Communications Officer

    Community Foundation of Greater Flint
    Flint, MI
    $65,000 - $75,000
The Communications Officer works closely with and under the supervision of the Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications to develop and implement communication and marketing strategies and tactics to connect and engage the Community Foundation’s various audiences. The Communications Officer works to ensure the consistency of the Community Foundation’s voice with an emphasis on impact and centering equity. They will have a demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative setting, effectively communicate around sensitive issues, a highly developed cultural awareness, and the ability to be an active listener.


Position Responsibilities
• Develop compelling and engaging stories that effectively communicate our organization's mission, vision, and impact.
• Conduct research and interviews to gather information for storytelling purposes.
• Write and edit content including articles, blog posts, and press releases, to effectively convey key messages.
• Develop and execute social media strategies to enhance brand awareness, engagement, and reach.
• Create and curate engaging content for various social media platforms.
• Monitor and analyze social media metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of campaigns and make data-driven decisions.
• Create high-quality content for various channels such as websites, e-newsletters, and presentations.
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather information and incorporate feedback into content creation processes.
• Ensures the consistency of the Community Foundation’s voice, messaging and visual identity through its brand and cultural competency standards.
• Plan, organize, and coordinate both virtual and in-person events such as meetings, special events, workshops, and webinars.
• Develop event strategies, including target audience identification, event promotion, logistics management, and post-event evaluation.
• Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to ensure successful event execution.
• Efficiently and effectively manage a variety of projects at once.
• Works with departments, creative partners, and vendors to develop and implement communications strategies.
• Assists with production and mailing oversight.
• Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure project milestones are achieved.
• Cultivate and maintain relationships with media contacts and journalists.
• Draft press releases, media pitches, and other media-related materials.
• Monitor media coverage and respond to inquiries, ensuring accurate and timely information dissemination.

• Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, journalism, or a related field.
• Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience in communications, marketing, public relations, or journalism. Experience and knowledge of the nonprofit sector and foundations preferred.
• Residency in Genesee County is preferred.
• Experience with web content management systems, proficiency in social media management, analytics, and content creation.
• Experience in event planning and management.
• Experience with graphic design, photography, and basic video production.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• Knowledgeable around use of inclusive language.
• Familiar with asset-based storytelling.
• Ability to contribute to a work environment that centers equity and where collaboration, respect and honesty are valued.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong storytelling abilities with the capacity to tailor messages to different audiences.
• Familiarity with media relations practices and strategies.
• Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
• Creative thinker with a strategic mindset.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrated project management skills and ability to set priorities and meeting due dates among multiple projects.
• Self-motivated with ability to make independent decisions.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite. Understanding of graphic design, print and video production processes.
• A sense of integrity and strong work ethic seasoned with humor and perspective.

The Community Foundation of Greater Flint is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a diverse pool of candidates in this search. We strive to be trustworthy, inclusive, and entrepreneurial in all we do. We offer a competitive compensation package including benefits such as health, vision and dental insurance, retirement contribution and match, life insurance, disability insurance, charitable match, flexible spending account, employee assistance program and more.

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