Columba Leadership: Communications Coordinator

Columba Leadership
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Saturday, 6 November, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Vacancy
Columba Leadership, (columba.org.za) is an NGO that activates youth enterprise and employment by helping young people transcend their personal circumstances and offers meaningful social impact to all investors.
 

Position Communications Coordinator     
Position Type Fixed Term Contract for 12 months  
Workplace Central Office, Illovo
Reports to Marketing & Funding Manager
Qualification
  • Relevant tertiary qualification   
Experience
  • 5 years’ experience in communications preferably in the NGO sector    
Attributes / Abilities / Characteristics
  • Demonstrated communications and marketing experience with a strong focus on digital tools and techniques and good understanding of channels, current and emerging trends, analytics and community management/engagement
  • Strong communication and presentation skills including verbal, written and visual
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate well with young people and adults
  • Proficient in written and verbal English
  • Able to simplify messaging with clarity of purpose, meaning and impact
  • Good attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills  
  • Good team player as well as having the ability to work independently
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in a fluid environment
Key Performance Areas Internal and External Communications
  • Support internal and external communication by developing communication based on programme activities, interviews, briefings, research and observations/insights etc.
  • Develop internal and external newsletters
  • Develop multi-media and other communication formats – video’s, invites, pamphlets, presentations and posters

Investor Relations

  • Prepare marketing collateral for key stakeholder groups.  Assist with tailoring these for specific target audiences
  • Support investor engagements / events and debriefs
  • Support the review of the format and content of investor reports

Media Relations

  • Maintain a network of media contacts
  • Prepare media releases which meet the needs of the targeted audience

Website

  • Keep website content interesting, topical and up-to-date
  • Track and meaningfully respond to analytics relating to the effectiveness of the website.  Seek to promote the website readership and further sharing of material

Digital Marketing

  • Develop and implement monthly content plans using innovative strategies to promote the engagement of young people via social media
  • Social Media community management, especially Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and other available channels

External Recognition

  • Identify relevant competitions and organisations which make awards and submit proposals to them

Develop marketing and communications collateral

  • Accumulate and organise all important reference materials, testimonials, etc.
  • Document employment, enterprise and school improvement case studies
  • Build a database of powerful visual communications representing Columba Leadership, including taking photographs and videography

 

 Interested parties should consider their current strength in view of the requirements of this position and their willingness to commit to the above.  If interested CV applications, together with a letter of motivation, should be submitted to careers@columba.org.za
 
Regret only suitable candidates will be contacted.  Should you not be contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date please consider the position filled.
Closing date: 05 November 2021
 

Protection of Personal Information – Employment candidates
  1. Columba Leadership is a Responsible Party in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013.
  2. Columba Leadership will take all prescribed and reasonable precautions to ensure that your information is safeguarded.
  3. By submitting your Curriculum Vitae and a Letter of Motivation in respect of this vacancy you understand and agree that:
    1. Columba Leadership needs to collect, keep and use your personal information in order to evaluate your application for purposes of potential employment opportunities.
    2. Columba Leadership will only use the information to carry out the necessary recruitment related activities.
  4. You therefore give your consent to Columba Leadership to process your information knowing all of the above, being aware that you can:
    1. Withdraw this consent at any time
    2. Have a right to request access to your data at any time, in the prescribed form
    3. Have a right to request that  your data is corrected or updated, in the prescribed form
    4. Have the right to complain to the information regulator
    5. The necessary information to assist you in exercising these rights is in Columba Leadership’s PAIA Manual, which is available on the Columba Leadership website

 

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