Social Media Specialist / Administrative Assistant

A Note from the Founder

 

Dear Candidates,

 

It is a very exciting time at MMD Architecture! Over the past year alone, we have grown our team, enhanced partnerships in the architectural and building communities of Austin, and, most importantly, we have helped our clients realize their dream space by designing innovative, sustainable spaces.

 

MMD Architecture is reaching a new phase of growth and we are looking to add a driven, talented, and hardworking Social Media Specialist to our team to facilitate this growth. This role is not static - in the long-term, I’d like you to become a heavily relied upon member of the MMD Team – creating strategies for growth, understanding the complexity of client engagements, and helping to propose paths for MMD Architecture to achieve the next phase of success.

 

If this path aligns with your interests and long-term career goals, we’d love to hear from you. I look forward to reviewing your application!

 

Respectfully,

Meeta Morrison, AIA

Job Description

Type: Part-time (approximately 25-30 hours per week to start)

Salary: $18-24 (hourly)

Location: Austin, Texas*

 

I. About Us

MMD Architecture is an award-winning, woman-owned, boutique architecture firm specializing in custom residential and commercial projects, with a focus on sustainability and green building.  

 

Mission:

To understand how our clients interact with their environment and design buildings uniquely suited to their needs using sustainable practices that are adaptive, timeless, and bring joy to the occupants.

 

Vision:

To produce the next generation of architects and facilitate dialogue with clients and community that fosters the idea that the built environment has the power to solve some of the larger problems facing the world today.

 

II. Position Overview

We are seeking a part-time Social Media Specialist/Administrative Assistant for approximately 25-30 hours per week to increase the company’s presence and engagement across all social channels. This role will create unique and inspiring content, manage our website/blog, and provide administrative support to the Principal Architect and Administrative Office Manager as needed. For the right person, this position has the potential to expand into additional hours and/or a full-time employment position based on the company’s future needs and growth.

 

III. Role & Responsibilities

 

Social Media Specialist

  • Translate company objectives into the company’s social marketing strategy.

  • Manage the distribution of content across all social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.), including conceptualizing ideas based on the overarching strategy, executing content, managing deployment schedule, and publishing content on various platforms..

  • Conceptualize and create unique, engaging and industry relevant content (videos, articles, social, and more) that aligns with company goals/voice.

  • Experiment with exciting new social platforms and features, and propose alternative ideas (example: TikTok, Instagram Reels, etc.)

  • Maintain digital content library and marketing files in Dropbox.

  • Create physical flat lays using sample materials from MMD projects.

  • Design graphics and logos.

  • Manage website updates and blog.

  • Increase social media audience, monitor metrics, and oversee day-to-day engagement with followers by replying to comments and inquiries.

  • Pay close attention to online trends, data and insights, and regularly evaluate efficacy of our strategy, and make proactive proposals to tweak our current strategy to make our approach more impactful.

 

Administrative Assistant

  • Provide high-quality professional administrative support to the company’s management (e.g., calendar management using Google Calendar, event planning, and coordination of travel arrangements).

  • Provide general administrative assistance and support ad-hoc projects.

  • Liaise with clients, partners, and other stakeholders on behalf of the company, and function as an “air traffic controller” to resolve inbound inquiries.

  • Manage office supplies, incoming mail, and shipping as needed.

  • Order company holiday cards, compile mailing list and distribute.

  • Organize digital files as directed.

 

IV. Qualifications

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2-year Associates Degree or relevant work experience.

  • Experience working in Google Calendar and/or Microsoft Office.

  • Design experience using Adobe Suite including Photoshop, and Canva.

  • Experience editing videos.

  • Deep understanding of all major social media networks (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)

  • Experience with Wix and/or other website builders.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, or a related field.

  • Positive attitude and a professional demeanor.

  • Extraordinary copywriting and editing skills – you can write quickly, creatively, and strategically.

  • Excellent communicator – you communicate clearly, succinctly, and in the right tone for your target reader – whether they’re a client or a team member.

  • Self-motivated and goal oriented able to deal with ambiguity when it comes to social media direction.

  • Meticulous, organized, resourceful, and intellectually curious, with a desire support in a wide variety of areas in a start-up environment.

  • The ability to handle multiple assignments and the flexibility to assist the MMD team with varying needs.

  • A growth mindset and drive to think creatively and proactively regarding strategy, workflow, risk, and problem-solving.

  • Interest in architecture, green building and sustainability.

 

V. What’s in It for You

  • An opportunity to help shape the company at an early stage of development.

  • An opportunity for professional growth and advancement.

  • A chance to work alongside a small and powerful team in a collaborative culture that is respectful, inclusive, diverse, and inspiring.

  • MMD values work/life balance and the health and well-being of our employees.

VI. To Apply

To apply for this role, please click below to submit your cover letter, resume, and any work samples you feel would be helpful.

 

*[Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, the company may determine that select work activities may temporarily be performed from your home as a means of social distancing.]