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  • St. Louis City
  • Salary: 0-60,000
  • Organization Type: Health

BioSTL

Contract Communications Specialist

St. Louis, Missouri

Posting Date:   May 17, 2024

Position Summary

BioSTL is seeking a dynamic and creative Communications Specialist to join our small but mighty communications team as a contractor, with the possibility of coming on full-time. The ideal candidate will be responsible for creating content, writing, and designing materials that support our fundraising initiatives. This mid-level role requires a strategic thinker with excellent communication skills and a passion for our mission. We are committed to strengthening St. Louis —one innovation and one person at a time. We hope every member of our team will feel the same.

Job Responsibility

Develop and produce engaging content for various platforms, including website, social media, newsletters, and press releases.
Design visually appealing materials for fundraising campaigns, events, and donor communications.
Collaborate with the fundraising team to create compelling stories and messaging that highlight the impact of our work.
Create and maintain an organized system of access to visuals, content, copy and data to support continuity and efficiency in ongoing communications.
Help maintain the organization’s brand voice and visual identity across all communication channels.
Assist in planning and executing communications strategies for fundraising initiatives and events.
Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices in content creation and nonprofit communications.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, PR, or a related field.
2-4 years of experience in communications, content creation, or a similar role, preferably in a nonprofit setting. Experience in fundraising is a plus.
Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills with a keen attention to detail.
Proficiency in graphic design software (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite, Canva) and experience in designing marketing materials.
Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines without heavy oversight
Passion for BioSTL’s mission and a commitment to making a positive impact.

Skills:

·        Thrives on building new things, solving problems creatively, and making a difference.

·        Enjoys working on a team but doesn’t require constant oversight.

·        Enjoys brainstorming, collaborating, and inventing together.

·        Assertive enough to get what is needed to do the job well.

·        Ability to build relationships throughout the organization to find and develop stories of the work.

·        Curiosity and interest in learning, especially to understand and communicate complex topics meaningfully to a broad audience.

·        Excellent judgment, prioritization, and project planning skills.

·        Focused on details and oriented toward action.

·        Ability to tell stories that touch people, surprise and delight, and always build a clear brand narrative.

Compensation

Pay is commensurate with experience and is benchmarked against market rates.

Application:

Please upload a detailed letter of interest and resume on the BioSTL.org website under this job posting heading. Confidential inquiries may be submitted to asanford@biostl.org with this job posting title in the subject line. Please note that this is not a remote position, and successful applicants must reside in the St. Louis region or be willing to immediately relocate to St. Louis.

BioSTL is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable ecosystem. We are committed to seeking individuals of diverse backgrounds and experiences who will bring diverse perspectives to this work. This is an equal employment opportunity.

About BioSTL

Since 2001, BioSTL has laid the foundation for St. Louis’ innovation economy with a comprehensive set of transformational programs that advance St. Louis’ leadership in solving important world challenges in agriculture, medicine, health care, and other technology areas. BioSTL has introduced nationally acclaimed initiatives in startup creation and investment (BioGenerator), strategic business attraction (GlobalSTL), physical environment (including Cortex and BioGenerator Labs), entrepreneur support, seed and venture capital, a diverse and inclusive workforce, and public policy. Learn more about us online at biostl.org.