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Communication and Outreach Specialist



Self-Help Enterprises is currently recruiting for a Communication and Outreach Specialist.

Candidate will be a dynamic self-starter able to engage all facets of public relations (media relations, content development, design, and dissemination) and community outreach (organization, participant, and staff events; and resource development).







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Our Benefits

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Long- term Disability
  • Health/Fitness Club



Retirement

  • 401K and Employer Match



More

  • Paid Holidays
  • Education Assistance
  • Computer Purchase Loan
  • Employee Assistance Program



  • EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Responsibilities


  • Coordinate public relations activities, including press releases, SHE publications, and other PR materials in ways that support the mission of Self-Help Enterprises .
  • Create effective messages and timely creation of all communications materials, including monthly online newsletters, annual reports, website updates, social media, press releases flyers, and other materials designed to educate and engage various audiences including participants, policy makers, donors, and others.
  • Plan and manage events and innovative community education and engagement activities to stimulate involvement in targeted communities (groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings, project openings, etc).
  • Represent SHE to community groups, partners, and funding sources



Must Haves


  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to communicate with diverse audiences, including policymakers, community-based organizations, and the media.
  • Knowledge of general public relations and marketing practices and procedures including websites, social media, outreach collateral and press releases.
  • Strong computer literacy and comfort with technology, including knowledge of standard business office software for presentations, website development, word processing, and spreadsheets.
  • Basic graphic design and event management experience a plus.
  • Four-year college degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.



Skills


You're passionate
You're a passionate and energetic person who's excited to connect and strategize with communities and residents.
You love people, communities, and problem solving
You're always excited to meet someone new, listen, and help them find solutions to their needs.
You get excited about the details
You're a detail oriented person who is organized and always looking for efficiencies.
You're a creative and strategic thinker
You strive to come up with innovative and creative solutions to problems that seem impossible. You're capable of thinking about the big picture and coming up with a plan to execute.
You're self-motivated
You see something that can be improved and you go after it. You have a strong desire to help others and to be a part of something special at Self-Help Enterprises.