Job Listing: Communications Specialist

The Immigrant Learning Center is adding a Communications Specialist to our three-person communications team to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our work. The composition of the workload will be fluid and subject to change according to opportunities and projects that arise but will lean heavily toward social media and video production.

In addition to social media and video expertise, the ideal candidate will be willing and able to jump in and assist with communications activities from event support to website to newsletters, etc.

How this position relates to our mission:

Americans are being flooded with a rising tide of misinformation about immigrants. The communications specialist will work with The ILC Public Education Institute to create and disseminate content that accurately and effectively educates Americans about immigration.

The communications specialist will help The ILC English language program leverage the expertise of our teaching staff to create online materials that can reach immigrants and refugees anywhere that are struggling to learn English.

None of our work is possible without funding. The communications specialist will support the development department tell compelling stories about our work.

Position reports to:

Director of Communications, on-site at our offices in Malden, MA.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Adopt The Immigrant Learning Center’s voice/tone across a variety of content.
  • Tell compelling stories that clearly communicate the mission through the creation of new video content and modifying/repurposing existing video content.
  • Develop and implement social media strategy across all channels (currently Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube) and create/curate daily content.
  • Research and implement best practices
  • Measure results and adjust tactics accordingly
  • Create and maintain social media calendars that coordinate with organizational priorities.
  • Assist with other communications projects as needed as well as administrative or other tasks as assigned by director of communications.

Must-have qualifications:

  • U.S. work authorization
  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster
  • 2+ years relevant experience
  • Ability to create effective content for a variety of media in a non-academic setting
  • Experience managing professional social media accounts and an in-depth understanding of social media platforms
  • Advanced video editing experience, including strong understanding of lighting and sound
  • Experience in both functionality and efficient workflows in Adobe Creative Suite programs (specifically Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects)
  • Respect for goals, deadlines and budgets: you meet concurrent deadlines by setting priorities, organizing time, and identifying resources and assistance as needed
  • Desire to make the world a better place demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience working on an issue you feel passionate about
  • Strong collaborator and team member, able to work independently and take initiative
  • Commitment to continuous improvement, you seek feedback and offer it freely and respectfully
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience

Advantageous qualifications:

  • Graphic design experience
  • Writing experience
  • Experience with website platforms WordPress and Drupal.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a good sense of humor

Compensation:

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a flexible schedule and an annual salary range of $45,000 – 50,000. Benefits include paid vacation and sick time, health insurance and 403b retirement account.

Interview Process:

If you are chosen to interview, you will have a phone interview with one or more members of the communications department. Following that will be in-person interviews with all of the communications team as well as representatives from the Public Education Institute, English language program, development department and organizational leadership. This is a two-way interaction, and we want to give you the opportunity to get to know us and determine if this is the job for you.

Application: 

To apply, please send an application packet with a cover letter, resume and three samples of your work to: jobs@ilctr.org (Subject line: Communications Specialist). Review of applications will begin immediately. No phone calls please.

About Us:

The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that gives immigrants a voice in three ways. The English Language Program provides free, year-round English classes to immigrant and refugee adults in Greater Boston to help them become successful workers, parents and community members. The Public Education Institute informs Americans about immigrants and immigration in the United States. The Institute for Immigration Research, a joint venture with George Mason University, conducts research on the economic contributions of immigrants.

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