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Communications Coordinator Job Opening

 The Communications Coordinator at the Santa Maria Valley Chamber supports Chamber programs and its membership through the management of various social media, website, print and other communication channels. Additionally, this individual manages the graphic design of all Chamber materials and maintains the Chamber’s media relationships.

Examples of the projects and tasks included in the work plan for this position include:

Member & Public Relations
Use Chamber communication channels (social media, text, etc.) to send reminders and updates to members about Chamber events (e.g. BYB, Mixers, Ribbon Cuttings, etc.)
Manage the Chamber’s PR relationships including writing/distributing press releases, exploring advertising opportunities with local media and creating ads as needed

Marketing, Business Promotion & Community Engagement
Manage day-to-day activity of Chamber’s social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Text, E-blasts, etc.)
Stay current with communication trends and implement when relevant Work with Chamber leadership on strategies to grow reach and impact through digital marketing efforts Design print and digital marketing materials as needed
Manage the creation of the Chamber’s monthly print newsletter including design, content and sharing on the Chamber’s digital platforms
Manage chamber website, including creating Chamber event pages and uploading “Chamber News” content
Audit and make updates to the Chamber website as needed
Work with Chamber members and stakeholders about opportunities to participate in Chamber programs

Membership Support
Manage local business spotlight, editorials, new member posts, etc.
Assist Chamber members with utilizing marketing benefits
Assist with member outreach for events and various member promotion programs as needed

General Tasks and Responsibilities
Represent the Chamber at community and professional events as assigned

The Chamber is looking for an individual who demonstrates the following:
ability to self-manage priorities, work flow, and time; detail-oriented; manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
ability to comfortably learn and utilize online databases, website editing, and communication/office programs such as MS Office Suite, Hootsuite and Wordpress
demonstrated proficiency with social media and digital marketing strategies and tactics
strong graphic design skills – proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign) and Canva preferred
excellent writing skills; strong verbal presentation skills
strong customer service orientation
ability to work in a team environment
demonstrated interest in, and appreciation for, the Santa Maria Valley community
ability to maintain flexibility in work schedule, with some evening/weekend work required for special events, etc.
bilingual preferred

Minimum requirements for this position include 1-3 years of professional experience in a marketing/communications position or a related field; or an appropriate combination of experience, training and education that demonstrate an ability to be successful in this position.

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