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Now Hiring - Application Deadline June 18, 2023

Part-Time Digital Communications Specialist (Rockford Education Foundation)

Job Summary:

The Rockford Education Foundation (REF) is seeking a highly motivated and creative part-time Digital Communications Specialist to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for managing our social media presence, crafting engaging email newsletters and blog posts, capturing high-quality photographs, updating our website, providing occasional event support, and creating compelling stories that highlight the impact of our educational grants. If you are passionate about digital marketing, possess excellent communication skills, and are driven to make a difference in the community, we encourage you to apply.


●      Develop and execute social media strategies across multiple platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
●      Create compelling stories that showcase the positive impact of our educational grants on students and educators in the Rockford community.
●      Write high-quality and engaging email newsletters, blog posts, and press releases that highlight the outcomes of REF educational grants.
●      Capture high-quality photographs of our grants in action, events, and related content.
●      Manage social media campaigns and track analytics to ensure maximum engagement and impact.
●      Assist in the planning and execution of fundraising events.
●      Support the creation of visual marketing materials and collateral.
●      Update the REF website, ensuring it is current, accurate, and visually appealing.
●      Collaborate with REF staff and Trustees to maintain consistent branding and messaging across all channels.
●      Stay up-to-date with the latest digital marketing trends and technologies.
●      Perform other duties as assigned.


●      Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, or a related field.
●      2+ years of experience in digital marketing and social media management.
●      Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
●      Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask effectively.
●      Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.
●      Experience with social media scheduling and analytics tools, such as Hootsuite and Google Analytics.
●      Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

This is a remote/hybrid part-time position with flexible hours. The expected workload is 8-12 hours per week, approximately 42 weeks per year, and the pay range is $18-$20 per hour based on experience. If you are a creative and results-driven digital marketing professional, eager to make a difference in the Rockford community by sharing the impact of our educational grants with our donors, we encourage you to apply!

How to Apply/Contact:

To apply, please submit your resume and samples of your work (social media content, photography, email marketing campaigns, press releases, graphic design, etc.) to  Resumes will be accepted until June 18, 2023. Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted in late June/July. It is intended for the successful candidate to begin in mid-August 2023.