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Marketing & Communications Fellow

Service Year Alliance
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Are you passionate about making a difference? Is this coupled with an understanding of how to tell a great story online that rallies people to your cause? If so, this role is perfect for you. We’re looking for an individual to do a service year with our marketing & communications department, where you will work on delivering impactful campaigns, help with social media community management, and play a crucial role in implementing new communication strategies to grow service year opportunities and awareness.

Service Activities

-Adopting our brand voice through social media community management
-Writing for digital channels
-Researching and learning best practices to inform strategies and materials for Service Year Alliance and host organizations
-Creating and maintaining marketing resources, including social media posts, emails, website material, graphics, videos, and press releases
-Planning and conducting a marketing pilot with selected service year host organizations
-Analyze unmet marketing needs and recommend solutions

Community Need Addressed

Service year opportunities help address a wide range of community needs across the country. From fighting poverty to working with kids to responding to natural disasters — a service year is a meaningful and fulfilling way to tackle the most pressing challenges facing our nation while transforming your own life.

At the same time, awareness for a paid year of service is low and host organizations are fighting to make their voice heard. Promoting service year opportunities can also be a challenge for the organizations hosting them. This position will raise awareness for service years and help expand capacity for organizations in improving their marketing outreach to promote service year opportunities.

Position Outcomes

Service year organizations will report an increase in awareness and ultimately in applications for their open positions that are available on ServiceYear.org.

Benefits

Health coverage, Living allowance, Training

Skills you will gain

Communications, Marketing, Project management, Communications strategies, Direct marketing, Marketing effectiveness, Video production, Social media strategy and Community management, Time management, Collaboration

Competencies You Will Develop
Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Provide relevant expertise
Teamwork
Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented
Decisions
Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Tools
Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Set goals
Service
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization
  • Activity Types Office Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements GED
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting National Nonprofit/Affiliate
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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