Southface
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Fellowship

Fellow, Communications & Development

Southface Institute, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is a leader in sustainable advocacy, building, planning and operations across the U.S. With a mission to create a healthy and equitably built environment for all, Southface's consulting services, workforce development, research and policy practices are supporting better homes, workplaces and communities. Experts in the fields of resource efficiency, building tech and organizational sustainability since 1978, Southface is committed to building a regenerative economy to meet tomorrow's needs today.

What you'll be doing for the greater good

  • Support the Communications and Development teams with creation and management of marketing and promotional materials for Southface and its many programs and the planning and execution of on- and off-site events
  • Support the research and production of internal and external newsletters; print mailings; appeals; member, foundation and partner outreach; web and social content; case studies and more
  • Conduct market research on interest in Southface's trainings and other programs
  • Provide support for ongoing media, sponsor, client and member relations efforts
  • Monitor social media accounts and digital presence
  • Help manage the communications calendar for certain projects, including deadlines for external publications
  • Utilize Salesforce to update and enter new records, produce queries, and generate reports for membership, partnership, events and various campaigns
  • Assist with planning logistics and execution for the Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable, other events and facility rentals
  • Lead tours of our demonstration facility
  • Provide front-line customer service to clients and visitors
  • Attend tabling events at off-site locations
  • Share far and wide the good news of high-performance practices

We'll help you grow

Our fellowship program provides a substantive learning experience that allows our emerging leaders to explore career options and to develop professional skills in the fields of sustainability, building sciences and nonprofit management. Southface offers several professional development opportunities, which may vary depending on your skill set, your role on the team and the timing of training delivery dates.                       

How we know you're a great match

  • Ability to make a 6-month commitment, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, starting in January 2020
  • Highly organized, with the ability to multitask and respond to shifting priorities
  • Motivated by problem solving and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including editing ability
  • Computer literacy in MS Office; experience with WordPress and Google Drive a plus
  • Project or administrative experience in public relations, marketing or communications
  • Technical writing experience and familiarity with AP style a plus; social media savvy a bonus
  • Degree in public relations, marketing or communications preferred
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Commitment to Southface mission, aka, saving the world
  • Valid driver's license and access to a car is required 'cause we can't bike everywhere (yet)

Physical Requirements

Ability to carry 35 pounds, which may involve carrying project materials, including program signs, presentation materials and equipment, such as a projector.

Compensation and Benefits

Southface offers competitive health and benefits:

  • $14.50 per hour
  • Paid Time Off
  • Excellent medical insurance benefits
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match
  • Continuing education and professional development
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Organizational culture that highly values the contributions and character of its employees

Hours of Work

40 hours per week, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with flexible options. Occasional weekend or evening hours.

How to Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter via our online application portal. Please include a sample of public-facing or business communication with your application. Please, no telephone inquiries.

Pre-employment background checks are conducted on final candidates.

Southface is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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