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We  received an amazing response to this job posting and have hired someone who will start July 17, 2023. As a result, we are not taking new applicants. Thank you!

Position Description

Title:  Communications Contractor

Reports to: Co-Director, Programs

Hours:  15 hours per week, ideally three hours per work day, with flexibility. This is a 1099 contract for three months with an option to extend. The goal is a long-term arrangement. 

Hourly rate: $25 to $30, based on experience

Location:  Remote

About the Organization

Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth is a 501(c)3 liberal religious non-profit organization dedicated to be seedbed for spiritual grounding and education that inspires deep practices of Earth care, justice and flourishing for all. Through worship, storytelling, workshops and chaplaincy, we seek to contribute to a healthy and connected environmental justice movement, within our Unitarian Universalist tradition and beyond. See: www.uumfe.org

Position Purpose 

The Communications Contractor is responsible for: 

  • With the co-directors and a select set of volunteers, developing a communications strategy including a social media plan
  • Executing the strategy and plan
  • Working with justice partners to coordinate communications
  • Creating and sending a monthly newsletter to our 9000 person database
    • This includes our own events and reflections, along with communicating with select partners to feature their events
  • Creating and sending a mid-month events email to our database
  • In addition to newsletters, promoting events including:
    • Creating calendar descriptions and Zoom registrations
    • Using Canva to create memes
    • Updating WordPress website
    • Posting on social media
  • Creating a monthly worship resource in Canva from content provided by co-director 
  • Interacting with a graphic designer when necessary
  • Editing videos
  • Measuring effectiveness of all communication by analyzing data

Requisite Skills and Experience: 

  • Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, team oriented and remote work environment
  • Commitment to principles of justice, equity and compassion
  • An appreciation for the challenges faced by historically marginalized groups
  • Warm and friendly presence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong time and project management skills; ability to prioritize, organize, deliver and follow-up across multiple competing demands and timelines
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience working in a communications role as described 
  • Undergraduate degree a plus
  • Technology:
    • WordPress editing and minor design
    • Canva 
    • Facebook, Instagram, Twitter 
    • Asana or Trello
    • Slack 
    • Google Workspace
    • Video editing

How to Apply

Send a résumé and cover letter —indicating “Communications Contractor” in the subject line—to our Co-Director, Programs, Rev. Kelly Dignan kellydignan@uumfe.org. Please include how you heard about the job and links to work you have done relevant to this job description. Also include three references.

People with disabilities, people of color, indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQ+ candidates are encouraged to apply. If you are excited about this role but unsure whether you meet 100% of the requirements, we encourage you to inquire and/or apply.