Communications Coordinator

Here’s what we’re looking for…

Sagacious Partners is seeking someone to join our team and help further our mission of helping companies and communities grow. We need talented individuals ready to provide fresh perspectives and support a proven economic development and project management and executive coaching firm.

Tell me more…

We are looking to hire a Communications Coordinator for the Sagacious Partners team to gain real project management experience.

What’s so great about working at Sagacious Partners?

It’s a paid internship! We consider this position to be extremely valuable to the team and growth of our company. Compensation is $10/hour
You will gain a broad understanding of and exposure to economic and community development, project and collaboration management, industry clusters, business consulting and professional communications management.
Meet, connect and work with top-level regional and state leaders in business, government, academia, and community and economic development
Personal and professional development opportunities through mentoring by our small staff of young and vibrant community leaders
Egalitarian work environment. Our office promotes an atmosphere open to input and new ideas from any level
Build a portfolio of marketing and communications and tangible project management experience

What are our core values?

  • We are leaders
  • We are doers
  • We do purposeful work that positively impacts people and organizations
  • We are community oriented
  • We are personally accountable and expect this of others
  • We are adaptable to change and open to taking risks to thrive in our entrepreneurial environment
  • We are intellectually curious and lifelong learners

What would I do everyday?

Support team members including Sagacious Partners’ founder and managing partner, the chief operating officer and project managers. Will also work for and assist Sagacious Partners’ largest client, EngenuitySC.

  • Administration
  • Office organization
  • Meeting preparation and set-up
  • Purchasing and supply management
  • Additional office tasks include mail runs, bank runs, answering phones, picking up lunch, gift drop-offs, etc.
  • Drafting, editing and sending content for use across multiple media, including press releases, email newsletters, websites, social media, thank you letters, invitations, meeting notes and other communications
  • Assist Project Managers with the drafting, development and dissemination of content and material for communications
  • Printing, copying, binding and updating marketing material, correspondence, promotional materials, reports, presentations and other project-related materials
  • Graphics/Visual Arts
  • Assist with the creation and distribution of design material for events, programs and activities through print, online and graphic design mediums
  • Taking photos and shooting video at different EngenuitySC events and managing their collection, use and distribution
  • Project Support
  • Assist staff with project management functions such as research, data collection, report drafting, presentation preparation and related activities
  • Coordinate logistics of project-based activities and events
  • Performs tasks as requested by Sagacious Partners team members
  • Event Planning
  • Assist with event planning and management for community-based programs, legislative events and routine meetings
  • Planning and execution support for major events such as Ignite! and Science Cafe
  • Research/Database Management
  • Conduct market research as needed
  • Input, update and maintain contacts in Insightly, our customer relationship and project management software

What do I need to be successful in this role?

  • Sophomore or higher or college graduate with educational background in business, marketing, communications, journalism, public relations, event planning and/or media arts
  • Ability to identify, analyze and present relevant information in a concise manner
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and professional appearance
  • Applicant will need a laptop as well as reliable transportation, preferably a personal vehicle
  • Be able to demonstrate a creative, detail-driven and an intellectually curious mentality
  • Experience with Google Apps including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Sheets, etc.

How can I really stand out?

  • Have experience with any of the following: Mailchimp, Insightly, Buffer, Trello, Eventbrite, Surveymonkey or other online marketing tools
  • Have experience with graphic design, particularly demonstrable knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications
  • Have a portfolio available of graphic design, photography and/or videography experience (possession of videography or photography equipment is an even bigger plus)
  • Experience with event planning/execution for minimum of 50 attendees
  • Experience with basic HTML coding
  • Experience with other community-based programs and initiatives
  • Passion for economic and community development and awareness of activities in the local and regional economy
  • Availability to work after hours when needed

This sounds awesome. I’m ready to apply!

And we’re ready to hear from you! Please send the following items to Whitney Williams at Please list “Sagacious Partners Communications Coordinator” in the subject line and send all materials as a PDF or MS Word document.

Cover letter with specific feedback in response to the required and preferred qualifications and highlight any additional beneficial experience not requested
If available, link to a portfolio of any writing samples, graphic design work, etc.
Your schedule availability as it stands now for Summer 2016 (May – July)