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Development & Communications Manager

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ZUMIX, Inc.
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Boston, MA
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Published 23 days ago

Overview

Our Mission: ZUMIX empowers young people to build successful futures for themselves - transforming lives and community through music, technology, and creative employment. 

Since 1991, ZUMIX has provided music & creative media programs for youth ages 7-18 in the Greater Boston area. We serve 1,000 young people annually through out-of-school programing, as well as in-school arts expansion initiatives. ZUMIX’s goal is to empower young people through music, and to foster personal and professional development, artistic growth, and civic engagement, as well as the 21st century skills needed to achieve success in college and career. For more information on our work, please visit www.zumix.org.

As ZUMIX prepares to celebrate our 30th anniversary, we look back with pride on three decades of great work and look forward with optimism at all that lies ahead. We are investing in our Advancement team through expanding roles and responsibilities; we are increasing our commitment to serving our community, which was hard-hit during the pandemic; we are embarking on a new music partnership with the Boston Public Schools; and we are evolving with the changing needs of our constituents.

Reports to:  Director of Advancement

ZUMIX staff members are creative and passionate individuals who hold each other accountable to our mission, vision, core values, and high standards of excellence. We seek a dedicated Development and Communications Manager to join our team. This person must come with excellent organization, writing, and communication skills whose primary responsibilities will be to assist the Development department in meeting our revenue objectives for individual giving and to manage ZUMIX’s external communications, including social media and press relations. This role is also responsible for managing our donor database.

Individual Giving:

·     Support the Director of Advancement and Executive Director on individual, high-level asks.

·     Manage donor database (CRM) to ensure accurate data and reporting.

·     Oversee the production of the Annual Report, Annual Appeal, and all future campaigns.

o  Organize timeline and plan

o  Export donor lists and reports

o  Create engaging graphics

o  Communicate with the printer on project

o  Coordinate youth success stories and required photography for all visual projects

·     Process all individual donations and acknowledgement letters.

External Communications and Media:

·     Produce consistent newsletters for our email constituents.

·     Produce engaging social media content in imagery focusing on youth-voice and programmatic success.

·     Execute all social media requests from staff members.

·     Manage incoming communications from all social media channels.

·     In partnership with the Director of Advancement, choose social media strategy with a focus on content specific to particular platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) in order to engage audiences and encourage growth.

·     Produce press releases, manage relationships with media, and act as support for any external communications from the organization.

Database and Financial Management:

·     Input all donated revenue into our CRM.

·     Run reports as requested by the Director of Advancement and Executive Director.

·     Produce reports for monthly reconciliation with administrative team.

Development Department Support:

·     Work with the Director of Advancement and Events Coordinator on all fundraising and community arts events, especially the Walk for Music, annual gala The Muze, and Block Party.

·     Create attractive imagery for events, social media posts, proposals, and organization flyers as needed.

·     Connect external partners and volunteer applicants with relevant program staff.

·     Support the Director of Advancement on annual 30th Anniversary Campaign and Advancement Committee as needed.

Qualifications:

·     Professional writing experience, which may include grant writing, marketing, public relations, creative writing, etc.

·     Bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience.

·     3-5 years working in a non-profit development setting preferred.

·     Excellent computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

·     An eye for visual design and ability to produce attractive visual content with ease.

·     Exceptional level of personal organization, with strong project planning skills and attention to detail.

·     Comfortable networking and engaging new and long-time donors to the organization. A designated “people person”.

·     Proven ability to work on a range of time-sensitive projects simultaneously.

·     Interest in youth development, the arts, and/or creative technology.

·     Sense of humor.

·     A commitment to social justice and ZUMIX’s mission.

ZUMIX does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Overview

Our Mission: ZUMIX empowers young people to build successful futures for themselves - transforming lives and community through music, technology, and creative employment. 

Since 1991, ZUMIX has provided music & creative media…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 10, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required

Salary

$50,000 - $50,000

Benefits

This is a full-time position with benefits including health and dental insurance, paid vacation days, a retirement plan, and professional development funds.

This is a full-time position with benefits including health and dental insurance, paid vacation days, a retirement plan, and professional development funds.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
Associated Location
260 Sumner St, Boston, MA 02128, United States

How to Apply

If interested, send a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Dawson at apply@zumix.org. Please write “Development & Communications Manager” in the subject line.

If interested, send a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Dawson at apply@zumix.org. Please write “Development & Communications Manager” in the subject line.

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