Communications and Social Media Manager

Take Stock In Children

Posted: 6/27/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Marketing/Communications

Primary domain: Education

City: Fort Lauderdale

Postal code: 33306

State: Florida

Country: United States

Organization Information:

Budget:

$10M - $20M

Website:

www.takestockinchildren.org

Mission statement:

Take Stock in Children, Inc. is a nonprofit organization, transforming Florida one student at a time. Working in every county throughout Florida, our mission is to break the cycle of poverty for low-income, academically qualified students by providing opportunities for a post-secondary education. We offer college scholarships to students, provide caring volunteer mentors, and instill hope for a better life. Our comprehensive services begin in middle school, continue through high school, and include students' transition into college and career. 

Position Details:

Job Description:

Founded in 1995, Take Stock in Children (TSIC) is a Florida-based non-profit organization committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by putting low-income students on a direct path to higher education. TSIC seeks a Communications and Social Media Manager to create, implement, and oversee external communications that effectively further the organization’s mission to break the cycle of poverty.

TSIC provides comprehensive services, which include direct student support assistance and college and career success coaching for students in every Florida County. TSIC has provided services to over 32,000 children in Florida including college readiness coaching, advocacy, scholarships, and mentorship. As a result, 96% of TSIC students complete high school, 92% enter college, and 68% complete their postsecondary education (a rate that far surpasses that of at-risk peers).

The Communications and Social Media Manager will be instrumental in setting and implementing a strategy that results in the production of high-quality content to engage a variety of audiences including Take Stock in Children affiliate organizations, parents, students, mentors, alumni, stakeholders, elected officials, and supporters.

The Position: The Communications and Social Media Manager will have the following responsibilities:
• Create and manage a cohesive communications plan for both internal and external messaging.
• Promote mentor, student, and community engagement with TSIC.
• Manage the timely dissemination of TSIC messaging and information through all social media platforms.
• Review analytics and provide recommendations to the CEO for increased impact and efficiency.
• Ensure that all content on the TSIC website is relevant, accurate, and effective.
• Develop tailored content for a variety of audiences in digital, online, and print formats for all TSIC programming including Take Stock in College, Take Stock in Children, and Take Stock in Careers.
• Lead and develop content for major campaigns (such as the upcoming TSIC 25th Anniversary).
• Manage the generation of content across a variety of media platforms including the monthly TSIC newsletter, images, videos, and other communication tools as needed.
• Produce high-quality, informative press-releases, press kits, and related materials.
• Develop and maintain a press archive. • Perform other duties as identified by the TSIC President & CEO.

Qualifications:

Core Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree required.

• A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a similar role.

• A demonstrated passion for TSIC’s mission.

• Experience with technologies and best practices for campaigns across multiple platforms.
• Exceptional communication practices and techniques (both written and verbal).
• Clear understanding of the latest digital engagement trends.
• Experience with developing and disseminating social media content (includes articles, videos, images, and podcasts).
• Demonstrated organizational skills and a strong attention to detail.
• Creativity and the ability to see ideas through to implementation.
• Ability to work independently or in a team.
• Strategic and critical thinking skills, specifically the ability to think big, generate ideas, and implement solutions to solve problems.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (upon offer of opportunity):
• Registered sex offenders (or anyone required to register) and individuals convicted of a felony crime are prohibited from employment with Take Stock in Children.
• Satisfactory background check.
• Ability to work in a classroom, office, and school environment.
• Ability to stand and sit for extended periods of time.
• Documentation that verifies identity and employability in the United States.
• Proof of any diplomas or degrees indicated as a job qualification.
• Two completed reference forms.
• Access to reliable transportation. (This position requires at least 10%-20% of travel locally and throughout the state of Florida.)

Benefits:

The compensation range is $45,000-65,000 per year commensurate with experience. A competitive benefits package is also provided.  

Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:

8/26/2019

How to Apply:

To Apply: If you are interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter and 2 writing samples to [email protected] Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Take Stock in Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by relevant national and state law.


 

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