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COMMUNICATIONS & RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT DIRECT (CRD DIRECTOR) JOB POSITION

Role Summary
The Communications  & Resource Development Director (CRD Director) position is responsible for and focused on leadership and team development, oversight, management and execution of all aspects of Resource Development  and Marketing. The CRD Director reports directly to the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center (DAH) Executive Director.

Qualifications

  1. A heart for the local masjid, a growing relationship with Allah swt and a passion to use communications to reach others.
  2. Relates well to all kinds of people, builds effective relationships, communicates effectively both interpersonally and at a community level. 
  3. Organized, creative thinker and highly productive, working in a fast-paced environment.
  4. Committed to improvement, seeks constructive criticism, and understands strengths and weaknesses.

Required Skills

  1. Degree in marketing, communications, media, or related field; or at least 2-4 years experience in communications.
  2. Proficient in Creative Suite programs, such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, Premiere, etc.
  3. History and/or ability to recruit, hire and retain community talent as well as build team culture and cohesiveness.
  4. Proven ability to outline projects, structure project management approach and develop summarized proposals for plans.
  5. Ability to develop an annual comprehensive budget and adapt/shift budget based on institutional needs. 
  6. Organize, develop and manage multiple projects such as fundraising, branding, and event promotion campaigns.
  7. Ability to find/locate necessary contractors and manage projects with external vendors. 
  8. History and ability to develop paid/unpaid – online/offline – marketing/fundraising campaigns. 
  9. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Job Description Breakdown

Web

  1. Lead all efforts related to the creation and development of DAH websites as well as future planning including current website optimization and new website development planning. 
  2. Proactively work to make sure DAH maintains an effective presence via web and apps including style/presence, search engines, and new technology.

Digital Advertisements

  1. Lead all efforts in the communication, production and execution of paid search ads, retargeting, display and video ads on platforms such as Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, Pinterest, LinkedIn and more. 
  2. Develop year-round campaign strategy and timeline to ensure steady revenue and brand exposure. 
  3. Research and implement new advertising platforms and stay informed of online trends. 
  4. Oversee the production of detailed reports on campaigns. 
  5. Exhibit strong communications skills and the ability to manage and maintain relationships with multiple teams as the point of contact.

Content Production

  1. Implement a system to organize, prioritize and communicate production material including but not limited to, flyers, infographics, videos, blogs, advertising and email marketing content. 
  2. Communicate closely and effectively with production and digital marketing officers. 
  3. Oversee brand consistency throughout all produced content. 
  4. Continuously analyze the performance of produced content and adjust as needed. 

Promotions

  1. Develop a system to organize, prioritize and communicate promotional items related to DAH.
  2. Create communication strategies to market, inform, and promote teaching series, big events and other campaigns assigned.
  3. Oversee all written materials related to promotions.

Social Media

  1. Manage ongoing social media messaging and communication strategies, in coordination with Writer/Editor on Marketing Team.
  2. Creatively build followings on various social media outlets including but not limited to, Facebook, Tik-Tok, Instagram, LinkedIn Twitter, and Snapchat.

Design & Brand Management

  1. Lead efforts to design all art and promotional materials related to Masjid-wide activities with a high standard of creativity, excellence and effectiveness.
  2. Network with paid and volunteer artists to develop graphic designs.
  3. Monitor the look, vibe and feel of all promotional materials representing DAH.
  4. Police the use of logos and images that represent DAH.

Other Information: 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee incumbent in this position. The employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities listed above are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

Social Media Intern Duties and Responsibilities (Temporarily Remote Due to COVID-19)

  • The Social Media Intern is responsible for coordinating and executing the company’s social media strategy, working across key social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Develop, implement and manage our social media strategy
  • Manage and oversee social media content
  • Measure the success of every social media campaign

This is an unpaid job opportunity that has the potential to become a part-time or full-time job.

Requirements

  • Experience as a Social Media Coordinator or similar role
  • Social Media Strategist using social media for brand awareness and impressions
  • Excellent knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and other social media best practices
  • Familiarity with web design and publishing
  • Excellent multitasking skills
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills

Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and reports.

Graphic Design Intern Duties and Responsibilities (Remote)

  • The Social Media Intern is responsible for meeting with department heads and the Communications Director to determine the scope of projects.
  • Use digital illustration, photo editing software, and layout software to create designs
  • Create visual elements such as logos, original images, and illustrations to help deliver a message
  • Incorporate changes recommended by clients or art directors into final designs
  • Review designs for errors before printing or publishing them
  • Spearhead campaigns with artistic vision and follow through

Requirements

  • Experience as a Graphic Designer or similar role
  • Expert in Adobe Suite, willing to adapt to new technology
  • Familiarity with design and publishing
  • Excellent multitasking skills
  • Excellent computer and technical skills
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills, meets strict deadlines
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills

This is an unpaid job opportunity that has the potential to become a part-time or full-time job.

Video producers create film and video projects such as advertisements, documentaries, training videos, and other visual media. This job requires in-depth knowledge of various aspects of filmmaking and extensive hands-on experience, in addition to formal training at a college or university. This high-pressure role requires overseeing multiple elements and potentially working long hours to meet deadlines.

Video Producer Editor (VPE) Duties and Responsibilities

The VPE is responsible for: 

  • Choosing production equipment and properly handling the company’s equipment. They select all camera, audio, and lighting equipment, in addition to editing software and other computer programs. In addition, they scout locations and oversee everything relating to the production.
  • Collaborating with other departments to convey their vision 
  • Producing campaign packages on strict deadlines
  • Incorporating changes recommended by clients into final product
  • Script, storyboard, budget, allocate resources, set deadlines and select optimal forms of media for projects
  • Managing video library
  • Developing production schedules
  • Work independently, as well as part of a team, to establish project deliverables

Requirements

  • Record and edit video and sound projects, including selecting program format for final output, capturing/importing media, organizing raw media, editing footage and sound files, creating and inserting static and motion graphics, titling, adding music/voice-over/sfx, media management and archiving project media
  • Must be able to take the finished project and polish it into something that represents the company well or appeals to the target audience. 

Video producers need to possess technical skills in video, audio and post-production:

  • Video includes familiarity with professional cameras (Sony PMW-F3 or similar), prosumer camcorders (Sony NXCAM HXR‑NX3 or similar), various HD and SD formats, pre production/planning, studio and field production, lighting/grip, scriptwriting, storyboarding and photography.
  • Audio includes small format mixers, compression, EQ, effects processors, audio recording techniques for studio and field, multi-track and waveform editing
  • Post-production entails digital video editing, still and motion graphics design, and video compression for multiple delivery platforms.

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