Wayne County Foundation is Hiring a Communications Coordinator

The Wayne County Foundation is growing and we need a great candidate to fill our newly developed Communications Coordinator position. This will be a direct support to Forward Wayne County (FWC), as well the Foundation’s community engagement efforts. Read below for the full details and if you are a fit, apply!

Communications Coordinator Job Description

Key responsibilities of the Communications Coordinator:

  • Communicate the work of the Wayne County Foundation, FWC, partners and the community through monthly newsletters, social media and targeted campaigns.
  • Research, validate, manage, update, and report out on the progress of key performance metrics using our online dashboards, as well as on our web sites.
  • Write articles, blog posts, and special communications as needed.
  • Assist FWC Program Manager and Engagement Officer with meetings, online technology, etc.
  • Assist with planning, promoting, and organizing events throughout the year.
  • Work with Engagement Officer on the annual report and specific donor relation communications as needed.
  • Occasionally tackle a few mundane and not fun projects.
Our Ideal Candidate is:
  • A writer, because you will be doing a lot of it.
  • Confident in a wide variety of social media platforms (bonus if you have graphic design skills).
  • More knowledgeable about WordPress than we are.
  • Able to take on multiple projects with ease and confidence.
  • Quick with data and reporting.
  • Creative and has a good eye for design.
  • Awesome- good attitude, good work ethic, a team player.
Minimum skills, abilities and knowledge:
  • Minimum 3 years of professional work experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Organized and deadline oriented.
  • Strong skills with a variety social media platforms, and how to create appropriate content.
  • Working knowledge of G-Suite, Microsoft Office, Zoom, MailChimp, and Eventbrite.
  • Working knowledge of traditional marketing including radio and newspaper.
What you need to know about working at the Foundation:
  • Confidentiality is key. You’ll be required to sign the paperwork.
  • We are small. You will be number 7.
  • You will be expected to be a self-motivator. We won’t micro-manage you.
  • We work hard, but like to have fun doing so.
  • Starting salary range for this position is $35k-$40k.
  • Company provides health insurance, paid vacation and sick time, along with other benefits.
Other thoughts for candidates to consider:
  • This is not a remote position, but does have flexibility.
  • Candidates should be willing to reside in Wayne County, Indiana.

To learn more about the Wayne County Foundation visit www.waynecountyfoundation.org. To learn more about Forward Wayne County visit: www.forwardwaynecounty.org.

If you have the skills for the role, we encourage you to apply. Send an email, a creative cover letter blog post addressing your strengths, and a résumé to Support@forwardwaynecounty.org.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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