Communications Coordinator

Department: CA - PICO California
Location: Los Angeles, Sacramento, or Oakland, CA
Job Code: 513

Description

Communications Coordinator (PICO CA)
 
Organization:
 
PICO California is the statewide collaborative effort of the Faith in Action (formerly PICO National Network), a faith-based community organization, representing 400 congregations and 450,000 families across the state. Through our member organizations, PICO California unites people of diverse economic, racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds around a vision of racial and economic justice. Since 1994, PICO California has been at the forefront of organizing working families to improve schools, increase access to health care, end mass incarceration, and improve the quality of life for our families and our communities. PICO California is the largest community-organizing network in the state.  We are seeking individuals to join our growing staff team who are committed to a transformative racial justice movement (that demands reflection, introspection and truth telling) in order to actively dismantle racist structures in our society.
 
Fueled by deep moral convictions and a close connection to the pain of marginalization that is felt across the state, PICO clergy and leaders have embraced an increasingly ambitious vision for California that places economic dignity and racial equity at the center of our prophetic vision to restore the role of religion as a force for inclusion and equality in public decisions impacting the lives of millions of California residents. The Communications Coordinator provides internal,
artistic design and creation of branding and marketing collateral; this role materializes the mission and vision of the organization while focusing on elevating the stories and prophetic witness of California’s leaders and clergy.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
 

Graphic & Web Design (60%)

Takes direction from written or spoken ideas and converts them seamlessly into images, layouts and other designs with an intimate understanding of how marketing/branding campaigns work, especially in the field of social change work. Working in a fast-paced environment, the Creative Specialist will create digital content, (including, but not limited to, videos, memes, etc.) based on weekly/monthly events that challenge the dominant narrative and elevate the vision of PICO California and create content for federation use. By creating visual aspects of marketing collateral, websites and other digital media, including infographics; putting together disparate elements of a design created by another professional, such as the icons, photographs and other components necessary for a website design, and consulting with our statewide federations; this role will create cohesive designs that reflect our network’s cultures and goals.

 

A. Creative Writing (20%)

  • ​​Collect personal stories of leaders and clergy, across the state, and develop a consistent narrative of collective liberation in alignment with PICO California’s mission and vision.
 

B. Social Media Strategist (20%)​​

  • Drive digital platforms to elevate the PICO California brand and build our online presence.
  • Provide strategic communications support for statewide events garnering press coverage for leaders, clergy, and staff as appropriate.
 
Qualifications:
 
  • 5+ years’ experience in graphic design or digital art-related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related art degree
  • Experience working in Faith-based institutions
  • Experience working in social movement, community-based organizations
  • Strong graphic design/digital media portfolio
  • Strong creative writing skills and the ability to build a cohesive narrative
  • Disciplined and able to work effectively in independent and team contexts
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Commitment to social justice and the mission of PICO CA
  • Cultural competence to work in a multicultural, multi-faith environment
 
Preferred Skills:
 
  • Proficiency with MS Office and Apple/Macbook proficiency
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, relational
  • Bridge-building and conflict resolution orientation
 
Application Procedure:
 
All applicants must apply for this position online(Click the “Apply for this Position” button below) Please have the following documents ready to upload to your online application:
 
  1. An electronic file of your resume (preferably in PDF format) including salary history and 3 references ready to be uploaded with your online application.
  2. A cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in this position.
 
If you need assistance or experience any technical difficulties with your online application, please contact careers@faithinaction.org.  Resumes will not be accepted via this email address.
 
FAITH IN ACTION is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.
 




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