We are seeking a strong Communications Manager who can amplify our mission and our girls’ voices, create compelling, beautiful content for our marketing channels and website, and serve as a point of contact for our local and online communities.

Available Position

  • Title: Communications Manager
  • Employment classification: Full-Time, exempt
  • Location: Berkeley, CA (not remote)
  • Salary dependent on experience: $65,000-$75,000/year
  • Anticipated start date: December 1, 2020

Responsibilities + Required Skills

Marketing + Communications

  • Execute an ongoing organizational communications plan related to programming, development, our book, PR, news, and events
  • Manage social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), including designing imagery, writing and publishing posts, moderating comments, and raising engagement
  • Use your excellent writing and editing skills to speak to multiple audiences
  • Write, create visuals for, edit, and send email newsletters (Mailchimp)
  • Maintain website and publish new content (WordPress), familiarity with HTML and CMS management will be helpful
  • Develop and pitch new content and media ideas to expand our reach and reputation, PR experience is a plus

Design + Brand

  • Maintain a strong, consistent brand story for the organization
  • Utilize existing brand kit to produce on-brand, fresh content
  • Use design literacy and best practices across typography, composition, photography, and color to ensure effective, good-looking messaging
  • Leverage your solid Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) skills to produce and edit digital and print assets including social media posts, event and press announcements, campaign banners, flyers, website imagery, reports, and other collateral

Fundraising

  • Work alongside Director of Development to craft written and visual content for fundraising, partner outreach, and donor cultivation
  • Support organizational fundraising events and campaigns
  • Find new opportunities to inject fundraising calls-to-action within day-to-day communications and build natural paths for visitors/followers to become donors

Community + Relationships

  • Serve as the first and primary point of contact for incoming communications, media requests, and customer service issues
  • Support outward-facing communication to families, program participants, donors, and the wider Girls Garage community
  • Support internal program communications with staff, instructors, partners, board members, and other stakeholders
  • Use Google G Suite, Microsoft Office, and a range of other software and apps to assist with documentation and administrative communications
  • Attend and support events, workshops, and programs
  • Understand what is happening in our programs, stay engaged, and use comms tools and technology to improve our effectiveness at communicating with our community

Culture and Values

Our girls are everything. We go the extra mile, usually more, to empower the young women we serve. We do things our way, with our love for our community and our work driving our actions. You should look forward to engaging with girls and their families in-person and online. Experience in youth-facing education or school environment preferred.

The Girls Garage staff is a small, close-knit group that collaborates deeply to accomplish our goals, so we need someone who is both self-motivated and team-oriented, willing to take the lead on new projects and to execute the ongoing communication needs of the organization. We wear a lot of hats; you should be flexible and ready to pitch in.

We talk about hard things. Social justice is baked into our programs and we often evaluate and respond to current events. We’re frequently pivoting to find the right approach and messaging that best supports our girls and advances our mission. An expansive understanding of and commitment to intersectional feminism and social justice are required.

We all have a high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail in everything we produce. Similarly, your contributions—across communications, design, and writing—should be impeccable.