FACT Oregon has an amazing opportunity for someone passionate about communication, sharing information, and using their advocacy skills to support changing the face of disability for families across Oregon!
Status: Regular, full-time (there is flexibility for the right candidate if fewer hours are desired)
Reports to: Director of Development, Evaluation, and Impact
Organizational Overview: FACT Oregon’s mission is to empower Oregon families experiencing disability in pursuit of whole lives in their community. Through services created “by families for families,” we have helped thousands of families each year navigate barriers, create a culture of inclusion, and demonstrate that a whole life is possible. We will strive to ensure that families, volunteers, parent leaders, sponsors, community partners and collaborators are from diverse communities, including those that are traditionally underserved or marginalized. This includes making concerted efforts to remove as many participation barriers as possible, respect cultural difference and expand outreach. The outcome of our work is engaged, equipped families who hold high expectations for their children, have a vision for the future, and that value self-determination; in other words, families who dream big dreams as they raise children experiencing disability and prepare them for whole, full adult lives!
The Communication Coordinator is committed to FACT Oregon’s mission, vision, and values, and promotes the organization and demonstrates initiative in the promotion and protection of the FACT Oregon brand and image. The Communications Coordinator’s efforts help empower, engage, and equip families experiencing disability to navigate special education and disability services, and pursue whole lives in community. The Communications Coordinator meets the breadth and scope of the organization’s communication needs and goals via a wide variety of communications tools, including website, newsletters, and e-blasts, print materials, and social media:
- Generates content, design, and layout for website, newsletters, social media, and print material:
- Ensures communications are inviting and easy to navigate for families, targeted to specific audiences as needed, and brimming with relevant, useful resources anchored in mission, vision, and values
- Creates graphic design elements to support the FACT Oregon brand
- Drafts, edits, and proofreads all content for spelling, grammar, and content accuracy
- Manages the event/training calendar and process requests to add community events
- Develops and maintain the online newsletter and eblast publication calendar and editorial process, including working with staff to determine monthly content focus and contributors
- Oversees day-to-day management of the website, creating content, assuring accessibility, and liaising with the web developer as needed
- Optimizes social media to promote upcoming trainings, events, and announcements and share information, stories, and resources, utilizing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other channels as identified
- Works closely with the DDEI to create and implement strategic communication plans around social events and fundraisers
- Collaborates on fundraising and cultivation of business/foundation/coalition support, and support event coordination
- Uses best practices for communication strategies:
- Researches best practices and identifies strategies to improve reach and impact
- Ensures ADA compliance for website and promote accessibility on all other communication channels
- Demonstrates commitment to culturally responsive communication and outreach to communities of color, families that speak a language other than English, and other underserved communities
- Develops and initiates targeted outreach strategies to reach traditionally underserved populations
- Monitors, tracks, and evaluates communication analytics and shares with DDEI and management team
- Works effectively in a team environment
- Engages staff in communication strategies providing information, answering questions, and addressing concerns
- Initiates opportunities to stay current on programming, deliverables, and current and forecasted communication needs
- Effectively troubleshoots and addresses problems in a timely way
- Participates in all-staff and team meetings and events as assigned
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required Include:
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Ability to synthesize complex information and communicate clearly and concisely both in writing and orally for the media and the public
- Ability to learn quickly about issues that families experiencing disability face and find/post content of interest from a variety of local, state, and national sources
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to handle complex assignments, prioritize needs, meet deadlines, and maintain positive relationships while under pressure
- Comfort working with media relations, community partners, and families
- Creative and able to develop materials that target audience segments (i.e. family members, professional partners, potential funders)
- Ability to design accessible, graphically strong materials and templates that will adhere to brand
- Event promotion experience
- Initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively and to build consensus
- Cultural competency in supporting and working with families and community partners from diverse communities, including those that speak a language other than English or are historically underserved
- Ease with WordPress, Canva, Adobe Acrobat suite, social media platforms, Constant Contact, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, graphic design tools, web-based platforms such as Zoom, data entry and analytics and/or the willingness to prioritize training to become proficient
Experience with disability (e.g. parent, family member of a child experiencing disability; person experiencing disability), and/or experience as a member of a historically underserved population.
Working at FACT Oregon:
At FACT Oregon, we share a passionate commitment to empowering families experiencing disability to pursue whole lives in community and change the face of disability. We ask every staff member to center and model FACT Oregon’s mission, vision, and values. We believe strongly that disability is natural and in core values of high expectations, family and individual self-determination, and respect for cultural and linguistic differences.
Employees expectations are:
- Use technology and supports to facilitate engagement in collaborative processes and efficient workflow plans
- Show initiative, be solution-oriented and participate fully in meetings
- Be able to work both independently and collaboratively
- Take advantage of professional training opportunities
- Work occasional weekends or weeknights as needed
Compensation: The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and within FACT Oregon’s salary grade levels of 1-3. We expect the position to be hired at a Grade 1-2 level, as detailed below.
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Travel: Travel may be required for this position when safe to do so, and advanced notice is given.
Hours: The preference is to have the position filled full-time, and there is flexibility for the right candidate if fewer hours are preferred.
- Benefits package available for eligible employees (Medical/Dental/Vision/Short-term disability/Small group Life insurance)
- Paid holidays, sick and vacation time
- Growth opportunities and professional development
- Flexible scheduling/remote work with approval (please note during COVID-19 that all staff are temporarily working remotely. Some staff work remotely at all times: we are open to this for the right candidate.)
Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Accessibility:
FACT Oregon believes that the strength and growth of our organization reflects its talented and hard-working staff. We also believe that all people are entitled to equal employment opportunity. We follow state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring and employment. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran’s status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Hiring and all other employment decisions are made based on the individual’s qualifications, abilities, and contributions to FACT Oregon.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, FACT Oregon will provide reasonable accommodation to support a qualified applicant or employee with a disability.
Unless otherwise specified in a formally executed written contract, signed by the Executive Director, employment is voluntary or “at-will.”
To Apply: To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume via email to [email protected], with the subject line of “Communications Coordinator – Your Name”. No phone calls please.
The position will remain open until filled and we will contact you if you’re selected for an interview.
Candidates who have a lived experience of disability, are family members of people with disabilities, and/or are Black, Indigenous and People of Color are especially encouraged to apply.
Disclaimer: This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the position and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.