Posted on August 3rd, 2018
The Blinded Veterans
Association (BVA) is an organization of blinded veterans
helping blinded veterans. Through our service programs, regional groups,
resources, and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of
government, we hope to make life better for blinded veterans.
BVA is currently has an immediate
opening for a part-time, Social Media & Website Specialist located at the BVA Headquarters in
Alexandria, VA. Resume and cover letter must be
received by July 15, 2018.
Acting under the
general supervision of the Director of Public Affairs, the Social Media &
Website Specialist is responsible for:
editing, publishing and sharing daily content (original text, images, video or
HTML) that educates, advocates and builds meaningful connections across all social
distributing monthly emails to BVA’s email lists.
fundraising emails, using copy from BVA’s Development Team.
producing, editing and uploading video and podcasts to various appropriate
Serve as the webmaster for the BVA
Coordinate with BVA IT consultants on
changes or improvements to the website’s code.
Upload the bi-monthly BVA Bulletin and
news stories as needed to the website.
Other responsibilities include researching
and proofreading materials for public education campaigns and other
administrative duties as needed.
College Degree (AA or higher), in IT,
Communications, or Computer Science.
Previous work experience in
communications, public relations, social media, and online platforms preferred.
If the candidate is legally blind, he or
she must have attended and successfully completed a rehabilitation training
program at one of the Department of Veterans Affairs Blind Rehabilitation Centers.
College Degree (BA or higher), in IT,
Communications, or Computer Science
5 years’ work experience in
communications, public relations, social media, and online platforms.
Be a Veteran of U.S. Military Service
with a discharge, time-in-service or medical retirement characterized on a
DD-214 as Honorable with a V.A. disability rating of 30% or higher or be a
dependent of a Veteran of U.S. Military Service with a discharge, time-in-service
or medical retirement characterized on a DD-214 as Honorable with a V.A.
disability rating of 30% or higher.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Knowledge of social media trends,
changes, and best practices
Knowledge of social media and website
compliance with accessibility software
Excellent writing, editing,
proofreading, and organizational skills
Proficiency in braille, JAWS, low vision
aids and the use of special aids and job-related equipment for the blind and
visually impaired (if blind or visually impaired)
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Proficiency in managing social media
pages and websites
Proficiency in uploading various media
formats to social media platforms
Proficiency in HTML coding and website
or graphic design
Excellent oral communication skills
Proficiency in video/audio editing
Basic photo editing skills
Proficiency in Adobe CC
To work independently and as a member of
To advise individual veterans and family
members concerning veterans’ benefits and rights
To work effectively with the public at
all levels in a professional manner
To represent the BVA in meetings with
individuals and organizations
To work in a professional manner with
BVA staff, agencies, and the public
Flexibility in performing tasks assigned
Must be able to travel independently
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ONLINE CORRESPONDENCE & PUBLIC RELATIONS
monitor web-based resources to promote BVA’s message & programs through
websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and monthly email
online reputation on sites such as Facebook, Charity Navigator, and Great
Nonprofits, and respond to criticism as necessary
Respond to questions
asked on social media platforms
compatible video of BVA publications
and share various visual and audio media to social media and email
media platforms for trends and issues important to the BVA mission, members,
and all blinded veterans
website, making updates and changes as-needed
Work with IT
consultants to improve and expand BVA’s website
editing, and launching BVA podcasts
media committee meetings
crystal reports for membership department
BBB status (once every two years)
reports for BVA staff/contractors
Other duties as
Job Type: Part-time position working 22.5
hours per week.
Salary: $17.50 per hour
Social Media and Web Specialist will negotiate on working either 5 partial
days, 3 7.5-hour days or some combination that equates to 22.5 hours per week
of normal work day hours.
To be considered
for this position, please submit resume and cover letter by email to:
BVA Communications Specialist
Attention: Chester Curtis
BVA Communications Specialist
125 N. West St, 3rd Floor
Association Is an Equal Opportunity Employer.