JASMYN supports the empowerment of LGBTQIA+ teens and young adults through leadership, advocacy, resources, and a safe and affirming community. Our vision is for LGBTQIA+ young people’s identities, aspirations and contributions are valued and affirmed. We are guided by 6 principles: Centered on Teens and Young Adults, Personal Wellness, Racial Equity, Accountability, Innovation and Partnership. Founded in 1994, JASMYN’s staff of more than 25 provides a comprehensive continuum of youth development programs, housing supports, mental health services and health services with a focus on HIV testing, risk reduction counseling, medical linkage for HIV positive youth, and a sexual health clinic that also provides PrEP care coordination.
The Communications Specialist is responsible for helping to create and organize ongoing public-facing marketing, media and communications for JASMYN guided by our mission, vision and guiding principles with supervision by the Director of Development. This includes supporting the content development, media statements, marketing messages, event marketing and the annual report. This position will work as part of the Development team to build JASMYN’s brand and educate and inform the community.
The Communications Specialist is a contracted position (up to 20 hours per week)
Essential duties and responsibilities
Communications – Virtual Primary-50% • Create content for public-facing social media • Create content for JASMYN’s website • Moderation of comments and inquiries on public-facing social media platforms Communications – General Secondary-30% • Assist with JASMYN’s Development Plan, Communications Calendar, and Development Strategy • Serve as point of contact for media inquiries to coordinate appropriate staff for responses • Work closely with Director of Development to design and manage annual communications calendar • Organize and maintain photo/video files to support JASMYN marketing materials • Assist the Development team to proof and publish o True Colors quarterly online newsletter o TapRoot semi-annual letter to major donors o Safe Place Project monthly updates to campaign donors • Work closely with the Director of Development to create and distribute o Press Alerts o Organizational statements • Assist with developing information and infographics for JASMYN’s Strategic Plan Framework • Assist with the design and content development for JASMYN’s Annual Report • Assist with the content development for the organization’s Annual Appeal Data Management and Reporting Tertiary-10% • Create monthly reports on social media interaction/metrics for Development Event Communications for Two Signature Events annually As Needed-10% • Participate in both JASMYN Signature Events planning committees o Work with members of the development team and event planning committee to create communications materials to promote and recognize sponsors o Assist with event-related video projects o Assist with event packets and sponsorship items Additional Essential Duties • Other duties as assigned The above cited duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to the job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that an incumbent may be expected or asked to perform.
Qualifications • A passion for JASMYN’s mission, vision, and commitment to intersectional social justice • Incorporate deep proven knowledge and understanding, existing or learned, of issues impacting queer and trans communities: demonstrated ability to think and work intersectionally, particularly with regard to race, class, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, ability, and HIV status; ability to serve all segments of the LGBTQIA+ community and culture, especially regarding mindfulness and respect with regard to people’s pronouns • Strong written communication, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills • Understanding of and familiarity with simple video production and editing • Experience or knowledge of marketing strategy and planning, digital marketing, social media management Preferred Qualifications • Familiarity with Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and best practices around accessibility in online and digital content • Comfort and familiarity with crafting media statements/alerts • Proficient with Hootsuite and Canva • Understanding of Squarespace or other similar web development tools • Understanding of Constant Contact, Survey Monkey or other similar email communications tools • Experience working with others to write marketing materials • Ability to effectively communicate marketing ideas using storytelling techniques and visually appealing media • Employs creativity in effectively conveying ideas
Education and Experience
• BA in communications, journalism, media production, or similar field preferred • At least 1 to 2 years’ experience with multiple communication channels, organizational messaging, or media production
Compensation and Benefits • The Communications Specialist is a contracted position (up to 20 hours per week) o Location is hybrid with some evenings, weekends and early morning work required • Compensation is commensurate with experience. The range of pay is $19-22/hour. After reviewing the Position Description for this job, interested applicants must submit: cover letter detailing relevant experience related to job responsibilities resume with years in each position portfolio of relevant materials* at least three references with phone contact information Please send all application materials to email@example.com. Positions remain open until filled. Candidates chosen for interviews only will be contacted. We will be unable to take any inquiries related to posting or hiring details.