Company-paid employee health, vision, dental, and ADD insurance.
Employer-matching 401(k) retirement fund
20 paid holidays each year
10 paid vacation days each year
12 paid sick/3 personal days each year
Option for remote work in Texas up to 20%
Employer paid professional development.
Onsite fitness facilities
Centrally located in North Central Austin off Mopac
4 Year Degree
The Communications Coordinator plays a key role in sharing the organization’s message with various audiences to drive membership growth and engagement, and participation in TLA’s events and programs.
This exempt position reports to the Director of Advocacy & Communications with no direct reports. The Marketing Communications team is a 3-person department on a 12 person full time staffed association.
TLA is located in North Central Austin and offers a hybrid workplace. Generally 2 days are in-office, depending upon workload, events and projects.
Major Job Responsibilities generally include, but are not limited to:
Write timely, creative, and engaging content including press releases, e-newsletters, web content, blogs, and social media posts.
Create and post content across all TLA social media channels, act as organizational representative in online real-time social media conversations.
Maintain TLA website; review and update content regularly to ensure that information is current; support volunteer web administrators and staff as needed.
Assist in developing and editing content for TLA publications including monthly e-newsletter, quarterly digital magazine, and other member communications.
Create emails utilizing TLA branded templates; distribute communications based on editorial calendar.
Assist in managing TLA Engage, the association’s online members only community; monitor posts to ensure compliance with code of conduct and terms and conditions; answer questions; provide support to members as needed.
Support TLA reading list announcements by writing news releases, updating webpages, and sharing information on social media.
Create basic graphics to support digital communications.
Assist in fulfilling sponsorship and partnership agreements related to TLA’s communications channels.
Provide general administrative support as needed including monitoring communications general email inbox, data entry and reporting in Nimble AMS database and assisting in answering phones.
Maintain current professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing professional networks both in the library and association communities and participating in professional industry associations.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree with communications/writing emphasis.
2-4 years professional communications experience across multiple channels with track record of positive results.
Creative problem solver with the ability to thrive in a collaborative, team environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; ability to multi-task and prioritize workflow and meet and manage deadlines.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, experience with CMS tools (WordPress) email marketing platforms and databases. Basic graphic design experience a plus (Canva).
Ability to interpret and implement Association policies and procedures.
Some travel is required – including travel to the annual conference.
Must be able to lift 20 lbs.
Experience working with associations or nonprofits preferred.
Position contingent on passing criminal background check.
The Texas Library Association (TLA) is the largest state library association in the U.S. with almost 5,000 members representing all library types: academic, public, school, and special and library supporters dedicated to helping libraries better serve their communities. TLA is a non-profit 501c3 membership organization founded in 1902 to promote libraries, library services, and library professionals in Texas.
We seek to embody our core values of diversity, equity and inclusion, equity of access to information, ethical responsibility and integrity, continuous improvement towards excellence, literacy and intellectual freedom, and social responsibility through intentionality in all functions and aspects of the organization.
How We Support our Mission & Values
TLA hosts a four-day Annual Conference offering hundreds of education sessions and exhibits to our 5,000 + attendees.
Additionally, we provide 30-40 professional development opportunities face to face and online throughout the year; leadership opportunities through service in our 60+ member interest groups, and statewide advocacy to advance the library profession in Texas.
Our quality programs and services are de...livered by a small staff, who describe our culture as fast-paced, encouraging, and collaborative.
We are supported by a robust contingency of volunteer leaders.