Capital Area Community Services Inc. Head Start
  • Lansing, MI, USA
  • 21.72
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance after 60 days. 403(b) Plan and Match. Generous paid time off.

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for internal and public communications, outreach, marketing, and education. Working closely with the leadership team, the person in this position develops, prepares, and implements a comprehensive 360 degree agency community relations program based on our mission and strategic plan. The Coordinator is responsible for maintaining a strong business reputation with CACS employees and with the general public.

Covid Vaccine required, or Vaccine exemption request submitted to CACS and approved is required prior to hire.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop and maintain ongoing contacts with the press, community groups, the public, and funding sources to meet the Agency's public information, awareness, and education needs.

Develop accounts of Agency issues and assets and effectively use them in education and marketing materials.

Arrange and organize public information campaigns and press conferences.

Write impactful feature articles and press releases and respons to public inquiries and client concerns.

Prepare flyers, presentations, pamphlets, and brochures.

Coordinate events per Agency guidelines and direction.

Serve as Communication and Information Liaison to the CACS Board of Directors

Monitor all forms of media for information purposes and business opportunities; coordinate the Agency's social media and online presence.

Prepare and post current, fresh, professionally prepared articles, newsletters, calendars, and announcements.

Coordinate internal and external marketing.


Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Public Relations, or Journalism is required, along with two years of professional experience.

Required Skills and Experience:

Advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point), social media expertise, desktop publishing skills, and design basics are required.

Demonstrated track record of positioning an organization to achieve measurable outcomes.

Excellent promotional skills, communication skills, and extensive writing and editing experience with a variety of print and online communication media. Creative and thoughtful approach to using media and technology to help advance the Agency.

Strong knowledge and demonstrated use of social media to engage and deepen relationships with staff, media, and the public.

Ability to produce high quality persuasive materials suitable for general public understanding, requiring minimal review & revisions.

Proven ability to effectively coordinate projects from inception to completion/execution.

Must possess the ability to:

  • Work on multiple tasks and organize and prioritize tasks efficiently
  • Use excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Bend, lift, and expend moderate physical exertion
  • Remain positive under stress and provide excellent customer service
  • Follow through and complete projects under general direction & minimal supervision

Must pass criminal history record search, sex offender registry search, DHHS clearance, fingerprinting, physical, and drug screen at the time of hire and periodically thereafter pursuant to laws and Agency policies.

Capital Area Community Services, Inc. is an EEO

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