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Co-Director of Communications

Staff Director (Volunteer)

San Diego and/or Remote

Rolling application. Priority given to applications submitted before February 28th, 2024.

ABOUT THE ROLE

About the Role

We seek a driven and enthusiastic Co-Director of Communications to join our Communications team. This is a great opportunity for students or recent graduates to gain hands-on experience and mentorship.


Position responsibilities:

  • Work closely and coordinate with the other Co-Director of Communications to manage the Communications team (of 5)

  • Strategize the direction of OTTA United’s marketing and branding efforts

  • Set objectives and plans to create consistent engagement content for the community

  • Lead the development of the following marketing channels: press releases, emails, social media (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube), and website

  • Assist in planning events to drive membership and donorship

  • Learn how to navigate MailChimp, Meta Manager, and Google Ads Manager

  • Lead and facilitate weekly team meetings

  • Lead bi-weekly one-on-one check-ins with Communications team members

  • Attend weekly Directors’ meetings


What We Offer:

The Co-Director of Communication’s main focus will be learning and applying the trade in a professional setting.

  • Learn how to operate within a non-profit organization, including event logistics, social media management, and team management

  • Develop strong leadership and communication skills

  • Opportunity to work on and apply your skills to real-life marketing projects and gain practical experience

  • Exposure to various marketing strategies, procedures, and systems

  • A chance to develop and showcase your skills and creativity

  • Insight into different areas of marketing


Hourly Commitment:

  • 4-8 hours per week, with flexible start and end times to fit your schedule

If you are passionate about marketing and have a desire to learn and grow, we encourage you to apply!

REQUIREMENTS

Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a marketing, communications, or related field of study

  • Strong writing and communication skills

  • Familiarity with social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube

  • Ability to balance multiple projects and meet deadlines

  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Basic knowledge of graphic design software, such as Canva, is a plus

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

WORK MODALITY & LOCATION

The work modality of this role is either hybrid or remote. Work is welcome in person at OTTA United’s office, located in San Diego, California (3252 Holiday Court Ste 103, San Diego, CA 92037), but it is not required.


PAY & BENEFITS

This position is on a volunteer basis. There is no monetary compensation for this position at this time. OTTA United deeply values the potential for personal and career development and strives to uplift its team members to best position them for their bright futures. Non-monetary benefits include:

  • Tailored work experience and growth to fit your desired career path

  • Hands-on experience with Quickbooks and resources to foster exploration

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Certified Volunteer Hours, if requested

  • A tight-knit team and community of fellow change-makers


OTTA United is a youth-founded, youth-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to organize powerful youth for an inclusive, equitable, and sustainable future.


OTTA United values authenticity and passion. We play the role of coalition builders and mentors within our communities, sharing knowledge, resources, credit, and impact. And as a justice-oriented, impact-driven, and people-centered organization, our perspective grounds us with who we serve and the work we do while advancing our mission.

Applications are a two-way street. We make our values as an organization clear to you to make sure our team is the right fit—and we hope we are! Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Our team values flexibility and taking initiative over structure and top-down delegation. This philosophy is not a good fit for all, so we want to be clear upfront. If you thrive in dynamic, open environments, this is the place for you.

  • We value meaningful impact and support. We seek to authentically serve both our audience and our team members alike.

  • We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse group of people. These values are reflected in our hiring practices, decision-making, and programs.

  • Our team and organization are growth-minded and development-focused. We always have room to improve, at all levels of our organization!

  • Our organization promotes honesty, communication, and integrity. These values allow us to be an effective team.

  • We praise creativity and ingenuity. Nothing is more exciting than thinking outside of the box or challenging the status quo.

  • We prefer personability over professionalism, at least in internal settings.

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