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Community Environmental Council / Communications Associate

Job Title: Communications Assistant
Status: Permanent, 20 Hours Per Week, Non-exempt
Reports To: Communications & Marketing Director


ABOUT COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL

CEC is a fast-paced nonprofit based in Santa Barbara and serving the California Central Coast, with a reputation for positive social change and community engagement. Since 1970, CEC has been a leader in creative solutions to tough environmental problems.  The CEC team is a highly committed and energetic group, with an internal culture that values collaboration, ongoing learning, and innovation.

With its current focus in the tri-county region to promote rapid and equitable solutions to the climate crisis, CEC is known for organizing the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival, advancing 100% renewable energy goals, and developing campaigns to #gosolar, #driveless, #driveclean #ditchplastic, and #rethinkfood. CEC’s primary objectives are to: 1) Achieve Carbon Zero Communities; 2) Promote nature-based solutions to draw down excess carbon emissions; and 3) Protect against unavoidable climate impacts.

The CEC team is a highly committed and energetic group, with an internal culture that values collaboration, ongoing learning, and innovation. CEC seeks to activate people of every age, race, ethnicity, and economic status in community planning, political action, personal behavior change, and climate leadership. Visit www.CECSB.org and www.facebook.com/cecsb to learn more about our work and history.

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Communications Assistant is responsible for supporting the content production process of CEC’s Communications & Marketing team. This position collaborates to effectively achieve CEC’s strategic communications goals with a team that includes a Communications Associate, website administrator, graphic designers, photographers, writers, translators and other consultants or vendors.

JOB FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Support in the active monitoring and updating of website content across all CEC web properties, engaging staff as needed to provide current stats and information.
• Support graphic design needs, including utilizing templates to design basic graphics for ongoing social media, email marketing and website needs, and coordinating with graphic designers as needed.
• Support in maintaining clear organization and complete records of past and incoming design files.

• Support photo management, including developing shot lists for photographers, identifying select pictures to use in promotional materials, and organizing and labeling incoming and archival photos.
• Support development and maintenance on the website of media kits and archival press, newsletters, webinars, and other CEC press and media..
• Support social media postings as needed.
• Provide back up to other facets of content production, such as setting up eblasts, drafting stories, or participating in webinar production.


KEY QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
• A minimum of a Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university.
• A minimum of 1-2 years of professional experience.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with solid command of writing conventions, grammar, and voice.
• High attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability to multitask, correspond (i.e., via email and text), ask clarifying questions, and collaborate at a fast pace to complete tasks with a deadline and respond to time-sensitive opportunities.
• Familiarity with and/or comfort in quickly learning online tools/programs. Current systems include Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Dropbox, Slack, Teams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Adobe Creative Suite, content management systems (Mailchimp), project management systems (Trello), and others.
• Positive, approachable, flexible attitude with ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with co-workers, partners, and community members.
• Strong organizational, problem-solving, and self-starting skills.

JOB STATUS AND COMPENSATION
• 20 hours/week
• Non-exempt position
• Salary commensurate with experience
• This position will be based in our Santa Barbara office with opportunities to work from home.


How To Apply
TO APPLY
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume (pdf or link) with an email subject line that indicates Communications Assistant to:

Natalie McGuire
Assistant to the Executive Director and Board Liaison
officeadmin@cecmail.org

Community Environmental Council / Interim Communications & Marketing Director

Job Title: Interim Communications & Marketing Director

Status: Temporary (January-June 2022)

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director

Supervises: Communications Associate, Interns

ABOUT COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
CEC is a fast-paced nonprofit based in Santa Barbara and serving the California Central Coast, with a reputation for positive social change and community engagement. Since 1970, CEC has been a leader in creative solutions to tough environmental problems. The CEC team is a highly committed and energetic group, with an internal culture that values collaboration, ongoing learning, and innovation.

With its current focus in the tri-county region to promote rapid and equitable solutions to the climate crisis, CEC is known for organizing the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival, advancing 100% renewable energy goals, and developing campaigns to #gosolar, #driveless, #driveclean #ditchplastic, and #rethinkfood. CEC’s primary objectives are to: 1) Achieve Carbon Zero Communities; 2) Promote nature-based solutions to draw down excess carbon emissions; and 3) Protect against unavoidable climate impacts.

