SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN – HOUSING TRUST OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY
HISTORY AND MISSION
The mission of the Housing Trust of Santa Clara County is to make
Silicon Valley a more affordable place to live. We make loans and
grants to increase the supply of affordable housing, prevent
homelessness, assist homebuyers, and stabilize neighborhoods and
families hardest hit by foreclosures. Since 2001, the Housing Trust
has invested over $45 million to create over 9300 affordable housing
opportunities in Santa Clara County. In 2010, HTSCC, as the lead
agency in the San Jose Consortium, was awarded $25,000,000 from the
Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) for foreclosure mitigation
programs in San Jose. The Housing Trust is a certified Community
Development Financial Institution.
The intern is responsible for increasing our online presence and
keeping our message top of mind using social media: curating a blog,
researching and posting news on housing policy, on housing needs and
organizational accomplishments, and building our following in the
Silicon Valley area. Leverage social networks to strengthen
relationships with existing followers and build relations with policy
makers, peer organizations, funders, stakeholders and clients.
Increase the awareness of policy issues and of the Housing Trust, and
help establish Housing Trust as a thought leader on housing policy in
the Northern California area. Utilize blogging, social networking, and
backlink building to raise our web presence and placement on web
searches. This position will provide exposure to Silicon Valley
leaders, enhance job skills development and develop increasing
knowledge of poverty and housing policy in a fun and engaging work
environment. This position is for 10 Hours weekly. After an initial
period, some of the work may be performed remotely. This position
will report to the Director of Fund Development.
KEY GOALS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Increase the number of connections on social networks and
click-throughs to blog. Curate a blog with frequent and meaningful
content updates. Project-manage the blog with input from other staff
and independent research.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to meet deadlines and stay on weekly schedule
• Proficiency in using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter & YouTube
• Solid understanding and ability to research internet and social
media marketing best practices
• Good attention to detail
• Knowledge of Wordpress or similar blogging software, preferred
• Knowledge of key words, tagging, SEO, etc.
• Knowledge and experience with Google+
• Minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
Compensation: Unpaid. We will work with you for approved college
credit if available through your school.
Send a cover letter, resume and links to at least three examples of
your social media work to
No Calls Please.
An equal opportunity employer to all regardless of race, color,
national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious
or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation.