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Make a positive impact in the lives of youth and families while putting your skills to use as YES’s Development & Communications Associate. The Development & Communications Associate is an instrumental part of YES’s four-person development team, which includes the Executive Director, Development Director, and Grants Manager. The Development & Communications Associate ensures excellent donor relations and stewardship by managing and maintaining YES’s Salesforce database, including keeping accurate records and managing donor engagement processes. The Development & Communications Associate implements YES’s social media, digital communications, and media outreach strategy; supports 3-4 fundraising and cultivation events annually; engages in shared leadership within the organization; and supports day-to-day administrative tasks within the department.


The Development & Communications Associate reports to the Development Director and works both independently and in collaboration with development, administrative, and program staff. The ideal candidate possesses a unique combination of being detail-oriented, organized, and with an affinity for databases, as well as a compelling and creative storyteller. This is a full-time position working 40 hours/week.








Key Tasks and Responsibilities


Communications (45%)

  • Support development and implementation of annual Communications Plan and calendar; set and track benchmarks and progress toward goals, and work with staff to achieve goals.
  • Manage YES’s social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube): 
  • Create and manage regular posts with compelling content using YES’s Communications Plan and core messaging to amplify our work and mission, connect with a variety of audiences, and increase followers.
  • Implement strategies to increase engagement with donors, businesses, and partner organizations across social media platforms.
  • Maintain and manage a consistent visual brand on all social media platforms.
  • Design and manage Giving Tuesday and other social media campaigns.
  • Prepare and manage compelling photo- and story-based content as well as occasional videos for events, social media, print and e-communications, and the “assets bank” utilized by YES staff and board.
  • Update the funder and event-related pages of the website. 
  • Develop and implement a press-release and media engagement plan to heighten awareness of YES and our work. 


Database Administration and Donor/Supporter Engagement (40%)

  • Manage and develop systems in Salesforce CRM database to support strong donor engagement, acknowledgement, and tracking of interactions.
  • Manage accurate database records and conduct data entry and mass imports.
  • Perform mail merges for donor acknowledgement and other mailings.
  • Hand-address envelopes for donor acknowledgement and other mailings.
  • Engage volunteers to help with associated donor follow-up tasks.
  • Support set-up of online fundraising campaigns on YES website and donation platforms.
  • Provide additional administrative support for a variety of tasks.


Event Support (10%)

  • Event preparation, set-up, clean-up, execution, and follow-up.
  • Manage and track sponsorships, in-kind supporters, and vendors.


Shared Organizational Leadership (5%)

  • Participate in staff trainings, board and staff discussions, and engage in decision-making processes. 
  • Participate in departmental and organization-wide activities such as contributing to and/or facilitating staff meetings, development & communications team meetings, annual staff retreat, monthly “Sunshine” team-building activities, etc.
  • Enhance organizational culture by sharing past work, education, and lived experiences that align with YES’s values, equity lens, and shared leadership approach.


Qualifications

  • Commitment to and passion for YES’s mission, values, and work.
  • Commitment to social justice, equity, and diversity in fundraising practices.
  • Ability to build strong, reciprocal working relationships with YES staff to gather program information and translate it to compelling stories that represent the community we engage accurately and respectfully.
  • Strong attention to detail and thoroughness.
  • At least two years of experience in development and communications, preferably in the nonprofit sector. 
  • Experience in working in a relational database or CRM (Salesforce preferred), including at least some of the following: creating reports, data entry and mass data imports, engagement plans/moves management, creating new fields including formulas, list views.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills (creative writing, strong grammar and proofreading, creating compelling narratives tailored to specific audiences).
  • Experience - personal and/or professional - with social media platforms.
  • Reliable and dependable.
  • Flexibility, efficiency, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously holding both the big picture and the fine details.
  • Willingness to engage in conversations about equity, inclusion, diversity, power, and privilege.
  • Computer- and web-savvy. Skills and aptitude in the following software and platforms: Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel; Constant Contact; iMovie, YouTube; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter; Canva.
  • Neat handwriting, print or script.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required. 
  • Experience working with underrepresented communities and familiarity with Richmond’s history, communities, and context is a plus.
  • Preferable to have your own transportation.


Work Environment and Physical Demands

The Development & Communications Associate must be able to function well in a busy and focused work environment; frequently use hands (computer and hand-written work); use computer; sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, occasionally lift and carry 25 pounds over short distances; and correspond with supervisor effectively in-person and by email, phone, and video chat. 


Make a positive impact in the lives of youth and families while putting your skills to use as YES’s Development & Communications Associate. The Development & Communications Associate is an instrumental part of YES’s four-person…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 2, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 30, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$48,000 - $52,000

Benefits

YES offers a generous benefits package to all regular full time employees that includes:

  • 100% medical, dental, vision coverage
  • 403b retirement matching program
  • 10 vacation days in the first year with incremental accruals thereafter, 7 sick days annually, 12 holidays, 1 day paid time off for birthdays
  • Paid holiday closure between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Fully paid 6-week sabbatical program after six years with the agency
  • Wellness perks (yoga discounts, wellness stipends, outdoor ProDeal discounts)
  • Professional development stipends


YES offers a generous benefits package to all regular full time employees that includes:

  • 100% medical, dental, vision coverage
  • 403b retirement matching program
  • 10 vacation days in…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Richmond, CA
Associated Location
Richmond, CA, USA

How to Apply

Please email a resume and a tailored and thoughtful cover letter to Maria Chan: maria@yesfamilies.org. Applications are reviewed as they come in. Please include Development & Communications Associate and your name in the subject line.

Please email a resume and a tailored and thoughtful cover letter to Maria Chan: maria@yesfamilies.org. Applications are reviewed as they come in. Please include Development &…

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