Part-Time Communications Coordinator

Good Shepherd Volunteers is a small but mighty volunteer program headquartered in Queens, NY.  We work with passionate 21-30 year olds who spend a year serving women, children and teens affected by violence, poverty, and neglect.  Good Shepherd Volunteers was founded and is sponsored by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. As reflected in GSV’s motto of “Just Love”, GSV is open to all. We are hiring a Communication Coordinator to help us increase our exposure and grow.

Job Summary

Working closely with the Executive Director and the Program Coordinator, this position is responsible for developing and implementing communication highlighting the work of our program to aide in our recruitment and donor engagement efforts.  The Communication Coordinator will create content that focuses particularly our core values of simplicity, social justice, spirituality, and community.

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Assist in the creation of digital, video, audio and print content

  • Generate social media content and maintain brand & mission integrity across all platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)

  • Track engagement across various platforms and report analytics

  • Assist in the creation of written content for our quarterly newsletter

  • Make regular updates to the GSV website (Wix)

  • Assist with events, including our volunteer retreats and annual fundraising

  • Attend GSV events to create photo and video content

  • Assist in the creation of marketing materials for events and recruitment

  • Coordinate audio-visual for in-person events

  • Assist with college campus outreach to recruit through social media and email

 

Key Competencies

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

  • A high level of social media fluency

  • A creative and analytical thinker

  • Familiarity with MS Word and Excel

  • Familiarity with basic video editing software

 

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or 2 or more years work experience in Communications, Marketing or related field

 

Experience

  • Participation in a faith-based volunteer service program like Good Shepherd Volunteers

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive in NYC

  • Our volunteers, and those communities they serve are diverse — including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, and LGBTQ people. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities

 

Supervisory Responsibility

  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibility but past communications coordinators have enjoyed the opportunity to mentor our volunteers; a willingness to engage with our volunteers is a plus

 

Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must regularly talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some physical activities, filing and lifting is needed. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets, bend, or stand, as necessary
     

Expected hours of work

  • Days and hours of work are flexible, but will total 15 hours weekly. This position may require occasional weekend work as the job duties demand

 

Travel

  • Some out-of-area and possible out-of-state travel may be expected and/ or needed

 

Salary

  • Salary is $20 per hour, no benefits are provided

  • Seeking someone who can commit to 15 hours a week

 

How to apply

Send your resume and a detailed cover letter stating your interest in GSV and this role to diane@gsvolunteers.org

Location: Astoria, NY

Reports to: GSV Executive Director 

GSV is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity.

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