Providing compassionate, quality social services since 1920, the culture at Catholic Charities is defined by our passion for our mission to "provide service to those in need, to advocate for justice and to call upon others to do the same." We prioritize programs and services to meet the needs of people impacted by poverty, providing access and removing barriers to vital services for families and individuals living in communities across the ten counties of southeastern Wisconsin.
A career at Catholic Charities blends social service with professional advancement. Our staff is made up of a diverse group of human service professionals who are committed to serving people of all faiths and backgrounds. We are a proud recipient of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Workplaces award for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021.
Catholic Charities is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, on-the-job injury, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that employers are prohibited by law from considering. Catholic Charities also prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability.
The Communications Coordinator is an integral member of the Mission Advancement department taking the lead to support the communications, marketing, and public relations needs of the agency. This position is responsible for planning, coordination and implementation of internal and external communications activities that positively impact our ability to serve people in need, promote agency culture, and increase community awareness and engagement with Catholic Charities. Additionally, this position acts as a resource to agency staff to assist with client services and outreach.
You will be part of a mission-driven agency where serving people in need with compassion, dignity, and respect is everyone’s priority. This position offers you an opportunity in non-profit communications to effectively serve all major stakeholders including clients, staff, volunteers, and donors. You will have the opportunity to employ best practices in the field along with your creative and strategic thinking skills and project management skills. You will be a key team member working to advance the mission of Catholic Charities through a variety of communication strategies including digital and print media, remote and in-person events, and public relations with local media outlets.
College degree preferred in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or a related field. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong project management skills. Video, photography, design skills or ability to learn is a plus. Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines. Experience with communications planning and non-profits is desirable. Two to three years’ experience in communications, branding, marketing, or public relations is an asset. Experience helpful with social media strategy, content management/SEO for websites, media relations, design software, and Microsoft Office, and Word. Occasional attendance at evening or weekend events is required.
We offer a competative Health, Dental, and Vision insurance package. Employer paid term life, short-term and long-term disability. Our 403(b) plan includes a 2% company match and a 4% annual contribution.
Our culture is an ideal fit for candidates who are passionate about serving the less fortunate and in need within the community. We offer a generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan plus 11 paid holidays and a focus on a good work/life balance. Business casual dress every day with casual fridays.