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OrganizationCenter for Nonprofit Excellence
TypePart Time
Application DeadlineFebruary 8, 2016
College Degree Required?No


The Communications Coordinator will work with the Director of Philanthropy to successfully support CNE communications – member, philanthropic and media. Along with administrative duties, this position is balanced with the opportunity to learn substantive non-profit management skills in philanthropy, communications, and marketing strategy and execution.

Skills Required

  • College degree and at least 2 years professional office experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to learn and master new communication formats quickly.
  • Ability to generate and implement new, creative ideas to communicate mission.
  • Proficiency with web-based design applications, Microsoft Office, and Internet research required.
  • Organized, efficient, reliable and detail-oriented with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to collaborative teamwork.
  • Skilled at and enthusiastic about building relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience with online communication tools, including Email Campaigns, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Desire to problem solve and think creatively.
  • Ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds, training, and experience.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to CNE’s mission.

Additional Info

Communications Support (60%)

  • Create and coordinate content for weekly online newsletter and email campaigns to promote awareness about and participation in CNE programs and activities.
  • Lead the generation of online content that ensures CNE’s online presence is dynamic, relevant and mission-driven.
  • Provide ongoing content management of CNE website, and assist staff and CNE members in troubleshooting CNE website issues.
  • Coordinate all media contacts and social media for the organization to create momentum for and awareness of CNE programs and activities, including creating press releases, developing social media content and utilizing free media outlets.
  • Collect photos and/or videos taken at CNE events and maintain photo files for ongoing use; create, edit and upload photos and videos to CNE website and social media outlets.
  • Coordinate with staff to assign communications projects to CNE interns and support interns in achieving project goals.
  • Develop and monitor procedures to ensure that all printed and digital materials remain on-brand.
  • Track online analytics and support internal and external data reporting needs.

Philanthropy Support (40%)

  • Coordinate grant and proposal preparation and reporting, including, organizing and maintaining grant and proposal timeline, drafting grant, proposal and funder reports and interacting with other staff and consultants as needed to obtain relevant information.
  • Support donor stewardship and cultivation strategies, including coordination of all gift acknowledgements, conducting donor prospect research and board fundraising activity.
  • Organize all philanthropy systems, files, calendars, correspondence, plans and records and report on philanthropy activity as needed.
  • Support implementation and evaluation of annual philanthropy and communications plans.
  • Assist with the production of all donor communications materials – both print and electronic collateral and mailings.

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