Job description: Communication Officer Aim and purpose of the job The main task of the Communication Officer (CO) is to provide the public, NPH International and the fundraisers in the United States and Europe with any required information. The responsibilities of the CO include the NPH home’s annual country report, quarterly home updates, website articles, calendar and directory updates and photos. The CO needs the necessary skills to operate the NPHI intranet, intermediate computer skills, solid English writing ability and native country language skills (Spanish). Experience in journalism and photography is an advantage, as is some graphic design experience and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. The position is required by the fundraisers and NPH International to invest in the responsibility for information dissemination on a timely and regular basis. This information is critical for the fundraisers who provide the resources necessary for operations. Systems have been created to monitor the completion of these requirements. The CO is also the photojournalist of the home, documenting all home events, including graduations, public relation events, holidays (Easter, Christmas, New Year´s), special days (Visitors´ Day, quinceañeros, baptisms, First Holy Communions, retreats, etc.). The CO also periodically accompanies the home’s Social Worker to report on where our children come from. The CO is responsible for uploading recent photos of all categories to the photo gallery on the NPHI intranet, writing photo captions and publishing the best photos to the website. Often the request for information, statistics and accompanying photos is urgent. The CO will be the primary contact for the fundraisers in each individual home and it is the responsibility of the CO to obtain the information or work together with the appropriate staff to acquire it. Please see the Communication Officer Manual for detailed information regarding the above topics. CO is primarily an office job, but it also requires interpersonal skills and a willingness to attend various functions and fulfill the role of photographer. The volunteer in this position holds a great deal of responsibility. You must be flexible and accommodating as well as willing to take on extra projects when asked. Please see the Communication Officer Manual for more information regarding the above topics. Working hours are as follows: Monday through Friday, 8.00 – 18.00 with one hour lunch break from 13.00 – 14.00. On free weekends the working week lasts until Thursday 15.00.
Website article development, which includes writing articles and uploading accompanying photo Photographing and/or filming all home events including editing Responsible for managing content of the home’s Facebook page Creating marketing, PR materials and newsletters (optional) Support photographic and information needs of National Director, Sponsorship Office, Psychology and Social Work Department. Support Godparent office with photography of new children, yearly photo of each child for the Christmas project and taking pictures of the godparent’s day. This also includes the editing of all pictures. Investigate and write annual reports and quarterly updates Submit bi-annual statistics Manage directory updates and calendar entries Update NPH Wiki with relevant information Manage emails from fundraising offices and answer information requests Answer information requests of potential local donors, create marketing material for local fundraising events and if required work with local media
21 years or older Fluent in English and proficient in spoken Spanish Intermediate computer skills Basic administrative skills Well organized, with the ability to manage multiple projects Experience in journalism and photography skills are desirable Knowledge of social media and experience with blogging/Facebook
Other responsibilities Each volunteer chooses a hogar (group of children of the same age living together) at the beginning of their year. This has been described as the most fulfilling part of volunteering, the bond and relationships formed with their hogar of children. The hogar time is on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 8 pm. All NPH volunteers receive room and board, access to medical care and a monthly stipend. Volunteers pay for their transportation to and from the home and medical insurance.