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Job Title: Communications Coordinator
Location: Berea, KY United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/12/2018
Expire Date: 08/12/2018
Job Categories: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
Job Description
Communications Coordinator
The communications coordinator will enhance MACEDís impact by capturing and sharing MACEDís work and mission. The coordinator will coordinate MACED-wide communications systems (65 percent) and provide communications support to programs (35 percent).

The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) is a 42-year-old multi-strategy economic development organization that seeks to transition Eastern Kentuckyís economy into a just and sustainable post-coal future. We work with people and places in Central Appalachia and Kentucky to build a strong and diverse economy, increased family well-being, healthy and protected land, air and water, and an effective and accountable democracy.

MACED is a fast-paced, dynamic and growing organization with a 31-person staff that manages over $30 million in total assets. MACED seeks to make meaningful progress towards a Just Appalachian Transition through the following core strategies: 1) investing capital in local enterprises and communities, 2) demonstrating local-sector development ideas, 3) engaging in research, communications and advocacy for policy and narrative change, and 4) building entrepreneurial and leadership capacity.

Position Description
Lead MACED-wide Communications
  • Assist with the development of MACEDís communications goals, approach, and strategy.
  • Implement communications strategies including print, multi-media, and online including increasing web audience and expanding social media presence.
  • Coordinate the work of contractors providing website design, development, and maintenance services.
  • Coordinate brand development and ensure brand coherence and flexibility as appropriate across the organization.
  • Cultivate relationships with and develop stories for media outlets.
  • Ensure the integration and use of Customer Relationship Management system.
  • Develop systems to capture stories of our work to document and communicate impact.
  • Oversee design, production, and placement of organizational materials including newsletter, impact reports, and programmatic materials in all of MACEDís offices.
  • Work with development staff to integrate communications and fundraising.
  • Manage MACEDís internal communications and build the communications skills of other MACED staff.
  • Ensure alignment of communications with MACEDís overall mission, vision, goals, and five-year plan.
  • Collaborate with Appalachian Transition Coordinator to support communications campaigns.

Support Program Communications Efforts
  • Work with programs to develop and implement marketing campaigns.
  • Support documentation of program work to assist in evaluation and promotion efforts.
  • Develop content and facilitate production of program materials.
  • Oversee contractors, interns, and students working to support programmatic communications efforts.
  • Minimum Qualifications and Characteristics

Knowledge and experience
  • Bachelorís degree in related field (journalism, communications, public relations, marketing, or related degrees) and/or three years of experience in communications, public relations, marketing or closely related field.
  • Strong design and aesthetic sensibilities.
  • Broad knowledge of the communications field and experience in production using a variety of media.
  • Understanding of marketing.
  • Experience leading groups.
  • Able to work well on a team with diverse members.
  • Experience managing multiple projects concurrently and on schedule.

Personal characteristics
  • Committed to MACEDís vision, mission, and values.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and execute high quality projects.
  • Willingness to travel for day and occasional overnight stays within Eastern Kentucky, Central Appalachia, and sometimes nationally.

Technology and software
  • Strong computer skills, in particular communications-related software.

Communications
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to write clearly for a general audience.
  • Experience with social media marketing.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.

Physical
  • Close vision with or without corrective lenses necessary for computer work. Manual dexterity needed to operate computer.
  • Able to perform assigned duties in a timely manner.
  • Valid driverís license and ability to drive. Any employment offer is contingent upon applicantís insurability on MACEDís group vehicle insurance policy.

Preferred Qualifications and Characteristics
  • Graduate degree in journalism, communications or a related field.
  • Experience working in non-profit organizations and in advocacy efforts; knowledge of the Appalachian region, specifically Eastern Kentucky; knowledge of just and sustainable economic transition and development, and community economic development.
  • Knowledge of customer relationship management systems and web-based communications and server platforms.

Additional Information
This full-time position offers a competitive salary based on experience, with a generous benefits package. The position is based in Berea, Kentucky. Berea is a beautiful, small college town, less than an hour south of Lexington, on the edge of the Appalachian region. MACED is an equal opportunity employer.

Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and 2-3 work samples showing experience with writing and design to comm.hiring@maced.org. Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be considered until the position is filled. For more information about MACED, visit www.maced.org. Please no drop-ins.
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Contact Information
Contact Email:comm.hiring@maced.org
Website:https://maced.org/jobs/communications-coordinator/
Company Description:
The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) is a 42-year-old multi-strategy economic development organization that seeks to transition Eastern Kentuckyís economy into a just and sustainable post-coal future. We work with people and places in Central Appalachia and Kentucky to build a strong and diverse economy, increased family well-being, healthy and protected land, air and water, and an effective and accountable democracy. MACED is a fast-paced, dynamic and growing organization with a 31-person staff that manages over $30 million in total assets. MACED seeks to make meaningful progress towards a Just Appalachian Transition through the following core strategies: 1) investing capital in local enterprises and communities, 2) demonstrating local-sector development ideas, 3) engaging in research, communications and advocacy for policy and narrative change, and 4) building entrepreneurial and leadership capacity. MACED is an equal opportunity employer.
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