Des Plaines, IL, United States
Editing, Writing, Pr
Manager of Social Media, Media and Communications
Des Plaines, IL
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Make a difference to individuals and our community today and for many years to come! Maryville Academy has an opening for full-time Manager of Social Media, media and Communications to work in the Des Plaines location.
About Maryville Academy
For more than 132 years, Maryville has been committed to providing protection and guidance to children. As the world has changed, so have the needs of the families and children we serve. Maryville has adapted by focusing on our community’s most critical issues. Today, our range of programs includes residential care, mental health services, healthcare and family support services, as well as a variety of educational and youth development offerings. Maryville’s mission is to help children and families to reach their fullest potential by empowering intellectual, spiritual, moral and emotional growth.
About the Manager of Social Media, media and Communications position
The Manager of Social Media, Media and Communications assumes the responsibility for executing Maryville’s integrative social media and communications activities. The qualified individual will be a creative thinker, have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and be comfortable working in both print and digital communication programs designed to create and maintain a favorable public image for Maryville and will be responsible for creating content/communication for the website, email, newsletters, and annual report.
Develop strategic and creative social media and communications project management;
Manage agency’s social media pages on a regular basis;
Manage website content and update on a regular basis;
Design and create visual content;
Identify main client groups and audience, determine the most effective way to grow Maryville’s audience and engage and communicate with them;
Target influencers in the nonprofit and media world;
Develop and maintain a communication plan;
Develop a robust follow-back campaign to drive growth;
Development of short, but quality social media content;
Create longer, high level print and video content;
Work closely with media consultant;
Serve as publications writer/editor/copywriter with responsibilities for printed and digital newsletters, direct mail, annual report, and other communications as assigned;
Work collaboratively with other staff and contractors;
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university majoring in New Media, Communication, Journalism, Marketing or Business;
Experience in digital media/communications with a non-profit, corporate or public relations environment;
Excellent social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge;
Extensive knowledge of web design, web development, CRO and SEO;
Experience in consulting, writing, editing (photo/video), presentation and communication skills;
Knowledge of web design, web development, CRO and SEO;
Knowledge of online marketing and understanding of major marketing channels;
Experience writing news releases, story pitches and media advisories;
Experience working with reporters in the Chicago media market;
Ability to identify and develop news stories at Maryville that would be of interest to media outlets and promote Maryville’s strategic goals;
Ability to handle crisis communications or breaking news situations;
Must possess effective communication skills, both written and verbal, and demonstrate organizational, time-management, and decision-making skills;
Must be able to work independently, and demonstrate a spirit of cooperation in a team environment;
Desire to work in social service to help make a difference in the lives of the children and families that Maryville cares for.
Strong writing, editing and project management skills;
Strong Social Media Communicator (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Detail oriented and willing to learn;
Competent use of AP Style Guide;
Working knowledge of Word Press website content management;
Knowledge of pre-press design and production processes;
Ability to create flyers, invitations in Publisher
Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, a plus;
Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Net Community a plus;
Photography skills a plus.
Required to frequently sit, stand, bend, stoop and walk, sometimes for extended periods.
Must have visual, hearing, and learning capabilities sufficient to perform the essential functions defined above.
Environment and Scheduling:
Work is performed in designated administrative office settings.
Why Join the Maryville Family?
Maryville offers all full-time employees:
PPO health insurance options
Dental insurance (after one year of service)
FSA and HSA
Paid vacation and sick days
9 paid holidays a year
Long Term Disability and Life Insurance (after one year of service)
Tuition reimbursement (after one year of service)
For more information about all of the services that Maryville provides, please visit our website at www.maryvilleacademy.org
Please complete the application at the links above and below along with your cover letter and resume.
Maryville Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No applicant for employment shall be discriminated against because of age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, veteran status or disability.
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