Communications Associate

Employment type
Full Time
2 months ago
Los Angeles

Reports to: Director of Strategic Partnerships & Communications  

The Communications Associate will help raise awareness, build brand familiarity and“buzz” for LA’s BEST with the ultimate goal of converting prospects to donors. The Communications Associate will primarily be responsible for managing the website, media and publications (i.e. annual report).

  • Manage and update the website and works with the Director of Strategic Partnerships &

    Communications to write copy.

  • Assist with establishing the communications strategy and writing copy for all LA’s BEST external communications (print and digital).

  • Spearhead and write the annual report and other promotional/educational/informative publications.

  • Develop and manage all media and press relations, write and submit press releases and manage PR/Media consultants as needed.

  • Pitch stories to media (traditional and non-traditional) outlets.

  • Establish and spearhead social media strategy and work with the Development Assistant to implement strategies.

  • Help establish and implement the Development Plan, especially as it relates to marketing and communication.

Minimum Requirements& Skills

  • 3-5 years of professional work experience which must include writing as a key component of the work.

  • Adept at maintaining website and updating content.

  • Knowledge of social media strategy for nonprofits and experience with implementation.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

LA’s BEST: The mission of LA’s BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow) After School Enrichment Program is to provide a safe and supervised after school education, enrichment and recreation program for children age five to 12 in the City of Los Angeles. Mayor Tom Bradley created LA’s BEST in 1988 in response to challenges arising from increasing numbers of unsupervised children throughout the City during out-of-school-time –especially within under-resourced Los Angeles neighborhoods that are disproportionately impacted by high rates of poverty and crime. LA’s BEST has grown from operating at 10 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) elementary school sites to 197, and currently serves 25,000 children each day during the after school hours, and 6,500 in the LA’s BEST Summer Program each year.

To apply

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume with cover letter with references and salary requirement to [email protected]. Please include “Communications Associate” in the subject line. Please, no calls.