Job Description

The Social Media and Marketing Assistant is a key member of the Development team and provides marketing, communications, events and administrative assistance to the Marketing and Events Manager. This position is responsible for improving the quality and consistency of the Rescue Mission’s community wide presence through multiple channels including print, digital, social media and events. The Social Media and Marketing Assistant will play a key role in content creation, copywriting and social media management, delivering impactful content promoting the Mission's unique story and brand.

Essential Responsibilities

To Serve as a Member of the Development Team

  • Meets regularly with Development Team to collaborate and coordinate ministry efforts
  • Collaborates with the Marketing Team to execute quality communications
  • Provides support to Development Marketing Strategies and Projects
  • Supports and assists in other Development goals and responsibilities

To Assist in Content Creation and Copywriting

  • Helps gather and curate inspiring and impactful content to be used in promoting the Mission’s unique story and brand
  • Produces quality content by gathering, writing, and editing copy
  • Takes photography and films short videos as needed for social media
  • Works with Agency Partners, Photographers and Videographers on special projects
  • Monitors and maintains consistency and excellence in our branding and marketing approach

To Grow the Rescue Mission’s Digital Presence

  • Plans content calendar for social media, blogs, emails and website
  • Creates and implements organic digital content for social media accounts
  • Oversees the management of Mission Social Media Accounts including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Acts as social media Community Manager and responds to comments and messages
  • Manages Facebook Business Manager ad account, YouTube channel, and MailChimp
  • Develops new ideas and opportunities for the Rescue Mission to share its story
  • Represents the Mission voice and value to Mission social media followers
  • Tracks and reports on social media, website and digital marketing performance

To Support and Coordinate Development Events

  • To support the Development Team in reaching the goal of each event
  • Assists in ideating, planning and executing in-person and online events, event promotions and advertisement
  • Supports the Marketing and Events Manager in Day-of operations, to include set-up, event execution and tear-down
  • Attends Mission events and helps to capture day-of event content

To Provide Administrative Assistance to the Marketing and Events Manager

  • Provides timely communication with teammates and agency partners
  • Helps track and organize the Marketing Calendar and Project timelines
  • Works with the Donor Services Assistant to execute Development Team Projects

 To represent our Mission, Vision, and Values and continue to grow professionally and spiritually

  • Embodies a Mission-wide perspective beyond the specific program you serve
  • Remains mindful of the organization’s Mission and Vision as a filter for all we do
  • Embodies the Mission’s organizational values: Faith, Integrity, Compassion, and Excellence
  • Intentionally participates in spiritual disciplines and practices that continue to grow your relationship with Christ
  • Willingly engages to resolve conflicts with co-workers, students/guests, and community partners as necessary

 To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Skills / Requirements

Education:

Some college courses preferably in the areas of marketing, communications, or related field.

Experience:

Minimum 1 year of full-time work experience in Marketing or Communications that demonstrates successful execution of projects and events. Prior experience with social media management required. Non-profit experience with marketing or development a plus.

 Skills and Abilities:

Attention to detail.

Social media savvy.

A knack for storytelling.

Exceptional copywriting, written and verbal communication skills, with strong editing ability.

Excellent time management, adaptability, judgment and decision-making skills are required.

Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet demanding deadlines, while producing high-quality work and projecting a positive attitude.

Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Google Suite, Google Analytics, MailChimp or similar email platform.

Demonstrated proficiency in social media, working across platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.) and understanding of social media metrics.

Photography or video experience desired.

Self-starter, highly organized, and able to work independently and as an effective team member.

Team player with a positive attitude and enthusiasm.

 Special License/Certification: None

Travel/Transportation: The incumbent must travel on a regular (or periodic) basis, as the job requires.  The incumbent must have reliable transportation (public transportation may be acceptable depending on the purpose of travel).  If the incumbent receives authorization to use a Mission vehicle to perform duties, he or she must present a current California driver’s license and good driving record in order to be placed on the Mission’s insurance policy.

Environment: The incumbent has a workspace that is generally clean and comfortable. It may include some minor annoyances such as noise, odors, drafts, etc. The incumbent is in a non-confined office-type setting in which he or she is free to move about at will. The incumbent will also perform some duties in a residential setting, which consists of individuals who may have a mental or physical disability or illness.
Physical resources may be limited, and in some cases, are donated.

  • Must work evenings, overnights, weekends, and/or holidays as needed

Required Physical Activity: The incumbent may spend a majority of time sitting, speaking and listening. He or she is expected to travel on a regular (or periodic) basis, as the job requires (see Qualifications above). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Please see below for further physical requirements.

  • Bending
  • Pushing
  • Squatting
  • Carrying
  • Kneeling
  • Reaching
  • Twisting
  • Climbing
  • Lifting
  • Walking
  • Crawling
  • Picking
  • Standing
  • Typing
  • Grasping
  • Pulling
  • Sitting
  • Lift minimum 30 pounds
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Operate office equipment such as, computer, printer, telephone and fax
  • Drive vehicles (current licenses required)
  • Walk on uneven ground

Important Notes

This position is part time, 25 hours per week and pay is $17.00 - $19.00 per hour.

No phone calls please.

All openings are subject to change without notice, due to the volume of applications/resumes received, we are unable to respond to status inquiries. Please be assured that your information is being properly handled and forwarded to the appropriate hiring staff. If your skills and qualifications meet the needs of the job, you will be contacted. If attaching a cover letter, please combine resume and letter in same pdf before uploading.