Aug 28, 2019
Marketing & Communications Assitant Featured
Marketing & Communications Assistant Families Empowered is a community-based, women- and minority-led non-profit parent service organization that envisions, one day, all families will have access to schools that work, for them. With a leadership team and staff comprised of multiple first-generation college graduates, we deeply understand the importance of empowered parents, and the positive impact they can have on Texas communities. Each year we reach out to tens of thousands of families in Houston, San Antonio, and Austin through in-person events, our bi-lingual call center, text, and social media, and provide them with free personalized support to help them navigate their many great K-12 school options. OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES Integrity: Conduct all affairs with parents, partners, staff, and donors with integrity and transparency. We are scrupulous and brutally honest about performance data, and courageous in sharing “lessons learned” with those who might be nefit from our missteps, or help us correct them. Value Creation: Ensure that all our actions focus on creating maximum value for families we serve and are oriented toward empowering others to improve their lives. Hold yourself and others accountable. Empathy: Honor each other and lead with understanding; although we work at scale to solve an urgent problem, we strive for quality, personalized interactions with our customers and each other. Humility: Exemplify humility and intellectual honesty. Constantly seek to understand and constructively deal with reality. Optimism: Face questions and challenges with hopefulness and confidence. Maintain a sense of possibility when serving families and each other. Listening: Seek input from our customers as frequently as possible in order to deepen and broaden our relevancy and impact. Collaboration: Understand that we alone cannot provide everything that families need to access excellent schools; we initiate and maintain strategic partnerships and collaborations with like-minded organizations. ROLE OVERVIEW A great opportunity for a highly motivated self-starter, the Marketing & Communications Assistant is responsible for providing marketing and communications support to the organization with a focus on social media content creation, copywriting and scheduling. Successful candidates will have a passion for understanding and connecting with key stakeholders, identifying opportunities to leverage communication channels in innovative ways, and working in a collaborative environment. Preference will be placed for bi-lingual (Spanish/English) applicants, but this is not a requirement. This is a part-time position with potential for transition to a full-time position in January 2020. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Managing the organization's social media calendar and ensuring that all planned posts are completed in a timely manner. Drafting, proofreading and copyediting collateral and digital copy. Collaboration on marketing and communications strategies and tactics. Performing special projects as needed, including visits to schools and participation in events FUNCTIONAL SKILLS REQUIRED Extremely organized, detail oriented. Superior oral and written communication skills. Minimum competence in Microsoft Office Products Knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) Basic understanding of graphic design and software (Adobe Creative Suite, Canva) Ability to communicate clearly in Spanish (verbally and in writing) strongly preferred. Competency in basic data analysis preferred (e.g. Excel). Driver’s license not required, but preferred. CHARACTER SKILLS REQUIRED Impeccable integrity, honesty, and punctuality. Strong attention to detail and customer service orientation Positive attitude, approaches all tasks with optimism and a sense of possibility. Ability to work within a team to accomplish project goals. Intolerance for mediocrity, strives for excellence in all aspects of work. Self-starter who takes initiative, is able to work independently and has willingness to take on any task. Passion for the Families Empowered mission. WORKING Work is primarily performed in an office environment in Houston, TX. Part time (16 hours a week) paid opportunity.
Families Empowered 7447 Harwin Dr. Suite 246 Houston, TX. 77036 Part-time