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Development/ Communications Associate

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Brooklyn Community Housing & Services, Inc. | Brooklyn, NY
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Published 14 days ago

January 31, 2020
$40,000 - $47,000

POSITION:                              Development/Communications Associate    

STATUS:                                  Full-Time

REPORTS TO:                         Chief Development Officer (CDO)

JOB SITE:                                25 Chapel Street, Suite 1200, Brooklyn NY 11201

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:

Brooklyn Community Housing and Services (BCHS) is committed to ending homelessness in Brooklyn. Each year, we provide safe and clean supportive housing for more than 1,000 formerly homeless women, children, and men. We help them learn how to live productively and independently, with dignity and hope. BCHS employs 120 people and has a total revenue of $10 million. Our programs provide short-term, transitional and permanent housing, homelessness prevention, personalized case management, mental health care, on-site nursing, vocational training, substance abuse counseling, recreational activities, and other vital services.

Founded in 1978, BCHS has received awards such as the Fannie Mae Foundation's Maxwell Award for excellence in low-income housing development, as well as top ratings from the New York City Department of Homeless Services for the Arbor Inn program (mothers and children) and from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for Oak Hall (adults with chronic mental illness).

BCHS is seeking a Development & Communications Associate who will support the work of the Development & Communications Department. Reporting to the CDO, the Development & Communications Associate job duties will focus primarily on supporting the fundraising operations for the organization, management of communications/marketing materials, volunteer engagement and special events.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Development & Communications Associate reports to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and will be responsible for providing administrative support to a busy and high-energy Development Department. The Development & Communications Associate will support the BCHS donor database management, donor correspondence, compliance and prospect research. The incumbent will have an important role in agency fundraising and communications activities by supporting all fundraising events and appeals, marketing efforts including newsletters, website, email services, social media, digital photography and media relations.


The Development & Communications Associate interacts with supervisors, Board Members, clients, elected officials, business associates, vendors and volunteers, and must project a professional appearance and demeanor during all work-related activities and communications. This position requires some travel for deliveries and pick-up within Brooklyn and Manhattan, as well as occasional heavy lifting.

QUALIFICATIONS:

·     Experience with graphic design, website/social media, special events and direct mail preferred.

·     Organized, reliable, adaptable and able to effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines.

·     Position requires excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to relate to persons with a variety of cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.

·     Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook). Proficiency with website administration, social media (Facebook, YouTube), and broadcast email services (MailChimp or similar) and online database software (LittleGreenLight or similar) preferred.

·     Experience using graphic/web design applications - particularly Adobe Creative Suite (PhotoShop, InDesign, Acrobat Pro and Wordpress) - is a plus.

·     Knowledge of mass-mailings and direct mail a plus.

·     Highly organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated.

·     Advanced research skills; familiarity with various internet research tools.

·     Strong analytical skills; familiarity with data tracking and performance management.

·      Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, performance-driven environment.

·     The ability to responsibly manage confidential and/or sensitive information.

·     Position requires competency with video and photographic equipment and photography skills preferred.

·     Position requires a high degree of professionalism in representing BCHS in significant contacts with major donors, board members and stakeholders.

·     A commitment to the mission and values of BCHS.

·     Bachelor’s Degree or minimum of 1-2 years of experience working in a nonprofit development office preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Donor Management

·        Support the Development Team in management of the donor database including donation input, donor tracking and acknowledgment systems. 

·        Support the maintenance of data integrity, accurate records of gifts and event participation, and manage filing of related paperwork.

·        Draft, proof read, and disseminate donor correspondence. 

·        Research and prepare reports on potential corporate/foundation grants, and individual donor prospects.

·        Support the department in the cultivation and maintenance of donors and donor relationships.

·        Support departmental administrative tasks including, but not limited to, thank you letters, emails and responses to donor request for information.

·        Work with the Development Team to create and maintain a calendar of fundraising activities.

Special Events & Marketing

·        Support maintenance of BCHS’s website, social media platforms and work with the BCHS staff and clients to provide engaging content.

·        Assist the Development Director in drafting the agency’s newsletter and other publications.

·        Assist the Development Director in maintaining the agency’s website (www.bchands.org) third party giving vehicles, online profiles (Facebook, YouTube, GuideStar, Greatnonprofits, etc.).

·        Assist the Development Director in coordinating the annual appeal mailing. 

·        Assist the CDO and Development Director in planning and executing special events, including the annual gala, Board Reception, and volunteer events.

·        Logistical planning for volunteer events (volunteers, invitations, catering, material preparation, communications, etc.)

·        Take digital photographs of resident and volunteer activities at the agency’s three primary sites in Brooklyn – Brooklyn Gardens (Fort Greene), Navy Green (Wallabout) and 25 Chapel Street (Downtown Brooklyn), for use on the BCHS website, social media profiles, newsletters, etc.

Administrative

·        Support the executive staff with the organization’s volunteer groups, with the coordination of BCHS Tuesday Tours, meetings and events.

·           Provide administrative support to the Development Team including maintaining CDO and DOD calendars, meeting logistics, filing, taking meeting notes, maintaining office supplies, phone calls, and other duties reasonably related to job responsibilities.

Compensation:

Salary is commensurate with experience. BCHS offers a comprehensive benefits package.

POSITION:                              Development/Communications Associate    

STATUS:                                  Full-Time

REPORTS TO:                         Chief Development Officer (CDO)

JOB SITE:                                25 Chapel Street, Suite 1200, Brooklyn NY 11201

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:

Brooklyn Community Housing and Services (BCHS…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY:

           Submit resume and cover letter (attachments as MS word or PDF documents please for e-mail responses).

Brooklyn Community Housing & Services, Inc.

E-mail: ResumesHR@bchands.org

Fax: (718) 625-0635

Mail: Attn:HR Dept. 105 Carlton Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205

No Phone Calls Please.

HOW TO APPLY:

           Submit resume and cover letter (attachments as MS word or PDF documents please for e-mail responses).

Brooklyn Community Housing & Services, Inc.

E-mail: ResumesHR…

Location

105 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

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