Communication Specialist

Job Title: Communication Specialist
ACT Drug Free Community Coalition
Full-Time: $30,000-$35,000 annually + Benefits

Design, develop and review promotional and marketing materials, oversee the organization’s social media presence, research ways to expand a consumer base, and serve as a liaison to media outlets.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain & update the website for A.C.T Drug Free Community Coalition- A project of LAHC.
  • Create and deploy social media campaigns focused on substance abuse prevention and treatment.
  • Track social media reach, reactions, demographic and geographic coverage and report this data to project director and evaluator.
  • Implement a communications plan, outreach strategy, along with the brand and marketing needs of A.C.T. Drug Free Community Coalition
  • Maintain and update the coalition’s social media sites including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat as needed.
  • Develop, maintain, and coordinate updates to the coalition’s community calendar, monthly newsletters, and website.
  • Design and produce flyers, brochures, video messages, power point presentations…
  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations, service providers, government agencies, media outlets, stakeholders, youth and families
  • Attend community and partner events and programs to continue to cultivate and maintain these relationships.
  • Prepare press releases, keynote speeches and promotional material
  • Work with Project Coordinator to produce annual reports, videos, campaigns among other projects
  • Respond to media inquiries and maintain relationships with journalists and other members of the press
  • Plan press conferences and other promotional events to help keep the organization top of mind

Position Requirements:

  • A2+ years experience in a communications or marketing role
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in marketing, English literature, journalism, communications or a related field
  • Prior experience with web design, WordPress, Microsoft Suite, Publisher, video & photo editing software and capable of creating visually compelling
  • Must have strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Solid organizational skills: able to manage multiple projects and meet deliverables/expectations.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.

Communication Specialist

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