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Position Opening: Communications & Media Associate | Network Headquarters

Position Opening: Communications & Media Associate | Network Headquarters 2
MISSION

To nurture and guide motivated young people in need
to become well-educated, career-ready men and women for others.

QUICK FACTS

Deadline: Open Until Filled
Status: Regular Full-time
Type: Professional
Location: Network Headquarters, St. Louis, MO (remote or in-person)
Travel: Approximately 25%

Boys Hope Girls Hope addresses the achievement and workforce development gaps by acting as a bridge to opportunity. Founded in 1977 in St. Louis, Missouri, Boys Hope Girls Hope has helped scholars succeed in school and in life for more than 40 years. We partner with families that face significant social and environmental barriers which impede a child’s ability to realize his or her potential.

Boys Hope Girls Hope creates a strong community around the young people we serve. That’s why it is vital that our Network has dynamic team members with the knowledge, skills, and character to advance the mission and role model what success looks like for our scholars.

Position Overview

Communications & Media Associate

The Communications & Media Associate develops content, does research, and manages social media, traditional media, blog, and email marketing to consistently articulate Boys Hope Girls Hope’s mission, key messaging, and program. In addition, this position works collaboratively with the marketing and development teams to ensure consistency across channels, including websites, online profiles, and other special projects.

This passionate and creative individual will support network-wide marketing, communications, and media initiatives, including both the advancement of Boys Hope Girls Hope’s marketing and communications, as well the development of resources and support for Boys Hope Girls Hope affiliates in the U.S. and Latin America.

Boys Hope Girls Hope Marketing and Communications Objectives

This full-time position is an essential member of the team responsible for supporting the following marketing andcommunications objectives of the organization:

• Promote and advance established brand policies, guidelines, and goals for Boys Hope Girls Hope

• Expand communications, engagement, and dialogue with all audiences to increase visibility and awareness of the Boys Hope Girls Hope brand, mission, values, DNA, culture, program, and outcomes

• Foster relationship and collaboration between Boy Hope Girls Hope and affiliate stakeholders, building on One Team One Mission paradigm

• Develop key messages and campaigns that support the relationship between Boys Hope Girls Hope, scholars, collegians, alumni, and scholar families

• Build transformational relationships with Boys Hope Girls Hope investors, volunteers, and community partners

• Ensure employee candidates see Boys Hope Girls Hope as a great place to work, the culture is clear, and team members are aware of training programs to help them meet expectations and standards of excellence

• Develop Boys Hope Girls Hope as a key influencer and thought leader in youth development

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties to be performed include:

  • Execute strategies, timelines, and tasks that advance brand policies, guidelines and goals for Boys Hope Girls Hope and the Network
  • Create content for social media, blog, email campaigns, media pitches, intranet, and online platforms that accurately reflects and promotes the Boys Hope Girls Hope brand
  • Attract, secure, respond to, and coordinate media engagements
  • Spearhead, manage, and design established weekly internal communications
  • Create supporting news pages and links, as necessary
  • Provide affiliate communications support
  • Maintain online organization profiles (i.e. Wikipedia, Google Business, etc.) regularly
  • Monitor and respond to comments on social media and other websites or digital media platforms, in collaboration with leadership, as appropriate
  • Assist in the maintenance of communications resource files, which include print ads, collateral, photos, data, media contracts, etc.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • In-person or remote
  • The Communications & Media Coordinator is a full-time employee of Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters, which is based in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Limited travel may be requested
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope is an at-will and equal opportunity employer.
COMPETENCIES & PREFERRED EXPERIENCE
  • Excellent writing and editorial skills
  • Interpersonal skills and a positive attitude a must
  • Experience with content creation for social media channels and email marketing in a professional capacity
  • Enjoys working in fast-paced environment and contributing to varied interconnected projects
  • Ability to identify and generate creative themes, stories, and ideas
  • Facility to collaborate widely with various constituencies throughout the organization
  • Drive to find innovative and resourceful solutions
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Familiarity and experience with digital communications tools
  • Able to use Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud applications and Canva
  • Experience with video creation/editing, and/or photography a huge plus
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in marketing, communications, digital media or related area of study
  • Demonstrated experience or portfolio in communications or in a directly related position
  • Capable of effective use of phone and computer technology and regular phone and/or virtual communication with external and internal stakeholders throughout the U.S. and in Latin America.
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION

Boys Hope Girls Hope is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for any position applied for without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, age, disability, military service, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Federal, state, or local law.  Learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

The Boys Hope Girls Hope Network includes more than 250 team members,
including paid employees and long-term volunteers, working together to serve 1,200 young people
in 14 cities across the United States, Guatemala and Mexico.