Communications | Development
AfricAid is seeking an unpaid fellow to assist in the ongoing development and implementation of its communications efforts. The Communications Fellow will work under the direction of the External Relations & Operation Coordinator to manage social media and assist with other printed and online marketing materials. This position will require 10-20 hours per week, with a minimum of 8 hours at the AfricAid office and flexibility to complete the other hours from home or in the office. The ideal candidate will be able to commit to a minimum of 6 months with preference given to those able to stay 9-12 months.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain and expand AfricAid’s social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin and explore options for expansion. Manage everything from content creation, graphic design, schedules, and completing daily posts.
Design layout for online and print materials, such as invitations and newsletters.
Draft content for print materials in collaboration with staff, including press releases, print and e-newsletters, and additional fundraising campaign materials.
Update AfricAid blog with potential for other website maintenance.
Seek new opportunities for media coverage and online networking.
Provide support for implementation of ongoing fundraising efforts and community events.
Attend AfricAid team monthly meetings and communications committee meetings.
Assist External Relations & Operations Coordinator with other tasks as necessary.
Ideal candidates will be currently enrolled in or previously completed a bachelor’s or graduate degree program with a background or interest in marketing and public relations, non-profit management, communications, or information technology (IT).
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Proficiency with social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin.
Print and media design and layout skills required utilizing programs such as Publisher, InDesign, Canva, and Photoshop.
Experience with website, blogging, and email management programs such as WordPress and Constant Contact a plus.