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Associate, Communications (Currently remote)

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Grameen America Inc
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New York, NY
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Published 7 days ago

About Grameen America:

Founded by Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Muhammad Yunus, Grameen America is a 501 (c) (3) national nonprofit microfinance institution dedicated to helping women who live in poverty build small businesses to create better lives for themselves, their families and communities. The fastest growing nonprofit microfinance organization in the United States, we provide small loans, training and support to low-income women to help them build businesses, achieve higher family incomes and revitalize their communities. Since launching our first branch in Queens, New York in 2008, we have expanded to 15 cities, serving over 135,000 low-income women with more than $1.8 Billion in microloans. For more information, please visit grameenamerica.org.

Building on a successful first decade of operations, in 2019 we launched Lifting America: The Campaign for Her Future, a bold campaign to realize our broader vision for the next 10 years. The $300M campaign will allow us to scale our organization, lift low-income communities, stabilize families and create multigenerational change. The current economic crisis in the U.S. caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for our services as it has disproportionately affected our members: low-income, minority women whose economic survival for themselves and their families is dependent on their small businesses. Grameen America is committed to resuming our bold goals to scale in 2021 by opening new branches and accelerating our impact in Black communities. We are uniquely positioned to play a critical role in low-income minority small business owners’ resilience, providing them with the assistance they gravely require in support of a just economic recovery.

Job Description:

The Communications Associate will join the Marketing and Communications department to maintain and grow the organizations communication channels and support the promotion of major funders and partners. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the primary role of this position is to manage internal and external communications to our growing audiences. This position requires exceptional communications and writing skills, public relations experience, project management skills, high attention to detail, ability to learn quickly on the job, and a passion for the mission of the organization. The candidate should possess excellent writing and communications skills, have the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects independently, and be able to take initiative as well as work as part of team. 

Key Responsibilities:

Under the guidance of the Director of Marketing and Communications: 

·      Create and maintain written content for public-facing marketing materials, as well as reports, website, social media, blog articles, Google Adwords, and other communication channels.

·      Develop communications plan to build awareness about Grameen America. This includes managing content, schedules, media opportunities, media contacts, and coordinating pitching to expand organizations exposure to key audiences.

·      Support major funders and partners on cause marketing projects and partnership promotion. Draft press releases and member stories for organization and major partners as needed.

·      Research, develop, and write talking points and briefing documents for internal audiences including HQ staff, branch staff and members. Support CEO & other senior leaders with speaking engagements, media opportunities and other events as needed.

·      Keep staff informed of relevant industry news and developments through regular updates.

·      Support Fundraising, Programs, Operations, Human Resources/Training and Technology departments in communicating new developments to external audiences.

·      Support and conduct research and analysis related to relevant fields, including literature reviews, talking points and speeches, as well as internal briefings.

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

·      Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Journalism or related fields.

·      Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in communications and marketing, preferably in a nonprofit setting.

·      Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Experience writing press releases and blogs highly preferred. 

·      Command of various social media outlets and Microsoft Office Suite required. Experience with Mailchimp, Google Analytics, Google Adwords preferred.

·      Demonstrated ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects with competing deadlines.

·      Entrepreneurial spirit who is passionate about trying new digital tools and determining best practices for the organization.

·      Energetic, positive and enthusiastic team player with a commitment to the values of the organization.

·      Spanish language skills are a plus.

About Grameen America:

Founded by Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Muhammad Yunus, Grameen America is a 501 (c) (3) national nonprofit microfinance institution dedicated to helping women who live in poverty build small businesses to create…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 30, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

·     Spanish language skills are a plus.

·     Spanish language skills are a plus.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume, writing sample, and a cover letter that outlines your suitability for the role to: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=a7e25331-f211-4676-a5c2-2f1332b9ef09&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=406928&source=CC2&lang=en_US

TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume, writing sample, and a cover letter that outlines your suitability for the role to: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment…

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