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Do you love working on behalf of children, fostering their growth and development? Do you want a job that is challenging, gratifying, and allows you the opportunity to impact tens of thousands of youth each year? Focusing on our three Pillars of Student Success: Entrepreneurship, Work Readiness and Financial Literacy, JA staff enjoy a culture of mutual respect and co-worker camaraderie.

Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for sharing Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore’s mission, impact, and opportunities for engagement with the community and media. This position will plan, produce, and oversee all annual marketing and communication strategies including the creation and distribution of media and collateral materials. The Communications Coordinator position has the potential for part-time at 30 hours per week or full-time employment.

Title: Communications Coordinator
Area: Salisbury, MD
Status: Part-Time, Hourly

Primary Responsibilities:

- Develop an effective annual marketing and communications strategy based on the current needs and plans of Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore (JAES)
- Design and distribute all marketing and communications materials for the organization through collaboration with Development, Event, and Program Staff
- Print materials and digital resources
- Videos (Film, edit, produce and promote video content)
- Press releases
- Email blasts via an email marketing platform
- Presentation scripts
- Business communications and reports
- Maintain JAES website and all social media platforms with recent and relevant information
- Engage the community with meaningful interactions
- Analyze marketing and communications programs and make recommendations to adjust strategy and tactics to increase effectiveness
- Schedule all TV and radio appearances
- Establish topic of discussion and goals for each appearance
- Engage with board members, donors, volunteers, and educators to increase awareness of JAES
- Support the Development Team with Stewardship activities
- Ensure that all donors receive appropriate recognition
- Create annual impact reports to highlight accomplishments
- Gather all logos, as necessary, from donors
- Other projects as required.

Qualifications (required)

- Education: degree in marketing or communications ideal but not required
- Minimum 2 years experience preferred
- Ability to use content management systems and other social media to create and send emails, newsletters, etc.
- Computer proficiency: word-processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint, and database management
- Graphic design: proficiency in Photoshop and other Adobe programs preferred
- Video production: proficiency in Adobe Premiere ideal

Qualifications (desired)

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including:
- Writing
- Proofreading
- Copy editing
- Ability to clearly communicate information effectively and persuasively
- High standards for quality work
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships both internally and externally, including media contacts and vendors
- Sound decision-making ability
- Strong detail orientation and organizational skills
- Ability to develop timelines and meet deadlines while handling multiple projects concurrently
- Willingness to learn new skills as needed

Application Process

1. Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to Courtney von Hollen at no later than 5:00 PM on September 27, 2021.
2. Please use "Communications Coordinator - " as the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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