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Communications Manager

Company: Westhab, Inc.
Location: Yonkers
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Communications Manager FLSA: Exempt LOCATION: Yonkers REPORTS TO: Vice President of Development Summary: Westhab is looking for a communications manager to tell our stories, identifying and engaging a wide-ranging audience with our mission---Building Communities and Changing Lives. The communications manager will report to the vice president of development and work closely with the VP and the CEO to design and implement Westhab---s communications strategy. This person will also play a key role in Westhab---s volunteer engagement program. The successful candidate will be an excellent writer, energetic, intelligent, an enthusiastic team player, and will feel a deep connection to our mission. Duties/Responsibilities: Communications Build strong relationships across the organization with clients, staff, donors, and partners to effectively tell Westhab---s stories Create a diverse array of original editorial content (print and digital), including annual reports, e-newsletters, internal newsletters, blog posts, press releases, e-blasts, one-pagers, slide decks, social media graphics, and video Schedule content, manage interactions, and present monthly tracking data on Westhab---s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn), e-blasts, and website Work closely with our public relations team to increase Westhab---s visibility and role as a thought leader Coordinate internal communications including creating/updating an internal style guide and working to reinforce Westhab---s brand and voice throughout our wide-ranging organization Maintain a detailed editorial calendar Support event organizing, production, and communications Oversee our upcoming website redesign Volunteer Engagement Working with the development team, HR, and program staff, help design and implement a volunteer program including: Assessing the need for volunteer assistance in a wide array of programs and maintaining a schedule of volunteer opportunities Developing volunteer policies, procedures, and standards of volunteer service Building relationships with volunteers that result in return visits and deeper engagement Create and manage forms for volunteer sign-up and hour-tracking Tracking volunteer activity through our donor management software (Bloomerang) The Ideal Candidate Will Have These Skills/Qualifications: Bachelor---s degree with coursework in marketing, communications, journalism, or similar with 1-3 years of experience in a related field (including internships) Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills (a background in creative writing or journalism is a plus) Coachable - You are eager to learn, including enthusiasm for new technologies Adaptable - You have the ability to learn quickly and adapt to change Availability to work a flexible schedule (nights and weekends) on occasion Ability and willingness to travel periodically to various Westchester and NYC locations AGENCY PROFILE & EMPLOYEE EXPECTATIONS Westhab is the premier organization of our kind in our region, providing housing and supportive services for more than 10,000 of the most vulnerable members of our community each year. We are staffed by an extraordinary group of hardworking professionals that are fully committed to our mission--- Building Communities. Changing Lives. Working at Westhab is a rewarding challenge; our expectations for all staff are high, so you will work with highly motivated and capable colleagues. We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve deserve our very best every day. We are a results-driven organization that focuses on empowerment and impact. If you want to apply for this opportunity, it should only be because you feel ready for the challenges and expectations that come with joining this kind of team. (EOE) Powered by JazzHR WOHK2VgN6v

Keywords: Westhab, Inc., Yonkers , Communications Manager, Executive , Yonkers, New York

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