Communications / Development Manager for Nonprofit Serving Older Adults

Employer
Life Story Club
Location
New York, United States
Salary
$65,000.00 - $90,000.00
Closing date
Mar 9, 2024

Life Story Club is seeking a highly motivated individual to help support all aspects of our small organization’s strategic fundraising and communications efforts, designing and implementing a set of activities aimed at increasing contributed income and raising visibility for the organization.

We are looking for someone with fundraising experience and a track record of crafting and implementing development and communication strategies to help drive impact across multiple platforms for donor audiences and more broadly.

Must be highly organized, hands-on, and mission-oriented. You are excited about the potential to use storytelling and technology to drive impact and foster social connection.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing and implementing multi-channel individual donor campaigns based on the annual fundraising plan and segmented donor lists.
  • Working with the Executive Director and leadership team to support board committees, prospecting, major gift cultivation, and fundraising campaigns.
  • Organizing small donor events
  • Producing content /Implementing content strategy enabling us to better reach and serve older adults, healthcare partners, caregivers, and donors. Content will include: annual reports, monthly newsletters, blog posts, social posts, and promo videos.
  • Setting social engagement goals that map to the organizations’ goals, and tracking audience engagement across platforms.
  • Administering social accounts, and developing a consistent presence and voice across platforms.

Administrative duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining a donor database
  • Managing grant application and reporting process
  • Processing donations and issuing donation acknowledgments
  • Generating monthly fundraising reports to evaluate fundraising metrics against specific goals
  • Maintaining eligibility on city, state, and federal grant platforms
  • Managing Guidestar, Google for Nonprofits, and Facebook for Nonprofits accounts
  • Creating and maintaining an archive of photos, testimonials, videos, and other assets for communications and fundraising campaigns.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 4+ years of work experience
  • Project Management
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to take a concept from ideation and strategy to execution autonomously
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Excellent communication skills, writing ability, and digital savviness
  • Communications planning, press releases, marketing strategy, marketing copy, content development & strategy, content creation for social
  • Experience using digital publishing, messaging, and fundraising tools such as Mailchimp, Substack, Instagram, Slack, Give Lively
  • Experience with Salesforce and CRMs, comfortable using platforms and databases for donor stewardship and fundraising
  • Solid knowledge of social media optimization, utilizing paid promotion, consumer insights, hashtags, SEO, and other digital tools to increase performance.
  • Understanding of current fundraising best practices with analytical skills and a data-driven mindset
  • Comfortable with budgets and fiscal management
  • Comfortable with digital campaign data analysis
  • Experience working as a content creator and/or social media manager
  • Experience working with third-party vendor management and independent contractors
  • Bonus if you bring graphic design and video production experience

Personal Qualities

You are creative and curious. You have a problem-solving mindset and are a collaborative team player. You bring experience working with all levels of management and have the ability to manage projects autonomously, meet deadlines, and ask for help when needed. You care about (or are interested in learning more about) the mission of improving the lives of older adults and combating the growing impacts of the loneliness epidemic.

Where you’ll be working

This is a hybrid role with a minimum of 1-2 days in the office in Brooklyn.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Statement

It is the mission of Life Story Club to foster healthy aging by creating spaces for older adults to come together through storytelling, helping to overcome the effects of loneliness and social isolation experienced by an older population. Making sure that all of our stakeholders feel seen and heard, and fostering a sense of belonging is at the core of who we are and what we do. We do not exclude anyone regardless of their race, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical abilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, or criminal history.

Life Story Club celebrates all of our stakeholders' differences. We believe that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to creating a collaborative, inclusive environment— one that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. We believe that when people feel respected and included they can be more creative, innovative, and successful. Our commitment to these values is unwavering across all of our work and all of our Life Story Clubs.

If you are interested in one of our job openings, please submit a resume and cover letter (or video) to jobs@lifestoryclub.org.

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