Coordinator, Communications

Communications Westlake Village, California Los Angeles, California


Description

International hotelier Conrad N. Hilton established the grantmaking foundation that bears his name in 1944 to help people living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage worldwide. Today, the work continues, concentrating on efforts to ensure healthy early childhood development and sustainable livelihoods for youth, support young people transitioning out of foster care, improve access to housing and support services for people experiencing homelessness, identify solutions to safe water access, and lift the work of Catholic sisters. Additionally, following selection by an independent, international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $2.5 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to an organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. The Foundation is one of the world’s largest, with approximately $8.5 billion in assets. It has awarded grants to date totaling more than $2.4 billion, $339 million worldwide in 2021. Please visit www.hiltonfoundation.org for more information.


**Cover letter required for consideration**


Job Summary

The Coordinator, Communications collaborates with Foundation departments, external partners, and consultants to plan and implement communication strategies that further the mission of the Foundation. This position is responsible for content development, media relations and monitoring, and online platforms to ensure brand consistency, coordination of messages, and effective internal and external communication strategies through digital, print, and social media.

This position reports to the Manager of Communications.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Content Development and Monitoring

  • Writes and collaborates with other departments to develop editorial content for website
  • Develops and manages editorial content calendar
  • Writes, copyedits and fact-checks official Foundation documents and printed materials
  • Writes press releases for new grants and other relevant announcements
  • Prepares talking points and messaging for Foundation spokesperson
  • Monitors and scores earned media mentions, and reports quarterly analytics
  • Supports media relations, including media grants
  • Writes select internal communications to Foundation staff in coordination with the Manager, Internal Communications
  • Edits and publishes website content

Digital Communications

  • Oversees intranet content management group and leads meetings
  • Conducts intranet trainings for new and existing staff
  • Writes social media copy for the Foundation's and CEO's platforms
  • Develops and manages social media content calendar
  • Develops and delivers email campaigns to share new content with key audiences
  • Organizes and maintains the digital assets management system (WebDAM)
  • Updates and maintains the Foundation's contact database and mailing lists (Salesforce)
  • Assists with video production and photography for events
  • Assists with social media monitoring and analytics

Project Management

  • Facilitates communications across and among departments
  • Oversees digital and creative projects, and coordination among teams
  • Manages collateral, design needs and vendors for the Foundation's external events
  • Manages onboarding process for new Foundation staff, including website presence and intranet setup
  • Manages vendors and consultants to oversee production of collateral and publications
  • Keeps projects on track, on time and on budget

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field, plus 3-5 years of experience in communications or journalism
  • Minimum 3-5 years of substantial work experience in a communications-related field.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Experience working in and a sound understanding of a broad range of disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively implement and manage diverse communications strategies and activities
  • Strong creative thinking abilities and a willingness to learn
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to build collaborative working relationships with staff at all levels of the organization and develop strong professional relationships externally
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, HootSuite, CoSchedule, Campaign Monitor and CMS platforms
  • Proficiency in HTML, video production, photography, CRM platforms, and digital assets management a plus

Desired:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred in communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field
  • Experience within the philanthropic/nonprofit sector is preferred
  • A passion for the Foundation’s mission and program areas

About our Benefits

  • We value the health and well-being of our employees, some of the benefits we offer include:
  • Comprehensive and generous health and life insurance options
  • Relocation Pay
  • Fitness benefits
  • Paid holidays, time off, and parental leave
  • Flexible work schedules and technology benefits
  • Foundation funded retirement savings plan
  • Professional learning and development and educational assistance
  • Employee matching gifts to qualified non-profit organizations

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is an equal opportunity employer with values grounded in promoting equality and inclusion and embracing diversity. We welcome qualified applicants of all races, colors, gender identities, sexual orientations, economic classes, ages, religions, national origins, and ability/disability statuses. Veterans and individuals with lived expertise are encouraged to apply. We respect and seek to empower every member of our Foundation community. We support and celebrate our collective array of cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, skills and experiences; fully realizing that such diversity is what makes our organization flourish and better enables us to fulfill our mission in the world.