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Communications Manager

Company: Preble Street
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details Level Experienced Job Location Preble Street - PORTLAND, ME - Description Based in Portland, Maine, and offering services statewide, Preble Street's low-barrier, client-centered programs provide casework, housing, shelter, food, and other essential services to people in our community experiencing homelessness, hunger, and poverty, while advocating for long-term solutions to these problems.

Preble Street is seeking a Communications Manager to manage a diverse portfolio of communications and engagement strategies, assist with media and donor relations, and support the execution of Preble Street's communications plans and strategies. In collaboration with the Director of Communications, the Communications Manager will generate, distribute, and maintain branded agency materials, assist in creating collateral for programs and events, manage incoming media inquiries, support strategies to build and grow Preble Street's social media and website traffic, and build relationships with program staff and clients to source stories of program impact in alignment with the agency's Ethical Storytelling model for use in agency communications, advocacy, and development work.

This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position with a Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm schedule, with evening and weekend hours as needed.
Qualifications Qualifications for the position include a bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or a related field with 3-5 years of experience in communications, public relations, or a related field OR a combination of work experience and relevant education and training likely to be successful in the position.

A commitment to the agency mission is required. The successful candidate will also have strong writing and editing skills; ability to work on diverse projects simultaneously and to ensure accuracy, timeliness, and effectiveness; experience with social media and digital communications; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and an ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Compensation and Benefits

This full-time, salaried position offers competitive compensation with a range of $50,000 - $57,000. Generous paid time off, insurance, and retirement plan benefits include:

  • 4 weeks (160 hours, accrued) vacation time, 12 days (96 hours, accrued) sick time, 16 hours personal time, 12 Paid Holidays
  • Health insurance w/ 100% employer-paid option; Dental insurance w/ 100% employer-paid option; Vision insurance; Employer-paid Life, STD, and LTD insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan w/ employer match

    To Apply: We encourage applicants to apply via Preble Street's website employment page. Applications (resume and cover letter, preferred) may also be emailed to employment@preblestreet.org or mailed via USPS mail to Preble Street Human Resources, 55 Portland Street, Portland, ME 04101.

    If you need assistance or accommodation in the application process, please contact us at hr@preblestreet.org.

    Please note that automatically generated confirmations of receipt will be sent in response to applications sent via email. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be otherwise contacted.

    Preble Street, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, has been working since 1975 to provide best practice social services that meet urgent needs and end hunger and homelessness for individuals and families in Maine living in poverty.

    Preble Street is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to equity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and consider applications for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Keywords: Preble Street, Portland , Communications Manager, Executive , Portland, Maine

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