• Communications Coordinator, Temporary - Detroit, MI

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/5/2018 3:15 PM)
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    Samaritas, one of the state’s largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.


    Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan.


    We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.


    Immediate communication opportunity in Detroit, Michigan. This position has a $10.00/pay rate. 


    Job Summary


    Coordinates and assists in the execution of a wide range of communications and marketing functions in collaboration with the Advancement team. Works under the direction of the Marketing Manager and in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Assist in preparing, editing, and updating the content of communications printed publications (newsletters, brochures, flyers).
    2. Assist in preparing, editing, and updating the content for our online presence (blog, e-news, calendars, social media platforms, etc.).
    3. Make phone calls to clients and vendors to obtain information for the Marketing Manager.
    4. Create and maintain Samaritas Ripple ENews editorials monthly through Mailchimp.
    5. Provide SEO reports to the Director of Marketing and Marketing Manager.
    6. Interact with other Advancement team members and keep them informed on social/digital campaigns.


    Job Qualifications


    Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

    • Associate degree in Journalism, Communications, Graphic Design, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field.



    • Previous experience in creative writing and editing a variety of communication tools (newsletters, brochures, and promotional materials).
    • Previous experience in working with multiple social media accounts.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Adobe Creative Suite preferred).


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff, persons served, organizational representatives, and general public. Strong organizational skills.
    • Accurate and efficient data entry skills.
    • Ability to maintain confidential with organizational information.


    Additional Work Requirements

    • N/A


    Physical and Mental Work Requirements

    • Near visual acuity.
    • Hand and finger dexterity.
    • Hand-eye coordination.
    • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.
    • Ability to remain stationary for extended periods of time.
    • Ability to move freely about.
    • Ability to stoop, bend and lift arms over head.


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