Communications Mgr, El-Hibri Foundation

 How to Apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume, and any communication plan or communication campaign that you have worked on  This position is available immediately.
Reports to:                  President

FLSA Classification:  Exempt

Base Salary:              Expected range anywhere from $55,000 to $75,000

Position Requirements:
Educational and Certifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications-related, business or public relations field or commensurate professional experience.
    • Master’s degree preferred but not required.

Essential Knowledge and Experience:
  • At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience in communications.
  • Track record of organizing press conferences, lectures, seminars, conferences, receptions and other professional events and activities.
  • Experience in drafting, editing and distributing press releases, brochures, newsletters, videos, web content and other communications materials.
  • Experience in developing media contacts and interacting with a wide variety of media.
  • Familiarity in leveraging social media and networking sites to further mission.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Office Suite, PowerPoint, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier; knowledge of sales and experience in marketing.
  • Experience in a philanthropy or another non-profit organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Desirable Knowledge and Experience:
  • Experience working in a start-up environment.
  • Mastery of In-Design, Illustrator, Photoshop and similar software.
  • Knowledge of or experience with programs related to peace education, interfaith dialogue, human rights and social justice.
  • Familiarity with American Muslim community customs and traditions.
  • Familiarity with Ruby on Rails CMS software.

Communications Strategy (15% of time) – Address and refine long-range vision, strategies and goals.
  • Develop and implement a communications strategy that integrates multiple means of distribution and dissemination of EHF’s ongoing research, events, and programming. 
  • Coordinate with other EHF departments to ensure public awareness is generated across the research, community engagement, and development constituencies.
  • Attend staff and Board meetings and provide reports as requested.
  • Supervise and manage temporary or part-time communications consultants, staff and/or interns as assigned.
  • Work with other staff to develop, maintain and expand the Foundation’s partnerships, clients and other organizational relationships.
  • Conduct background research and prepare proposals, budgets and timelines for activities managed.
  • Assist other foundation staff as needed; and accept and perform other duties as assigned.

Donor and Program Events (25% of time) – Attend events and provide necessary event communication.
  • Attend and assist in the development and implementation of EHF’s programmatic activities and events; this includes programming on nights and weekends.
  • Create post event write ups and summaries for use in various communication platforms.
    • Draft, edit, and contribute ideas/critiques to the speeches and scripting of event programs, presentations, and public appearances.
    • Manage setup, use and storage of audio/visual.

Foundation and Donor Communications (35% of time) – Provide necessary donor communication.
  • Generate emails including monthly e-newsletters, event specific / project specific targeted emails and development related donor emails.
  • Update website including posting articles, reports and briefs, setting up landing pages for new/existing projects and general management and content editing/updating.
  • Develop newsletters including concept/theme management and creation, content/copy, pictures, structure, manage layout/print process with design vendors of EHF.
  • Produce Annual Report including concept/theme creation, content/copy, pictures, structure; manage layout/print process with design vendors.
  • Design Program Booklets including content/copy, pictures, structure; manage layout/print process with design vendors; project manage with development team regarding sponsorships/advertisements.
  • Create donor thank you letters (monthly, yearly summary).
  • Follow through with campaign related communication tasks (including e-mail, script for phone solicitations).
  • Develop draft presentations and talking points for EHF personnel.

Social & Multimedia Management and Distribution (10% of time) – Maintain continuous output.
  • Post regularly on social media, including Twitter and Facebook
  • Create EHF YouTube content- video projects (event and promo related)
  • Coordinate advertising of event specific items through various channels (including list serves, partner websites and social media posts)
  • Connect with media, news agencies and press on EHF content and activities.

Writers, Journalists, and Media Request (5% of time) – Maintain periodic contact.
  • Coordinate with Op-Ed, editorial and other writers who cover or are contracted to generate articles about EHF work.
  • Field inquiries from journalists and make connections between EHF, scholars, affiliates and the requesting parties.

Grant Reports and Applications (10% of time) – Provide necessary communications.
  • Produce grantee spotlights consisting of interviews, profiles, materials to assist the Foundation in analyzing and communicating the work of our grantees.
  • Assist executive leadership team with the drafting of letter of intent, applications for new and recurring grants, as well as grant reports and program officer updates.
  • Assist with gathering supporting information needed for grant applications or reports.
Other Information:         
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee incumbent in this position.  The employee will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. 

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and responsibilities listed above are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 
© 2015 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Privacy Statement