Job: Development, Communications and Marketing Coordinator

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Job Description

Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. We provide high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

The essential functions include:

  • Independently and as part of a team recommend design and online trends to effectively and visually communicate and increase dollars and visibility coming to Hillsides
  • Serve as the primary graphic designer for in-house, external and event-related collateral
  • Serve as graphic designer of social media assets and maintain story bank
  • Assist with fundraising aspects of special events, including, but not limited to coordination of auction procurement
  • Scheduling and staffing of meetings and committees as a representative within the agency and at community events
  • Assist with front desk duties
  • Serve as event support as assigned by Chief Advancement Officer, Director of Communications & Marketing, and Special Events Coordinator
  • Takes photographs of events and activities, and uploads to online photo album, and other social media outlets as needed
  • May be required to conduct agency tours for volunteer and donor groups
  • Maintain design worksheet and report monthly
  • Maintain event design checklists and other agency design checklists
  • Other duties as required

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, office personnel, other employees and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret manuals and office documents

  Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and with others – including other employees, stakeholders, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
  • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy

Physical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 75% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
  • Lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate (advanced working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, Outlook and Creative Suite and other desktop publishing software)
  • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required

ADDITIONAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Able to work evenings and weekends
  • Able to use personal vehicle in the course of the business day for the purpose of running errands and attending meetings

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Regularly work indoors in a variety of environments
  • Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATES

  • BA degree in related field and two years work experience
  • Advanced knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite and computer generated formatting skills
  • Outstanding written and oral communications abilities
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to use photographic equipment
  • Experience working closely and collaboratively with volunteers and a sound understanding of fundraising
  • Valid California drivers license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides’ insurance carrier

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