Communications Specialist

1 Full Time Position


Administration - O‘ahu


Development and Communications Manager

Primary Purpose

Plan, support and oversee collection of media content for PIDF.  Maintain external and internal communication platforms.

Essential Duties

  • Coordinate informational campaigns for employee, participant, and community awareness;
  • Collaborate with programs to share and/or create meaningful content, stories around the missionʻs impact;
  • Equip Hui Nohona culture team to share cultural knowledge and content with staff, participants, and the public by collaborating and producing the “Nā Hua ʻŌlelo o Ka Mālama” and “Mahina Minute” series with Hui Nohona;
  • Manage the PIDF Vimeo and YouTube channels and moderate user-generated content in line with the moderation policy for each;
  • Maintain and manage the Foundation’s Workplace account, sharing PIDF and program news, facilitating employee usage;
  • Work with departments to identify and create social media content, topics, and information flow;
  • Participate in weekly team meetings.
  • Monitor and engage in relevant social media discussions about our organization within our online communities;
  • Work with Development and Communications Manager to explore new ways to engage supporters;
  • Edit and coordinate production of a variety of corporate and marketing communications materials;
  • Assist with preparation and distribution of fact sheets, news releases, photographs, scripts, video images, and audio tracks to media representatives and others;
  • Assist with upkeep of PIDF website and production of webstories;
  • Coordinate and create video footage and/or photo collections of the Foundation’s program events, activities, and operations for use in disseminating information with interested parties.

Other Duties

Other duties as assigned, including, but not limited to:
  • Represent the Foundation during community projects and at public, social, business, and conference gatherings and document, as needed.

Work Hours

  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; or as otherwise determined by the supervisor;
  • Position requires regular and predictable attendance;
  • Some evenings or weekends may be required.

Working Conditions

  • Work at administrative office and attend events or meetings elsewhere;
  • Occasional travel to the neighbor islands and the Continental U.S. may be required.

Equipment Use

Personal vehicle, and any and all general office equipment such as computer, phone, printer, scanner, copier, fax machine, camera (still and video).

Mental, Physical, and Communication Demands

  • Consistent adherence to the practice of PIDF’s five core values that are used as a guiding force in the success of all of its programs;
  • Must be able to work independently and interact harmoniously with others in close quarters;
  • Must be mentally able to work in conditions that is the norm for those that are being served, i.e. poverty, homelessness;
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills;
  • Must possess strong organizational skills;
  • Must be able to focus and multi-task;
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Must be able to work on the computer for majority of workday;
  • Must be able to stand, sit, kneel and bend;
  • May require occasional lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds.
  • Must exhibit courteous and professional demeanor towards program participants, staff and administration and the public via verbal, written, physical, and electronic correspondence;
  • Excellent communicator and creative thinker, with an ability to use both data and intuition to inform decisions;
  • Must be able to communicate effectively:
       ○ In writing as indicated by the needs of the audience;
       ○ In conversation to effectively convey information;
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business administration, or public relations or at least two (2) years of proven working experience in communications or related field;
  • Experience and proficiency with but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and the ability to create original content and text;
  • Experience or adequate understanding of but not limited to Adobe Creative Suite, Mac/PC, Microsoft Office, Google apps, website development and upkeep;
  • Excellent writing, editing (photo/video/text), and communication skills;
  • Comfortable understanding and use of DSLR cameras and associated equipment for both photo and video; 
  • Must have access to a vehicle, have a valid driver’s license, a safe and responsible driving record, and current no-fault auto insurance, with at least $100K in bodily injury liability per person and $25K in property damage liability;
  • Knowledge of Native Hawaiian Culture/Language preferred.

All positions require that the incumbent have no convictions of any crime against a child or other vulnerable person. We conduct periodic criminal background checks as a condition of employment.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this classification. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete information in this description. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.