Location:  Kansas City Metro Area | Office Location: Overland Park, KS

Date Posted:  June 1, 2021

Timeline: Open until posting is removed. For best consideration, please apply by June 15.

 

Job Summary

The ACLU of Kansas is looking for a summer intern in the communications department who will serve as the Website Coordinator. ACLU-KS is working on a redesign of the organization’s website; this position would work with the Communications and Media Manager to advance the project over the course of the internship.

An ideal candidate will have some experience with web design (web builders such as Wix and Squarespace count).

Experience with WordPress, Drupal, or the Divi theme (inside WordPress) would help a candidate stand out.

Beyond web experience, an ideal candidate will be organized, curious, and self-driven. The ability to think creatively about design and user experience, utilize informational resources, and work collaboratively with the Communications Manager and others within the organization will be crucial to find success in this role.


Job Functions

The Website Coordinator will, under the direction of the Communications Manager, be involved in:

  • Managing the migration of the website materials from old site to new, including copying and properly indexing content
  • Assisting with the planning, organization, and design of the website
  • Test and check materials and functions, such as forms and mobile usability
  • Researching, recommending, and implementing software solutions

Required Skills

  • Experience using design principles for communication
  • Experience working within brand guidelines
  • Strong communication and proofreading skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
     

Standout Skills

  • Experience in website design
  • Knowledge of WordPress or Drupal web platforms, specifically the Divi WP Theme
  • Understanding or experience with search engine optimization (SEO)

Reporting Relationship and Organizational Impact

Reporting Structure:

    • Immediate Supervisor: Communications Manager  
    • Department Head: Director of Communications
       
  • Job Status/Permanent or Temporary:  Temporary

Professional and Personal Competencies

       Required

  • Ability to communicate clearly and cordially in written and spoken format
  • Attention to detail to ensure accuracy in communications
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize many concurrent tasks, adapt quickly to changing priorities, and meet moving deadlines
  • Ability to assess systems and processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness

Education

     Required

  • High School Diploma or GED

 

Preferred

  • An ideal candidate will be working towards a degree in communication, public relations, computer science or a similar field.
     

Duties and Responsibilities

-This job is primarily sedentary work which requires extended periods of sitting and/or standing in an office setting/at a computer.

-Ability to lift up to 30 pounds, stand for extended periods, move and assemble furniture, and other event related activities.

Travel Status

 

This job will be primarily remote. Occasional travel to our Kansas City office may be requested.

Additional Information

  • Duration of temporary position: August 31, 2021
  • The salary for this position is $15-20 per hour based on a 40-hour work week.
  • To apply for this position, forward your resume and cover letter to Ms. Vanessa Phipps at [email protected]

 

About the ACLU of Kansas

The ACLU of Kansas is a non-profit and non-partisan organization dedicated to preserving and advancing the civil rights and legal freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The ACLU of Kansas works in the state legislature, the courts, and local communities to protect the rights of all people living in Kansas. The organization’s work includes efforts to strengthen and defend First Amendment rights, voting rights, reproductive freedom, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, and immigrants’ rights, stopping government surveillance, and reforming the criminal justice system. The ACLU of Kansas is an affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union, has a current staff of 11, an annual budget of approximately $1.9 million, and more than 30,000 supporters across the state.
 

The ACLU of Kansas comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and the ACLU Foundation of Kansas. Both entities have the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. The ACLU Foundation of Kansas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that primarily engages in litigation and public education. The ACLU of Kansas is a 501(c)(4) non-profit corporation that primarily engages in lobbying and advocacy.

 

 More information about the ACLU of Kansas is available at www.aclukansas.org.

 

The ACLU of Kansas is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of Kansas encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to arrest or conviction, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.