OPEN POSITION: COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
About the Energy Corridor District
The Energy Corridor District (District) is an advocate for one of Houston’s premier destinations and business hubs. The District has a great story to tell and is looking for a self-motivated and entrepreneurial spirited Communications Coordinator to be a part of our team.
The District is a governmental entity established in 2001 by the Texas Legislature as Harris County Improvement District #4. Since its inception, the District has worked tirelessly to enhance the community’s quality of life and sense of place by implementing transportation and mobility, public amenities, infrastructure, public safety, urban design, and business development initiatives in one of Houston’s most important employment centers. The District consists of over 2,000 acres, stretching along IH-10 from Kirkwood Road to west of Barker Cypress Road, and extends south along Eldridge Parkway to south of Briar Forest Drive. It is a bustling and professional area with great employment opportunities, access to countless restaurants and many amenities, including parks and shopping areas.
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Communications Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring objectives and goals within a clear communication strategy that reaches target audiences. The Communications Coordinator will also manage the communications related to the District’s projects, programming, and activities, while working collaboratively with staff and consultants to identify additional opportunities and creative initiatives to expand the District’s profile with its constituents.
The duties of the Communications Coordinator include, but are not limited to:
Communication Brand Awareness
- Support development, implementation, and execution of a robust communication strategy that aligns and builds the District’s brand.
Media and Communication Stakeholder Relations
- Develop relationships with media and other communications stakeholders to promote District projects, initiatives, and events.
- Identify weaknesses in existing communication efforts and develop solutions.
- Assess opportunities for the District to expand its presence through press releases, interviews, and other communication mediums.
- Grow the constituent communication base through creative campaigns to increase interest in learning more about the District.
- Write and edit articles, social media posts, newsletters, etc. for daily, weekly, or monthly publishing and/or posting, while ensuring deadlines are met.
- Quarterly audit of stakeholder databases to ensure recipients of the newsletters and other communications have valid email addresses.
- Lead efforts to capture data and stories to publish a yearly review of District’s accomplishments and projected future plans.
- Manage the District’s website in conjunction with staff and website developer to ensure functionality and current/relevant content. Make updates when necessary.
- Promote District’s events and initiatives via the appropriate communication channels to include press releases, social media, newsletters, media coverage, while seeking pre- and post-event coverage.
- Support and attend District led and sponsored events.
- Manage and monitor the District’s social media platforms.
- Create targeted content and images for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and other platforms.
- Coordinate and provide communications via social media platforms in the case of special events, emergency alerts, and other situations.
- Prepare graphics in Photoshop or other design software and tools.
- Engage graphic consultant for publishing material as appropriate.
Reports & Assessments
- Track and report analytics on marketing and communication campaigns on a monthly basis.
- Coordinate with staff and consultant to ensure publishing on all communication platforms for the District’s Land Use and Demographics Study.
- Prepare quarterly/annual marketing and communication report(s) in support of the District’s assessment and/or presentations to stakeholders.
Essential Qualifications and Skills
- Four-year degree required in a related field or strong demonstrated experiences.
- Three or more years of experience.
- Prior non-profit/government experience is plus.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Collaborative, well organized, ability to multi-task, act proactively, and meet deadlines.
- Excellent reasoning, strong decision-making skills, and ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Accountable. Keen attention to detail.
- Proven skill and proficiency with the suite of Microsoft Office products, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suites (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and Constant Contact is a plus.
Salary range is contingent upon knowledge and experience. Full benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, and retirement contributions.
How to Apply
A letter of interest and resume/CV is required. At the applicant’s discretion, no more than three work samples may be provided. Please send a complete application package to firstname.lastname@example.org.