Communications Coordinator - Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East

  • June 27, 2018 11:12 AM
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    Title:                                                     Communications Coordinator

    Supervisor:                                         Director of Communications

    Status:                                                  Full Time / Non-Exempt

    Compensation/Benefits:              Salary is commensurate with experience and includes full benefits package: medical, dental, vision, alternative care coverage, short-term disability, employee assistance program, vacation and sick leave, holidays, alternative work schedule, flexible spending accounts, and matching retirement plan.


    At Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, our shared vision is a world where everyone has a decent, affordable place to live. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team of committed professionals to help take our organization to new heights. We are looking for an experienced writer skilled in interviewing, researching, and writing compelling copy for blogs, social media, email campaigns, and marketing collateral. Telling stories about our work is the foundation of our fundraising and friend-raising strategies. This position will be responsible for managing Habitat for Humanity’s social media sites and editorial calendar. The Communications Coordinator will provide support with event coordination and event communications. The coordinator will assist the Director of Communications in implementing our annual public relations plan.

    Key Responsibilities:    

    • Develop and implement a social media content creation strategy utilizing the following platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and blog. Maintain and update the editorial calendar.
    • Write compelling content that can be shared on multiple platforms. Utilize videography, photography, and storytelling volunteers and contractors to help implement the social media plan.
    • Monitor trends in social media and gather and report on analytics data.
    • Stay current on local, affordable housing news. Follow and engage with key influencers on social media.
    • Work with communications team to write copy for monthly e-newsletters, fundraising campaign emails, and marketing collateral.
    • Assist the Director of Communications with PR support; from writing press releases to maintaining media contact lists.
    • Support fundraising and other event communication needs. Develop event social media plans, including video.
    • Support the online advertising campaign through the creation of social media ads.
    • Ensure Habitat’s messaging follows current Habitat style guidelines.
    • This position will occasionally require some evening and weekend work as needed.

    Required Skills and Experience:

    • Minimum 2 years of writing/social media experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in related field
    • Exceptional writing skills and a firm grasp of the English language, grammar, spelling, and punctuation
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Many of our families do not speak fluent English and this position will require the use of an interpreter.
    • Professional experience using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and blogs.
    • Curiosity and enthusiasm for storytelling
    • Basic photography skills
    • Experience with Microsoft Word
    • Strong project management and organizational skills; can work independently and manage multiple deadlines.
    • Self-starter, motivated, and creative
    • Passion for Habitat’s mission

    Preferred Skills:

    • Experience with Facebook Analytics, Facebook Ad Manager, and Google Analytics
    • Experience with videography
    • Experience writing fundraising emails

    Application Packets Must Include:

    1.            A complete resume, including dates of employment.

    2.            The names and contact information for three references.

    3.            A cover letter including answers to: How have the personal and professional experiences you have had in your life prepared you and directed you to apply for this position? How did you hear about this position?

    4.            Please provide at least 2 samples of writing and links to any professional social media profiles and blogs that you managed.

    To Apply, Submit the Above Information to: with “Communications Coordinator” in the subject by July 15, 2018.

    Note:  This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee.  Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied.  All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause.

    Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.  We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.

    For further information about Habitat visit our website at:

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