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Posted by saviadmin on Jan 11, 2016

Social Media Part-Time Position

Social Media Part-Time Position | SAVI Community Information System | www.savi.org

The Polis Center at IUPUI is seeking a highly motivated individual with a passion for digital communications to coordinate the social media initiatives for the SAVI Community Information System. The individual will work approximately 20 hours per week from February through May 2016, with an option for extension.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Open until filled

Qualifications

  • Must have basic understanding of public relations practices and advanced knowledge of social media platforms.
  • Must be enrolled in college with at least a 3.2 GPA. Students majoring in public relations, communications and/or marketing will be preferred
  • Must have exemplary writing and editing ability with strong research skills
  • Must be proficient in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must be familiar with AP style rules for public relations writing
  • Proven ability to think creatively and “outside the box”
  • Working knowledge of search engine keywords and optimization

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist staff in developing content for digital and social media platforms of SAVI to help expand the online visibility and reach, drive engagement and traffic, and contribute toward online community development
  • Undertake basic public relations writing assignments and contribute to the SAVI blog
  • Attend and participate in project and brainstorming sessions as directed
  • Regularly monitor social media activity using dashboards like Hootsuite
  • Prepare and present social media analytics report to measure results against objectives

Compensation: $10.00–$12.00/hour based on experience

SAVI Community Information System (SAVI): SAVI’s mission is to help nonprofit and community-based organizations make data-informed decisions to be more strategic and effective in serving the needs of Central Indiana residents.  SAVI contains a wealth of free data about the social, physical, and economic conditions of Central Indiana communities from counties to neighborhoods and census tracts, as well as information on thousands of non-profit and community-based organizations and programs. SAVI’s interactive website (www.savi.org) allows users to create custom maps, graphs, charts, and data profiles of over 2,000 Central Indiana communities.

To apply:  Send a resume, cover letter, and three writing samples to Melissa Gona at magona@iupui.edu.

IUPUI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to a campus climate that encourages diversity as a means of achieving excellence.

 

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Posted by saviadmin on Jun 17, 2014

Don’t reinvent the wheel when telling your stories

Originally posted on Indiana Nonprofit Summit blog

by Andrew Hayenga:

Too often, when I’m working with one of our nonprofit partners, I find that their best stories are not being leveraged to their potential, if they haven’t been overlooked all together.

You don’t need someone to tell you when you have a great story, one that conveys your mission to a T or celebrates everything that is right with your work and its supporters. You feel it. You just know. Sometimes these stories seem to come in passing across a boardroom table or during office small talk, but they need to be catalogued.

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Posted by saviadmin on Dec 19, 2013

Social Media Data Can Guide a Nonprofit’s Content Strategy

By Deeksha Kapoor, PR & Social Media Coordinator, The Polis Center at IUPUI

This year, social media astonished us yet again with its sheer power and unbelievable reach. While there are many nonprofits that achieved tremendous success on social media this year, there are several others who are still struggling to get it right. We all know that it is a huge challenge for nonprofits with shrinking budgets and employees with multiple roles and responsibilities, to create an engaged community of online supporters, advocates, donors, and funders. Thus, it is more important than ever to make data-informed decisions so that we are effective at what we do, and social media is no exception.

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