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Monroe Harding

Communications Coordinator – Part-Time

Monroe Harding

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Job Summary

Monroe Harding’s mission is to change young people’s lives. Our cause is to ensure that foster care youth and other vulnerable young people build a solid foundation of strengths that position them for success in adulthood. Our cause and mission are accomplished through trauma and resiliency informed programs and services in foster care, supportive housing, clinical emotional and mental health support services, and education, career development, and life skills support services.

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for telling the story of Monroe Harding internally and externally and raising stakeholder awareness.  This is accomplished by creating strong, compelling messaging and collateral materials for use by staff and volunteers in their communications about the organization and in marketing and fundraising initiatives for all the programs and services to create a cohesive brand. 

Job Responsibilities

Marketing & Communications

  • Develop strategies, in conjunction with Senior Director of Development and Communications, to broaden awareness of the organization and its mission, vision, and cause 
  • Work alongside staff, volunteers, and partners to achieve success in developed strategies
  • Set standards for and create a cohesive image and message for print and all offline communication vehicles including but not limited to:
    • Newsletters
    • Annual Report
    • Brochures and information kits
    • Forms, flyers, promotions, and other collateral materials
  • Ensure all promotional materials are aligned with Monroe Harding’s brand identity and messaging platform
  • Identify, write, and review stories, including conducting client interviews, to personalize the mission in external communications (newsletters, grants, email campaigns, donor thank you notes and executive correspondence)
  • Assist Sr. Director of Development & Communications with developing focused marketing initiatives to support each program’s goals and needs, while keeping a consistent message for the organization 
  • Coordinate creative design for the organization’s marketing & promotional materials and fundraising campaigns to ensure consistency and heighten impact
  • Coordinate production of video content
  • Write press releases and content for radio and print ads, in conjunction with Senior Director of Development and Communications
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities for advertising
  • Promote and support all special events, in conjunction with the Development team
  • Represent Monroe Harding at agency fairs, speaking engagements, and other community events
  • Manage photo collection and storage on the server
  • Assist in analyzing and reporting impact of communications on organizational success

Website & Social Media Content

  • Assist with managing and maintaining all online communication vehicles, including but not limited to:
    • Website
    • Online social media
    • Email electronic signatures
  • Work with website design vendors to implement design changes to the website
  • With the Senior Director of Development and Communications, assist with design and implementation of social media strategy including sites such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • Professional demeanor, flexible and able to respond to multiple demands. 
  • Excellent English language skills: oral, written, reading as well as strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to compile and analyze data
  • Demonstrated self-starter
  • Familiarity with all print and digital communications platforms
  • Must be flexible and be a team player

Education

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.  Experience in marketing is preferred.

Competencies

  • Creativity
  • Informing
  • Presentation Skills
  • Planning
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Managing Vision and Purpose
  • Ability to Build Rapport

Applicants must pass thorough background check and drug screen.  Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license. 

Additionally, The Diana Screen® is administered to all potential applicants to help ensure that ethical boundaries between children and adults are maintained. At Monroe Harding, the safety and protection of the youth who have been entrusted to us is our #1 priority.

Additional Information

Benefits

Option to enroll in Short-term Disability, Accident, and Critical Illness Insurance

Professional Development Opportunities 

How to Apply

Think you are interested in joining our team?  Please apply online at monroeharding.org

Details

  • Date Posted: January 13, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Working Hours: 20-25 hrs/wk