Community Engagement and Outreach
Development and Fundraising
Marketing and Communications
The Development and Communications Associate will contribute to City Year Providence’s sustainability and growth by helping the site to create an exceptional donor/prospect experience that deepens relationships and expands our base of support. The Development and Communications Associate will accomplish this by playing a pivotal project management role in the execution of inspiring fundraising and donor engagement events; supporting donor data management, gift processing, and donor recognition; and leading on donor and event collateral, social media, and communications projects in collaboration with the development team, site leadership, and headquarters specialists. This position reports to the Development Director and works closely with the Individual Giving Manager and Site Leadership—including the Executive Director.
The successful candidate will have experience telling authentic, inspiring stories, experience with project management, and enthusiasm for learning new systems and processes. A commitment to social justice is required, and knowledge of public education is preferred.
Support Site-Based Communications and Social Media Plan
Serve as Brand Manager for the site by providing training, support, and oversight to ensure site is following brand guidelines
Create/support social media campaigns for site and organizational campaigns
Create and implement year-round communications strategy, including but not limited to: Twitter, Instagram, blog, and e-newsletter
Manage team of ACMs around social media posts from school teams
Maintain CYPVD website
Create speaker briefings, press releases and other collateral as needed for events
Serve as liaison to media outlets and seek out paid/earned media opportunities
Plan 2+ appeal mailings, creating printed and electronic content
Serve as Project Manager for City Year Providence’s Largest Fundraising Event, Starry Starry Night
Create and manage a team of City Year staff around a work plan
Work with Development team to ensure meaningful donor experiences
Manage vendor relationships and ensure timely payment of invoices
Design event collateral including invitations, program book and electronic materials
Manage RSVPs, seating, and registration logistics
Recruit and manage volunteer support
Manage expenses and stay within budget
Provides operations support for Development and site-wide events including house parties, open houses, Opening Day and Graduation.
Generate invitation lists, manage mailings, and RSVPs
Maintain relationships with vendors for space, A/V, food and other services as needed
Create invitations, social media collateral, program books, sponsor recognition and event themed collateral
Support the Operations of the Development Department
Manage gift processing, donor acknowledgement, and invoicing for pledged gifts
Ensure accurate data in the SalesForce fundraising database
Support weekly department meetings, monthly strategy meetings and quarterly board meetings
Represent City Year Providence on national Development Operations and Marketing and Communications calls
Support department in generating mailing lists for appeals, invitations, and other engagement
As a representative of the Development Department attend quarterly board meetings
Attend national trainings
Attend site-wide social justice trainings
Attend internal site-wide events
Collaborate with site staff to support the success of ACMs service
Comply with AmeriCorps regulations
Pass a background check
Attend school-based functions as assigned
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Efficient time management skills: ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple projects
Strong initiative and ability to work independently to achieve goals
Ability to work the flexible hours demanded of a deadline-driven position
Willingness to work as and be a strong and collaborative team member
Thrives in diverse, youthful, high energy, entrepreneurial, fast-changing environment
Demonstrated proficiency in office-based software and computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Salesforce
Familiarity with design software such as InDesign and Photoshop a plus
An ability to work with a wide-range of personalities and communication styles
City Year/AmeriCorps experience a plus
Compensation and Benefits
Full time employees are entitled to compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance with Flexible Spending Account, paid vacation, holidays, parental leave, 401K, and more.
City Year is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including persons with disabilities and veterans.
City Year helps students and schools succeed. Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in high-need communities toprepare students with the skills and mindsets they need to thrive in school and in life. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members serve full-time as tutors, mentors, and role models, providing research-based student, classroom, and whole school supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. A 2015 study shows that schools that partnered with City Year were up to two to three times more likely to improve on mathematics and English language arts assessments.
With our partners, City Year is contributing to a bold vision of what public schools can and should be for all children: places of learning, exploration, growth and risk-taking.
City Year is among the nation’s fastest-growing nonprofit socialenterprises. Theorganization’s 900 staff and 3,000 AmeriCorps members work and serve in 29 communities across the country, including Boston–where City Year was founded in 1988 and is headquartered–and Baton Rouge, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, New Hampshire, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Providence, Sacramento, San Antonio, San José/Silicon Valley, Seattle/King County, Tulsa, and Washington, D.C. City Year also has international affiliates in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals. City Year has earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating since 2003, certifying our commitment to accountability, transparency, and responsible fiscal management. Less than one percent of rated organizations have received this distinction for more than 15 consecutive years, placing City Year among the most trustworthy nonprofits in America. Learn more atwww.cityyear.org, City Year’sFacebook page, onTwitter, andLinkedIn.