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Marketing and Communications, Director

Full-time - Hybrid
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Reporting to the Executive Director, Volunteer New York! seeks a strategic, collaborative, data driven, and creative Director of Marketing and Communications who will run campaigns that mobilize thousands of volunteers each year; galvanize individuals, organizations, and groups to engage with Volunteer New York! in ways that further our ability to secure mission-critical funds; and raise Volunteer New York!’s profile in the community.
 
The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for the development and implementation of marketing strategies and communications, public relations, and promotional related activities, including content creation, email marketing, collateral production, and web updates.
 
The ideal candidate is the perfect blend between marketing strategist and content producer. They will easily leap between strategy and implementation. They will love writing, storytelling, supporting our community, and inspiring others. They can also thrive just as well in a fast-paced environment with tight turnaround times as they take on and manage multiple overlapping tasks and responsibilities. A strong sense of design, experience with event production/marketing, and video production is a plus.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Strategy & Project Planning: Create a comprehensive marketing and communications plan and strategic org-wide communications calendar that supports recruitment, development and partnerships, and implement marketing activities and campaigns that engage a broad but targeted range of audiences, with a specific focus on volunteers and donors.
  • Marketing and Brand Development: Develop, execute, and evaluate a roadmap for digital marketing and email marketing programs aligned with best practices. Drive conversion for prospective volunteers into action-takers and collaborate with the team to identify and develop creative brand awareness campaigns that elevate Volunteer New York!’s visibility. Ensure brand standards are met and maintained across the organization. This includes creating engaging content across all communication channels, which include email, direct mail, website, social media, print materials, and for live events. As well as collecting photographs/video as needed.
  • Design: Use Adobe Creative Suite and Canva software to create design assets and marketing collateral (print and digital); Manage visual assets – graphic designs, video, and photos; Manage production process for collateral, signage, and promotional items.
  • Storytelling: Develop materials, talking points, and multimedia that highlight the impact of our work and inspires stakeholder engagement.
  • Outreach: Support the goals, strategy, and implementation of Volunteer New York!’s community outreach.
  • Public Relations: Develop and execute a broad range of PR strategies to position the organization and its leadership by maintaining relationships with local reporters and editors, identifying newsworthy insights and stories, and drafting external communications materials.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ Years of relevant experience
  • Track record of delivering results with limited resources
  • Excellent communication and writing skills: ability to articulate Volunteer New York!’s mission, program objectives, and resource needs
  • Excellent organizational skills: ability to manage complex projects from creation to completion, plan and prioritize multiple projects, collect and analyze data, and coordinate to meet deadlines
  • A commitment to staying current on topics, platforms, and technologies and using this information to drive strategy, amplify our message, and increase awareness and impact
  • Demonstrated experience in crafting communications solutions that reach new audiences that advance our organization’s mission and vision 
  • Prior experience managing a brand’s social media presence and content creation
  • Experience working with nonprofits is a plus
TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign) or similar applications
  • Canva
  • Proficiency with social media platforms and Microsoft Office
  • Constant Contact or similar email marketing tool
  • Working knowledge of front-end web development
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics
  • Salesforce experience is a plus
Schedule: Full time position; some weekends and evenings required.
Salary and Benefits: Salary Range $65,000-$75,000; along with very competitive benefits package including the opportunity to work a few days remote each week, a health insurance plan, a retirement plan, and more.
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, which shows your strong writing acumen and a passion for community and volunteerism, and your resume to Jeanette Gisbert at jeanette@volunteernewyork.org.

 
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Volunteer New York! is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

Corporate Relations and Service Events, Manager

Full-time - Hybrid
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
One of the ways Volunteer New York! seeks to promote volunteerism in our community is by supporting local companies who are looking to develop or enhance their employee volunteer program. Reporting to the Director of Corporate Relations and Service Events, part of a four-person team, the Corporate Relations and Service Events Manager will be responsible for developing and executing customized corporate service events, supporting the implementation of large scale community volunteer service initiatives, maintaining relationships with existing corporate clients and cultivating relationships with new companies.
The successful candidate will have a commitment to volunteerism, the ability to build partnerships and bridges between the for-profit and nonprofit communities, experience conceiving and implementing creative, impactful volunteer experiences, developing activity guides, possess a “can do” attitude, and exceptional organizational skills. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating well organized and creative customized volunteer service projects for teams of corporate groups.
  • Ordering and preparing materials needed to execute customized corporate volunteer service projects (includes supplies, lunch, transportation as well as written materials such as curriculum and day-of event schedules).
  • Staffing corporate volunteer projects.
  • Developing and leading corporate Project Leader training.
  • Completing data entry, reporting and project analysis in a timely manner.
  • Cultivating and maintaining collaborative partnerships with nonprofit agencies (senior centers, afterschool programs, nature centers, other local social service agencies).
  • Conducting site visits to new nonprofit agency partners and providing best practices and directions for project development.
  • Preparing materials for corporate presentations and proposals.
  • Support the implementation of Volunteer New York! community wide volunteer service days (i.e. MLK and 9/11).
  • Maintaining updated and complete written documentation of important processes and procedures.
  • Assisting, as necessary, with organization-wide initiatives such as the Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards celebration.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills; ability to prioritize and manage many projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Broad based computer skills, Salesforce experience a plus, strong understanding of database work, and Excel for data entry, creating and generating reports.
  • An understanding of corporate timetables and expectations.
  • Experience in nonprofit organizations and event planning. Experience in the corporate sector is a plus.
  • Ability to maintain own timelines and meet own deadlines.
  • Flexible schedule, including the ability to work evenings and occasional weekends, as needed.
  • Good sense of humor.
Schedule: Full-time position: 35 hours per week; including the opportunity to work a few days remote each week, with some weekends and evenings required.
Salary: Compensation paid on an hourly basis in the range of $23-$25/hr. (Roughly equivalent to $41,860 to $45,500/year) along with a very competitive benefits package including a health insurance plan, a retirement plan, and more!
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Machuca, Director of Corporate Relations and Service Events at jennifer@volunteernewyork.org    
 
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Volunteer New York! is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion.


About Volunteer New York!


Volunteer New York! is a one-stop resource devoted to increasing volunteerism in Westchester and our surrounding communities. Our core mission is to inspire, mobilize, and equip individuals and groups to take positive action to address pressing challenges, support nonprofits, and strengthen the quality of life in our community. We believe in volunteerism and community.

For over 70 years, Volunteer New York! has evolved to meet the changing needs in our community, creating initiatives in collaboration with the business community, expanding services to engage volunteers of all ages, and expanding its online outreach to make it even easier for people to get connected. Through organized volunteer projects, as well as by connecting individuals to nonprofit organizations, Volunteer New York! helps people take action to strengthen the quality of life in their community.
 
During the past year alone, Volunteer New York! inspired over 37,100 volunteers in Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland counties who contributed over 388,000 hours of service valued in excess of $13.7 million. Volunteer New York! prides itself on a culture of excellence and was recently recognized, for the 11th year in a row, as a Top-Rated Nonprofit.
 
 
 
If you are interested in collaborating with us and/or have ideas of ways we can work together to create a greater positive local impact, please contact us today.
 
 
 
[updated 01-09-2023]