YMCA Communications Analyst

Website YMCA of San Diego County

The Communications Analyst is responsible for the sharing of information with internal and external audiences that will advance knowledge in the field, enhance the visibility and reputation of Community Support Services (CSS), and advance our internal learning with the most up-to-date evidence in the field. This position collects, organizes, and produces content for different audiences based on CSS work and learning for dissemination to the field, including policy recommendations informed by program level learning. The Communications Analyst will research and disseminate relevant evidence and best practice information regarding CSS’ work internally and externally.What a Communications Analyst does…Participate in agency decision-making, program planning, policy development and administration oversightDevelop audience specific communications plans for each branch of the CSS business to advance strategic partnerships, build program awareness, share impact messaging, and advance policy agendaCollect, organize, compose, and edit content for publication, adhering to accepted publication standards and highest quality (i.e. peer-reviewed scholarly journals, trade publications, impact briefs, etc.)Collaborate with Association Public Relations to maximize media opportunitiesUnderstand best practices in communication regarding products, vehicles, and dissemination plans to reach/influence key audiencesManage and coordinate the preparation and dissemination of strategically packaged knowledge products (presentations, briefs, case studies, etc.)Assess areas for “collective impact” within CSS and utilize these principles to foster deeper collaboration across the region to maximize community impact messagingCollaborate with others to maintain a strong and consistent community presence to elevate the work and impact of CSSDevelop compelling and tailored messaging for CSS work targeted to various stakeholder audiences (funders, community partners, systems leaders, Y staff, the public, etc.)Research current best practices impacting CSS work and disseminate internally to improve program quality and impactManage all CSS communications and products relative to funded deliverables, ensuring deliverables schedules are met and products reflect the highest standards of qualityWork closely and collaboratively with program level subject matter experts, CSS Marketing, CSS Policy & Advocacy, CSS Strengthening Families, CSS Grant Team, CSS Research & Evaluation, CSS Development, and CSS Leadership to develop, produce, and strengthen communications, applications, and other relevant products/materialsServe as champion and coordinator for knowledge exchange, reflection and learning opportunitiesFoster strong relationships with key staff from the relevant internal and external audiences to streamline and maximize knowledge exchangeOccasional in-state and out-of-state travel may be requiredUtilize communications to contribute to fundraising goalsWhat we look for in a Communications Analyst…Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Social Science or a related field is preferredAnalytical and persuasive writing and superior editing skills requiredAbility to synthesize and convey complex information in a clear mannerExcellent research and critical analysis skillsExperience in non-profit communications, including strategic communications planning and strategic analysis requiredAbility to tailor messaging to relevant audiencesSkilled at establishing and cultivating strong working relationships within the organization and externallyAbility to work in a very diverse setting with people of all backgrounds, culture and orientationExcellent interpersonal, written and oral communication, and presentation skillsPassion and commitment to helping organizations achieve greater social impactMust be detailed oriented with excellent organizational skillsRequires strong computer knowledge and administrative skillsMust be able to work independently and as part of a teamDemonstrate initiative, resourcefulness and problem solving skillsAbility to work with confidential informationMust be self-aware, flexible, adaptable and teachableAbility to work within various deadlines and respond to multiple demandsJob Types: Full-time, ContractPay: $69,942.25 – $82,182.14 per yearBenefits:Dental insuranceEmployee discountHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offProfessional development assistanceRetirement planVision insuranceSchedule:Monday to FridayEducation:Bachelor’s (Preferred)Experience:Writing Skills: 1 year (Preferred)Marketing: 1 year (Preferred)Work Location:One locationWork Remotely:NoShow more

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