Communications Coordinator

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Marketing & Sales, Communications, Other Communications, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Part Time
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Working at Lewis & Clark College

The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

Working At NCVLI

Founded in 2000, the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational and legal institute located at Lewis & Clark Law School in downtown Portland offices. NCVLI’s mission is to actively promote victims’ voices and rights in the justice system through crime victim-centered legal advocacy, education, and resource sharing. NCVLI promotes crime victims’ rights in criminal, civil, military and administrative justice systems nationwide through litigation (in the form of amicus curiae, occasional direct representation, and legal technical assistance); education through publications and trainings (both in-person and technology-assisted); and public policy development. For more information about NCVLI, visit the website: . NCVLI operates in partnership with Lewis & Clark Law School. Lewis & Clark follows CDC and state OSHA guidelines for employee safety. As such, we are requiring employees and students to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or to wear face coverings on campus or in downtown Portland offices.

Job Summary

The Communications Coordinator will report directly to the Community Engagement Liaison and will work closely with executive and program staff to help develop and implement cutting-edge communications strategies across a variety of media platforms to expand and engage all of NCVLI’s audiences. The ideal candidate will have a passion for storytelling, demonstrated success in managing all aspects of internal and external communications, ability to create compelling organizational messaging and ensure a single, strong organizational voice, a strong instinct to think outside the box and experiment with new ideas, deep working knowledge of current digital marketing best practices, and a commitment to supporting those most often marginalized by public policies and institutional practices. The Communications Coordinator will be a mission-focused, process-minded, and detail-oriented collaborator. This position includes internal and external functions and duties.

NCVLI is funded primarily by government grants and contracts, and this position is dependent upon grant funding.

Application Requirements:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Diversity Statement - The Diversity Statement should outline your experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Description of Duties & Responsibilities

Facilitate Marketing and Communications (60%)

  • Manage the development of an annual organizational communications plan that will advance the mission by influencing diverse constituencies.

  • Aid in the creation of an annual organizational marketing plan that will advance the mission by increasing the visibility and salience of NCVLI.

  • Deploy organizational communications and marketing plans through traditional and new media channels.

  • In coordination with other staff, develop videos for social media and events using video technology platforms.

  • Design compelling outreach and educational materials (for both physical and online communications), including creating graphics, viral campaigns, videos, and infographics.

  • Manage website, including regular audit and update of website content to ensure accuracy and develop relevant and timely content for a blog; potentially develop and manage the launch of a new website.

  • Collaborate with NCVLI teams and maintain all aspects of organizational social media presence; post regular and relevant content on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn; update content on YouTube channel as appropriate; and track, analyze and report on all analytics.

  • Collaborate with NCVLI teams to identify publicity opportunities and legal issues to promote.

  • Coordinate the development and dissemination of NCVLI’s monthly newsletters and other online outreach strategies.

  • Translate complex legal and policy work into plain English.

  • Maintain and uphold NCVLI’s branding and messaging guidelines in all digital and printed materials.

Administrative / Operational Support (40%)

  • Oversee the maintenance and creation of mailing lists (print and digital) in order to strategically engage segmented audiences with targeted messaging.

  • Analyze the effectiveness of digital communication through tracking open rates, click-thru rates, and forward rates.

  • Develop and compile monthly reports and web analytics to inform content creation; set benchmarks and goals to track progress and growth.

  • Keep abreast of the latest digital trends to inform creative approaches, as well as to aid knowledge sharing with other NCVLI staff.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of communications and marketing products, platforms, and activities and generate reports on the same.

  • Partner with the Executive Director and team members dedicated to strategic outreach and partnerships to develop and execute an effective media relations strategy, including developing press contacts, collaborating with staff in the development of press releases, media pitches, and Op-eds.

  • Ensure collaboration on communications efforts across projects.

  • Monitor current events and trends to anticipate potential public statements and necessary dissemination of information.

Other duties as assigned by Community Engagement Liaison or Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate's degree, certification(s), intermediate level of previous training, or a combination of education and relevant training/experience.

  • Three (3) years of work experience in communications and/or marketing and managing social and digital media accounts, preferably in a nonprofit environment.

  • Three (3) years of project coordination experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Expertise in developing cohesive organizational messaging and year-long campaigns.

  • A proven record of producing quality work within tight time constraints.

  • Knowledge of marketing concepts and ability to assist in the creation, printing, and distribution of various materials.

  • Basic HTML and website publishing, especially via LiveWhale and WordPress (other CMS skills a plus)

  • Knowledge of tracking and assessing Google Analytics and re-targeting campaigns.

  • Organized, detail-oriented, accurate, efficient, and able to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Advanced knowledge of multiple software applications including: Asana; Adobe (e.g., InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop); Google (e.g., Docs, Sheets, Calendar); Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint); and online design collaboration programs (e.g., Canva).

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team to advance organizational mission and voice and to perform a variety of duties as needed in the organization.

  • Experience working with or in diverse communities.

  • Committed to issues affecting crime victims as well as to the interconnected issues of racial, economic, and gender justice, and fighting systems of oppression.

  • Ability to honor and work with all identities and individuals, particularly those who are underrepresented in the country and/or at Lewis & Clark College.

  • Commitment to and ability to articulate NCVLI’s mission.

  • High standards of ethical conduct and confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Four-year degree or advanced degree (JD) preferred.

  • At least five (5) years of work experience in related field(s) (experience specifically in communications or marketing preferred)

  • At least five (5) years of experience designing and creating websites (e.g. LiveWhale, WordPress)

  • At least five (5) years of experience with graphic design and/or art direction.

  • At least five (3) years of Photography, video creation, and editing skills

  • Experience pitching and working with local, regional, and national press

  • Experience working in or with the nonprofit sector

  • Experience working in or with the victim services field

  • Experience working with the legal field

  • Conversational exposure to multiple languages to aid NCVLI’s continued efforts toward inclusivity.

  • $37,500 - $41,250 annually DOE

  • Benefits Eligible: YES

  • 28 hrs/week (Part Time)

  • 0.75 FTE

Directions for Cover Letter

Please upload your cover letter on the My Experience screen in the resume section.

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Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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