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The Partnership is hiring a part-time Communications Specialist!

posted Jan 14, 2015, 1:28 PM by K McLaughlin
Communications Specialist

Consultant Position Description

Organization: Gill Montague Community School Partnership

The Communications Specialist will collaborate with Partnership Staff and Executive Council (EC) to set and guide the annual strategy for all communications, website, social media, and public relations/media campaign messages. The Communications Specialist will consistently articulate the Partnership’s goals to multiple audiences and will ensure that The Partnership is viewed as a primary source, disseminator, and conduit of prevention information within this coalition and beyond.  This includes violence, substance, and dropout prevention.  Some work can be done remotely. 


·         Develop, implement, and evaluate an annual communications plan in collaboration with the Executive Council and Staff.

·         Lead the generation of content through online and traditional means that engages audience segments and leads to increased community collaboration to change community norms. Work with GMCSP staff to decide who, where, and when to disseminate.

·         Put communication vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness as well as to test the effectiveness of communications activities. Work with Partners to post Partnership materials on their websites, social media, etc.

·         Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of print and electronic material including, but not limited to, newsletters, public education prevention campaign messaging, brochures, annual report, social media and website.

·         Work with staff to measure the level of engagement within the network over time.

·         Develop new and maintain current media contacts primarily for the community and sometimes for western MA and statewide.


The Communications Specialist will be an experienced writer and tech-savvy individual who has a demonstrated history of success covering areas such as creating and editing website content, managing one or more social media platforms, newsletters including electronic, press releases, informational campaign materials, and digital management (email lists) etc.  Minimum 3 years experience in communications/PR., preferably in the non-profit sector such as education or human services.  The ability to take knowledge from multiple sources and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to targeted audiences through the best distribution channels is critical. Knowledge of social norms campaigns useful, familiarity with non-profit, community-based organizations helpful.

·         Highly collaborative style and experience developing and implementing communications strategies

·         Strong writing/editing and verbal communication skills

·         Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, EC, Partnership members, community and youth constituents and other collaborators; cultural competence important

·         Self-starter, able to work independently and has an entrepreneurial spirit who enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives,

·         Organized and able to meet deadlines.


$20-$25/hr.   12 – 15 hours per week, 44 weeks per year

 Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please submit cover letter, resume, 2 writing samples, and contact information for 2-3 references.  Send to:

Kara McLaughlin, Project Director, GMCSP, e-mail to


K McLaughlin,
Jan 14, 2015, 1:28 PM