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Communications & Outreach Coordinator

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Volunteer Fairfax
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Fairfax, VA
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Published 15 days ago

Are you a resourceful and innovative communications professional? Do you love connecting people with causes they are passionate about? Enjoy working in an environment that allows you to be creative? Are you looking to grow and learn in your communications career? If yes, then Volunteer Fairfax is looking for you. We are dedicated to mobilizing people and resources to meet regional community needs through a variety of programs, special events, and services. If you want help build a better community through service, read on.

The Communications and Outreach Coordinator will contribute to the development and execution of organization-wide internal communications, manage the organization’s social media presence, and oversee program outreach and volunteer recruitment of key programs. In addition to supporting communication efforts, this position will specifically manage the outreach and marketing efforts for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP-Northern Virginia). This program works to recruit, place, and support AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers (age 55+) in impact- focused service opportunities supporting local non-profit and government organizations in Fairfax County, Arlington County, and the city of Alexandria.


This position reports to the Communications Director and RSVP Program Manager. The commitment is 40 Hours/Week or full-time. Organizational hours are 9am-5pm Monday through Friday with the occasional weekend days. Currently Volunteer Fairfax is currently working remotely but eventually will be back onsite in a hybrid model. Most often in person activities will be at the Volunteer Fairfax office but can vary based on work.


Marketing/Communications:

 Monitors all Volunteer Fairfax social media channels, answering comments and direct messages according to communications guidelines.

 Executes against overall Volunteer Fairfax communications strategy and tactical communications calendar.

 Responsible for ongoing strategic and analytics review of Volunteer Fairfax communications channels in cooperation Communications Director.

 Creates content and posts to all Volunteer Fairfax social media channels.

 Create, development content and design supporter emails.

 Assists with content, design, and publishing of event and program collateral materials.

 Writes and distributes press releases.

 Creates and manages annual communications calendar.

 Creates content calendar for all communications channels.

 Monitors media outlets and online services for Volunteer Fairfax mentions and relevant content information.

 Coordinates and produces staff communications efforts in cooperation with the Communications Director.


Outreach

 Recruit, train, and manage volunteers to support outreach efforts in Fairfax, Alexandria, and Arlington.

 Maintain a calendar of outreach opportunities

 Track progress toward achieving goals for volunteer recruitment.

 Represents Volunteer Fairfax at public events - relevant community meetings, outreach and recognition programs.

 Manage the branding requirements of the AmeriCorps Seniors program, including voice, tone, and messaging.

 Manage virtual communications, messaging, engagement, and interviews of volunteers and/or workstation partners.

 Collaborate with staff to identify potential program support and provide writing support for grant applications.


Qualifications, Knowledge & Skills Require - (Minimum education and experience needed to perform the job adequately):

 Degree in communications or related field.

 Exceptional written communications for a variety of platforms.

 Proficient in producing infographics, charts, and visual stories.

 Proficient in MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite.

 Proficient WordPress CMS and basic HTML.

 Familiarity with Constant Contact and CRM’s.


Special Requirements

 Some VF events and activities require physical effort such as lifting and moving project supplies (up to 50 lbs.) and standing for long periods of time.

 As some VF activities require offsite work, must have a valid driver’s license and access to an

automobile for local travel; may also need to be able to drive a cargo van or light truck.


Compensation

The salary for this position, which is dependent on experience, ranges from $40,000-$42,000. Volunteer Fairfax offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical (including dental and vision), short term disability, long term disability and life insurance; Simple IRA with up to 3% match; vacation and sick leave; paid time-off to volunteer in the community each quarter; flexible scheduling; and professional development opportunities.

Benefits

Available benefits include vacation days, federal holidays, medical, dental, Simple IRA, flexible scheduling, family friendly work environment, professional development opportunities and release time.

Are you a resourceful and innovative communications professional? Do you love connecting people with causes they are passionate about? Enjoy working in an environment that allows you to be creative? Are you looking to grow and learn in your…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    June 3, 2022
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement
Salary
USD $40,000 - USD $42,000
/ year

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Fairfax, VA
Associated Location
Fairfax, VA, USA

How to Apply

Email a cover letter explaining why you think this position is a match for you and for Volunteer Fairfax, resume and salary requirement to: Carolyn Mellone cmellone@volunteerfairfax.org. In the subject line of your email, please include “Communitcations & Outreach -your last name”. Resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Please only candidates who substantially meet the qualifications above should apply.

Email a cover letter explaining why you think this position is a match for you and for Volunteer Fairfax, resume and salary requirement to: Carolyn Mellone cmellone…

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