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Communications Specialist – Job Description

Summary

The Communications Specialist is responsible for managing, coordinating, and supervising social media and marketing efforts, developing and refining internal and external organization messaging, and managing public relations as needed.

Social media/marketing functions

  • Produce and fulfill annual social media marketing strategy
  • Update marketing handbook as needed and supervise staff, interns, and volunteers to ensure compliance and brand consistency
  • Maintain accurate information and consistent brand style across social media accounts
  • Promote events, classes, workshops, and fundraisers through social media, adhering to established advertising budget
  • Assign and supervise social media contributions, including supervision and editing of blog contributions
  • Report monthly/bimonthly social media data to Board of Directors
  • Proofread and edit all marketing, educational, and other materials prior to distribution
  • Manage (CRM) Mission Suite account, write copy for mass email campaigns, and proofread, edit, and approve all mass email campaigns prior to distribution
  • Manage, create content for, and report data from the following accounts:
    • Google AdWords and Google Analytics
    • Twitter and Facebook Ads

Public Relations Functions

  • Assist Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator in developing and ensuring consistency in advocacy talking points and general public messaging
  • Develop and refine public relations emergency procedures, oversee public relations emergencies as required

Required qualifications

  • High school diploma/GED
  • 2+ years of experience in marketing and social media management
  • Computer proficiency with knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, WordPress, HootSuite (or equivalent), Missions Suite CRM (or equivalent) MailChimp (or equivalent), and Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Familiarity with principles of social marketing, email marketing, and public relations
  • Ability to be creative with marketing and advertising on a minimal budget
  • Excellent organization and problem-solving skills
  • Basic understanding of mental health recovery concepts and familiarity with the mental health treatment system

Preferred qualifications

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or nonprofit management with coursework in nonprofit marketing and communications
  • Experience working for a nonprofit organization
  • Understanding of the mental health recovery and peer-based recovery movement
  • Lived experience with mental health condition and/ or substance use condition

Supervisory relationships

The Communications Specialist reports directly to the Executive Director and fulfills requests for writing, advertising, and other communications services from other staff members.

Work hours

This is a contract position with the potential to grow into a part or full-time position.
10-15 hours per week, some evenings and weekends as needed. $20 – $24 per hour commensurate with experience

To apply

If you are interested please send your resume, cover letter and writing sample to Nelago Msiska, Operations Manager at [email protected]

CMWN is an equal opportunity/anti-discrimination employer

The Colorado Mental Wellness Network (CMWN) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CMWN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

CMWN expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of CMWN’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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The Colorado Mental Wellness Network provides unpaid internships for academic credit throughout the year. We're seeking Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's level interns in any of the following fields:

  • Human services and social work
  • Public administration
  • Communications and strategic communications
  • Administrative assistance and office management

Interns at the Network, depending on interests and experience, may:

  • Assist Recovery Education Manager in conducting and promoting wellness education and Peer Specialist training programs in the community
  • Assist Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator in conducting advocacy training, recruiting speakers for legislative hearings, researching legislation, and advocating to policymakers
  • Assist Communications Specialist in graphic design, web development, social media marketing, and blogging
  • Perform clerical, data entry, and other administrative duties

Interning with the Colorado Mental Wellness Network provides a unique opportunity to use your skills and education to better the mental health and wellness of all Coloradans. We are an organization that promotes peer support and mental health systems change to make recovery accessible for everyone. Many of our interns finish with not only academic credit, but some certificate in wellness planning, grassroots advocacy, and/or peer support work. Additionally, we have a history of hiring interns and volunteers, so this may be the first step to making mental health advocacy your career!

Please email our internship supervisor, Amy Staley, to inquire about current and future openings and application requirements.

equal opportunity banner

The Colorado Mental Wellness Network (CMWN) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees, interns, and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CMWN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

CMWN expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the CMWN's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.