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Communications & Media Coordinator
Post Date: 01/06/23   Company: Redlands Christian Migrant Association

Job Description:

Certificate Number: N/A/Job Order: 2023-010/1 Position (On-Site)


Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) is a nationally recognized non-profit leader in child care and early education. RCMA operates more than 65 centers and 2 charter schools, with a staff of 1,600 employees, in 21 Florida counties. We have grown over the years through our policy of hiring from the communities served, forging a strong bond between parents and RCMA caregivers, teachers and staff.


Would you rather have a fulfilling career than just a “job”? At RCMA, we feel lucky to work in fulfilling roles every day. Like one big family, we work hand in hand with families who need allies on their journey toward big dreams. Through empathy and compassion, we help cultivate a sense of dignity and pride in these valuable members of society and provide them with resources for growth. If this sounds like a family you’d like to become a member of, we’d love to hear from you!


In addition, RCMA offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees. This includes a $40,000 Basic Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance covered 100% by RCMA. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, voluntary life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and a retirement plan. Eligible employees receive holiday pay, personal time off, and tuition assistance.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:  RCMA’s Development and Community Relations Department supports RCMA’s mission by strengthening RCMA’s relationships with donors, volunteers, community partners, alumni, policymakers, parents, corporations, foundations and numerous other private institutions. We work to raise public awareness of our work in hopes of increasing private philanthropy, which ensures RCMA’s sustainability and growth.

The Communications and Media Coordinator (CMC) supports the success of the DCR Team by identifying and communicating captivating content from our programs. The CMC successfully executes and implements internal and external communication strategies, bringing to light RCMA’s unique history, experience, and service approach as well as the stories of the children and families that RCMA serves to RCMA’s various constituencies.  The CMC must be a team player and be a strong and detailed writer, being able and willing to write and edit copy and support the development of materials consistent with RCMA’s culture and tone.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; however, other duties may be assigned:

  1. Supports the creation, implementation, and evaluation of annual communications budgets ad plans.
  2. Implements internal and external communication efforts that strengthens the synergy between fundraising, operations, policy advocacy and communication that result in strong and deep relationships with RCMA stakeholders.
  3. Upholds standards for external communications, brand, and messaging state-wide.
  4. Coordinates communication services for other teams across the organization including Charter Schools, Operations and Human Resources.
  5. Actively searches for and identifies diverse story ideas to feature in various communications mediums. This will require travel to local centers for interviews and photographs.
  6. Develops the capabilities and a mechanism for raising RCMA’s profile in social media, with emphasis on the use of mobile technology.
  7. Coordinates activities related to media outreach, including pitching stories, producing press releases, staging press conferences and other news events.
  8. Creates systems to support agency-wide relationships with reporters from all media with the goal of publicizing RCMA initiatives in the most effective way possible.
  9. Coordinates the production of donor communication materials used to cultivate and secure major gifts, grants, and contracts. Develop materials that clearly explain our families’ strengths and needs and the impact of RCMA’s programs.
  10. Develop copy for biannual newsletters, monthly e-blasts, press releases and advisories, social media, website, and event promotion.
  11. Ensures all print and electronic publications, including brochures, fact sheets, annual report, electronic newsletters, web site, Facebook and other social media, and internet marketing/fundraising activities are free of typos and consistent with RCMA brand and messaging.
  12. Works closely with communications contractors, ex. Copy writers, marketing contractors, photographers, printers, etc.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty element satisfactorily while exercising independent judgment and discretion under the general supervision of the Director of Development.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or Communications-related field with demonstrable experience in communications, or community relations field. Non-profit experience strongly preferred.

OTHER: Able to work flexible hours, occasional evenings and varying daytime shifts during weekdays.  Some weekend work required.  Must have or be able to obtain Florida Driver’s license and have a driving record acceptable to RCMA’s insurance carrier.

RCMA believes vaccination is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the children and families we serve, our workforce, and the communities where we operate. To minimize the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus and maintain a safe and healthy workplace, vaccination is highly encouraged.

RCMA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and a drug‑free workplace.