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Communications Manager

Company: ShelterBox USA
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Job Description:

ShelterBoxPosition Title:--------------------Communications Manager--ShelterBox is a leading global nonprofit organization whose mission is to deliver humanitarian aid in the form of shelter and lifesaving supplies when natural disaster or political conflict devastates a region. From Syria, to Somaliland, the Philippines, Indonesia, the Lake Chad Basin, and beyond, in 2018 alone ShelterBox provided shelter to more than 200,000 people who were left homeless from disaster and conflict situations.--ShelterBox has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, has been nominated for the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, and is the official project partner of Rotary International in disaster relief.--Our (Awesome) TeamWe are a fast-paced, high-performance team that is ambitious in our pursuits, passionate about our mission, and creative in our execution. We encourage professional development by exposing team members to all aspects of our organization.Think you want to join our team? We are actively seeking a Communications Manager to join our team in our Santa Barbara, CA office. Details on the specific responsibilities and minimum qualifications are provided below, but before reading on please ask yourself the following questions:--1.--------Am I a self-starter and do I thrive in an entrepreneurial environment where I'm responsible for all aspects of my role, doing my part to help run an efficient business, and assist in the development of long-term goals and the strategies to reach them?2.--------Do I have the ability to relate closely to colleagues as internal customers and to help remove roadblocks so others can shine in their roles?3.--------Am I passionate about contributing to continued dynamic improvements in the global humanitarian aid arena?--If you've answered "yes" to each question, please read on!--The PositionShelterBox USA is looking for a dynamic and strategy-minded Communications Manager who will lead the development and implementation of the ShelterBox USA communications and outreach strategies. He/she is responsible for implementing the ShelterBox USA strategic communication plan by designing effective and innovative content for communications including original articles, briefing materials, press releases, and donor newsletters and appeals. He/she will be responsible for day-to-day management of all communications needs ShelterBox USA, including email marketing, social media, print communications, and management of ShelterBox USA website. The Communications Manager will work closely with and primarily report into the Sr. Director of Development as well as collaborating with the President on media pitches.--Additional critical tasks include----------------Communications Strategy: Develop and implement the annual strategic communications plan to raise awareness and visibility of ShelterBox to increase the organization's awareness and support from different stakeholders.----------------Content Development: Lead the writing, editing, design, and distribution of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, blogs, social media, one-pagers, annual reports, press releases, and reports.----------------ShelterBox USA Website: Create and update SBUSA webpages, including "News" webpage with latest operations info/HQ info. Create new homepage banners (with our Graphic Designer) and refresh website content regularly.----------------Social Media: Manage content development and execution of all social media channels for SBUSA. Work with our Individual Giving Manager to coordinate posts for the week. Leverage content from ShelterBox UK channels. Work with fundraising team to develop planning and to grow and scale our supporter/followers.----------------Analytics: Track and report web and social analytics.----------------Global Communications & Operations: Participate in regular meetings with the ShelterBox Global Communications (Brand, PR, and Digital) team to ensure cohesion with overall brand guidelines, including positioning and messaging. Participate in weekly operations team meetings for updated deployment information and to identify story ideas.----------------Editorial Support:--Edit/proofread SBUSA documents from other staff including reports, proposals, "one-pagers", and other briefing documents.----------------Design Support: Create social media graphics, web banners, and assist with other graphic design needs of team including reports and proposals. ----------------PR Committee: Develop and oversee ShelterBox USA's PR Committee, frequently meeting with PR Committee Chair on member projects, input, meeting agenda, and reporting.----------------Press Releases: Research, write, edit, get approvals for, and distribute press releases with support of President SBUSA.Manages all media contacts, responds to media requests and pitches stories to regionally, national and, at times, international media outlets.artners with other on the team to execute on PR related initiatives and program needs. --Works with PR agencies as needed. Assists in management of communications interns.----------------Staff Meetings: Maintain and report weekly during team meetings, on metrics and analytics across digital and social media, regularly communicate with ShelterBox team members about progress and project status.--Position Status and LocationThis position is an exempt, full-time role and is located at ShelterBox USA's headquarters in Santa Barbara, California.--The Person We're Looking ForOur ideal candidate has a strong background in communications, content development, social media oversight, and website administration. This position will serve as the organization's lead communications officer who will guide and facilitate in the areas of content strategy, development, and distribution.--Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, Business Administration, or related field with 2-4 years of professional Communications, PR, social media, etc., experience.Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, experience with WordPress, HootSuite, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Cision, and Google Analytics.Highly organized with impeccable attention to detail.Excellent writing and editing skills.Able to multitask, prioritize, and work both quickly and independently. Should be a self-starter.Good face-to-face and electronic-based communication and interpersonal skills.Excellent analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, with ability to seek solutions collaboratively.An understanding of social media's landscape and best practices.Exceptional team player with a proactive, "can-do" attitude, and the ability to problem-solve within a team and individually.--We offer a progressive benefits package.--Due to the nature of a disaster relief organization, employees may be asked to work extended hours or on holidays without much advance notice.--At ShelterBox, successful leaders are engaged, lifelong learners who are excellent listeners and coaches, and value deep, authentic collaboration in a cross-functional team.--Most importantly, at ShelterBox, success is measured in the "we" and not the "me."----Our leaders believe that their own success is measured not by personal accomplishment, but by how their team is growing and contributing, both as individuals and as a whole.--Instructions On How To ApplyTo apply for this position, submit your resume and cover letter to careers@shelterboxusa.org. Resumes with accompanying cover letters will be considered more carefully than those without. --Please include salary expectations. No phones calls please.--ShelterBox USA is an--equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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