Healthy Schools Campaign is seeking a Writer and Communication Specialist to support the organization’s education and health policy initiatives. This work focuses mostly on national and state-level health and education policy initiatives that help schools and districts serving low-income students of color support student health and school wellness.
This is a part-time permanent position for 50% time. Preference will be given to candidates in the Chicago area, but remote candidates will be considered.
This position is responsible for:
Writing and editing content including resource guides, tool kits, policy briefs, action alerts, blogs, case studies, newsletters and website content for a wide range of audiences.
Developing and implementing effective marketing plans for disseminating content and raising the visibility of HSC’s policy efforts with the public, media, policymakers and other audiences.
Developing and supporting implementation of strategies to enhance virtual engagement with stakeholders.
Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills. High attention to detail required.
Experience developing and implementing effective marketing strategies that incorporate social media.
Experience taking technical information and adapting it for various audiences.
Strong organizational and project management skills. Ability to prioritize tasks and manage concurrent assignments under tight deadlines.
Efficient and tech savvy. Able to learn new technologies quickly.
Proficient at using Gmail, Google Docs, Google Slides, Microsoft Office and PowerPoint in a professional setting.
Five+ years post-college work experience; experience working for nonprofit organizations preferred.
A commitment to Healthy Schools Campaign’s mission and values.
This position will require the Writer and Communication Specialist to work some evenings and weekends.
Candidates must be willing to submit to background checks.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation is dependent upon experience. Employees will receive a 6% employer matching contribution to a retirement plan after one year of employment and paid vacation and sick leave.
About Healthy Schools Campaign
Healthy Schools Campaign advocates for policies and practices that allow all students, teachers and staff to learn and work in a healthy school environment. Healthy Schools Campaign envisions a society in which:
- Every student, faculty and staff member, regardless of race or socioeconomic background, has equal access to a healthy school environment.
- Schools serve as leaders making the critical connection between learning and health.
- Students have fewer risks of disease, lead healthier adult lives, act as stewards of the environment and achieve their highest potential.