Development and Communications Associate

Job Type

Part Time
Contract

Salary

Minimum: $15,000
Maximum: $25,000
Details: Education and experience will determine compensation level

Published

10/09/2018

Start Date

02/04/2019

Application Deadline

12/28/2018

Address

1525 Newton Street, NW
Washington
DC
20010
United States

Description

Words Beats & Life (WBL) is a non-profit, hip-hop organization with a mission to: advocates for the transformative power of Hip-Hop culture in all its forms, empowering artists to relentlessly create and refine systems that demonstrate positive change through our individual and collective brilliance. We embrace the sacred nature of our work and our roles as keepers and innovators of our culture. The Development and Communications Associate reports to WBL’s Executive Director (“ED”) and provides fundraising, development and communications support to advance WBL’s mission.


FUNDRAISING AND DONOR DEVELOPMENT (70%)

• Collaborate with ED, Board Treasurer to implement and refine annual fundraising plan.

• Cultivate relationships with existing donors, through writing, calls and in-person meetings.

• Support the ED’s and Board’s fundraising efforts: help identify potential donors and provide support and materials to facilitate effective donor-centered fundraising.

• Assist in special event planning and execution.

• Help develop, plan and execute Giving Tuesday / End of Year giving campaigns.

• Maintain donor records and effectively utilize donor database. Oversee system for timely donation processing and acknowledgment.

• Maintain volunteer database and current email and mailing lists.

• Assist ED in editing government, corporate and private foundation funding proposals.


COMMUNICATIONS (30%)

• Help maintain consistent communication with donors through assistance with e-mail updates, newsletters, blog posts and annual reports.

• Help implement WBL’s social media strategy and digital content.

• Maintain updated media and press lists. Maintain files on press hits.

• Research and secure strategic speaking opportunities and media placements for WBL.

• Speak publicly about WBL at community and educational events, as appropriate.


QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

• Bachelor’s degree required.

• Ideally two years nonprofit or community fundraising experience required.

• Passion for and deep understanding of WBL’s mission and work required.

• Excellent written, editing and oral communication skills.

• Welcomes respectful giving and receiving of feedback and constructive criticism.


HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, three references and a two or three short examples of your fundraising / communications work to mazi@wblinc.org. Include “Development and Communications Associate” in the subject line of your email. We will then email you a short application to complete. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


Words Beats & Life is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly value a diverse workforce and inclusive culture for all employees.


Position will be open until filled

Benefits

This is a contractor position.

Level of Language Proficiency

English

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

mazi@wblinc.org
http://www.wblinc.org

No phone calls. Any questions can be sent via email.


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