UKC Now Hiring: Communications Director

Organization Summary: Formed in April 2013 by two friends searching for genuine impact, Uncover KC (UKC) has held the same mantra since its beginning — create positive social impact through community engagement. That mission has led to over 50,000 volunteers completing more than 108,000 service hours, which has provided hundreds of Kansas City nonprofits over $2.7 million in valued impact.

This effort has been accomplished by establishing unique, creative connections with people and organizations to facilitate volunteerism (volunteer connection services and management consulting), education (youth, adult and court programs) and events (community organizing and social).

Position Summary: For this multi-site and multi-program organization, the Communications Director has an externally facing role that manages marketing efforts and relationships in the community. There also is a heavy emphasis on project management, committee development and establishing standards of performance across all correspondences.

Job Type: Independent Contractor

Compensation Range: $500 per month for 20 hours of work per month (5 hours per week)

Responsibilities:

Social Content

  • Prep weekly social posts via content calendar.

  • Post social posts to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google Business.

  • Create or edit general newsletters in Bloomerang and Mailchimp for UKC as well as select programming clients.

  • Create or edit blog posts in Squarespace for UKC as well as select programming clients.

Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Follow-ups

  • Prep monthly meeting agendas for a variety of external and internal committees.

  • Take notes during meetings and email out minutes following the meetings.

  • Send out meeting minutes as well as corresponding follow-ups to respective committees within 48 hours.

Internship Program

  • Work with UKC president to prep and manage intern schedules on Trello.

  • Meet with interns as needed and assign daily tasks.

  • Communicate with interns to ensure tasks are being complete, questions are being answered and timesheets are being filled out.

  • Perform other corresponding duties as assigned by the UKC President.

Qualifications & Characteristics:

  • High school diploma or AA required; BA or higher preferred.

  • 1-3 years of experience in nonprofits, social services or communications required; community organizing or marketing experience highly desirable.

  • Proficiency in social media platforms and Google Apps such as Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Hangouts, etc.

  • Knowledgeable of Collective Impact and other community organizing models helpful.

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Self-motivated individual with creative problem-solving skills; detail-oriented and task-focused.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.

  • Displays good judgment, takes initiative and is eager to learn as much as to teach.

  • Responsive to direction and feedback; comfortable working in a collaborative environment.

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for UKC’s mission.

Work Environment:

  • This position operates primarily in a professional, collaborative office environment that is fully accessible. Due to the pandemic, most work is now virtual, with select dates in the office.

  • This role uses standard office equipment (e.g. computers, phones, copiers, scanners).

  • The position is required to talk, hear, stand and walk, and to handle, feel and reach.

Work Schedule and Benefits:

  • 5 hours of work per week; 20 total per month.

  • $500 per month compensation.

  • The office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. though most work is currently completed remotely.

  • Occasional early morning or evening work, as well as occasional travel in the Kansas City region.

Please e-mail a cover letter and resume in PDF format to [email protected] For more information, call 816-721-5529.

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