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 social media platforms and assist with publicity, including press releases, email blasts, etc. This full-time position is available through the Americorps VISTA program. Americorps VISTAs (Volunteers in Service to America) 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

  • Collaborate with CCEOK Development team to develop, update and maintain overall strategy for social media and online presence
  • Manage CCEOK’s social media policies and procedures
  • Create, edit and deliver accurate and polished digital content and information to support communications across CCEOK digital platforms, incorporating input from programs and leadership
  • Interview volunteers and staff to obtain compelling stories that show the impact of CCEOK on the community
  • Serve as the organization’s “social media guru”, offering training and assistance to CCEOK staff
  • Assist with all forms of publicity, including press releases, email blasts and other marketing materials
  • Develop and implement social media and publicity for annual fundraising event
  • Serve as an advocate for the organization in social media spaces
  • Help develop and maintain relationships with nonprofit and social advocacy influencers and the media
  • Evaluate the impact of social media effort
  • Create a sustainable, easy-to-maintain communications plan for use by CCEOK after the VISTA's term is complete
  • Update web pages as needed


  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or a related field preferred. Related experience or 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/video creation skills helpful
  • Good writing/editing skills required


  • 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