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Communication Development Associate – Volunteer

January 1, 2016; 10:42 pm

Communication Development Associate – Volunteer

Street Library, a non-profit organization headquartered in Accra, Ghana is currently looking to engage a college student or recent grad interested in developing their marketing and public relations savvy. The individual will assist with coordination and implementation of the organizations outreach efforts, including public relations, marketing, publications, website, social media, and e-blast communications.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of a Supervisor, Volunteer may be involved with any of the following activities:

• Work to develop and implement an annual communications plan.
• Create and manage the communications calendar.
• Prepare press releases.
• Maintain and update media contacts list, catalog of press coverage and updated press kits.
• Identify and develop beneficiary stories, testimonials, program updates and other newsworthy stories.
• Identify and secure media opportunities.
• Create and distribute email “blast” communications, including quarterly e-newsletters, event promotions, and other emails as needed.
• Maintain the organization’s presence on social networking sites as needed.
• Ensure that Street Library website content is current and the site’s appearance is user-friendly, professional and attractive.
• Assist in developing publications, including quarterly newsletters and annual social impact reports. Includes managing timelines, writing, research and design.
• Assist with creating and updating all printed marketing materials.
• Maintain organization’s display materials to be attractive and accurate.
• Assist in the creation of event sponsorship and marketing materials as needed.
• Identify and pursue appropriate and impactful community relations opportunities.
• Perform other related duties as requested.
• Bachelor’s degree, or currently enrolled student pursuing a degree in a related field: English, journalism, public relations or communications majors encouraged to apply.
• Experience writing press releases and/or have taken classes in journalism.
• Outstanding written, verbal and visual communication skills.
• Computer skills, including MS Office programs; desktop publishing and graphic layout skills utilizing Photoshop, Illustrator; web-based applications including Constant Contact, WordPress and social media applications.
• Strong understanding of brand management, public relations and online communications.

Something you should know!

Street Library is a small grass roots non-profit with Head office in Pokuase, a suburb of Accra. The individual engaged for this position must be super flexible and willing to help where needed most. Creativity, flexibility, ingenuity and a sense of humor are all traits that would fit in well here. Additionally, volunteer can work from remote locations and attend weekly meetings at the head office.

The volunteer engaged for this position is expected to work 15-20 hours per week mostly from a home/personal office, have their own computer, internet access, telephone, etc. Light travel within Ghana, maybe requested.

Employment Type: Volunteer (15-20 hours per week/6 months). Reimbursement will be made for direct expense related to assigned responsibilities. This is not a paid position.

Experience: Related experience would be awesome, but is not required. Excellent writing skills are essential.

Send your CV with cover note to info@streetlibraryghana.org if interested.