The CEC team is a highly committed and energetic group, with an internal culture that values collaboration, ongoing learning, and innovation. CEC seeks to activate people of every age, race, ethnicity, and economic status in community planning, political action, personal behavior change, and climate leadership.

Visit www.CECSB.org and www.facebook.com/cecsb to learn more about our work and history.

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Interim Communications and Marketing Director is responsible for the strategic development, day-to-day management, and administrative oversight of the Communications and Marketing Department while the permanent director is preparing for and taking pregnancy leave. In consultation with the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director and other staff, the Interim Communications Director works with team members to define department objectives consistent with CEC’s mission and strategic plan, designs and delivers comprehensive content campaigns across all programs consistent with CEC’s objectives and available resources, and oversees administrative matters relating to the Communications & Marketing Department.

JOB FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITIES
-Give input on and oversee execution of the organizational communication strategy with both digital and print media.
-Maintain fidelity to branding and style guides across web and physical presence.
-Manage and collaborate with team to produce blogs, e-blasts, press releases, articles, videos, print collateral, event promotion pieces and other materials for CEC's website and communications and outreach platforms, drafting and editing pieces when needed.
-Follow established systems for collaborating with program and other staff on producing needed content and collateral for campaigns, events, and publications.
-Follow strategy and oversee growth of CEC’s social media presence and following.
-Develop and oversee PR strategies and campaigns.
-Oversee photo and video collection.
-Support implementation of language justice strategies and frameworks.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
-A minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university. Graduate study and degree preferred.
-Seven (7) or more years of experience in marketing and/or communications field managing a team to develop and implement content strategies.
-High attention to detail with exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
-Proven ability to effectively lead teams, manage staff, delegate tasks and collaborate at a fast pace to complete tasks with a deadline.
-Familiarity with and comfort in quickly learning online tools/programs.
-Positive, approachable, flexible attitude.
-Strong strategic, organizational, problem-solving, multi-tasking, and self-starting skills.

JOB STATUS AND COMPENSATION
-40 hours/week
-Exempt position
-Salary commensurate with experience
-Benefits package
-For this interim position CEC is open to the selected candidate working in a 100% remote capacity with the understanding that they will be requested to travel to/from our office in Santa Barbara periodically.


How To Apply
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume (pdf or link) with an email subject line that indicates Interim Communications & Marketing Director to:

Natalie McGuire
Assistant to the Executive Director and Board Liaison
officeadmin@cecmail.org

Faitell Attractions / Social Media Manager & Sales Associate

Faitell Attractions is hiring a full-time employee to work in our furniture/interior design showroom which features furniture, both vintage and consigned and interior design services, including custom window coverings.


This individual will be responsible for all social media management, including Facebook, Instagram, and website updates. This role also involves working as a sales associate in our State Street showroom, greeting and servicing customers. You will learn all facets of the business.


This position requires social media experience and excellent customer service/communication skills. Organizational skills and attention to details required. Interior design background is a plus.


Full-time (30-40 hours/week) - Tuesday-Saturday 11:00-5:00pm

Compensation commensurate with experience.


How To Apply
Please email resume and cover letter to lisa@faitellattractions.com or apply via Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2775974068/

Springtide / Nail Technician

We are seeking licensed nail technicians to join our incredible team!

We are a non-toxic salon in downtown Santa Barbara. We carry the cleanest products on the market and offer polish & gel manicures and pedicures in a beautiful, well ventilated environment. We have a devoted clientele and we are very busy - your time will not be idle with us! We are currently seeking a LEAD Nail Technician to handle ongoing training and team supervision as well as FULL and PART-TIME nail technicians to work your incredible magic. We are a hardworking group of women and support each other as a team. We're seeking passionate, hardworking technicians to grow with us and uphold the excellence we have created together. Nail art training is offered and nail art skills are a plus.

Compensation includes hourly + commission + retail/service discounts + ongoing training


How To Apply
Submit your resume and tell us a bit about yourself. Email us at jobs@springtidenails.com

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