ALMA Chicago has proudly served as Illinois’s leading Latinx LGBTQ+ organization for nearly three and a half decades. With core activities focused around advocacy, leadership and pride, ALMA has played an integral role in advancing equity, visibility, and opportunity for the Latinx LGBTQ+ community. ALMA is seeking an experienced Communications Specialist who can help us shape the future of our public image. In addition to helping develop brand marketing and communications strategy, the specialist will help ensure that internal and external content keeps up with the evolution of the organization and the communities we serve. They will collaborate with the Executive Director, Programs Coordinator, and Community Engagement Specialist to develop creative communications solutions. This is a “Contract for Service” opportunity.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
(Deberes y responsabilidades principales)
The Communications Specialist will conduct the following duties (this is not an exhaustive list):
Produce content (including templates and copywriting) for internal and external organizational purposes
Develop and implement strategies for brand and program marketing
Update our approach to social media and other online platforms
Work with leadership to develop creative strategies or solutions
A Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience is required.
Must be comfortable working with diverse members of the LGBTQ+ community.
At least 2 years of experience in communications and/or marketing fields.
Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred.
About the Organization
(Sobre la Organización)
ALMA’s mission is to fight for the rights of the Latinx Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Gender-expansive community by advocating for fairness and equality, and affirming Latinx LGBTQ+ culture.
Our history: The Association of Latino Men for Action (ALMA) was founded in Chicago in 1989 (during the AIDS epidemic) to meet the needs of and provide a culturally competent environment for gay, bisexual, queer, and questioning Latino men. ALMA focused on building community strength and capacity through engagement and policy change, and by leading initiatives around health, immigration, family acceptance, visibility, and pride. In 2012, ALMA formally changed its name to the Association of Latinos/as/xs Motivating Action and revised its mission to promote inclusivity and serve the broader lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, and gender nonconforming Latinx community. ALMA has been widely lauded for playing an imperative role in the passage of marriage equality in Illinois, leading the effort to secure key support among Latinx legislators. ALMA is an inductee of the Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Hall of Fame and is recognized as one of the longest-serving Latinx LGBTQ organizations in the U.S.
Our Pillars (Guiding Principles): ALMA's core activities are focused around three pillars: Advocacy, Leadership and Pride. Our advocacy efforts are centered around equality and fairness for the Latinx LGBTQ community, inclusive of immigrants and undocumented individuals. Our leadership efforts are centered around providing opportunities, mentorship, and visibility to members of the Latinx LGBTQ community, including youth and young adults. And our pride efforts are centered around creating spaces to celebrate and affirm Latinx LGBTQ cultures and histories.