Communications Specialist

Hmong American Partnership


HAP reaches out to the world with profound social, economic and educational transformation.


HAP’s mission is to empower the community to embrace the strengths of our cultures while achieving our potential. HAP achieves its mission by:

  • Improving the lives of individuals and families in our diverse communities through culturally sensitive social services.
  • Strengthening neighborhoods through housing, community and economic development opportunities.
  • Promoting the rich heritage of our ethnic communities.

Position Details

Communications Specialist
Twin Cities Metro
Saint Paul, MN

Are you driven by a passion for making a difference in your community? Are you ready to work on a team committed to helping our immigrant and refugee community take proven steps to achieve their potential? Come explore a career with HAP!

Hmong American Partnership (HAP) is a non-profit social service and community development organization located in the heart of St. Paul that serves more than 25,000 immigrants and refugees each year.

HAP is excited to hire an enthusiastic, positive, creative, and detail-oriented Communications Specialist to join our team to serve our Twin Cities community. As a Communications Specialist, you will take the lead in cross-functional coordination and development of communication and graphic design for internal and external communications, promotional materials, newsletters, and marketing campaigns from concept to final hand-off with minimal direction. This role will contribute to strategic planning and discover innovative ways to reach, communicate, and interact with current and potential clients and expand our service delivery scope.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and coordinate external and internal communication flow (internal memos, newsletters, staff announcements, etc.). 
  • Manage and oversee the production and distribution of regular and special publications (e.g., community and staff newsletters, brochures, handbooks, directories, annual reports, etc.). 
  • Create agency marketing and promotional materials for print. 
  • Coordinate external public-facing events including Staff Picnic Day, Hmong Resource Fair, International Day, Little Mekong Night Market, Hmong MN Day, and more.
  • Prepare public relations packets and media briefing materials as necessary for stakeholders, e.g., funders, partners, media, etc. 
  • Attend events and public community meetings to gather information for communication content.

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS in public relations, marketing, journalism, communications, or related field is preferred, or a combination of related education and work experience to equal at least four (4) years. 
  • At least two (2) years of relevant experience in communications/marketing is preferred, to include content writing, multi-channel distribution, social media, and metrics. 
  • Previous project management and communications experience is strongly preferred.

Please see the attached Communication Specialist job description for the complete position overview.

  • Salary: $52,000 – $57,000; Depending on qualifications.
  • Hours/Days: Mon–Fri, 8:30 am–5:00 pm (evenings and weekends as needed)
  • Benefits: PTO, Holiday Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Life, Accident & Critical Illness, and 401K

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