Career Opportunities

At Woodstock Institute, we believe our employees are our greatest asset. Our staff represent a diverse and committed group that lead Woodstock's efforts to realize a more just financial system.

Web Communications Associate

About Woodstock Institute

Woodstock Institute is a leading nonprofit research and policy organization in the areas of fair lending, wealth creation, and financial systems reform. Woodstock Institute works locally and nationally to create a financial system in which lower-wealth persons and communities of color can safely borrow, save, and build wealth so that they can achieve economic security and community prosperity. Our key tools include: applied research; policy development; coalition building; and technical assistance. For more information, visit us at www.woodstockinst.org.

About the position

The Web Communications Associate will work closely with the Senior Policy and Communications Associate to manage all information systems, including website and database administration, and implement Woodstock's communications plan. Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining Woodstock Institute’s website and a coalition website by posting blogs, press releases, press clips, multimedia content, and more on a daily basis;
  • Assisting with the implementation of a custom interactive mapping tool powered by TileMill and maintaining an interactive data dashboard powered by Tableau;
  • Researching and writing blog posts, email copy, op-eds, press releases, and other communications and promotional materials;
  • Improving the accessibility and impact of Woodstock's research and data through interactive infographics, graphic design, open data principles, and more;
  • Updating and ensuring the quality of Woodstock's contact relationship management system (Salesforce);
  • Managing Woodstock Institute’s social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn;
  • Evaluating, tracking, and reporting effectiveness of the website and other communication channels;
  • Ensuring that Woodstock's style guide is applied consistently by formatting reports, fact sheets, presentations, and other publications for print and web;
  • Assisting in developing and implementing new strategies as necessary.

This is a full-time position located in Chicago with competitive nonprofit salary and generous benefits, including 6% employer contribution to retirement account after first year. Woodstock fosters a supportive work environment that values innovation, initiative, and data-driven experimentation. In this role, you will have the opportunity to put your skills to work supporting policy change that makes neighborhoods safer and more desirable, takes on predatory lenders, and helps all people—regardless of race, gender, income, or disability status—build wealth for the future.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in information science, communications, graphic design, journalism, policy, planning, or related field, and two years' work experience, including website and email list management and institutional social media strategy.

Basic understanding of content management systems, HTML and CSS, Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet software, data visualization, and contact relationship management systems required. Ability to interpret and communicate key lessons from data required.

Experience with photo editing; Tableau; TileMill or MapBox; Drupal CMS, including template creation and database management; CKAN; and Salesforce.com preferred.

Excellent written and spoken English language communications skills required; Spanish or other foreign language ability preferred.

Self-motivation, initiative and leadership, ability to work independently and work effectively with people at all levels and in an organized manner in a fast-paced environment.

Woodstock Institute is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and protected classes to apply.

 

Send cover letter, resume, two examples of recent work, two references, and salary history to Patricia Woods-Hessing, at pwoods@woodstockinst.org. No phone calls, please. Deadline: Thursday, July 3 at 5:00 pm Central Time.