Join our team! CoFED is hiring a Communications Coordinator
People of color, women, immigrants, people with disabilities, caregivers, working class and LGBTQ+ people are strongly encouraged to apply.*
Title: Communications Coordinator
Salary Range: $43,369 to $54,806 + benefits (salary based on experience)
Employment Type: Full-Time (32 hours per week)
Reports to: Co-Directors
- 19 paid static holidays + 2 paid floating holidays
- 10 paid vacation days accrued in your 1st year
- Health insurance plans are provided through our fiscal sponsor. CoFED will pay monthly premiums of bronze plans or the same dollar amount towards a more expensive plan. Coverage will start the first day of the month following the first 30 days of employment.
Location: Remote with 15% travel domestically (as needed)
Start Date: September 1, 2022
How to Apply:
To apply, email the following as attached PDFs to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Communications Coordinator Application_Your Name” by July 15, 2022.
- A short (no more than one-page) response to the following: What attributes and skills do you think are critical as a communications coordinator in a world of fast-moving digital content consumption and what excites or seems daunting to you about that?
- Work sample that gives us a sense of your communication style, approach to collaboration, and narrative development.
After submitting an Application:
The application deadline is July 15th. You can expect to hear back from us by July 25th about the status of your application.
CoFED partners with young people of color to practice cooperative values and economics through food and land. Our goal is to build the next generation of diverse leaders living in deeper connection with mother earth and each other.
CoFED is a national, fiscally sponsored project of Inquiring Systems, Inc. We currently have 2 full-time team members, 1 part-time team member and a dedicated Advisory Committee.
About the Position:
The Communications Coordinator position is for you if you are a results-driven self-starter with exceptional public speaking and writing skills that you are excited to bring to grow the cooperative food economy. A communications coordinator is expected to be a strategic thinker with meticulous attention to detail, working well under pressure, and meeting deadlines. If you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to multitask and adapt in a fast- and trust-paced environment, please consider applying for this position. We hope the Communications Coordinator will be innovative, organized, and self-motivated with a keen interest in driving strategic messages to key internal and external role-players. Qualified applicants will thrive in a remote, mostly digital, and impact-driven work environment. This position works with direction and support from the team of Co-Directors at CoFED.
- Further clarify CoFED’s Communications Strategy that includes media outreach and social media content creation, branding guidelines, evaluative metrics for engagement, target audiences, etc.
- Create and maintain the organization’s communications calendar
- Research, write, and post updates, and content for the organization’s WordPress website, infographics, blogs, and regular newsletters
- Acquire and maintain a detailed knowledge of CoFED’s policies, principles, and strategies, and keep up-to-date with relevant developments
- Research target markets and, with CoFED staff, produce promotional and outreach materials geared towards those audiences, i.e., national cooperative networks, existing food and land co-ops, etc.
- Adhere to and revise CoFED’s style guide, ensuring that we produce a high-quality and error-free copy
- Work with the team and advisory committee to brainstorm content ideas, in line with CoFED’s strategy and in support of our broader mission, alliances, and coalitions
- Support the Education Coordinator to craft messaging and outreach for our programs such as, Build, Unlearn, Decolonize and Just Leader Fellowship
- Support the Executive Director to brainstorm the concept and conduct final copyedit of annual report and grassroots fundraising appeal
- Support and evaluate results of communication campaigns with the team
- Build and maintain relationships with CoFED’s networks on our communication platforms
- Help to develop CoFED’s “voice” through blogs, articles, press releases, and pitches to other media outlets
- Co-develop and lead communications-based trainings for cooperators and community members as needed
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field (essential)
- A minimum of 2 years experience in communications strategy development (essential)
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Works well under pressure and meets tight deadlines
- Strong technical aptitude in email, MS Office & Google Suite, and related business and communication tools
- Content writing experience for all media platforms
- Proven social media and networking expertise
- A working knowledge of WordPress functionality
- Familiarity with website design trends
- Strategic and creative mindset
- Meticulous attention to detail
- A portfolio of work available for review
- Results-driven self-starter who can successfully complete projects on time
- Excels working independently and is a natural problem solver
- Detail-oriented and can track own impact/progress
- Punctual and responsive
- Open to generative feedback and principles of radical care
- Exceptional and influential communicator over email, phone, and video
- Trauma-informed and growth mindset
- Familiar with how race, class, and gender intersect with food and land justice and/or the cooperative and new economy movement
- Working knowledge of cooperative values and economics
We are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that having staff, interns, and volunteers with diverse backgrounds enables us to better meet our mission and encourage BIPOC, women, and LGBTQIA+ individuals to apply. We acknowledge that our work to build safe spaces and better systems for traditionally marginalized groups is ongoing and will require constant work towards our collective liberation. Research shows that women, non-binary folks, parents, disabled folks, immigrants, first-generation folks, and people from historically marginalized and underserved communities often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for the given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.
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