SELAH Neighborhood Homeless Coalition,

Director of Communications

18 days ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

SELAH Neighborhood Homeless Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to ensure that our unhoused neighbors have access to as much community support and political recognition as possible. We hope to accomplish this through material aid, connection to existing services, and policy advocacy. We seek to expand that understanding to other members of our community while building relationships with our unhoused neighbors to better understand their unique needs, situations and struggles. Our service areas include Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz, Atwater Village, and Hollywood.

About this job

SELAH Neighborhood Homeless Coalition is looking to hire a full-time Director of Communications to help build our capacity. The Director of Communications will report to the Transitional Executive Director. We envision the candidate will fill the position for a planned two-year term that may be extended.

The Director of Communications will be broadly responsible for tactical and strategic communications efforts to various SELAH stakeholders, key target audiences, and the general public. In this role–which is a new full-time position for SELAH–you will have a view into the management, operations, and decision-making process of a dynamic nonprofit organization.

You will work with the Transitional Executive Director, the SELAH Board, and our Organizers and volunteers to understand the depth and breadth of SELAH’s impact and communicate our mission and accomplishments to various stakeholders and audiences. You will help make a positive impact on the lives of our unhoused neighbors–which is arguably our city’s number one problem.

Note: this is a full time, hybrid in-person/remote position that will require availability on some evenings and weekends to coordinate with our committees and neighborhood-based programs. Compensation will be between $55-65K depending on qualifications and experience. Applicants will be expected to provide their own laptop, mobile phone, and reliable home internet connectivity for remote work. SELAH staff works in-person mostly at Second Home, a co-working space at 1370 N St Andrews Place in Hollywood.

Roles & responsibilities


Write, edit, and distribute (using Mailchimp) the monthly SELAH Volunteer Newsletter and the

monthly SELAH Newsletter and other mass communications

Manage, update, and expand using Squarespace

Social media account management including IG, FB, and Twitter, including content creation,

posting, interacting, and engaging within guidelines developed by the TED and the Board

Manage and grow SELAH’s digital mailing lists

Project manage the production of the SELAH Annual Report

Monitor and track inbound inquiries and press requests and their follow-through

Manage thank yous (written, video, etc.) to SELAH funders and volunteers

Organize photos and media for SELAH programs

Assist with creating, editing, and distributing internal communications

Develop and maintain a SELAH press contacts list

Track SELAH traffic / traction on various platforms

Create and maintain a digital press archive on Google Drive and website

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS (based on interests and abilities)

Create and edit media (photos, videos) related to SELAH programs

Design graphics for use in SELAH programs

Develop communications campaigns to support SELAH's strategic and tactical objectives

Develop SELAH materials in Spanish and other languages as needed

To apply

Send your resume and why you think you’d be a good fit to We will make our best effort to respond to all applicants.

This job description was released on 6 March 2023; we are looking to fill the role ASAP.