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Development and Communications Manager

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General Description:

Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. seeks a Communications Manager to advance our mission to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring in our community through engagement of community support and telling stories of the deep impact of our work. This individual will develop and execute strategic communications that effectively communicate the brand of MCCH and the issues related to homelessness to engage donors, key stakeholders, supporters, and the public. The position is responsible for independently performing a wide range of development and communications tasks including crafting and editing compelling messages that reflect MCCH’s strategic vision and impact; developing, managing, and updating all digital media; producing video and graphic content; and managing media relations. The Communications Manager reports to the Director of Development and Community Partnerships and works closely with MCCH’s Executive Team and subject matter experts to establish messaging for project support.


Core Responsibilities:

Written Content Development

· Writes and produces materials including direct promotional mail appeals, material for annual gala and other special events, organizational marketing materials, and MCCH’s annual report.

· Develops online newsletters, targeted emails and other email communications, including management of all content and strategy for timing and target audiences.

· Provides internal editing assistance for such materials as grants, letters, intra-office newsletter.

Storytelling

· Identifies and interviews clients, staff and supporters to increase the organization’s storytelling capacity in all communication channels.

· Produces written materials and videos to tell stories of clients, staff and supporters.

Social Media Marketing

· Develops and manages strategy and content for social media presence on sites including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

· Builds online community of partners and volunteers to amplify MCCH message on social media.

Website Management

· Creates content and updates website to advance the impact of our work and advance the MCCH brand.

· Increases website search engine optimization to deepen donor engagement.

· Administers Urgent Need Task Force group in coordination with Community Engagement Manager, program staff, and community supporters to ensure specific and urgent client needs are met.

Communications and Media Relations

· Works with Director of Development to send press releases, advocacy alerts, emails and other public affairs and communication activities.

· Develops and manages online communication tools to organize volunteer opportunities and in-kind giving programs with support of Development Assistant.

· Represents MCCH on the Montgomery County, Maryland Interagency Commission on Homelessness Communications Committee.

· Manage media relations.

· Other related duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· Undergraduate degree required in communications or related field, postgraduate degree preferred.

· At least 3-5 years of experience managing communications and marketing with a fundraising focus.

· Exceptional writing, storytelling, and editing skills.

· Excellent interpersonal skills.

· Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and anticipate needs and potential obstacles.

· Ability to both develop strategies and implement detailed plans

· Aptitude for digital marketing & technology including proficiency in email, social media, and website.

· Ability to identify, pitch, conduct interviews and deliver original stories that highlight the impact of MCCH to external audiences and stakeholders.

· Ability to translate complex messages into digestible formats and provide messaging guidance that will appeal to program participants, stakeholders, and the public

· Experience managing website using WordPress platform.

· Experience using communication platform such as Constant Contact.

· Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.

· Experience with strategic marketing plans and earned media

· Experience with creating and editing videos using Adobe Premier Pro preferred.

· Design proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Premiere Pro, Photoshop & Illustrator) or similar (such as Canva)

· Photography and photo editing experience

· Passion for working in a mission-driven organization

· Ability to proactively meet deadlines and work collaboratively to accomplish goals

· Ability to engage with clients in a sensitive and respectful manner.

· Ability to keep confidential information.


To Apply:

Please apply on our website: https://mcch.net/careers/

General Description:

Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. seeks a Communications Manager to advance our mission to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring in our community through engagement of community support…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Rockville, MD
Associated Location
405 E Gude Dr, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

How to Apply

To Apply:

Please apply on our website: https://mcch.net/careers/

To Apply:

Please apply on our website: https://mcch.net/careers/

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