Communications Coordinator (Full Time AmeriCorps VISTA)

Posted: 10/19/2021

Clever Octopus Inc ™ is a waste-based nonprofit that inspires creativity and environmental consciousness through the resale of high-quality, affordable thrifted art and craft materials and by offering educational art and science programming for all ages and communities.

Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center promotes creativity & community engagement through upcycling & art education. Design, create, & deliver print & online marketing materials to support growth.

Member Duties: VISTA Communications Coordinator will (1) design & update print, online & social media materials; (2) provide for the organization’s promotional needs including programs, events, & announcements; (3) coordinate writing & preparation of monthly email newsletter; (4) monitor analytics across website, social media, newsletter, & more; (5) coordinate media relations, create & maintain press contact list, track press mentions using Google Alert & other tools; (6) create 2021-22 annual reports; (7) attend relevant events, on-site workshops, etc. for content creation & photograph & edit images for public-facing photo albums; (8) manage, review, & create effective content marketing & advertisements using Google AdWords, SEO, & similar; (9) join the VISTA team for all outreach & tabling needs at sustainability events, art festivals, college campuses, & more to promote COI; (10) engage in community workshops & talks & skill-building programs related to marketing & content creation.

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Service Term: 4/11/2022-4/11/2023
$7.19/hour living allowance + Segal AmeriCorps education award
Age requirement minimum: 18
Education level: college graduate or equivalent
Skills: Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Environment ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management . 
Benefits: Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance .  *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement:
Clever Octopus aims to take an intersectional approach to arts-access and waste diversion. We work to recognize the complex ways that racial, economic, and cultural forces interact within the arts and environmental advocacy spheres. To this end, we strive to dismantle discrimination and racism, both systemic and interpersonal, and to make our organization not only a safe and affirming place, but an active driver for positive social change and justice in our community. With these values at the forefront of our minds, we encourage the organizations we partner with to do the same; to combat racism and classism in their pervasive forms in whichever niche they work.