Communications Coordinator

Clare Housing


We envision an AIDS-free world built on a foundation of equitable access to housing and health care.


Clare Housing provides a continuum of affordable and supportive housing options that create healing communities and optimize the health of people living with HIV/AIDS.

Position Details

Communications Coordinator
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

Clare Housing is in search of a talented Communications Coordinator. In collaboration with the Advancement team, the Communications Coordinator shapes Clare Housing’s public messaging, supports fundraising and community engagement, and creates and curates media content. This role promotes and enhances the external communication of our work and mission through social media, strategic communications materials, website updates, e-newsletters, emails and printed materials. Clare Housing takes a community-centric and resident first approach to its storytelling and fundraising. The Communications Coordinator will follow best practices to ensure the consent and positive experience of vulnerable adults who share their stories. Storytelling will be conducted with an eye towards reducing HIV stigma, racism, and other injustice.

The ideal candidate will have project management, writing, and copyediting skills, experience with social media, graphic design, and event management support, and the ability to be organized, detail-oriented, respectful of deadlines, and work cooperatively with team members to contribute, generate and execute new ideas.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Advancement team to develop and execute an effective communications plan to promote fundraising campaigns and overall agency visibility. 
  • Create marketing collateral and update materials to ensure branding standards are maintained throughout all forms of communication. 
  • Create monthly external e-newsletters, along with an internal/staff newsletter in partnership with HR staff. 
  • Support production of photos and video content to create multimedia pieces for the newsletter, website, and social media. 
  • Write and edit stories for social media and fundraising letters. 
  • Conduct interviews with clients, staff and volunteers for stories, videos, and marketing. 
  • Maintain and update the WordPress website to ensure accurate information and links. 
  • Oversee the production and manage the content for the Annual Report and assist in putting together a PowerPoint presentation on annual outcomes. 
  • Support the annual signature event, including all promotional activities and maintenance of the online registration site. 
  • Develop and maintain press lists for media outreach 
  • Write and edit press releases and announcements for programs and events. 
  • Generate reports on communications metrics 
  • Monitor and share advocacy-related communications of partner organizations. 
  • Assist in creating program-related health education materials. 
  • Other duties as required or assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Associates degree or higher, or equivalent years of experience in Communications, Public Relations, or another related field. 
  • Previous experience in the nonprofit field 
  • 3+ years of similar experience in editorial and content management

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Background in graphic design and/or professional writing. 
  • Skill in creating compelling stories, 
  • Strong organizational skills and creative design approach. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and ability to work with people at all levels 
  • Experience in using Canva to create content social media content, brochures, flyers, and embedded media 
  • Experience with WordPress, Mailchimp, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Eventbrite and SEO strategies. 
  • Preference for experience with Adobe Suite.

Please include previous work examples when applying: two writing samples and/or two examples of graphic design.

Salary Range: $45,000.00 To 48,000.00 Annually.

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