Marketing and Communications Intern - S.O.U.L.

Marketing and Communications Intern


I. About
Supporting Opportunities for Ugandans to Learn (S.O.U.L.) Foundation uses a community-driven
development approach to partner with communities to eradicate poverty in rural Uganda. Its main
initiatives focus on education, women’s empowerment, food security, and maternal health. Founded in
2009, S.O.U.L. now works in 30 communities across the Jinja and Iganga Districts and impacts over
14,000 rural Ugandans, the majority of whom are women and girls. As Ugandans become invested in
each project, they emerge as leaders and teachers for their fellow Ugandans. For more information,
please check out our website: www.souluganda.org.
Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Marketing and Communications Intern will oversee
S.O.U.L.’s marketing, communications, and social media initiatives. S/he will apply skills in
communications, marketing, and public relations to the nonprofit and international development
contexts in order to streamline S.O.U.L.’s brand and execute communications projects that strengthen
the organization’s support network.


II. Duties & Responsibilities
The primary responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
Marketing & Communications
● Work with the Director of Operations, Development Director, and CEO/Co-Founder to
strengthen S.O.U.L.’s branding.
● Maintain the website, including curating monthly news/blog posts, managing search engine
optimization (SEO), and troubleshooting issues.
● Manage social media platforms in line with the three-year strategic plan and the marketing and
communications plan, working with the Director of Operations and field staff to develop
monthly/quarterly social media calendars and curate all weekly content.
● Working with the Director of Operations to design compelling online and mail campaigns.
● Collaborate with the Director of Operations and development team to market events.
● Design and edit newsletters with DoO and DoD.
● Create and send surveys to donors, supporters, and potential.
● Collaborate with Uganda staff, photographers, volunteers, staff traveling to UG for quality
images to tell the S.O.U.L. story.
Public Relations and Outreach
● Work with Director of Operations to establish a strong public relations presence at the local,
national and international level, which will in turn engage and broaden S.O.U.L.’s network of
supporters.
● Help the Director of Operations and development team identify and build relationships with
community stakeholders and partners to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the
organization.
● Coordinate the distribution of organizational collateral, newsletters, and event-specific
marketing materials.
Other
● Assist the Director of Operations and development team with event management as needed.
This could include liaising with vendors, soliciting auction items, and helping execute
day-of-event duties.
● Other duties as assigned.


III. Qualifications
Education
● Bachelor’s Degree, or in process, in marketing, communications, media, or equivalent is
required. Efforts towards a Masters in relevant field is preferred.
Professional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
● 1-2 years of professional experience in a similar setting, including nonprofit, international
setting, and/or communications/public relations experience.
● Knowledge of best practices in marketing, communications, and social media preferably in a
similar setting.
● Knowledge of and experience with graphic design and associated software preferred.
● Strong computer skills, with experience working with Google applications, Microsoft Office,
Squarespace, and social media platforms.
● Knowledge of international development, East Africa, and S.O.U.L.’s program areas preferred.
Personal Skills
● Passion and commitment to S.O.U.L.’s mission, programs, and future.
● Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.
● Effective written and oral communicator.
● Ability to take initiative, identifying opportunities and proactively putting forward ideas and
solutions.
● Ability to be a team player while at same time able to work independently and be a self-starter.
● Ability to manage time effectively and in several different areas, prioritizing tasks, creating
deadlines, and following through on all projects.
● Ability to remain calm under stress and always operate in a professional manner.
● Ability and willingness to work flexible hours.
● Positive, creative thinker who is ready to join a dynamic team.
Other
● Ability to work at the Posner Center for International Development in Denver, Colorado.
● Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle, especially during events.
● His/her own computer with relevant software.
● His/her own phone.


IV. Working Conditions
This is a minimum 3 month internship, with a 6 month timeframe preferred. The internship will be 20
hours per week (2-3 days per week) preferred. Work days can be flexible as needed.


V. Compensation & Benefits Working Conditions
This position is unpaid, but it offers the following benefits:
● Access to the Posner Center, the hub of Colorado’s international development community, and
work in an open office setting
● Opportunity to attend community events, trainings, workshops hosted by the Posner Center
and/or Posner Center tenants and members
● Become an essential part of the committee for our upcoming capital campaign
● Develop a range of professional skills relevant to nonprofit work and the international
development field
● Continuous support and supervision from Director of Operations


VI. Application Instructions
Applicants should send a resume, cover letter describing their interest in the position, and an example of
relevant work to jobs@souluganda.org. ​Please include “[Your Name] -Marketing & Communications
Intern” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will
not be considered. No phone calls.

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