Communications Coordinator – Remote

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

The National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants

The National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) is funded by the CDC to support health departments and community organizations working with refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities to improve health outcomes. Since it was established in October 2020, NRC-RIM has become nationally known for excellence in public health preparedness and response, and in fostering partnerships that make a real difference in the communities.

NRC-RIM is looking to add an experienced communications professional to the team who will support its health communications efforts as well as promotions for the center itself. The right candidate has experience with marketing and communications best practices, including content creation, websites, mass email and social media; keen attention to detail and deadlines; writing, design, and communications skills; a history of effective collaboration; ability to multitask; and an interest and passion for serving diverse and multilingual communities.

This position reports to the Communications Strategist for NRC-RIM. This is a temporary, 100% grant-funded position funding through September 2024. Possibility for renewal based on grant funding.

This benefits-eligible position is fully remote and the candidate does not need to reside in Minnesota. The salary range is $55,000 to $65,000 based on qualifications.

Content Development & Management (70%)

  • Write blog articles, web copy, marketing emails, social media posts and other various marketing-communications related content
  • Manage content on the NRC-RIM website, including creating and updating pages and layouts, and managing assets in the media library
  • Manage content and production of e-newsletter; maintain newsletter contact list
  • Design marketing materials for center events and programs, including invitations, fliers and announcements in line with the center’s established branding guidelines
  • Monitor news, social media, and partners’ websites for content ideas and emerging trends
  • Create short videos using basic video editing tools (e.g. Animoto)
  • Coordinate the sending and receipt of translated materials to/from an external vendor and community reviewers and process files for publishing as needed

Social Media Marketing (20%)

  • Support the Communications Strategist in building and executing social media strategy
  • Generate, edit, publish and share daily social media content on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.

Center Administration (10%)

  • Respond to general inquiries in the center’s email account, escalating and delegating more complex inquiries as needed
  • Manage Zoom registrations and logistics for webinars and other online events for the center
  • Keep current with developments in the field, and continued professional development.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any subject and two years of related experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal at least six years.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in Google Suite
  • Experience building electronic newsletters using software such as Constant Contact or Mailchimp
  • Experience editing websites using content management systems like Drupal, WordPress, Wix, Joomla, etc.
  • Experience managing social media for organizations
  • Graphic design experience; proficient in Adobe Cloud, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Acrobat Pro
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a variety of individuals/organizations
  • Demonstrated interest in working with diverse, multicultural communities and/or in international settings.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including proofreading, spelling, and grammar
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with refugees, immigrants, and/or migrant communities in the United States
  • Experience working with products written in languages other than English
  • Familiarity with best practices around simple language, ADA compliance, and Search Engine Optimization
  • Excellent organizational skills, to include multi-tasking and time management.

About the Department

The Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility (CGHSR) Communication Specialist position is part of a center team consisting of 10 professional staff and faculty advisors. CGHSR is part of the University of Minnesota Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA). Together with schools and colleges across the University of Minnesota, we facilitate and lead activities in education, research, and capacity building in order to fulfill our mission to advance health worldwide through collaborative partnerships, sustainable programs, and academic excellence.

CGHSR and the University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Benefits

At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University’s Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/353276

You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail [email protected] or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


Closing date: 21 Jan 2023