Manager of Events & Communications


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

03/29/2018

Address

100 Maryland Ave. NE
Suite 520
Washington
District of Columbia
20002
United States

Description

Horton’s Kids empowers children living in one of DC’s most violent and under-resourced communities so that they graduate from high school ready for success in college, career, and life. Most of our participants come from single-parent, food insecure households with an annual income of less than $10,000, and only 20% of adults in the neighborhood have a high school diploma. Our comprehensive model – which combines academic, youth development, and health and basic needs supports – has a proven track record of driving positive outcomes: in fact, children who participate in our programs are twice as likely to graduate from high school.


Position Description:

Horton’s Kids seeks a driven, organized, creative Manager of Events & Communications to lead the execution of small and large-scale events to support organizational fundraising efforts. The events include the organization’s primary fundraisers: Home Runs for Horton’s Kids, which takes place in the spring, and Give Thanks & Give Back, which takes place in the fall. The manager will also oversee and implement all external organizational communications.


The Manager of Events & Communications plays an integral role in the organization’s development department. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


Events

●       Lead the execution of the annual Home Runs for Horton’s Kids event, which is a 1,000-person family-friendly fundraiser that takes place at Nationals Park

●       Lead the execution of annual Give Thanks & Give Back, the organization’s major fall fundraiser, focused primarily on individual donors

●       Coordinate a calendar of smaller donor stewardship and cultivation events and execute all event details

●       Manage all aspects of corporate volunteer engagement events


Communications

●       Implement PR strategy to increase Horton’s Kids visibility

●       Lead the writing and design of organizational collateral, including brochures, one-pagers, and annual reports

●       Manage social media accounts, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn

●       Carry out the design of mailed appeals and other development materials using InDesign

●       Write and coordinate annual calendar of e-communication to donors, volunteers, and prospective donors.

●       Manage organizational website


Qualifications: The ideal candidate is an excellent verbal and written communicator, systems-oriented, and can handle multiple projects simultaneously and autonomously. Additional essential competencies and experience include:

●       Demonstrated success in communications and events management work.

●       2-4 years of events/communications experience; work in a nonprofit and/or fundraising context preferred

●       Knowledge of or experience on Capitol Hill preferred

●       Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university

●       Enthusiasm for Horton’s Kids’ mission and passion for social justice

●    Flexibility and enthusiasm to work beyond the regular work week as needed, including evenings and occasional weekends

●    Ability to be a team player in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with a small, hard-working team

●       Working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and Wordpress preferred


Horton’s Kids staff works in a metro-accessible office located on Capitol Hill. Staff should expect to work some evening and weekend hours, do some lifting, and assist at programming with the children.


Application Instructions:

If interested, please email a thoughtful cover letter, resume, and three references with the subject “Manager of Events & Communications, Your Name” to careers@hortonskids.org. The email and the cover letter should be addressed to Mr. Billy Fettweis. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.


Applicants will be asked to undergo standard screening requirements including an FBI background check, Child Protection Register check, and TB test. Must be 18 or older to apply. Horton’s Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Benefits

Horton’s Kids offers a generous benefits package including vacation, summer break, holiday breaks, sick time, parental leave, flexible hours and telework options, employer-matched retirement, mobile phone allowance, employer-paid health benefits, and more.

Level of Language Proficiency

Qualifications: The ideal candidate is an excellent verbal and written communicator, systems-oriented, and can handle multiple projects simultaneously and autonomously. Additional essential competencies and experience include:

●       Demonstrated success in communications and events management work.

●       2-4 years of events/communications experience; work in a nonprofit and/or fundraising context preferred

●       Knowledge of or experience on Capitol Hill preferred

●       Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university

●       Enthusiasm for Horton’s Kids’ mission and passion for social justice

●    Flexibility and enthusiasm to work beyond the regular work week as needed, including evenings and occasional weekends

●    Ability to be a team player in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with a small, hard-working team

●       Working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and Wordpress preferred


Horton’s Kids staff works in a metro-accessible office located on Capitol Hill. Staff should expect to work some evening and weekend hours, do some lifting, and assist at programming with the children.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

careers@hortonskids.org

http://www.hortonskids.org


Application Instructions:

If interested, please email a thoughtful cover letter, resume, and three references with the subject “Manager of Events & Communications, Your Name” to careers@hortonskids.org. The email and the cover letter should be addressed to Mr. Billy Fettweis. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.


Applicants will be asked to undergo standard screening requirements including an FBI background check, Child Protection Register check, and TB test. Must be 18 or older to apply. Horton’s Kids, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


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