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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
The Communications Volunteer/Intern will work closely with the ASC Director, External Affairs to promote the work of America’s Service Commissions and its member organizations to external audiences and improve overall communications and visibility. The volunteer/intern will work independently and report directly to the Director, External Affairs directly. S/he will participate in regular meetings (in-person or by phone); participate in an orientation; and communicate regularly with the Director, External Affairs and ASC team.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (negotiable depending on areas of interest/expertise):
Develop and share engaging content on ASC social media channels, including State Service Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, such as blog articles, infographics, short videos, photo collages, or other interactive content
Assist with creation of a Communications Toolkit with templates, talking points, tips and strategies, and other practical guidance for ASC members to promote national service at the state and local level
Manage and improve segmentation of ASC e-marketing mailing lists to optimize user engagement among target audiences
Support implementation of new ASC brand/logo across all ASC materials and documents
Design ASC flyers, forms, reports, cards, or other promotional materials to ensure consistent branding and elevate our organizational profile
Assist with managing ASC website and related content, as well as launching improve website and features in 2017-2018
Assist with photographing ASC events, editing existing photos, compiling high-quality ASC member photos, and creating/improving an ASC Photo Gallery
Develop short videos (using biteable.com, iMovie, or similar low-cost options) to promote various ASC initiatives and programs
Provide regular updates on progress to Director, External Affairs
Other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Good verbal and written skills. The successful candidate must be collaborative and a self-starter.
Basic photography and photo editing skills
Familiarity with e-mail marketing systems (MailChimp, ConstantContact, or similar)
Social media management
Graphic Design experience (preferred)
Video creation and editing experience (preferred)
Ability to effectively manage time and manage multiple tasks
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Ability to define and work to deadlines
Understand mission of America’s Service Commissions
Present professional, but friendly posture
Maintain high ethics with communications and daily work tasks
Length of commitment: Estimated total hours: 2-8 hours per week, year-round (negotiable)
Scheduling will be at the discretion of volunteer/intern with input from Director, External Affairs
Specific days/times needed: Flexible based on other volunteer/intern’s availability
WORKSITE: This is a volunteer opportunity, to be completed using the volunteer’s own technology equipment and/or software, phone, and Internet connection. Director, External Affairs is available to meet Volunteer/Intern regularly via web meetings or in-person in Austin, TX.
VOLUNTEER BENEFITS: * Learn about AmeriCorps and national service * Potential reference for job well done * College course credit (as applicable through your college) * Opportunity to apply skills and gain experience * Support mission of America’s Service Commissions to promote national service and increases awareness of AmeriCorps State programs across the United States and territories.
Social Media / Blogging
Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
Brand Development & Messaging
Graphic Design / Print
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Orientation or Training
2-8 hours per week, year-round (negotiable)
Must have access to own computer, internet, software, phone