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ADVANCEMENT and COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

The Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province seeks a creative, web-savvy, bi-lingual professional to join the advancement team as Advancement and Communications Specialist. Reporting to the director of communications, the specialist will assist in the planning, development and management of communications to both internal and external audiences. 

The specialist’s primary responsibility will be content for digital delivery of messages. This will include working with our proprietary content management software, email marketing and a variety of social media sites as appropriate. 

As a bi-lingual organization, the province must be able to communicate with all of its constituents. The communications specialist must be fluent in both English and Spanish. 

Responsibilities

Translations

  • Translate documents from English to Spanish and vice-versa
  • Work with director of communications, provincial assistant for advancement, vocations director, designer, and other staff to enhance effectiveness of communications to Hispanic audiences. Consult on language, messaging and design.  

Digital Media (website and social)

  • Work with the director of communications to develop digital communication strategies and tactics that support the mission of the Society of Jesus. 
  • Manage social media strategy and activity, including content development, scheduling and publication, as well as reporting on key metrics and trends.
  • Develop and publish content according to editorial calendars and current events.
  • Proactively research events, initiatives and people to feature on website and social media. 
  • Develop relevant metrics and assist with regular reporting.
  • Take photographs and video, and edit both as needed.
  • Organize photo libraries. 
  • Create and organize digital content.

Email Marketing

  • Develop and implement strategy, schedule and content. 
  • Create and schedule emails.
  • Maintain email lists used specifically for email marketing purpose (as distinct from advancement database). 
  • Develop relevant metrics and assist with regular reporting.
  • Analyze results and make recommendations for content, segmentation of lists, etc. 

Advancement

  • Assist with content development for development purposes.
  • Help to plan and promote events around the province. Attend some events as appropriate. 

Miscellaneous

  • Maintain the integrity of the Society’s brand and style guide
  • Work closely with Vocation Promoters to support their initiatives on the websites and on social media
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Some evening and weekend hours are required throughout the year

Requirements

  • Proficiency in both English and Spanish 
  • Creative, results-oriented self-starter. Must be detail-oriented.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and discretion. 
  • Experience with web content development, social media, and email marketing is essential.
  • Must be able to capture appropriate tone as well as message for relevant audiences. 
  • Bachelor's degree or comparable experience  
  • Working knowledge of MS Office preferred
  • Photo and video-editing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Familiarity with fundraising and communication strategy helpful
  • Ability to translate strategy and print content into relevant digital content
  • Previous experience in marketing, planning and executing events
  • Minimum of one year of marketing, communications, development or public relations experience required
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to operate within fixed deadlines while balancing multiple priorities, and to manage projects independently or with minimal oversight
  • Must possess strong proofreading and editing skills with an eye for detail 
  • Strong project and time management/organizational skills 
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with good collaboration skills

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Therese Fink Meyerhoff, Director of Communications. 

You may want to visit the Jesuit Conference website for openings in other provinces. 



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