NorthStar's Communications Unit focuses mainly on both internal communications for the clubhouse community and external communication with the rest of the world.
Internal communications publishing the weekly member newsletter, communicating relevant announcements, and maintaining active social media, and more. External communication is maintaing relationships with community organizations, funders, and other people and agencies through developing and maintaining the NorthStar website, brochures, newsletters, videos and other promotional literature. Additionally, the Communications Unit goes out into the community and does presentations at hospitals and other agencies to advocate for NorthStar and its unique place in mental health recovery.
The staff working for the Communications Unit are Bill Waters and Zach Canciller. Members would work with primarily these staff to develop both the outward face of NorthStar and the internal communications keeping other members in the know.
Communications Unit Work of the Day
Maintain accurate and relevant content for the website and social media
Create and develop brochures and other literature to help different audiences understand NorthStar's role in mental health
Create videos about NorthStar (member stories, happenings in the clubhouse)
Create posters and banners for events
Publish a member newsletter about what's going on in the clubhouse
Create a Donor Newsletter to support fundraising efforts
What Members Say About The Communications Unit
"I like that I can practice working and being active in a safe place before I try to do it in the workforce again."