Project Manager of Communication
The Project Manager of Communication will support communication efforts focused on increasing the awareness of LQ’s brand, services, and student stories with the community through engaging content. Among many other related tasks and projects, they will support the marketing aspects of fundraisers, outreach events, community partnerships, sponsorship agreements, and program highlights. The Project Manager will have a mature and resilient attitude that can proactively learn from critique and work as a team, while still maintaining autonomy and meeting deadlines. They have the mindset for possibilities, potential partnerships, and opportunities to creatively share stories about LQ students and programs. The Project Manager can see the bigger picture, dream of goals, and plan out the logistics to reach those goals.
Hours: Full time - 36 hours per week
Compensation Range: $15-$16 per hour (based on experience)
Reports To: Program Director of Development & Communication and Executive Director
Work as a team to develop creative and engaging digital and print marketing strategies and campaigns.
Design, write, edit, publish and re-share engaging content for social media posts, videos, emails, website, blog posts, newsletters, campaigns, etc.
Assist with design projects: postcards, banners, flyers, newsletters, bookmarks, presentations, brochures, etc. Monitor and communicate through LQ’s social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube
Oversee the organization’s communication calendar and schedule promotion for events and program highlights Capture and edit photos and video, then organize and maintain the photo/video archives
Assist with the annual book drive
Assist with sponsor relations and logistics for LQ events
Oversee LQ’s outreach events: research potential events, set up event displays and staff, schedule staff, organize and maintain event supplies, distribute inquiry sheets, analyze ROI sheets, research giveaway items, transport supplies to/from events, etc.
Assist with monitoring online paid ads through Facebook/Instagram and Google Ads Conduct phone or in-person interviews for writing stories with students, volunteers, staff, donors, board members, etc.
Give tours of the Learning Center when the Program Manager and Executive Director are unavailable
General administrative tasks: phone calls, emails, envelope stuffing, folding, filing, mail merging, large print jobs, etc.
Operate general office equipment: phones, copier, PC computers/mouse/keyboard, etc.
Efficiently track, analyze, and report results in order to make progressive recommendations
Provide consistent project updates to supervisor
Assist with additional tasks and projects related to the job position or to improve company culture
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The Project Manager must:
Have a sense of compassion and decorum when writing and sharing student stories.
Possess a positive and kind attitude while interacting with internal and external communities.
Always display excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Work independently and focus on detail-oriented projects for long periods of time.
Contribute collaboratively in a team environment.
Take initiative and adapt to change while still providing quick results.
Manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a calm, organized, and accountable manner.
Be comfortable with one-on-one interaction as well as presentations and professional meetings.
Value learning through feedback, hands-on experience, and professional development.
Work nontraditional hours in order to staff outreach or networking events.
Proactively accept and process constructive feedback, then quickly find solutions.
1+ years of consistent experience relative to this job position
Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, fundraising or related field
Typing speed minimum: 50 WPM Experience with online platforms: WordPress, MailChimp, Hootsuite, Canva, etc. Intermediate knowledge and application of PC systems, Google apps, Microsoft Office
Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license
Must have an active mobile smart phone for some social media posting (wifi only provided at LQ office)
Must be able to move, lift, and carry supplies, up to 40 lbs. (hand truck available for assistance)
Must provide writing and design samples of articles, social media posts, eBlasts, layouts, etc.
UNREQUIRED SKILLS THAT WILL SET YOU APART
Ability to speak Spanish
Previously worked in a nonprofit or in fundraising
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The Project Manager will typically work the majority of their time in an office environment. Occasionally, the employee will need to transport materials and staff indoor or outdoor events for long periods of time in different weather conditions.
This job requires the employee to:
Stand, walk, sit, use hands to operate machinery, write, handle or feel, etc.; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear.
Lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally up to 40 pounds, with assistance (hand truck).
Use close, distance, color, peripheral, and depth vision with the ability to focus.
LearningQuest - Stanislaus Literacy Centers (LQ) is a nonprofit with service sites throughout the Central Valley focused on providing free education for adults looking to earn their high school equivalency (HSE) certificate/diploma, learn English, or improve their reading and writing. LearningQuest also provides free individualized tutoring for children, grades 2-6 and diagnosed with dyslexia, at the Stanislaus County Library with their KidsQuest program. Through passionate staff, partnerships with literacy-focused organizations, and contributions from donors, LearningQuest is able to help over 1,000 individuals work toward and reach their literacy goals every year.
Learn more about LearningQuest at www.LQSLC.com
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any other person authorized to give instructions or assignments.