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Communications Coordinator Part time (virtual), volunteer position, possible college credit

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STUDENT GLOBAL AMBASSADOR PROJECT

The Student Global Ambassador Program (SGAP Leaders), a nonprofit located in Rockville, Maryland with offices in Montclair, NJ is looking for a self-assured, fully engaged communications coordinator to develop and implement our communications plan, measure effectiveness of the plan and co-develop the brand message and strategy.

The communications coordinator will craft and coordinate consistent and compelling messaging to our internal and external stakeholders, as well as effectively team with our content developer and social media coordinator.

SGAP Leaders is a leadership program that empowers our underserved youth (ages 13-18) to take action on real-world problems by using STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to solve sustainability and social justice challenges. Our in-person and virtual workshops, tours and speaker series provide a vehicle for students to develop college and career readiness skills. Students choose the themes for our program which ranges from climate change, teen suicide and mental wellness, to human trafficking (to name a few).

We have impacted 4,200+ students from 78 different schools and school districts in NY, NJ, MD, Washington DC, and Northern VA.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Facilitate communication among stakeholders regarding ongoing programs and activities via monthly e-newsletters and periodic announcements. Manage and track status of communications via monthly reports to the executive director during meetings.
  2. Design and activate an implementation plan with calendar to meet quarterly and yearly goals (see Communications deck)
  3. With the Executive Director, craft brand messages and communications based on survey data.
  4. Conduct and evaluate surveys with internal and external stakeholders.
  5. Create and post approved social media and website messaging regarding updated programs and communications which align with brand message.
  6. Participate in online learning opportunities (PhilanthropyU,). No compensation.
  7. Keep track of activities via project management tools to ensure tasks are completed.
  8. Write monthly 2 page reports with spreadsheets. Include SGAP Leaders benchmark social media and e-newsletter communications (# of likes, # followers, # of click throughs, # shares, open rates, comments, # of posts) Include campaigns, fundraisers, and other observations that impacted communications. Insights and recommendations included in the monthly report.

    ONLINE TRAINING (MANDATORY):

Philanthropy University: * BRANDING 101

*Must write at least a one page summary of online training class. Summaries are due at the end of the online training.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • A commitment to empower underserved 13-18 aged youth through programs that position them for post-high school success, prime them as visionaries and agents for change in their communities and, in turn, the world.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Excellent work ethic and time management skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Self starter and excellent with follow-through.
  • Proven track record with project management and data management.
  • Experience with database and customer management tools (Excel, Network for Good, CANVA etc.)
  • Bachelor’s degree in management or business, prefered.
  • Ideal candidate will have a background in nonprofit - communications and branding

If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume, a cover letter, and two writing samples to researcher@sgapleaders.org by September 15, 2021 . Please put in the subject line of your email: Communications Coordinator

Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis, and we will contact you if we’re interested in scheduling an interview. Please send an email to the above address with questions.

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Location:

2211 WIMBLEDON CIR, SILVER SPRING, MD 20906, US

Mission Statement

Student Global Ambassador Program (SGAP Leaders) is a leadership program that empowers our underserved youth (ages 13-18) to take action on real-world problems by using STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to solve sustainability and social justice challenges.

Description

SGAP Leaders was founded out of an understanding that traditional schooling sometimes fails to teach valuable and necessary skills that pertain to life outside of the classroom setting, and is unable to see the multifaceted nature of issues that underserved youth face on a daily basis. SGAP Leaders goes above and beyond in our commitment to the students we work with. We recognize our students as passionate leaders yet we also acknowledge that our students may face hardships that hinder their ability to excel and we try to support them in whatever way we can.

From our inception we have focused on being a vehicle to develop leadership skills so that young people can find innovative and creative ways to address wicked social and environmental justice issues. We believe in a hands-on approach that encourages students to take initiative and develop crucial soft skills such as human-centered problem solving, communication, collaboration and presentation skills. It is crucial to provide a diverse population of students with the skills necessary to address critical issues in order to promote equity in the future. 45% of the students we serve are Black and 35% are Latinx or Hispanic. Of the total students that we serve, 60% are girls, and 72% reside in underserved communities or attend Title 1 schools.

Our organizational values are integrity, mutual respect and community-service.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Environment

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
  • Content Management Systems
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 10 hours per week

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