SUMMARY: The Communications Coordinator works with the Communications Department to develop, coordinate, produce, and edit internal and external material, written and filmed. This person is charged with developing content, including editing, layout and design, and distribution for RID publications and video communications. The Communications Coordinator should aim to produce high-quality communications for RID members and stakeholders which enhance the organization’s outreach and image.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for the development and management of content for communications products to supplement the Communication Department’s outreach, engagement, education, and messaging goals and in accordance with Association social media policy.
Work with the Communications team and Board members (or other film subjects) on content development.
Work with all departments to disseminate a variety of information to membership and stakeholder organizations.
Support web-based content development including posts, events, and press releases.
Attend the biennial conference and assist in the planning and implementation of media coverage including videography, interviewing, and press releases.
Coordinate the production of the RID Annual Report.
Develop and implement advertising campaigns and marketing strategy for RID to extend its reach with members, stakeholders, and the community at large.
Assist in copy editing, graphic design, and outreach for materials related to the RID Press publishing arm.
Conduct member and advertiser correspondence for RID web and social media channels.
Coordinate the implementation of the RID CARES initiative as an outreach tool and philanthropic effort of RID.
Work with the Communications team to implement an emergency response protocol for events which affect community members, specifically where malpractice is involved or when interpreters are asked to respond to crises.
Manage job listings
Recruit and manage advertising clients
Social media recaps, transcriptions and vlogs for Board Meeting and staff pieces
Coordinate and manage layout design for RID’s publications and distributed content.
Assist with the production of new RID Press titles - both creation of the manuscript and publication marketing plans.
Both ASL and written English fluency required
Proficiency in commonly used Communications and marketing software and applications.
Proficiency in Adobe design software (e.g. inDesign, Photoshop)
Experience in writing and editing company communications materials, as well as marketing and manuscript publishing.
Bachelor's degree or higher and a minimum of two years of related experience in communications field.
Proven diplomacy skills with various stakeholders and commitment to customer service.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrated organizational and project management skills
Demonstrated administrative and management skills with the ability to work in a diverse team-based environment.
Ability to prioritize tasks and meet strict deadlines.
Experience using audio-visual equipment such as video recording equipment and studio lighting sets and tools preferred but not necessary
Please send a cover letter of interest, and an updated resume via email, referencing “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line, to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
RID offers excellent benefits, including but not limited to: Medical/dental/vision/ life insurance; AFLAC; Flexible Spending; Retirement contribution matching; Generous paid annual, sick and personal leave plus all federal holidays off; Flexible work schedules and telework is available; EAP (Employee Assistance Program); Parking and transit subsidy.
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
About Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc
RID has played a leading role in establishing a national standard of quality for interpreters and transliterators. We encourage the growth of the profession, educate the public about the vital role of interpreters and transliterators and work to ensure equal opportunity and access for all individuals.The mission and values of RID are encompassed in our strategic plan, reflected in the statements below and incorporated into the actions and activities of all RID initiatives:Mission – What We Do:The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf strives to advocate for best practices in interpreting, professional development for practitioners and for the highest standards in the provision of interpreting services for diverse users of languages that are signed or spoken.Vision – Our Desired Future:By honoring its past and innovating for the future, RID envisions a world where:Its members recognize and support the linguistic rights of all Deaf people as human rights, equal to those of users of spoken languages;Deaf people and their values are vital to and visible in every aspect of RID;Interpreted interaction between individuals who use signed and spoken languages are as viable as direct communi...cation;The interpreting profession is formally recognized and is advanced by rigorous professional development, standards of conduct, and credentials.Diversity Statement:The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) understands the necessity of multicultural awareness and sensitivity. Therefore, as an organization, we are committed to diversity both within the organization and within the profession of sign language interpreting.Our commitment to diversity reflects and stems from our understanding of present and future needs of both our organization and the profession. We recognize that in order to provide the best service as the national certifying body among signed and spoken language interpreters, we must draw from the widest variety of society with regards to diversity in order to provide support, equality of treatment, and respect among interpreters within the RID organization.Therefore, RID defines diversity as differences which are appreciated, sought, and shaped in the form of the following categories: gender identity or expression, racial identity, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, deaf or hard of hearing status, disability status, age, geographic locale (rural vs. urban), sign language interpreting experience, certification status and level, and language bases (e.g. those who are native to or have acquired ASL and English, those who utilize a signed system, among those using spoken or signed languages) within both the profession of sign language interpreting and the RID organization.To that end, we strive for diversity in every area of RID and its Headquarters. We know that the differences that exist among people represent a 21st century population and provide for innumerable resources within the sign language interpreting field.OUR COMMITMENTRID is committed to diversity in the following ways:1. HeadquartersOur headquarters is a place where diversity is appreciated and promoted. Beyond being an Equal Opportunity Employer, RID is committed to ensuring that our staff is diverse and that it receives ongoing diversity awareness training. Our staff may range in cultural and ethnic backgrounds, interpreting and non-interpreting experiences, hearing and deaf, various religious and political affiliations and beliefs. These differences make our headquarters a hub of resources.2. Board of Directors and Committee Chairs and MembersThe RID Board of Directors is committed to diversity. We recognize that within diversity, there are hosts of valid and valued opinions and experiences. In order to lead RID effectively, we are committed to promoting diversity among the Board of Directors such that we reflect the multicultural environment in which we live and work. In the same way, we are committed to ensuring that our committees have a broad range of qualified diverse people to serve so that RID as a whole and the communities we serve, receive the broadest range of benefits of such diversity, which can include students and other associate members.The RID Board of Directors is committed to having diversity awareness training on a continuous basis, including along with each new board. This training is modeled for committees, councils, task force chairs, volunteer leaders, and all levels of the organization.3. RID Regional, State, and Local LevelsRID is committed to promoting diversity among all its constituent parts. We encourage all regional, state, and local levels of RID to create a statement of diversity modeled after this one and to create plans of action that promote diversity on all levels. In so doing, we all benefit from the plethora of experiences and strengths gained from diversity as defined above.4. The Field of Professional Sign Language InterpretingRID recognizes the historical and social context diversity has played in the field of sign language interpreting. We recognize that diversity’s role in these contexts have been both virtuous and pernicious. To that end, we promote diversity in the sign language interpreting field in the following ways:Partnering with organizations like the National Alliance of Black Interpreters, Inc., Mano a Mano, Children of Deaf Adults, World Association of Sign Language Interpreters, Sacred Circle, and others who promote ethnic and cultural diversity among sign language interpreters;Partnering with Deaf organizations like the National Association for the Deaf, National Black Deaf Advocates, Deaf People of Color Conference, Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf, American Association of the Deaf-Blind and others who promote language and cultural diversity in the field;Partnering with interpreter education organizations like the Conference of Interpreter Trainers, American Sign Language Teachers Association, and the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers, and others who promote interpreter education through workshops and presentation of diverse methods and studies;Continuing publishing and seeking diverse studies, scholars, abstracts, and articles related to Sign Language Interpreting, including a range of diverse individuals represented in photographs, and other marketing materials during the RID professional development conference;Continuing to promote diversity on our website through graphic, video, and printed communication.