Now Hiring: Communications Manager

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The Union for Contemporary Art strengthens the cultural and social landscape of our community by using the arts as a vehicle to inspire positive social change. We are currently seeking a passionate and self-motivated individual to join our Communications team.

We use the term “social change” as a broad umbrella to encompass a range of social and civic outcomes from increased awareness and understanding, to attitudinal change and increased civic participation. Recognizing that change on the individual level is directly linked to the building of public will and the development of policy that corrects injustice, The Union embraces the opportunity to foster social change every day through our programs, partnerships, and commitment to North Omaha. A full overview of the programs offered by The Union can be found here.

At The Union, we embrace an organizational culture rooted in Servant Leadership – striving to lead with a serve-first mindset, focused on empowering and uplifting those who work for and with us. A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong. The servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible. We would ask that interested candidates take a moment to review our Core Values and Statement of Cultural Equity to gain a deeper understanding of the commitments we’ve made to our stakeholders, greater community, and team members.

POSITION: Communications Manager

REPORTS TO: Communications Director

The Communications Manager works closely with the Communications Director and helps facilitate The Union’s communications, documentation, and public relations strategy.

As Communications Manager, this team member helps manage online, press, newsletter, and social media marketing and communications. The Communications Manager assists in planning, designing, and writing for: the website, newsletters, program materials, direct mail appeals, press releases, social networking, advertising, and other media opportunities. This position requires the ability to work well with multiple staff members, artists, visiting professionals, and partners.

Assisting in the production and design of print materials and digital media is central to the work of this position. This work includes the design of bi-monthly print newsletters, annual appeal campaigns, various program one-sheet summaries, and many digital banner graphics in promotion of events and initiatives.

COMMITMENT: This is a full-time, exempt salaried position. The Union strives to be a human-first organization. We work on a 32-hour work week. This position allows for the employee to determine if 4 workdays at 8 hours or 5 workdays at 6.5 hours is best for them.

Please Note: The Union for Contemporary Art requires all staff members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes receiving booster shots, as suggested by the CDC. If you have questions about this policy, please contact our Executive Director at lakesha@u-ca.org.

COMPENSATION: $57,000 annual salary, health/dental/vision benefits with The Union covering 80% of employee and family premiums, accrued PTO, 6 paid holidays including a paid winter holiday break from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day, 56 hours mental health/sick days, 40 hours paid volunteer service hours, Employee Assistance Program, $25,000 employer-paid life insurance policy, and 401k with automatic, fully-vested 3% employer contribution.

The Union will also reimburse a portion of moving expenses for relocation to Omaha, Nebraska, if needed.

Essential Job Responsibilities (Communications Manager)

  • Design communications materials for print and web (newsletters, program one-sheets, flyers, info sheets, digital banners, and other graphics)

  • Assist in developing social media content, particularly posts in direct promotion of upcoming Union events

  • Assist in maintaining social media content calendar

  • Assist in developing key written communications for the organization (email messaging, membership campaigns, fundraiser invitations, etc.)

  • Facilitate posting of content via social media management tool

  • Create and manage Facebook events and Union presence in various community calendars

  • Assist in regular attention and response to comments, DMs, and other audience engagement

  • Assist in building and maintenance of Union website pages

  • Assist with photo and video documentation of Union events and activity

  • Assist with photo editing and organization of archived content

  • Assist in meeting Union accessibility standards, including work in captioning of all video content and writing alt text for all images posted on social media or Union website

  • Other duties as assigned

TO APPLY Please send an introduction of yourself via a one-page cover letter, or email note summarizing your interests and experiences, a resume or CV, and a portfolio of relevant work to jobs@u-ca.org with the subject Re: “Communications Manager” or mail your application to The Union re: “Communications Manager,” 2423 N 24th Street, Omaha, NE 68110. This position will remain posted until filled.

The Union for Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, gender identity, physical condition, sexual orientation, or national origin. Period.