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Communications Coordinator
Title:Communications Coordinator
Location:Grand Rapids, MI
Job Type :Full-time
Company:RDV Corporation
The Opportunity
The Communications Coordinator will work closely with the Vice President of Communications, Communications team members, other departments and affiliated entities to advance communications initiatives for the organization and its owners.  This cross-functional role also provides important project management and administrative support for the department’s vice president.   

The position offers great variety in a fast-paced setting and an ability to play a notable role in advancing communications strategies and campaigns of impact. 

Our Unique Benefits
At RDV, we are intentional about enriching our culture and employee experiences through a unique blend of benefit offerings that include:
  • Robust health insurance options with competitive employer contributions.
  • 401k retirement plan with a generous employer match of up to 7.5%.
  • Grab and Go Deli/Market with employer-provided account credit of $650/year.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) starting at 22 days per year in addition to 9 paid holidays.
  • Fun culinary experiences and connecting with co-workers at monthly catered lunches, free of charge to employees.
  • Employer paid parking in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.
  • Education and training reimbursement programs.
  • Discounted memberships to MVP Sportsplex.

What You'll Do
  • Provide writing and editing services on a variety of topics, including those related to various business entities, philanthropy efforts and public policy matters.
  • Coordinate the organization’s preparedness process to ensure it is ready to respond to important audiences about a variety of topical matters.
  • Coordinate the organization’s SEO tracking, reporting and project management for targeted efforts.
  • Conduct secondary research and create background documents, fact sheets and positioning recommendations as part of the storyline development process.
  • Lead the creation of a weekly newsletter for distribution to company ownership and key staff members.
  • Provide day-to-day management of the organization’s media monitoring platform to ensure wide visibility to topics of importance to the organization and its owners. 
  • Populate and manage select accounts through the company’s social media management platform.
  • Serve in a project manager role for select communications campaigns that require collaboration with various stakeholders and departments.
  • Assist with video shoots and audio content development as well as review and editing.
  • Provide administrative support to the vice president of communications as well as select activities for the broader communications team. 
  • Partner with communications-related vendors to advance campaigns / projects according to set deadlines.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

What You'll Bring
  • A minimum of 2 years communications, project management and / or administrative experience or comparable experiences through university / college degree attainment.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • A positive, encouraging, aspirational approach to work and others in a corporate setting.
  • Detailed knowledge of Microsoft Office projects, including strong skills in Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  • Graphic design, video / audio editing, and social media experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of WordPress and other web-based content management systems.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work on many projects simultaneously.
  • Self-motivated with a strong performance-driven attitude, willing to execute day-to-day tasks and participate in the development of strategies and project plans. 
  • Able to work in a team environment, completing tasks independently and collaboratively.
  • A desire to research, learn about new things, and identify creative ideas and solutions.
  • A flexible thinker who is able to anticipate needs and preferences of others and manage conflicting requests and timelines, prioritizing and adapting effectively.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new technologies regularly.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to initiate, plan, prioritize and follow through on projects.
  • Ability to interface effectively with various levels of management, clients, vendors, and co-workers in a highly professional manner with the highest level of confidentiality exercised at all times. 
  • Strong file and database management capabilities.
  • An interest in business, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and public policy is a plus.
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