Communications Specialist

The Communications Specialist is a half-time (21-hour/week) position working under the supervision of the Policy & Communications Director. As part of a small but full-service Communications Team for an active and diverse nonprofit organization, the Communications Specialist will manage the social media, website and graphic design needs of the organization, creating culturally appropriate and innovative content, and ensuring that messaging and branding are consistent with IFR’s mission, development goals, and community relations objectives. The Communications Specialist will design multiple print and online media for the organization, including program brochures, flyers, posters, reports, business cards, memes, graphics and events-related publicity. Within time limitations and organizational priorities, the Communications Specialist will assist in writing content for IFR’s newsletter, e-blasts, events and agency material.

Essential Job Duties are, but not limited to the following
  • Work with the Policy and Communications Director to develop and implement an annual communications plan
  • Design, layout and publish graphics for organizational events, campaigns, program activities and community issues.
  • Work with Policy & Communications Director to regularly update website, including content, photos, program activities, events, and community issues.
  • Publicize and post program-related content on social media channels
  • Work with Human Resources to post and publicize IFR open positions
  • Generate creative content on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn and other sites to effectively increase IFR’s online visibility
  • Photograph and archive IFR events and activities for use in online and print publications
  • Assist in generating written and graphic content for IFR website, e-newsletters, annual reports and organizational events
  • Other communications projects as needed
   Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Graphic design skills
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite, especially with Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Strong time management skills and attention to deadlines
  • Ability to learn quickly and multi-task
  • Able to work well independently and with teams
  • Strong understanding of social media best practices
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Suite, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to diversity, equity, and social justice issues
Preferred Skills
  • Bilingual/bicultural (strongly preferred)
  • Experience in a nonprofit community organization
  • Knowledgeable about the Chicanx/Latinx/Indígenx community of San Francisco
  • At least two years’ experience in a role involving graphic design
  • Experience in digital communications, marketing, and/or social media
  • Experience overseeing social media pages such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube
  • Experience overseeing and regularly updating websites
  • Familiarity with NationBuilder
  • Familiarity working with Canva, Figma, Pexel and/other graphic design tools
  • Digital and/or print arts experience
  • Creative; good drawing and artistic skills
  • Understanding of branding, messaging, and marketing principles for a nonprofit
  • Working with communication vendors
Education, Certifications and Licenses
  • Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design, Digital Arts, Web Design, Marketing, Communications or a related field
  • Must pass and maintain annual tuberculosis test
  • Must pass Department of Justice fingerprint screening
  • Must complete annual recurrent online trainings
  • Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations upon hire (reasonable accommodation will be considered upon request)

This is a part-time (21 hours/week), non-exempt position with benefits. All IFR positions that are 17.5 hours or more per week are eligible to participate in medical health benefit plans, including dental, vision, a 403(b) plan fully paid by the employer, earned vacation, sick leave, and thirteen paid holidays.

To Apply

Please email your resume, a well-written cover letter, and two samples of your graphics work. Your resume and cover letter should be submitted in Word or PDF format; your graphics work should be submitted in PNG or PDF formats. Resumes without a cover letter or graphics work will not be considered. Please submit all three items in one email to: [email protected].

Instituto Familiar de la Raza is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, culture, age, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. People of color are encouraged to apply.


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