Job Opportunities

Communications Coordinator

Job Description:

  • Write a variety of different content to support communications and marketing efforts, including social media, digital newsletters, website copy, brochures and press releases
  • Assist VRNWC Executive Director in developing and implementing a communications strategy designed to further organization objectives
  • Monitor analytics and create reports detailing the successes and failures of communications campaigns and strategies, and organizational outreach and educational programs 
  • Stay up to date on voter rights/human rights legislative bills and trends, especially those impacting underrepresented groups in Wyandotte and Johnson Counties.  Make recommendations for adjustments to communications strategies and practices
  • Respond to media inquiries and maintain relationships with journalists and other members of the press
  • Plan press conferences and other promotional events to help keep the organization top of mind
  • Coordinate volunteers, support staff, vendors and more to support promotional events; perform other tasks and assistance as needed
  • Perform outreach to press outlets, magazines, influencers and build strategic partnerships to grow organizational presence

Required Qualifications:  

  • 1+ years of experience in a communications or marketing role. 2+ years of college with a major in journalism, public relations or marketing may be substituted for practical experience. 
  • Superior time management and organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • An analytical mind and ability to think critically
  • Exceptional writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Familiar with MS or Google word processing, spreadsheets, slide presentation apps including Canva and/or Publisher, and capable of creating visually compelling presentations
  • Ability to create and manage communications database(s)
  • Knowledge of email marketing software such as Constant Contact, Action Network, MailChimp, or a similar program
  • Ability to manage, update and post to social media accounts and website, e.g. VRNWC web page, FaceBook, Instagram, X, etc. Website development experience a plus
  • Proven knowledge of communications and marketing ethics and best practices
  • Proficient public speaking abilities are an asset

Work Arrangements and Compensation:

  • Temporary Position 6-7 months 
  • Remote and In-person work assignments
  • Hours – 15 hrs. per week
  • Starting Salary – $20.00 per hour

Application should Include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Your Resume
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Deadline – May 31, 2024; 5:00 p.m.

Apply To:

Connie Brown Collins, Executive Director
Voter Rights Network of Wyandotte County
[email protected]