.  Undergraduate or graduate student pursuing degree in related field considered if strongly recommended by professor or dean of college with submission of writing samples.

·  Excellent written, verbal, and visual communications skills.

·  Possess strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. A broad range of familiarity with communications tools such as website content management systems, social media, Google Docs, Dropbox, Adobe Creative Suite, and email marketing tools.

·  Ability to interact successfully with a variety of racially, ethnically, and economically diverse constituents.

·  Experience with communications for small businesses and/or nonprofits.

·  Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

·  Ability to receive and understand direction, ask questions when appropriate, and manage time to work effectively and independently.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.  E.O.E. Persons with a disability can request an accommodation to complete the application process by emailing careers@colemanservices.org with the subject line "Accommodation Request."