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Job Title:

Social Media Recruitment Coordinator

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1st Shift


Full Time


Administrative / Office

Job Description:


1. Executes owned, shared, and paid social media strategies with special attention to research and best practices, benchmarking, and messaging, with particular focus on Foster Parent recruitment.

2.Creates and maintains a social media editorial calendar and manages publishing schedule of content both on the website and across social channels based around: brand awareness, Agency performance, recruitment, and fundraising.

3.Coordinates, with the approval and direction of the Director of Communications and the Chief Strategy Officer, all components of paid social media, including ad manager accounts, ad budgeting, ad strategy and reporting. Researches and tests best practices for paid social spending, targeting, and testing.

4. Researches and identifies potential referral partnerships with other organizations and develops and maintains successful referral relationships.

5. Composes, edits, and shares regular and consistent content via social media channels such a Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and other emerging social media platforms; oversees social media posting and activity of all other account users and promoters.

6. Assists with, updates, and tracks performance of Creates all new and edits existing pages, forms, and sliders. Monitors and reports on Google Analytics for site traffic, unique engagement, user demographics, traffic sources, etc.

7. Works with and supports copywriters for the blog, supplies content resources, reviews and edits posts, provides photos and graphic elements, and uploads posts to website. Periodically researches and writes blogs for

8. Develops, sends, and tracks monthly and/or as needed SOS Illinois external e-newsletters. Updates e-newsletter scriber list. Researches best practices for increasing open, engagement, and subscriber rates.

9. Performs analytics and writes reports to track overall reach and outcome of social media efforts on recruitment, fundraising, and general brand awareness.

10. Assists conceptualizing, planning, and creating written content such as social media toolkits, one-sheets, and social media guidelines for external and internal stakeholders.

11. Coordinates and develops appropriate visual materials to support print, web communications, and social media campaigns for Agency initiatives including: recruitment, outreach, quality, and development activities.

12. Ensures proper use of Agency logos and photography in compliance with the SOS Children’s Villages International branding and photography guidelines.

13. Prepares all relevant marketing and media data for internal and external reporting, including EMT reports, Board of Director reports, Communications Committee Reports, etc.

Job Requirements:


1. Commitment to SOS Children’s Villages Illinois’ philosophy and mission.

2. Bachelor’s degree in marketing, human resources (with experience in Recruitment), social sciences, or related field.

3. A minimum of one-year experience in print and/or digital marketing, social media management, sales, recruitment, or related communications strategies.

4. Demonstrated proficiency to use Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) and Microsoft Office.

5. Experience with or willingness to learn social media scheduling and research platforms.

6. Strong verbal, written and presentation communication skills; close attention to detail.

7. Ability and willingness to travel to the Lockport, Chicago, Roosevelt Square Villages and Casa Tepeyac, as well as metro area meetings as position requires.

8. Ability to relate to the Agency staff and to the public in a courteous and professional manner.

9. Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.

10. Ability to be flexible and work effectively and efficiently.

11. Ability to provide required DCFS Medical Report/TB test.

12. A valid driver’s license with reliable access to a vehicle.

13. Ability to meet DCFS requirements as they relate to employment in a Child Welfare Agency, including a criminal background check and Drug Screen.

14. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials.

15. Ability to relate to the agency staff and to the public in a courteous and professional manner.

16. Sensitivity to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients and staff.

17. Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed.

18. Ability to work in an alcohol, tobacco, drug, and firearm-free environment.

19. Reliable, punctual, and able to manage multiple tasks.

20. Commitment to SOS Illinois philosophy and mission.


Health and Dental
403B Plan

Company Information


At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we are committed to providing safe, stable, loving homes for children in the foster care system with a focus on keeping siblings together. We do this by keeping brothers and sisters together in an individual home in the care of a full-time, Professional Foster Parent. In doing so, we lay the foundation for rebuilding trust, confidence, and hope for each child in our care.

For over 25 years, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois has provided the highest quality of care for Illinois’ most vulnerable children and families. We are the first self-funded SOS organization in the United States. Since our beginning, we have carried on the successful track record of SOS-Kinderdorf International in transforming children with a broken childhood into caring, productive, self-reliant adults. In addition, we have pioneered a number of successful programs such as providing SOS Children continued support as they enter young adulthood, and empowering parents to pursue successful reunification of their families.

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