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  • Dallas

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Communications Specialist

The Catholic Foundation seeks a strategic junior communicator to join its team as a Communications Specialist. This individual will assist the Development team by enhancing the brand and reputation of The Catholic Foundation both within and outside of the Catholic community and to existing donors, potential donors, grant seekers and recipients, the professional advisor community in North Texas and the greater Dallas community. This full-time position will work directly under the supervision of the Director of Marketing and Communications.

Qualifications & Personal Characteristics:
•Candidate requires a bachelor’s degree in journalism, mass communications, public relations, strategic communications, marketing or related field.
•The ideal candidate possesses demonstrated writing and editing strength through work samples completed in either an internship and/or in a consultant or full-time role at a corporation, agency or nonprofit.
•A commitment to engaging donors and prospective donors and knowledge of the Catholic community is essential.
•Candidate will develop and implement excellent public relations and marketing strategies across earned, owned and paid channels. The candidate should be professional, joyful, comfortable talking in public and enjoy researching, writing, editing, recording and publishing content as directed by the Director of Marketing and Communications and Vice President of Development.
•The ideal candidate loves the English language, exudes confidence, is a self-starter and sensitive to editorial and media deadlines, can collaborate with colleagues and outside vendors and work independently and can also bring and execute effective and break-through ideas involving the latest in technology trends.
•Bilingual (English/Spanish) is optimal, but not mandatory.

Responsibilities include:
•Assist in managing e-mail outreach and amplifying news and information on the Foundation website.
•Research and write articles for the Foundation website, Foundation publications and social media (e.g. donor profiles, community impact articles, scripts for videos involving community impact).
•Assist in the preparation of a quarterly analysis of Foundation social media posts.
•Coordinate in the creation of short videos involving Foundation staff and trustees discussing charitable giving and third parties sharing community impact stories for the Foundation’s website and social channels.
•Design and produce a variety of graphic images, animations and other multimedia-rich applications using Canva, Adobe or other similar software.
•Assist with taking photographs and shooting video at Foundation events and at local churches, schools and nonprofit organizations.
•Create and edit Flickr and Dropbox photo albums.
•Assist with editing videos and managing the Foundation’s YouTube channel.
•Assist supervisor with the development of monthly calendars and concepts for posts, as well as job trafficking and scheduling posts.
•Plan communications outreach and project-based marketing and public relations plans.
•Monitor, track and create reports for media interactions by analyzing data and trends.
•Write and share impactful posts about philanthropy, charitable giving and grant distributions on the Foundation’s social media channels.

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience. The position includes a comprehensive medical plan, paid time off for designated holidays and the opportunity to participate in the Foundation’s matching 403(b) plan. The Catholic Foundation is a 501(c) (3) public charity established to receive contributions from donors, to invest charitable funds prudently and to make charitable grants to the Catholic community and beyond. The Foundation promotes charitable compassionate giving and stewardship for individuals and families interested in charitable giving today and/or creating their philanthropic legacy that addresses needs throughout the community.

Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. If you have questions regarding this position, please send via email.

To apply for this job email your details to bkula@catholicfoundation.com