Voices for Children in San Antonio Seeks External Communications Coordinator

Voices for Children is a research and advocacy organization committed to improving the quality of life for San Antonio’s children through strategic planning, research, advocacy and action. Voices is looking for an External Communications Coordinator with proven expertise in the areas of marketing, media, communications and a passion for the issues that impact the children in our community.
General Description:
The External Communications Coordinator supports the Executive Director and Voices for Children in ensuring that all messaging is consistent with the work and mission of the organization.
Responsibilities:
* Manage website and other social media outlets
* Manage media rapid response to issues related to child well-being. Draft letters to the editor and communicate regularly with media to build relationships. Plan and assist with periodic press conferences to highlight children’s issues or new data release.
* Engage in public relations/relationship-building with stakeholder groups including service providers, families, policy makers, funders and other centers of influence
* Create and implement marketing plan
* Engage mass media outlets for materials insertion, placement and/or coverage on an ongoing basis.
* Lead production and promotion of the annual report on the status of children
* Lead special event efforts
* Other duties may be assigned
Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Community Relations, or Journalism preferred
* 1 to 3 years of related non-profit or for-profit experience in Public Relations, Marketing, Community Relations, or Journalism preferred
* Bilingual preferred
* Experience working on multiple projects with minimal supervision
* Experience working in a web-based environment with the ability to stay current with fast-changing media
* Knowledge of current events and ability to network effectively
* Creative writing skills demonstrating clarity and on-target messaging
* Effective public presentation skills in small and large groups
* Organized and detail-oriented
* Ability to work cooperatively with other Voices for Children staff and volunteers
Compensation:
$35,000 to $38,000
Respond by September 13, 2010 with Resumes/Cover Letters to: cmessina@voicessa.org
Application Instructions
Respond by September 13, 2010 with Resumes/Cover Letters to:
cmessina@voicessa.org

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