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Communications Manager

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MINORITY VETERANS OF AMERICA

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Minority Veterans of America (MVA), a non-profit organization that serves minority and underrepresented veterans, is recruiting a Communications Manager to manage MVA’s communications team and efforts including social media, creative and brand management, public relations, and more.

The ideal candidate for this role is an innovative thinker who seeks out challenges and thrives in mission driven work. Successful candidates will be forward thinking, self-driven and autonomous, a team player and leader, and be committed to radical inclusion in all of their work.

Summary/Objective:

The MVA Communications Manager will, with the guidance of the Executive Director and creative consulting firms, plan, direct, and coordinate the communications of Minority Veterans of. In this role, you will be responsible for managing content output, engaging directly with minority and underrepresented veteran communities, overseeing and reporting data and communications outcomes, and supervising a volunteer team of leaders and fellows.

Minority Veterans of America Required Skills:

  1. Long-term commitment to and passion for mission-driven work
  2. Self-motivation / Self-starter attitude
  3. Ability to collaborate with diverse groups, both internal and external
  4. Commitment to learning and growth

Tasks:

  • Implement communications strategies and standards to grow and expand in impact and engagement
  • Act as a communications leader to identify, develop, and place talent into the right roles as the organization scales
  • Guide and inform marketing partnership and sponsorship opportunities and support programs to provide member and constituent relationship management, engagement and empowerment
  • Manage Creative Team and dictate workflow to team members for operational implementation
  • Promote an organizational vision and environment that emphasizes teamwork, trust, professionalism, efficiency, and customer service.

Technology:

  • Communications management technology- Buffer, MailChimp
  • Social media platforms - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • Design software - Adobe Software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Spark)
  • Electronic mail software-Microsoft Outlook
  • Office suite software- Microsoft Office (Teams, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Supervisory Responsibility- This role supervises a team of volunteer leaders

Work Environment:

This is a virtual position. This position offers the ability to work remotely from home. The volunteer will work with Executive Director to establish volunteer schedule on an ongoing basis.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a volunteer position. Days and hours of work are dependent upon the volunteer’s schedule. This role requires a minimum of 10-15 hours per week. Volunteer will be required to attend one monthly Directors and Managers meeting per month and one quarterly All Call unless otherwise discussed with supervisor.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • AA in communications, journalism, public relations, fine arts, photography, design or related field
  • 1+ year experience working in communications, journalism, design, or related field;
  • Demonstrated expertise in communications management and leadership of creative teams.

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About MINORITY VETERANS OF AMERICA

Location:

PO Box 23054, SEATTLE, WA 98102, US

Mission Statement

Minority Veterans of America (MVA) is a 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to create belonging and advance equity for underrepresented veterans. MVA will receive grants for four key purposes: The primary underrepresented groups that MVA serves are: veterans of color, womxn, LGBTQ, and religious and non-religious minorities. We believe that through bringing these four minority groups together, we can build a veteran community that encompasses veterans from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and experiences. By bringing together these specific communities of underrepresented veterans, we are able to hear the voices and stories and better understand the needs of those that we wish to serve. In properly advocating for the needs of our constituents, we have the opportunity to change the landscape of services for those who feel as though they have been forgotten in the veteran community.

Description

MVA was founded in November of 2017 by two University of Washington Husky veterans, Lindsay Church and Katherine Pratt. Church and Pratt first began their work in 2014 through the Husky United Military Veterans where they built a Diversity Committee that celebrated the underrepresented groups within the student veteran community at the University of Washington.

Since 2014, Church and Pratt have collaborated to lead the student veteran population at the UW, Church through her role in the Student Veteran Life office, and Pratt as the President of the student veteran organization, Husky Veterans. Today, they partner to build and grow MVA in order to celebrate the identities that they both feel that they hold that make them underrepresented in the veteran community.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5-10 hours per week for 26 or 52 weeks

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