Founded in 1974, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD) is an
award-winning youth services organization focused on providing hope and
opportunity to its 4,000 members between the ages of six weeks and 18
years. The organization is poised for
significant growth over the next five years, and effective marketing and
communications plays a pivotal in BGCD’s future success. BGCD currently seeks a Marketing and
Communication Coordinator who is entrepreneurial in their approach to M/C and
capable of expanding upon BGCD’s solid M/C foundation.
The Marketing and Communications Coordinator will have a good working
knowledge of M/C practices and trends, and 1-3 years of experience in the
field, preferably in the nonprofit arena.
This role will report to the Director of Development and Communications
and work with a team of fundraising staff, youth development professionals, and
M/C consultant to build support and attract resources that will expand
awareness of BGCD’s brand, differential BGCD from other B&G clubs in the
region, and guide organizational growth.
The successful candidate will be innovative, motivated and have a growth
mindset. This role is responsible for
mission-focused communications that inspire and inform all Club stakeholders to
greater levels of engagement and investment with the organization, and supports
all aspects of BGCD’s public outreach and fundraising initiatives.
KEY ROLES: (Essential Job Responsibilities)
In collaboration with senior program staff,
writes and submits weekly Dorchester Reporter page.
Work closely with Development team on event programs, incorporating key
messaging in fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship events. Leverage BGCD’s
premiere events to reinforce mission and key messaging strategy, expand awareness,
and attract financial support.
Maintains the Clubs Website to include the
most up to date information regarding the Club. This would include all content
and visual updates as well as tracking and analyzing activities.
Provides and supervises design, content
creation and production of marketing pieces including annual report, brochures,
program sheets, advertisements and other collateral.
Gathers and shares event information, Club
impact stories, donor/volunteer recognition, alumni news through monthly
e-newsletter and website news.
Posts Club news regularly on Club social media
channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
Supports initiatives of Marketing Committee
and outside design/PR firm
Pitches, writes and submits press releases and
articles for external publication to build awareness of Club programs and
Builds and maintains photo/video library for
Communications & Special Events:
Assists the Director of
Development and Communications on the production and design of all event
collateral including invitation, sponsor signage, program guides, and silent
auction display materials.
Formulate and express a wide-ranging perspective on digital
content to ensure it continually reflects BGCD’s activities to serve
supporters, members, staff, alum, and the general public, and position the
organization as one that is worthy of donor support; likewise, formulate and
express a donor-based perspective on the integration of print and digital
content to ensure broad and leveraged exposure with various audiences of donors
and prospective donor
Works with Director of Development and
Communications to effectively promote all events through media outlets, advertisements,
postcards, social media and email
Creates production of event-specific slideshows and videos for events and presentations.
Builds and supports peer-to-peer
fundraising teams by assisting with website setup, ideas for engaging
Assists with event preparations, attends and
provides staff support for special events during peak periods
Manages email communications through Constant
Creates follow-up communications/publicity for
Builds relationships with program staff to
source stories of program impact, and assists in the creation of collateral for
programs and activities
Welcomes, engages and follows up with
corporate service groups and other volunteers
Adheres to and upholds all Club and Member
rules and policies; adheres to, promotes and represents the Clubs’ Mission,
Core Values and Code of Ethics.
Attend key events and partnership programs to
photograph and promote partnerships through social media engagement and other
requirements for promotion by our funders.
Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years’
experience that demonstrates increasing responsibilities and patterns of
success. Experience working in
fundraising, public relations, or marketing preferred.
Excellent communication skills,
with ability to articulate ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral
format. Ability to write and design effective and persuasive copy for media,
promotions, donor correspondence, sponsor proposals, and other materials.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
applications is required. Experience with Adobe InDesign and website content
Excellent interpersonal skills and
team orientation critical to work independently and collaboratively.
Professional discretion required to handle confidential donor information.
Systematic and creative thinker
who can work on multiple projects simultaneously within limited time frames.
Requires excellent organizational skills, efficient time management, and
careful attention to detail.