Accelerating Circularity, Inc. Communications Specialist Remote · Full time

We seek a candidate who is creative and dedicated to the mission of our little start-up. We may be small, but our mission is mighty. The Communications Specialist’s main responsibilities are to build and support the organization’s communications strategies and tactics. Responsibilities include identifying communication opportunities, developing and maintaining the communications calendar, creating social media posts, supporting the development/distribution of press releases, reports/publications, website maintenance, and coordinating both in-person and virtual events. Critical work is also tracking and measuring the results of communications activities.

Description


Our Company: 

Accelerating Circularity is a collaborative non-profit industry organization with a mission to build circular systems that turn used textiles into new raw materials. The goal is to develop models for circular supply systems that can be implemented in multiple geographies. 


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The Position:

We seek a candidate who is creative and dedicated to the mission of our little start-up. We may be small, but our mission is mighty. The Communications Specialist’s main responsibilities are to build and support the organization’s communications strategies and tactics. Responsibilities include identifying communication opportunities, developing and maintaining the communications calendar, creating social media posts, supporting the development/distribution of press releases, reports/publications, website maintenance, and coordinating both in-person and virtual events. Critical work is also tracking and measuring the results of communications activities.


Reports to: President and Founder

Fully remote: USA EST


Key Collaborators: VP Programs and Stakeholder Engagement, Program Directors and Project Specialists


Key Results & Metrics:

  • Communications calendar up-to-date
  • Social Media growth of targeted followers.
  • Reports released on time release and number of downloads of targeted stakeholders
  • Events organized that meet targeted goals
  • Distribution & pick up of press releases
  • Maintenance of mailing list and targeted mailings 


Key Responsibilities & Activities:


Strategy

Identify opportunities (events, editorials, etc) and execute campaigns that promote and grow brand awareness aligned with targets.


Communications Calendar

Develop communications calendar that includes organization’s events, reports, press releases, and social media.


Social Media

  • Develop the overall SM calendar and posts. Obtain the necessary approval of partners & associated digital assets. Create relevant blog posts. 
  • Actively repost stakeholder/board member organization’s posts & other relevant circularity content.
  • Monitoring, evaluation, and learnings on communications. Provide monthly metrics on #growth.


Press Releases

  • Develop, distribute, and track all press releases. Coordinate responses to all editorial inquiries.
  • Collaborate with Program Analysts to identify indicators and collect data for environmental assessments, business cases, and other relevant applications.
  • Generate monthly status reports and share information with program participants.

Reports


  • Prepares project reports with data provided by team members.
  • Develop and release annual reports


Events 

  • Organize in-person, virtual webinars, and program meetings.
  • Gather feedback and follow up


Key Competencies: Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Previous textile experience preferred.
  • Previous remote work experience preferred
  • Must be a self-starter, organized; thorough; able to process, absorb and transfer information expediently; and be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Requires competency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace (GSuite), Airtable, Miro, web analytics, and various social media applications and other relevant software such as Canva.
  • Outstanding written, communication, and editing skills.
  • Ability to multitask, time-management, and organizational skills to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of SEO/SEM campaigns and marketing software such as content management systems
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or equivalent 
  • 5-8 years experience


Key Personal Attributes:

  • Believes in the organization’s role in changing the industry.
  • Effective communicator
  • Highly organized
  • Dependable & trustworthy
  • Detail oriented
  • Flexible
  • Collaborative


Travel Expectations:  Minimal Domestic travel.

Direct Reports:  Project Specialist


Join our team and build your career with us! We offer:

• Supportive and collaborative environment with passionate colleagues

• Opportunities for professional growth and development  

• Health benefit reimbursement

• 2 weeks Paid Time Off

• Your birthday is a floating holiday!

• 401K plan





Salary

$50,000 - $70,000 per year