The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD) is a 50-year-old nonprofit organization that provides direct services to Ohio’s Appalachian counties in Early Care and Education, AmeriCorps Seniors, Weatherization and Energy Efficiency, and serves the state of Ohio in its accredited Weatherization Training Center. Our regional approach offers many unique benefits including connecting a credentialed workforce with meaningful employment.

As one of the largest non-profits in the region, we strive to improve the quality of life in Appalachia and eliminate the burden of poverty through targeted programs which advocate and serve underrepresented households and individuals. We are currently seeking a talented individual who is passionate about “making a difference” in their community to join our growing team.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking a Strategic Communications Coordinator to join our team. As our Early Childhood Division’s Communications Coordinator you will be responsible for our region-wide recruitment efforts to increase volunteer numbers and related site stations for their service. Additionally, this position will work with COAD’s Strategic Communication team to share information with families about our COAD 4 Kids division (C4K) and other information relating to foster/adoption services and parenting services by utilizing various tools and collaboration.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead recruitment efforts for volunteers and volunteer stations in-office and at outreach events around the service area
  • Collaborate with C4K staff and our Strategic Communications Coordinator to communicate information to families and partner organizations across the region
  • Work collaboratively with program staff to identify needs related to public relations, outreach, and implement a plan to achieve desired goals
  • Proof and edit program communication materials both print and digital
  • Collaboratively manage C4K social media channel(s) and upkeep C4K web properties
  • Gather and analyze market research on key populations to make recruitment decisions based on an ongoing and mathematically sound understanding of the audience

Key Qualifications:

  • Associate degree or equivalent experience in communications, public relations and/or marketing
  • Certification in a Meta Technologies (Facebook and Instagram) marketing skill such as Meta Digital Marketing Associate or Meta Community Manager preferred, other marketing certification skills such as Google Digital Marketing Certification or Hootsuite / Hubspot are a plus
  • Excellent written communication skills; experienced across a wide variety of different communication channels including direct mail, digital communication (e-newsletters), social media, radio, photo, and video content marketing.
  • Experience in public speaking is preferred.
  • Photography + editing experience is preferred, composition and design skills are preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft properties such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneDrive, and Outlook required; proficiency in Teams / Zoom video conferencing software and computer-based design programs such as Canva, Adobe, and/or InDesign required. WordPress editing and/or web design experience desired.

What You Get:

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, paid holidays; vision, dental, and medical insurance with an HSA option; generous retirement match, professional development opportunities, an incentivized employee wellness program, and an inclusive employee assistance program. Plus the opportunity to work in a great culture with a team that is committed to making our community a better place for everyone. COAD believes that having a diverse and inclusive workplace not only strengthens our work but is also essential for understanding and creating programs that support our target population. COAD is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, committed to building a diverse inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, citizenship status, caregiver status, or other categories protected by law.

How to Apply:

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