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Development and Communications Coordinator

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Phoenix Bikes
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Arlington, VA

Phoenix Bikes


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Published 13 days ago

February 15, 2021
February 5, 2021
$30,000 - $34,000This position is non-exempt (eligible for overtime pay)

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Phoenix Bikes is an Arlington nonprofit that uniquely combines youth educational programming with a full-service professional bike shop and retail store. We pursue a dynamic mission: harnessing the power of bikes to help youth build passion, purpose, and a place in the community. Our incredible supporters—including individual donors, business sponsors, and bike shop customers—make it possible for us to offer our youth programs entirely free of cost and to offer repairs and sales under market value, so that we can serve the underserved in our community. We are looking for a detail-oriented self-starter and excellent communicator to help us reach, steward, and thank our supporters and expand our visibility in the community. This position reports to the Executive Director.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

Development (60%):

  • Ensure all donor and gift data is entered accurately and quickly in our Salesforce database; generate and send receipts, thank you notes, and year-end statements to donors; and implement processes that improve the management of donor data.
  • Create reports on fundraising and event data.
  • Manage and creatively improve the monthly donor program, including the branding, promotion, and communication with new and existing donors.
  • Assist with the planning, writing and logistical coordination of at least three donor mailings annually.
  • Research grant opportunities, maintain a calendar of grant deadlines, and draft grant applications and reports.
  • Provide logistical pre-event and day-of support for events, including an annual gala, workshops, and community rides.

Communications (40%):

  • Strengthen our social media presence on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok by creating compelling videos, photos and written content; engaging with followers; and maximizing the impact of our paid advertisements. 
  • Write and distribute monthly e-newsletters and other emails to supporters.
  • Create flyers, marketing materials and Phoenix-branded swag.
  • Manage the Phoenix Bikes website, including posting announcements, managing integrations with other platforms, and ensuring content is accurate and complete.
  • Write and distribute press releases to media sources; liaise with media contacts.
  • Maintain external organizational profiles, such as on Google Business and NextDoor.
  • Respond to general inquiries by phone and email.
  • Share about Phoenix Bikes at various events (virtually and eventually in person), including some evenings and weekends.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong writing and editing skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Experience creating engaging communications content, including videos, photos and graphics.
  • Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize work, multi-task, and manage deadlines.
  • Process-oriented and eager to solve problems.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Docs and Google Sheets.
  • Experience using databases and email marketing platforms; Salesforce and MailChimp experience strongly preferred. Familiarity with design software (e.g. Photoshop, InDesign) preferred.


OTHER DETAILS:

We celebrate and embrace the diversity of everyone who walks through our doors and strive to be an inclusive place that cultivates compassion, expands perspectives, and grows the future stewards of our collective community. In our hiring and in our work, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

As an organization working directly with youth, we require all staff to successfully pass a background check as a condition of their hire.

This position is based in Arlington, VA. Some remote work is possible during COVID, but the position requires in-person onboarding and in-person work over the long-term, so candidates must be local or committed to relocating.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Phoenix Bikes is an Arlington nonprofit that uniquely combines youth educational programming with a full-service professional bike shop and retail store. We pursue a dynamic mission: harnessing the power of bikes…

Details at a glance

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

Benefits

15 days paid time off, 5 sick days and paid federal holidays

Group health insurance

SIMPLE IRA including 1% employer match (staff are eligible after one year)

15 days paid time off, 5 sick days and paid federal holidays

Group health insurance

SIMPLE IRA including 1% employer match (staff are eligible after one year)

Level of Language Proficiency

English fluency required.

English fluency required.

Location

909 South Dinwiddie Street, Arlington, VA 22204

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume (attached in PDF format) to jobs@phoenixbikes.org with “Development and Communications Coordinator” in the subject line.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume (attached in PDF format) to jobs@phoenixbikes.org with “Development and Communications Coordinator” in the subject line.

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