Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Communications Manager Position, MINN



Founded in the spring of 2005, The Minnesota International NGO Network serves to connect all international humanitarian and development practitioners and supporters based in Minnesota, through education, networking, and information resources. Whether you are new to the world of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or a seasoned veteran, MINN is your forum to connect with colleagues and stay aware of what other NGOs based in Minnesota are doing around the world.

Location: Twin Cities Metro 
Activity Area: Arts, Culture and Humanities
Category: Administration and Management 
Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Part Time 
Salary: $10 an hour
Hours: 20 per month

The MINN Communications Manager is responsible for promoting MINN’s presence through its website, bi-monthly email blasts, social media and other organizational communication needs as necessary.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience producing electronic newsletters and serving as a community manager of social media properties.

Other Qualifications
  • Interest in gaining exposure to international NGOs 
  • Interest in international humanitarian, aid, relief and/or development and/or desire to work with communities abroad 
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel, Word, Google Docs and Gmail and willingness to learn other platforms 
  • Strong writing/communication and proof reading skills 
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to multi-task 
  • Attention to detail and previous office experience 
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, as well as independently when tasks are assigned 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently 
  • Ability to self-monitor work and keep on task. 
  • Ideally candidate will have previous experience in Hootsuite, MailChimp, Eventbrite, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Facebook and/or Twitter environments. 

The ideal candidate is asked to commit to this position for one year from approximately December 2015 until December 2016. MINN is recognized as the affinity group for international humanitarian organizations working in Minnesota, and the candidate will gain connections in the sector.


S/he would serve as a point of contact for MINN’s Communications efforts.

The manager provides assistance to all communications activities, including (but not limited to):

Be responsible for responding to emails via the communications@minnesotangos.org address

Upload and/or write stories and/or information to electronic platforms (Hootsuite, Mailchimp, etc)

Work with volunteer freelance writers to create original content that is of interest to the MINN community (internal social marketing)

Create / implement a robust social media schedule (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)

Collaborate with the MINN Board on creating and establishing the communications and marketing objectives for the year.


To apply for the position please submit the information request below to vp@minnesotangos.org.

1) Current resume

2) A cover letter identifying:

• Your motivation for applying

• How you heard about the position

3) A short writing sample (1-3 pages), blog, etc, which demonstrates your ability to communicate effectively.

This material is cross-posted from Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only.  
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