Communications Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $36,000
Maximum: $42,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



889 Harrison Avenue
United States


Are you looking to apply your sharp communications skills at one of the most-highly regarded nonprofits in Boston? Is social justice and the advancement of women important to you? Then you may have a place at Rosie's Place, the first women’s shelter in the United States. What started out as safe haven for poor and homeless women to get a bed and a meal in Boston 44 years ago has grown into a multi-faceted community center serving 12,000 women a year.

The Communications Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Communications to implement all aspects of the Rosie’s Place Communications plan. The role includes lots of variety and the opportunity to build your skills in the areas of social media, web management, writing, design and marketing. Our goals are to burnish our positive public image and increase awareness of our work. You can help us tell compelling stories about the ways we change lives!

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

A designed resume, cover letter and (1) writing and (1) design sample are required for consideration. Please email to and write “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line of your email.

Key Responsibilities


Social Media

  • Manage Rosie’s Place’s social media presence on three or more channels
  • Create content and digital assets for daily posts
  • Analyze data and research best practices to optimize efforts

Web Management

  • Manage Rosie’s Place website,
  • Oversee web content/general updating
  • Serve as primary contact with web developer
  • Utilize Google Analytics

Graphic Design/Photography

  • Design and produce collateral materials, such as fliers, postcards, invitations and quarterly calendar
  • Take photos of events and activities and manage image library


  • Manage holiday card fundraising program, including developing sales plan, corporate relations and fulfillment
  • Assist Women’s Craft Cooperative in developing marketing plan and materials


  • Write press releases, pitch stories and develop relationships with local media
  • Contribute to writing projects, including the quarterly newsletter, brochures and volunteer profiles
  • Maintain and track Rosie’s Place’s press clippings, media mentions and printing and communications planning calendars

  • Serve as a representative of Rosie’s Place as needed at public appearances and community relations activities
  • Supervise volunteers and interns assisting the Communications department
  • Assist Development Office on an as-needed basis, including gift processing at year-end and special events
  • Report to the Director of Communications



·        Bachelor’s degree required

·        Two year prior communications or relevant experience

·        Excellent verbal, writing, proofreading and general communication skills

·        Experience with website content management systems, email marketing and social media management

·        Experience in Adobe Creative Suite (esp. InDesign and Photoshop)

·        Experience with Hootsuite and Google Analytics

·        Familiarity with Blackbaud systems; Luminate and Raiser’s Edge preferred

·        Basic knowledge of HTML preferred.

·        Experience with photography, videography and video editing a plus

·        Ability to prioritize and meet daily deadlines

·        Highly organized and detail-oriented

·        Ability to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment

Occasional evening and weekend work required as determined by Director.

Salary range: $36,000-$42,000


Eligible for Health, Dental and Vision Insurance first day of employment as well as enrollment in 403(b) retirement plan. First year of employment your entitled to: (15) Vacation days, (12) Sick days, and (10) Holidays. After one year of employment employees are automatically enrolled in Short/Long term disability and Life Insurance and are eligible for employer contribution towards pension plan.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

A designed resume, cover letter and (1) writing and (1) design sample are REQUIRED for consideration. Please email to and write “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line of your email.

Rosie’s Place is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. Rosie’s Place strongly encourages people of color, people with disabilities and homeless/formerly homeless people to apply.