Headway Emotional Health Services is looking to hire a talented, engaged, and hands-onfull-time Marketing and Communication Specialist. Are you a creative and persuasive marketing professional who wants to make adynamic and lasting impact in your community? This position earns acompetitive salary, depending on experience. We also offerexcellent benefitsincludingmedical with HSA accounts and generous company contributions, a 401(k) plan with match, and generous paid time off (PTO). If this sounds like the right marketing professional opportunity for you with an amazing nonprofit organization, apply today!
ABOUT HEADWAY EMOTIONAL HEALTH SERVICES
Founded in 1970 by a group of parents who wanted to help children and families in crisis in their communities, we are a passionate and focused nonprofit that makes a difference in the lives of over 20,000 people throughout the Twin Cities metro area each year. We empower people of all ages to live an emotionally healthy life by providing mental health services for children and their families, including school-based therapy, outpatient therapy, children's targeted case management, day treatment, and more. We believe people have the capacity to be emotionally healthy and we are committed to empowering them to become better versions of themselves. We go above and beyond to remove barriers to quality emotional health for everyone.
As an employer, we are committed to providing our staff withopportunities for growth, for development, and to expand skillsets across different programming spectrums.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
You are responsible for the mission-driven ownership of delivering our day-to-day communications, public relations, and legislative activities that strengthen Headway's brand, expand awareness, and support growth of its programs. As the key member of our communications team, you establish the voice of the agency with creative, dynamic and polished communications programs. You build content across a range of formats and audiences to expand awareness, increase understanding, build engagement, and create client growth for the agency.
As the voice of the organization, you play a key part in developing and maintaining strong relationships with key external and internal stakeholders. Leveraging those skills, you seek to develop and implement media relation initiatives resulting in news coverage that increases awareness of our mission and the services we can deliver. You play a major role in organizing events with partners, stakeholders, and the general public, enhancing the value of the organization. Never satisfied with the status quo, you are always looking for ways to improve the impact of the ongoing marketing strategy. With your focus on results, you monitor and analyze ongoing trends and currents in order to optimize the marketing strategy that reaches more people in the community and encourages them to seek emotional health.
While it's true that most of your time is spent creating engaging content that speaks for the organization, you also play the role of liaison to the state of Minnesota. You execute our government affairs plan and provide up to date briefings to Headway on the legislative progress and funding initiatives, all while identifying and communicating opportunities and threats to those programs. You create literature communicating both the organization's mission and legislative objectives, and ensure follow through with the legislative agenda for the organization.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE
A bachelor's degree in marketing or business communications is preferred, but multiple factors will be taken into consideration for this role. Are you called to advocate for those that are suffering from poor emotional health? Are you a savvy digital-age communicator who understands how to build a campaign designed to strengthen a nonprofit brand? Are you adept at pitching story ideas and skilled at developing strong relationships with media? Do you have a strong ability to coordinate important projects with stakeholders for successful completion? Are you a person who possesses outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and has the desire to communicate for an organization that serves the community? If so, you might be just perfect for this Marketing and Communications Specialist position!
Creation of content for newsletters, marketing literature, legislative literature, social media, and public relations materials.
Demonstrate hands-on proficiency with range of digital tools and platforms and producing variety of communication materials, including print, digital and video.
Project coordination with vendors and partners for successful project completion.
3-5 years of job/internship experience working in a marketing role or equivalent.
Experience pitching story ideas and developing strong relationships with media
Experience in Government Affairs
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Fluency in integrated marketing principles and ability to execute a unified, cross-channel strategy.
Ability to effectively and strategically partner across the organization and with vendors.
Superior organization skills and attention to detail, manage multiple priorities and deliver solutions on time.
Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems independently and under pressure; comfortable with working through ambiguity.
Proficiency with digital technology,
Working Condition/Physical Demands:
Local travel within the metro area.
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
Sitting for extended periods of time.
COMMUNICATIONS TEAM WORK SCHEDULE
This full-time marketing and governmental affairs specialist position with our nonprofit worksprimarily Monday - Friday.
READY TO JOIN OUR NONPROFIT TEAM?
If you feel that you would be right for this creative position with a nonprofit that provides critical mental health services, please fill out our initial3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!