Job Posting: Communications Specialist

Emilie Wetzel
Aug 11, 2020

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Position Title: Communications Specialist
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Reports to: Executive Director
Job Classification: Part-Time, hourly (10-15 hours/week)
Start Date: Immediate
Salary: $20.00/hour
Application Deadline: August 26, 2020

Organizational Background: The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) is seeking a Communications Specialist to support the organization’s mission to improve the health of our 30 square mile watershed. TTF collaborates with our municipalities and leads our communities through education, stewardship, restoration, and advocacy. TTF is part of the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River and the Delaware River Watershed Initiative; and is increasingly recognized as a leading watershed organization. 

Job Description: The Communications Specialist will work with the Executive Director to advance the goals of TTF by effectively using communication tools and completing other projects as needed. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience in media relations, marketing, writing, nonprofit communications, social media management, public relations, or a related field. 

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Produce a variety of digital communications including blog posts, calendar/website updates (Word Press), social media content, e-newsletters (Constant Contact), and support online programs. 
  • Work with Executive Director to write press releases and opinion pieces for Philadelphia-area media. 
  • Manage the organization’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin accounts. 
  • Assume additional responsibilities as needed.

Qualifications: 

  • Two- or four-year degree in communications, marketing, social media, or related field; or equivalent professional experience in nonprofit communications. 
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Knowledge/skills: 

  • Knowledge of environment, conservation, and water-related issues a plus. 
  • Video-editing experience a plus. 
  • Superior writing and research skills. 
  • Social media competency and creativity (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin) 
  • Excellent internet and computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Graphic design experience (flyers, social media graphics, etc.) 
  • Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities, and meet deadlines. 
  • Motivated and organized self-starter able to work independently while collaborating with others in the organization. 
  • Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.

To Apply: Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and a short writing sample, listing job position in subject line to julie@ttfwatershed.org. 

We welcome applications from all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. 

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