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Communications Specialist

Macon, NC (Macon County)

Posted 01/23/2023

NCAPHA is actively recruiting for Communications Specialist at Macon County Health Department.

Communications Specialist
Job Description
MountainWise works in partnership with public health entities in the eight westernmost counties of NC
to promote healthy, strong, resilient communities by supporting active lifestyles, healthy eating and
substance-free living. By honoring traditions and embracing the natural resources of the mountains, we
can make the healthy choice the easy choice and strengthen the health of all communities in WNC.
Currently, MountainWise is hiring for a part-time Communications Specialist to support the
communications needs of our projects and programs and of the organization as a whole.
General Summary:
This position works closely with the Program Coordinators and Directors, as well as other team members
and partners to effectively communicate the work of our organization across a wide variety of platforms
and materials. The position is for 20 hours/week, beginning in February/March, 2023, and pays
$22-$25/hr DOE. This position will be largely work-from-home with occasional regional travel, but has
the option for shared office space within the Macon County Health Department.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Primary Position Activities:
● Support development and implementation of regional MountainWise Organization and Program
communications including but not limited to the following programs:
o Double Up Food Bucks
o Healthy People Healthy Carolinas
o Tobacco Prevention
o Minority Diabetes Prevention Program
● Develop and post regular and comprehensive social media content
● Website content generation and general maintenance
● Press communications including but not limited to press releases, advertisements, and articles
● Develop and maintain organization and programmatic branding templates and materials
● Monthly newsletter content generation and distribution
● Participate in monthly WNC Health Communicators Collaborative meetings and collaborate on
projects according to alignment and capacity
Additional Position Activities:
● Work in coordination with project management and partners to support public health
communications as needed.
● Develop fundraising materials
● Develop programmatic and organization print materials including but not limited to: flyers,
brochures, rack cards, etc.
● Develop programmatic and organization promotional videos as needed
● Develop and maintain key stakeholder database/s
● Develop project data infographics
● Implement follow up communications with donors
● Support public event planning as needed
● Develop and distribute the MountainWise Annual Report and support the development of
programmatic Annual Reports as needed.
● If applicable: translation of organization and program materials from English to Spanish if needed
This above is a general description of the essential job functions. It is not intended to describe all the
duties this position may perform.
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 1 year of communications and/or marketing experience preferably
in a non-profit or health-related environment. Experience working in rural communities and/or
western North Carolina also preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Driver's license required.
Computer Skills:
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Proficiency in Google Drive and products
Proficiency in social media communications strategies and content generation
Experience with graphic design and video editing platforms preferred
Experience with website maintenance and/or development preferred
Communication Skills:
Excellent verbal, written, and graphic communication skills required. Ability to interact professionally and
work collaboratively with wide range of professionals, both within and outside of the organization. A
preference will be given to bi-lingual candidates who speak both English and Spanish.
Work Environment:
Mostly work-from-home with occasional regional travel. Option for hybrid work environment (part
home-based with in-office hours as desired at the Macon County Health Department).
Additional Information:
● Ability to work independently, seek guidance and clarity when needed, and organize, coordinate,
and prioritize multiple activities. Outstanding attention to detail and high-level organization skills
are also required.
● Establishes priorities to ensure timely completion of projects.
● Ability to interact with a wide range of people in a kind, appropriate, and client-centered manner.
● May involve use of personal vehicle (mileage reimbursement provided).
● May require occasional early morning, evening, or weekend work, depending on meetings and
events scheduled.
MountainWise values collaboration, tradition, community, and education. We partner in support of
communities to improve health outcomes and making the healthy choice the easy choice for all of WNC.
We are committed to bringing these and other values to our work with our partners, and expect all staff
and contractors to uphold these values in their work with MountainWise.
FLSA Status: Part-time employee
Compensation Range: $22-$25/hr DOE
Reporting Relationship:
Reports directly to the Program/Project Coordinators and Directors. Other indirect reporting/work with
other team members depending on specific projects of focus.
How to Apply:
Please follow the NCAPHA application instructions, and submit your cover letter and resume to Tobin Lee
(tobin@mountainwise.org) no later than Feb 10th. Interviews with top candidates will be scheduled mid
through late February, and the position is expected to begin after that process is completed, likely in late
February or early March, 2023, depending on availability

Qualified candidates apply at:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=8051017b-5cd0-4bd7-9972-7dc8ffcf752e&jobId=33312&lang=en_US&source=CC788055

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