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Communications Manager

Sherwood, OR · Volunteering/Non-Profit

 

Communications Manager - CASA of Oregon

 

This position is classified as Exempt and Full-Time, and reports to the Deputy Director and is a union position represented by CWA Local 7901.


This position is a Grade 9 with a starting Salary of $54,576.20- $69,083.79

 
ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW
CASA of Oregon began its work more than 30 years ago helping local organizations provide housing for farmworkers and other marginalized populations in primarily rural areas.  CASA is committed to the wellbeing of Oregon’s disadvantaged. CASA’s work culture is inclusive and equitable, builds teams, works collaboratively, makes transparent and shared decisions, and cultivates staff through professional development.

CASA is seeking a motivated, talented, and collaborative individual. Preferred candidates will have a minimum of three years of experience in and knowledge of communications in various formats.  This position will work with the entire organization to ensure our stories are told in an impactful way to a large audience.  

CASA is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status. CASA of Oregon also complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Lisa Rogers at (503)-687-3306 or lrogers@casaoforeogn.org.
 
 
EQUITY OVERVIEW
By working alongside community organizations, we are able to build and renovate affordable housing and neighborhood facilities.  We provide programs and resources that increase families’ financial well-being.  We are advocates, organizers and agents for change working throughout the state of Oregon. At CASA, we commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism because we recognize that the communities we partner with face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state and institutions.

We celebrate the identities of all involved with CASA, past and present. We are an organization that strives to respect the race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, size, disability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, criminal background, religious background, marital status, military status, strengths and differences of all people.

We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression, and commit ourselves to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion and freedom of expression. As organizers, advocates and development consultants, racial equity and inclusion should manifest at all levels of our programs. Through collaboration, we strive to build hope, homes, and financial health to both heal and strengthen our communities.
 

POSITION OVERVIEW
The principal tasks of the Communications Manager are to develop, manage and maintain a communications strategy that will inform partners, funders, recipients of our work, and the broader community about the work we do and the impact it has. This position will work to ensure that we tell our story in a variety of formats to all our stakeholders in a timely and relevant way.  This position serves as the primary contact for all communications and marketing of the organization.  This position reports to the Deputy Director.


 RESPONSIBILITES
  • Construct and drive a communications strategy that promotes the organization’s mission and brand to key stakeholders (i.e. funders, community partners, policymakers, media),
  • Develop the organization’s initial communications plan and update the plan regularly
  • Ensure communications are accessible to a diverse population
  • Create, oversee, implement and manage the organization’s social media plan and presence through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram and others
  • Produce online newsletters and alerts, annual reports and organizational presentations
  • Collaborate with departments and committees to create materials and presentations
  • Work with program staff in campaigns to support the organization’s mission and programs
  • Build relationships with the media, construct press releases and pitch stories
  • Develop content, update and maintain organization’s website; work with staff on managing the overall feel and brand
  • Coordinate the creation of interactive infographics and use graphic design, photos, and videos to tell stories of the organization’s overall impact
  • Work with Directors to create job announcements and identify appropriate places to post positions
  • Coordinate with the Administrative Services Manager to post all job opportunities
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Perform related duties as assigned, within your scope of work
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Associates Degree or BA/BS in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations, business or related field preferred

OR
 
Experience: The applicant has at least three to five years of relevant experience in communications/marketing, preferably working with a nonprofit.

The applicant has a commitment to racial and gender equality and a track record of success of working with communities of color, women, low-income people, rural communities, LGBTQ+ individuals and/or other historically marginalized communities.

Bicultural and/or bilingual is preferred.

Additionally, the candidate should:
  • Be self-driven to perform independent and collaborative work
  • Have experience using social media channels including: Instagram, Twitter, Linked In, Facebook, etc.
  • Have experience using G Suite and Microsoft Office (spreadsheet, word processing and database), CRM software (Salesforce preferred), Adobe Creative Suite and other relevant software
  • Have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrate excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Be detail-oriented and able to think critically
  • Have the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Collaborate well with a variety of people and enjoy working with the public
  • Be comfortable both leading and accepting direction
  • Be able to offer a creative approach to the organizations evolving communication needs
  • Be flexible in work schedule, including ability and willingness to work evenings and/or weekends
  • Have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

WORKING ENVIRONMENT
  • Work is in an indoor, office setting.  Also includes work at project sites and manufactured home communities, and meeting in various settings throughout the state.  (During COVID 19, the work shall be at home until it is safe to return to normal office work.  CASA also provides opportunities for telecommuting).
  • This position requires extensive travel both in state and to training out of state including day and evening work.  This position requires a valid Driver’s License and access to personal and reliable transportation. (During COVID 19, this travel will be limited until it is safe for normal travel to occur).
 
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY CAPABILITY REQUIREMENTS
The following capabilities are required in order to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden on the company are available to address the following requirements.
  • Ability to: stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl;
  • Lift, carry, and place items of up to 25 pounds;
  • Maintain sustained concentration on computer screens;
  • Use keyboards and a variety of computer peripherals;
  • Must be able to drive both day and night and travel to rural areas.
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