Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Since our founding in 1958, we have programs that support the unique needs of girls aged 5-18, and, starting in the 1990’s, to design and deliver programs using an equity lens, serving those from some of County’s least resourced communities, primarily in and around Oakland. Through a K-12 Program Continuum, we empower girls by equipping them to navigate gender, economic, and racial barriers and grow into healthy, educated, and independent adults. All programs are developmentally appropriate, supporting girls’ changing needs as they grow. From literacy interventions in elementary school and exciting hands-on STEAM projects in middle school to building leadership skills and college readiness in high school, Girls Inc. girls receive the support and the opportunities they need to thrive. Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s operating budget is $7M with 100 staff in our downtown Oakland Simpson Center for Girls and in more than 15 schools and satellite centers across Alameda County.
About the Role
The Communications Manager weaves the stories that transmit the impact of our mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, and she/he plays a key role in shaping the public voice and image of Girls Inc. of Alameda County. The successful candidate will have a personal commitment to our mission, as well as our focus on using an equity lens. A skilled writer and project manager, she/he will create compelling marketing/communication assets and manage projects to communicate our impact with our stakeholders including: funders, alumnae, partners, volunteers, and the public. This is a full-time position.
● Work in close partnership with agency leaders to develop and implement an integrated strategic communications plan, calendar to advance Girls Inc.’s brand identity, increase its visibility, and support consistent communication across channels.
● Develop high quality content within designated timelines across various media (not limited to website, newsletters for general & alumnae, social media platforms, print collateral, press releases, and event scripts/speeches), prioritizing girls’ power, voice and experience.
● Create fundraising materials including: annual reports, event brochures, and programmatic agency handouts.
● Edit external-facing communications as needed to ensure cohesive messaging and mission-driven communication.
● Increase data-driven marketing and communications through market research, tracking, measuring network engagement and growth.
● Perform other duties assigned in person or virtual workspace.
● Minimum of three years Communications experience, including marketing, public relations, public affairs or journalism, with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
● Superlative writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
● Ability to organize and present logical, persuasive cases or narratives for a variety of audiences across print and digital communications media/formats.
● Proven strength in developing and implementing communication / marketing plan.
● Excellent project management skills, successfully managing competing priorities and deadlines.
● Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
● Knowledge of and commitment to girl-centered programs, equity & inclusion, and trauma informed programming.
● Experience with: graphic design (Canva etc.), website management, and Microsoft Office preferred. Raiser’s Edge a plus.
What We Offer
● Medical benefits (Employer pays standard medical plan)
● Voluntary Dental
● Voluntary Vision
● Retirement benefit 403b
● Flex spending accounts
● Life Insurance benefits
● Long term disability benefits
● 13 Paid Holidays
● Vacation time off
● Sick time off
● Employee Assistance Program
● Professional development/training
Girls Inc. of Alameda County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Since 1958, we have responded to the unique needs of girls aged 5-18. We empower girls in underserved communities, equipping them to navigate gender, economic, and racial barriers and grow into healthy, educated, and independent adults. All programs are developmentally appropriate, supporting girls’ changing needs as they grow. From literacy activities in elementary school, to exciting hands-on science projects in middle school, to building leadership skills and college readiness in high school, Girls Inc. girls receive the support and the opportunities they need to thrive. Poised for growth, the Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s operating budget is $6.9M with 110 staff in our downtown Oakland Simpson Center for Girls and in more than 20 schools and satellite centers across Alameda County. Girls Inc. of Alameda County is part of the national Girls Inc. Network, which serves more than 140,000 girls annually.
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