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Monroe Harding

Special Events & Communications Coordinator

Monroe Harding


Job Summary

Who We Are

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.

What We Value

Optimism – We celebrate and encourage the good in each other. We create an environment in which people can have fun, express gratitude, feel uplifted, explore their passions, and increase their resiliency.

Inclusion – Through a lens of respect, we advocate for our families, our youth, and each other by creating a sense of belonging, understanding, and value for the uniqueness of each individual.

Curiosity – We are committed to creating a learning environment that seeks knowledge, looks to the future, and goes beyond the status quo.

Collaboration – We believe that people who are committed to open communication, a willingness to help, and working together as a team create a safe environment and a culture of excellence.

Personal Accountability – We empower one another to be our best selves. By showing up, listening, and providing thoughtful feedback we create a culture that allows for self-care.

Who We Are Looking For

The Special Events & 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. 

The coordinator will also be responsible for all fundraising events, including assisting with procuring sponsors, handling registrations, developing the program of activities, and managing day-of logistics.

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 developing 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 the 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 the 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

Have a strong knowledge of communications and social media trends

With the Senior Director of Development and Communications, assist with the design and implementation of social media strategy including sites such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

Special Events Management

  • Assist Sr. Director of Development with Monroe Harding’s major fundraising events, including Fostering Joy, and all other special events as assigned.
  • Visit potential sponsors, assist with coordinating and managing volunteer committees for special events, solicit and track auction items and donations, and work with event space managers, food vendors, and other special events vendors.
  • Assist in developing concepts and designs, and coordinate mailings of promotional materials and invitations, and logistical planning.
  • Assist Sr. Director of Development with budget management of events.
  • Work with the Donor Relations and Volunteer Coordinator regarding recruitment of volunteers for events and donations for events.


What we expect in a Special Events & Communications Coordinator at Monroe Harding

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Experience in marketing, public relations, or hospitality is preferred.

Qualifications Required

  • Professional demeanor, flexibility, and ability to respond to multiple demands. 
  • Excellent English language skills: oral, written, and reading as well as strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficient skills: Adobe Acrobat, Canva, Excel, Microsoft Office, Outlook, and presentation software. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Illustrator is a plus.  
  • 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

Applicants must pass a thorough background check and drug screen.  Must have a 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


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Generous paid time off package
  • 401k (Monroe Harding will match up to 4%)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Professional development and training

How to Apply

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


  • Date Posted: March 19, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Salary Range: $46,000