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Social Media Assistant - Chicago, IL | McCormick Theological Seminary

Social Media Assistant - Chicago, IL

Details

Listed 12.19.2017  
Employer Community Renewal Society, 111 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 820 Chicago, IL 60604. Phone: 312-673-3864. Web site: www.communityrenewalsociety.org
Location Chicago, IL
Start Date 1.1.2018
Type Part Time

SUMMARY

Community Renewal Society is a 135 year-old faith-based organization that informs and brings people of faith and congregations together, in partnership with communities, coalitions, interfaith organizations, and civic leaders, to intentionally and decisively transform society toward greater social justice at the intersection of racism and poverty.

The Social Media Assistant will work closely with Director of Development and Communications and the Web and Data Specialists to create engaging content for the organization’s social media presence, including keeping social media channels updated and brand-focused, and seeking out new social media avenues and ways of connecting with audiences.  Create special event and action campaign flyers, brochures, and invitations, as well as other development and resource materials as needed. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage organization social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and other relevant platforms.
  • Engage in social media presence creation on new and emerging social media platforms.
  • Create dynamic written, graphic and video content
  • Create content that promotes audience interaction, increases audience presence on company sites, and encourages audience participation.
  • Assists with social media management with large projects, events and community management.
  • Work as part of a team to develop large social media campaigns, e.g. Giving Tuesday, legislative campaigns.
  • Analyzes and reports audience information and demographics, and success of existing social media projects.
  • Distribute e-newsletters and other e-blasts to constituents.
  • Uses timelines and scheduled content to create a consistent stream of new content for audience interaction while analyzing, managing, and altering schedules where necessary to optimize visits.
  • Share daily content (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action;
  • Attend special events and campaign actions to provide live social media presence;
  • Coordinate photography for events, activities, etc. for future use in publications, media, etc.

SUPERVISIORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

QUALIFICATIONS

Motivated by social justice issues

Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or Social Media Degree Preferred.

Two years’ experience as social media assistant

One year experience in graphic design

Technology Skills:  Hootsuite, Microsoft Publishing, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Self-motivated and dynamic interpersonal skills

Detail-oriented

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS

None

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Must be able to speak, read and write English with high proficiency.  Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Basic mathematical skills required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Work may require walking or standing to a significant degree, including ascending and descending stairs.  Work requires expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, including imparting oral information to constituents, co-workers and the public.  Work requires the ability to be able to hear and receive detailed information through oral communication.  Work requires vision approximating 20/20 either naturally or through correction with lenses and a reasonable field of vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work environment includes occasional exposure to weather.  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

POSITION TYPE AND EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

This a part-time hourly position 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., working twenty hours a week.  Any hours worked beyond 20 hours within a work day must be approved in advanced by the Director of Development and Communications.

TRAVEL

Some travel on weekday and evenings.

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