Rising Ground seeks a qualified professional to join our team
at our Brooklyn, NY location (position is at Rising Ground's
downtown Brooklyn headquarters, and remote work two days a week is
The Communications Manager is responsible for setting the
direction of a wide range of communications efforts, researching
and creating copy and collateral materials essential to the success
and growth of the organization. The position reports to the
Administrative headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn and is remote two
days a week. Rising Ground provides health and retirement benefits
as well as education support.
Rising Ground, a leading nonprofit human services
organization, provides children, adults, and families in greater
New York City with the resources and skills to help them rise above
adversity and positively direct their lives. Founded as an
orphanage in 1831, Rising Ground has been at the forefront of
evolving community needs. We are a leader in utilizing
result-driven, evidence-based practices. Today, our work is a
positive force in the lives of more than 25,000 individuals
annually. Rising Ground presently has 1,800 staff, each one we work
with as individuals whose career future we want to be a part of but
At Rising Ground, we encourage everyone to live a
healthier life. When you enroll in health care benefits — medical,
dental, and vision care, you and your family can take advantage of
each plan’s preventive services, which will help everyone to stay
well. Another way to remain healthy is to eat right and keep
active. Ultimately, we all benefit when we make the right choices,
whether through diet and exercise or health care services. You can
also take advantage of other important benefits, including life and
accident, disability benefits, the retirement savings plan, and the
employee assistance program.
- Develop written communications to agency donors, supporters,
and friends, including newsletters, e-newsletters, annual reports,
and brochures, and assist programs in their outreach and
- Coordinate publication with external graphic designers,
printers, and other associated consultants/vendors.
- Manage relationships with Public Relations and Graphic Design
firms. These independent contractors manage press and media and
produce publications and collateral.
- Create and manage social media outlets, including Facebook,
Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
- Manage all content and work with an external consultant on all
aspects of org.
- Maintain a catalog of all projects created by the IA
Department. The catalog can be digital or in hard copy form.
- Other duties as assigned
- Exemplary written communication skills, including
conceptualizing narrative, composing inviting and readily
compressible persuasive and informative content, and adapting
styles for different audiences.
- Working knowledge of design software and ability to create
persuasive and informative collateral.
- Create and maintain the Rising Ground brand across the
- Have the expertise and ability to take a leadership role on
projects and execute sound judgment.
- Ability to edit one's own work and the work of others.
- Self-starter, self-motivated, and able to work
- Flexible, organized, and detail-oriented, able to handle
multiple assignments, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a
- Other tasks as assigned.
Bachelor's degree is preferred with ideally a minimum of two
years of experience handling all aspects of communications with a
medium or large non-profit or company.
Must have excellent administrative and time management skills —
ideally have a working knowledge of Raiser's Edge and proficiency
in Microsoft Office. The ability to work as a team is an absolute
35-hour week with nights and weekends as needed. The position
includes two remote days a week.
Occasional travel throughout New York City and
Westchester may be necessary.
Annual Salary: 75,000 per year and competitive benefits
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