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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Shelter For Life International - Communications Consultant


Shelter For Life believes that sustainable communities are built through the shared involvement of local people who are empowered to become part of the rebuilding process.  With this grassroots approach, SFL enables people that are devastated by conflict and disaster to become part of the solution.  SFL is a Christian, nonprofit, faith-based organization.  We are currently seeking a part-time Communications Consultant.

Salary:  $15.00 - $18.00 per hour

Hours of Work:  Flexible schedule, with office hours being Monday – Friday, normal office hours.

Job Description:
Assist in story idea development, writing and promotion of newsworthy content to increase the visibility of Shelter For Life (newsletter articles, Web site, e-newsletters, news releases, success stories, and other marketing materials as directed). This individual will assist in creating and maintaining communications and media contacts (including Constant Contact) for SFL, assist with graphic art design of publications, help build our capabilities with enhancement of our presence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc. to increase the visibility of the SFL. Also, this individual will assist with the promotion of events, preparation of news coverage tracking & assist with Web site maintenance, research free media & marketing opportunities, outreach efforts throughout the greater Twin Cities area.  Communications Consultant will also work on collateral materials, including SFL’s annual report, also special projects as assigned.

Education/Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing, and/or Expository Writing. Strong proficiency in both writing and editing in English.  Background in web maintenance and design.  InDesign experience highly preferred.  Excellent communication skills, ability to network and speak in public.  Will be able to work independently, and report accurately on goals attained.