Communications Specialist

Department: Communications Department

Location: Position based at International Headquarters, New Cumberland, PA

Job Type: Full-Time, Salary (range available upon request)

Job Summary/Primary Role:

The Communications Specialist/Digital Media Marketer serves on a team of content creators and marketing minds who support ABWE’s internal and external communication and marketing initiatives.

These initiatives include our award-winning Message magazine and online blog, podcast, on-going SEO management, and ABWE’s corporate website and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, etc.).

This role also supports the team’s efforts to provide strategy, design and implementation for capital campaigns, fundraising appeals, organizational initiatives, training resources and recruitment materials; and messaging and implementation for all major donor and corporate communications.

The Communications Specialist/Digital Media Marketer will help craft, edit, design, build, manage, share, and coordinate the organization’s words, brands, vision, and stories.

This may mean developing content for ads, magazines, blogs and brochures; making and editing videos; building and maintaining websites; or creating email blasts, PowerPoint slides, and mass mailings.

Beyond generating written and visual content, this role assists the Director of Strategic Communications in project management for departmental initiatives, and in gathering data on user engagement and response, ROI, and analytics.

As a department our goal is to make sure the brand of ABWE—which we see as the way people experience, talk about, and remember us—is positive, consistent, and impactful. We also strive to create things that are beautiful, helpful, and effective.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism or other related field is required.
  • Three to five years of relevant work experience in marketing, multimedia, journalism, public relations or related field is preferred.
  • Having a solid understanding in the areas of copywriting, marketing, videography, photography, design, SEO, branding or social media are all valuable skills for this role. We understand most people won’t be experts in all these areas, so we’re ultimately looking for a skilled communicator who is a quick learner, critical thinker and self-initiator.
  • Demonstrated outstanding story-telling skills and “news sense.”
  • Ability to create communications and marketing materials that consider audience and format to maximize effectiveness.
  • Detail-oriented with proven project management skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong computer skills; familiarity with Adobe Suite, Drupal, MailChimp, and Google Analytics is a plus.
  • Ability to encourage sharing of stories and information.
  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact the growth of an effective nonprofit organization.
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity, trustworthiness, a strong work ethic and require minimal direction, work well independently as well as part of a team and thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment.

Christian Life: ABWE is a Christian organization, and it is necessary that employees possess and maintain a lifestyle that is above reproach. Employees are encouraged to participate in staff events including corporate and departmental prayer times, staff meetings and lunches.


All ABWE employees must:

  1. Be a current and active member and/or regular attendee of a like-minded local church that aligns doctrinally with ABWE.
  2. Be able to fully support ABWE's mission, vision, core values, doctrinal statement, and ministry philosophy.
  3. Be able to follow all guidelines set for in the ABWE Employee Handbook.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • The physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.
  • The work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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To apply please send us your resume, your 1-page faith story/testimony and 3-5 relevant references or samples.