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Communications Coordinator

Company: Stamford Public Education Foundation, (SPEF)
Location: Stamford
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

*Title: *Communications Coordinator

*Organization: * Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF)

*Location: * Stamford, CT

*Assignment: * Hybrid

*Employment type: *Full-time, Exempt

*Compensation: *$45,000 - $50,000

*Reporting to: * Chief Development and Communications Officer (CDCO)

*Position Summary*
SPEF's Communications Coordinator will play an instrumental role in promoting the organization's mission and vision throughout the Stamford community and beyond. The Coordinator will work collaboratively to create and deliver SPEF's marketing and communications initiatives to donors, volunteers, partners, the school-wide community, and internal staff members. The Coordinator will also be responsible for supporting and attending special events. Key skills include strong written and verbal communication, superior attention to detail and organization, ability to multitask, social media management expertise, and being comfortable with online engagement platforms for digital marketing and online fundraising.

*Responsibilities*

* Develop and implement the annual communications plan; review and adapt quarterly. Includes public relations, social media, digital newsletters (internal and external), and more.
* Create online content for social media that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action; update monthly analytic reports. Build followers across platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
* Monitor and manage Google Ads account.
* Work with graphic designer to develop, write, and maintain all print and electronic promotional collateral including, newsletters, brochures, posters, and flyers.
* Work with SPEF's graphic designer to coordinate webpagemaintenance, ensuring new and consistent information is posted regularly (program descriptions, article links, stories, videos, and events).
* Create a public relations plan that details a drumbeat of agency news. Write and distribute press releases, and track clippings in binder and in website press room.
* Be the team lead for Books Across Stamford, a series of events that aims to help students build home libraries.
* Manage digital marketing initiatives, including _The Bridge_ (monthly external newsletter, _The Roaring Times _(monthly newsletter for staff), and ongoing eblasts.
* Other duties, as assigned

*Required Skills/Abilities*

* A background in public relations, business writing, digital marketing, and/or collateral creation
* Excellent written communication/grammar skills, with strong attention to detail and organizational skills
* Experience working with social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube
* Experience working with digital marketing platforms such a Engage, Constant Contact or Mail Chimp
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office 360: Word, PowerPoint, Excel
* Experienced in Adobe Creative Cloud (for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography) or similar software; WordPress a plus
* As an ambassador for SPEF's mission, representing SPEF professionally online and in person
* Enjoy working collaboratively with teammates and a diverse set of partners and stakeholders
* Simultaneously navigate a variety of projects and complex tasks to meet deadlines
* Exhibit passion, idealism, and integrity
* Seek opportunities to grow as a professional and strengthen the organization's work

*Education and Experience*

* Bachelor's degree in communications, English, or a related field, preferred

*Physical Requirements*

* Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
* Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

*About SPEF*
Founded in 1996, the Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on elevating student success by delivering educational programs and solutions that promote equitable access to quality public education in Stamford. In pursuit of this mission, SPEF focuses on delivering programs and resources to Stamford's public schools' students in three areas:

* College and Career Readiness
* Family Engagement
* Kindergarten Readiness

Programming includes tutoring, mentoring, book distributions, parent leadership training, Pre-K experiences, and more.

As an organization, SPEF envisions a community in which every student is prepared and inspired to thrive. Further:

* We believe all students have the right to benefit equally from a quality public education.
* We believe SPEF has a responsibility to eliminate barriers that hinder students' success.
* We believe SPEF has strategic relationships and unique insight to support students in their pursuit of happiness.

If you believe as we do, please consider joining our team!

*DEI Value Statement*
SPEF is committed to policies and procedures that further promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of its operations. The commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is an acknowledgment that our organization's success is linked to obtaining equitable representation at all levels of the organization and that our mission's success is only achieved through continuous investments in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

*Equal Opportunity Employer*
SPEF is an equal opportunity employer, in compliance with state and federal statutes, we prohibit any form of unlawful harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, status as a veteran, or status in any group protected by state or local law where we operate.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 - $50,000.00 per year

Benefits:
* Flexible schedule
* Paid time off
* Parental leave
* Retirement plan
Schedule:
* Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Stamford, CT 06901: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:
* social media management: 1 year (Preferred)
* public relations: 1 year (Preferred)
* non-profit: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Stamford, CT 06901%58047475%

Keywords: Stamford Public Education Foundation, (SPEF), Stamford , Communications Coordinator, Other , Stamford, Connecticut

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