Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Development · Chicago, Illinois
Department Development
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $40,000 - $44,000

About the Organization:

New Moms strengthens families by partnering with young moms as they progress toward housing stability, economic mobility, and family well-being. New Moms is a nonprofit organization with a budget of nearly $6 million and a staff of nearly 60. At New Moms, young moms, 24 and under, take powerful first steps toward economic mobility and family well-being. Our 2-Generation approach puts families experiencing poverty in control of their goals and unleashes their potential. New Moms’ headquarters is located on the west side of Chicago in the Austin neighborhood. Our social enterprise, Bright Endeavors, which provides paid transitional jobs for young moms, is located nearby in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. We also have an office in Oak Park serving the near western suburbs.

 

Our Commitment to Equity:

New Moms prioritizes racial equity as a strategic and organizational imperative. Strong candidates will be committed to integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) values into their work goals and will be evaluated on their impact.


About the Job:

The Marketing & Communications Coordinator works under the supervision of the Development and Database Manager and serves as ‘lead staff’ executing the communications work plan and external marketing strategy to increase awareness of New Moms. This role will coordinate initiatives developed by the development and communications department, while bringing new creative ideas to our organization. The Marketing & Communications Coordinator will have excellent copyediting skills, an eye for design, will be a talented writer, and will be interested in building public relations skills. Additionally, this position will work closely with the Director of Development and Communications to build a public relations strategy. The Marketing & Communications Coordinator will champion all New Moms values including our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, in both strategic planning and performance. (Also see COVID-19 modifications below). Starting Salary: $40,000-$44,000

 

Key Job Responsibilities:

Marketing & Communications (60%)

  • Manage and execute the annual content calendar
  • Assist in development of multi-faceted marketing strategy and corresponding assets
  • Design and launch email marketing fundraising campaigns
  • Serve as production coordinator for all publications. Manage, write, edit and disseminate monthly e-newsletter, and ad hoc e-blasts
  • Interact with staff and participants to solicit accounts of impact of New Moms for use in communications and development materials
  • Develop fresh story ideas
  • Create and maintain organization literature and other forms of communication (print collateral, website content, etc.), both print and electronic
  • Coordinate video and photography projects
  • Manage New Moms’ social media assets, including campaign ideation and execution
  • Monitor and reports on social media outreach, including monthly reporting
  • Represents New Moms in public speaking opportunities as needed

Public Relations (25%)

  • Develop and execute external marketing strategy for key media contacts
  • Research media coverage and industry trends
  • Research, develop, and manage media/influencer contact list
  • Develop and manage media relationships and coordinate/manage press interviews
  • Write press releases if needed, write and submit articles on behalf of the CEO
  • Gather and prepare appropriate materials for external speaking engagements
  • Work with publication vendors for timely ad submissions

General (10%)

  • Work directly with the Development and Database Manager to identify and execute project needs and specifications
  • Brief Development and Database Manager & Development Director on design, copy, image, and content needs for promotional and fundraising literature and activities
  • Act as a brand steward, upholding brand standards and consistency in all projects
  • Conduct branding and communications training during new hire orientation
  • Increase operational efficiency and help set up and improve workflow processes when and where needed

Administration and Other (5%)

  • Copyedit Development Department written materials
  • Upholds the New Moms’ Executive Skills Coaching approach which is grounded in racial equity
  • Actively participate in monthly development team meetings
  • Actively participate in other meetings as requested
  • Participate at each special event with duties as assigned
  • Assist Engagement Specialist with in-kind donation pickups as needed
  • Protect the organization’s value by keeping information confidential

 

Qualifications:

Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required; degree in the areas of Communications, Marketing, English, or Journalism preferred.
  • More than two (2) years of related experience preferred
  • Experience working under tight deadlines and meeting them

Skills:

  • Writing proficiency
  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills
  • Advanced computer skills including use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Basic videography and video editing software skills
  • Photography experience is a plus
  • Design software skills (such as Adobe Creative Suite or Canva) is a plus
  • Social media management is a plus

Traits/demonstrated competencies:

  • Must be organized and detail-oriented
  • Position requires utmost integrity; ethical behavior and appropriate business practices are expected
  • Must be self-initiating and results-driven, taking ownership of multiple projects
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communications skills, and ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team approach model, taking individual responsibility and autonomy while also working well in roles leading and serving as part of a diverse team

Other requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license, with safe driving record and valid insurance


COVID-19 Modifications:

  • New Moms employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption through the Director of HR.
  • Candidates must have ability to work remotely as needed. A laptop will be provided by New Moms.
  • Must complete health screen prior to reporting to office, wear a mask throughout shift, and adhere to all New Moms COVID-19 safety procedures.

 

New Moms’ Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; matching on retirement savings up to 3%; 14 paid holidays; and generous paid time off. We also offer several unique benefits to New Moms: discounts on Bright Endeavors products, free optional spiritual direction services, and half days on Fridays in the summer. Our Flexible Work Options policy allows for staff to work some hours remotely once training is complete.

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  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Department
    Development
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    $40,000 - $44,000