Communications Intern

DEPARTMENT:

Development

 

POSITION SUMMARY: Assist the Development director with providing IIW stakeholders with timely and compelling information about the activity of IIW. The candidate should be pursuing a degree in English, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations. Professional SM experience a plus, copy-editing/writing experience a plus, creative eye desired for photo search selection. It is crucial that this position support the mission of It Is Written by exemplifying the values and beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in all interactions.

 

AUTHORITY & ACCOUNTABILITY: Authority is delegated by the Development Department Director.

 

ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:

  • Search for photos for requests to Creative
  • Assist in tracking down details from various departments for written material (dates, speakers, bios, photos, etc)
  • Help with social media and email scheduling
  • Drafting social media posts (some)
  • Social media moderation
  • Help with editing as able (Use Chicago and internal style guide)
  • Help with writing as able with┬ádirection (press release, first drafts)
  • Engage more with social media comments (liking and responding)
  • Office cleaning
  • The use of the following machines may be required each day: computer, calculator, multi-line telephone.
  • Needs to possess accuracy, flexibility, good judgment, and patience.
  • Needs to be a self-starter, a team player, and honest.

 

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS:

 

1. QUALIFICATIONS, SCOPE, & COMPLEXITY OF DUTIES:

Education

  • High school diploma required, some college preferred.

Experience

  • Experience with social media posting and moderation is preferred

Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite preferred.
  • Problem solving
  • Listening
  • Adaptability
  • Good Communication Skills

Membership

  • Member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church

 

2. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • At IIW:
    • Works closely with Development department employees
    • Occasional contact with other departments.
  • Outside IIW:
    • Assists with developing communication pieces for IIW stakeholders
  • Principal Contact: Development Department Director
  • Secondary Contact: Treasurer/Manager/Human Resources

 

3. WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Moderate stress due to meeting critical daily deadlines.
  • Viewing computer screen(s) for long periods of time.
  • Prolonged sitting.
  • Repetitive motion from keyboard use.

Physical Requirements (percentages are approximations)

  • Standing 8% of the time (depends on the use of standing desk)
  • Sitting and working on a computer 80%
  • Walking 10%
  • Reaching 2%
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs

 

AUTHORITY & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: PT 10-15 hours per week