Americorps VISTA: Social Media and Publicity Coordinator


Job Type: Ministerial

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Public Relations

Position Description

The Social Media and Publicity Coordinator works with the Director of Marketing and Public Relations to plan, design and implement CCEOK’s online presence on the organization’s websites and all applicable social media platforms. In addition, this person will assist with all forms of publicity, including press releases, email blasts and other marketing channels, as identified. This full-time position is available through the Americorps VISTA program. Americorps VISTAs (Volunteers in Service to America) receive receive a modest living allowance, an education award or end-of-service stipend, and other benefits. For more information go to the Americorps site. To apply, see the listing on My Americorps.

As a ministerial representative of CCEOK it is expected that both professional and social behavior be aligned with the ethical and moral standards of the Catholic Church.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Regular collaboration with CCEOK Development team to develop, update and maintain overall strategy for social media and online presence
  • Develop, implement and manage social media policies and procedures for the organization, including solicitation of content from program staff
  • Create, edit and deliver accurate and polished digital content and information to support external communications across CCEOK digital platforms, incorporating input from programs and leadership
  • Interview clients, volunteers and staff to obtain compelling stories that show the impact of CCEOK on the community
  • Develop and implement social media and publicity for annual fundraising event, Cooking Up Compassion
  • Serves as an advocate for the organization in social media spaces, engaging in dialogues and answering questions where appropriate
  • Help develop and maintain relationships with nonprofit and social advocacy influencers, stakeholders, and the media via social media
  • Evaluate the impact of social media efforts and sharing results with CCEOK leadership
  • Work with the Director of Marketing & Public Relations to create flyers and other communications tools
  • Update CCEOK web pages as needed


  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or a related field preferred. A candidate nearing graduation may be considered.

Technology Skills

  • Strong working knowledge of social media applications
  • Strong working technical understanding and ability to learn new technology quickly
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, or similar publishing platform, a plus
  • Basic photography skills helpful


  • Commitment to the mission and vision of Catholic Charities
  • Dynamic and creative team player
  • Self-motivated and takes pride in quality of work, with ability to organize and prioritize work effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to use independent judgement in making decisions within guidelines of the organization
  • Willingness to learn how to articulate Catholic teaching with a commitment to its application in the job function