Communications Coordinator- KCSDV, Topeka -March 2022

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Communications Coordinator- KCSDV, Topeka -March 2022

Position: Communications Coordinator

Responsible to: Executive Director

Primary Responsibilities: Communicate to external audiences on behalf of KCSDV about issues related to domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, and dating violence. Develop and implement a communication plan. Maintain the KCSDV website, including creating new content, organizing materials, and monitoring performance. Implement targeted public awareness campaigns. Work closely with Publication Design Specialist.

Specific Duties:

  • Develop and implement a communications plan to create awareness about KCSDV, its member programs, and the issues of domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, and dating violence. Work with Publication Design Specialist on public awareness materials for KCSDV and member programs with a particular focus on Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) and Stalking Awareness Month (January), and for the purpose of maintaining consistent branding and messaging across all materials and platforms.
  • Focus communications on information about KCSDV positions, campaigns, training, events, initiatives, and public awareness on sexual and domestic violence.
  • Proof and edit internal materials prior to publication while maintaining compliance with grant requirements regarding publication production.
  • Respond to media inquiries and maintain relationships with media contacts, including developing press releases and public statements, regarding current events and critical incidents.
  • Maintain the KCSDV website, including creating new content, organizing materials and monitoring performance.
  • Implement innovative ways to connect with member programs, donors, and the general public through digital means or otherwise
  • Generate engaging social media posts on KCSDV social media platforms. Monitor performance and make recommendations.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Benefits: Health, dental, life, short- and long-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and retirement fund contribution.

Employment Status: Full-time, exempt

Salary: $45,000. We know that the practice of salary negotiation can contribute to pay inequities, this starting salary is non-negotiable. Our compensation structure—as well as our approach to future compensation adjustments—is transparent to all employees.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Preferred degree in communications or related field and one to two years’ experience in media or public relations; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated skills in media, public relations, and events organizing; demonstrated knowledge, commitment and understanding of sexual and domestic violence advocacy; ability to work collaboratively with others; familiarity with AP style and press release writing; strong copy, grammar, and proofreading skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office program and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite programs, WordPress or HTML. Photography and videography skills, including editing preferred. Bilingual Spanish-English preferred. Must be able to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.

Location: This position offers a collegial working environment in our offices in downtown Topeka, KS, with some remote work possibilities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to

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KCSDV is an equal opportunity employer. We make a particular effort to recruit people of color as well as those from historically marginalized communities to apply for open positions. KCSDV strives to be an actively anti-oppression organization and acknowledges that this is a work in progress. KCSDV does not discriminate by race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or marital status in employment decisions. It is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment, or bias based upon these grounds.