AmeriCoprs VISTA Opportunity - Communications Specialist

Job Description:

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh is a growing agency working to respond to a rise in requests for assistance throughout eastern and central North Carolina. Across the agency, new and innovative programs are being explored to expand and improve the way services are delivered.

Increased agency capacity is critical to ensuring success for these future plans. The AmeriCorps VISTA will work towards building agency capacity by expanding our communication structure and developing and/or strengthening regional community relations. The AmeriCorps VISTA will work on projects to increase brand awareness through social media, volunteer recruitment materials, and engagement with regional partner organizations. Increased brand awareness, particularly at the regional level, will create greater localized knowledge of our services with donors, inspiring new and increased donations, allowing us to assist more families in the communities we serve.

This VISTA position is a part of Catholic Charities USA’s Family Strengthening Program, a national intermediary project. As a member, you will meet virtually with VISTA Leaders and other VISTAs serving throughout the country, all focused on alleviating poverty.

The VISTA Communications Specialist will (1) capture content for the agency's online presence including: website, social media, and email communications. (2) Develop printed marketing materials including: brochures, newsletters, and fundraising materials. (3) Craft ideas for creative marketing campaigns. (4) Create volunteer recruitment materials. (5) Travel to regional offices throughout central and eastern North Carolina to interview staff and clients for stories. (6) Promote and attend agency fundraising and program events. (7) Assist with media coverage, public service announcements, and other public relations engagements. And (8) Develop relationships with partner agencies to increase collaborative communications. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred, but not required.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree; fluency in English and Spanish oral and written communications preferred; proven writing and editing experience, ability to meet tight deadlines and handle multiple projects, effective interpersonal skills, knowledge of or ability to learn how to operate a DSLR camera, proven computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, knowledge of or ability to learn WordPress, knowledge of and commitment to Catholic social teachings and practices and the mission of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh; valid NC Driver’s License and a vehicle in working order for business use; authorized to work in the U.S.

*Job responsibilities may involve travel and some work beyond the regularly scheduled workdays, i.e., weekends and evenings as scheduled, and as needed.

To apply, visit the AmeriCorps website.

Please no phone calls.

Employment Type
Full-time
Job Location
Raleigh, North Carolina
Date posted
May 26, 2022
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Position: AmeriCoprs VISTA Opportunity - Communications Specialist

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