Consultant: Community & Media Relations

Position Summary:
Latinos LEAD seeks a qualified Community & Media Relations consultant to assist the executive director in positioning the organization and its leaders as field and subject matter experts and sources, and to promote its programs through engaging and informing a variety of constituent and market segments. The consultant will collaborate with Latinos LEAD staff, consultants, and volunteers to design, produce, and distribute mission and program related content through a variety of platforms. The consultant will represent Latinos LEAD at various public information settings, including media briefings, community gatherings, and through staffing exhibits at conventions and hosted by professional member and trade associations, and at conferences interest to the Latino community, Latino professionals, and the nonprofit industry.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assess the effectiveness and design of institutional and program materials, and make recommendations to improve, messaging content
• Prepare quarterly or more frequent online newsletter. Draft stories for review by executive director and suggest content.
• Facilitate online distribution of newsletters, press releases, and programming content using Salesforce, Contstant Contact or other emailing service.
• Facilitate media inquiries, advise Latinos LEAD staff and board in media relations.


General Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Must posses demonstrated experience in nonprofit management, governing board development, leadership development, or press relations. Confident public speaking and/or online content development and communications skills required.
• Knowledge of nonprofit sector general topics and familiarity with nonprofit organization structure, management, and governing board principles.
• Strong public relations/mass communications, event facilitation, and presentation skills.
• At least three years communications experience in a nonprofit, private or public sector organization or for clients in those sectors.
• Awareness of and commitment to Latino community and professional development, and in diversity, equity, and inclusion principles and how these principles can be applied to nonprofit governing board practices.
• An ability to function independently, and to collaborate professionally with Latinos LEAD staff, other facilitators, and clients.
• Strong public speaking, verbal and written communication skills


OTHER:
• Skilled in using Microsoft Office tools, Google shared documents, and ZOOM meeting platform skills
• Sufficient higher education and/or industry training to meet job qualifications

Time commitment will vary depending on the level of outreach and external activities; estimated to be at least 10 hours per week through June 2023, increasing to as many as 20 hours per week from July to December 2023. Some regional travel and overnight travel may be required for up to three continuous nights.
The hourly rate for this independent contractor will be between $30 and $40 per hour, and will depend upon the contracted consultant’s experience and qualifications.

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