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Free Wheelchair Mission

Communications Specialist

Free Wheelchair Mission
Irvine, California, United States

Date Posted: 12/12/2011
Categories: Communications - Marketing/Public Relations
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:
The Communications Specialist will be a dynamic communications professional responsible for writing and editing communications including brochures, newsletters, cultivation letters, annual reports, special event pieces, website content, fundraising materials, and other communications. This position will coordinate production of materials from conception, design, print, and distribution. Successful candidates will have the ability to communicate effectively through writing providing a true “voice” for Free Wheelchair Mission. The position will work closely with internal teams,

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with internal team members to create fundraising materials including newsletters, appeals, annual reports, brochures, and other collateral
• Execute communications objectives with strategic direction from Marketing Director
• Create web content in alignment with organization’s mission and purpose
• Assist with email, social media, and print communications to diverse target audiences
• Write and submit press releases and coordinate with media
• Provide information, stories, and quotes to media as appropriate
• Maintain and organize marketing files
• Available to travel locally for organization purposes
• Participate in staff development and fundraising events
• Perform other administrative duties as assigned in support of daily job duties by direct supervisor
• Share the message of Free Wheelchair Mission and our vision

Knowledge and Critical Skills:
• Exceptional writing and editing abilities
• Superior interpersonal communication skills
• Excellent time management and organization
• Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and committed to excellence
• Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, problem solve, and work as part of a team
• Highly organized, detail-oriented, and reliable
• Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel
• Experience with Raiser’s Edge database a plus

Free Wheelchair Mission (FWM) is a faith-based, non-profit organization based in Irvine, California. Our mission is to “Transform lives through the gift of mobility to the physically disabled poor in developing countries as motivated by Jesus Christ”. Our vision is to “To creatively partner with like-minded international humanitarian and indigenous organizations to place 20 million wheelchairs”. Free Wheelchair Mission has grown rapidly since its beginning in 2001, and has shipped almost 600,000 wheelchairs to over 81 countries all over the world. Designed to be rugged, durable and inexpensive, the FWM wheelchair costs only $63.94 each to manufacture, deliver and distribute.