Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester

1135 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
www.bgcdorchester.org
employment@bgcdorchester.org

Date Posted:
August 15, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Development/Fundraising

Type:
Full-Time

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Description:

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)

Marketing:

· 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 impact

· Builds and maintains photo/video library for publicity purposes.


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 supporters, communications.

· Assists with event preparations, attends and provides staff support for special events during peak periods

· Manages email communications through Constant Contact.

· Creates follow-up communications/publicity for events.


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

· 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.

Qualifications:

· 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 management system(WordPress).

· 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.

How To Apply:
Please forward your cover letter and resume to employment@bgcdorchester.org to apply.
Apply by:
October 10, 2019
About this Organization:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester is a leading youth development organization founded in 1970 to serve the children of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Today, the Club operates three thriving clubhouses and serves more than 4,000 youth each year. Our vision is to be the premier provider of hope and opportunity to the youth of our community by providing high-quality services through well-planned, sustainable growth.