Position Type: Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt
Location: Flexible (teleworking); USA preferred (must be eligible to work in USA)
Salary: Starting at $55,000
Ideal Start Date: ASAP
The Marketing and Communications Associate is a newly created position that will play a critical role in boosting brand awareness, engaging with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s (CDP) diverse audience and positioning the organization as a vital resource for grantmakers and donors in their high-impact disaster giving.
Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, this position helps with the planning and day-to-day execution of data-driven, integrated marketing and communications strategies involving print, media and digital; brand management; webinars; speaking engagements and other events towards goals outlined in CDP’s strategic plan for 2020-2023. The Associate will work closely with and, on some tasks, be supervised by the Marketing and Communications Manager. They will also work alongside and be supported by an intern.
This role is fast-paced and is perfect for a self-starter who is eager to apply and build on existing skills and experience in the many aspects of nonprofit marketing and communications for professional growth.
The ideal candidate is a budding professional who is excited to be part of a high-performing team dedicated to quality work and inspired by CDP’s values and impact on communities worldwide.
Founded in 2010, CDP supports equitable disaster recovery through philanthropic consulting, localized funding and expert resources.
Disaster recovery is the process of improving individual, family and community resilience after the occurrence of a disaster. Recovery is not only about the restoration of structures, systems and services – although they are critical. A successful recovery is also about addressing sources of inequitable and unjust outcomes, and individuals and families being able to rebound from their losses and sustain their physical, social, economic, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
With a focus on medium- to long-term recovery, CDP raises awareness of the need for committed attention and localized, sustainable funding in support of marginalized and underserved communities. As the intensity and frequency of disasters has increased, the role of CDP has become even more crucial.
Working with various team members to produce and host CDP webinars. Tasks include, but are not limited to:
- Project management to ensure timely implementation of year-long webinar calendar.
- Setting up events web and registration pages, updating the website.
- Drafting and sending invitations and reminder emails.
- Creating promotional materials.
- Promoting on social media.
- Collecting, editing and ensuring consistency with brand guidelines for PowerPoint slides.
- Creating survey and tracking responses.
- Hosting and live-tweeting during the webinar.
- Soliciting and coordinating co-sponsorships.
- Executing post-webinar follow-up tasks such as processing registration lists and uploading, editing and captioning the recording on YouTube.
- Tracking and analyzing webinar stats and providing input in designing and implementing strategies and tactics to ensure that webinars remain relevant to CDP’s target audience and grow webinar attendance.
Speaking Engagements (30%)
Working with various team members to leverage speaking engagements to promote CDP’s thought leadership and expertise, steward key relationships, and elevate CDP’s brand. Tasks include, but are not limited to:
- Troubleshooting, reviewing and assisting staff as needed with creating slides and handouts.
- Ensuring consistent and timely promotion of events on social media posts/promotions and tracking analytics.
Donor/Nonprofit Convenings and Other CDP Events (5-10%)
Working with various team members, tasks include, but are not limited to:
- Providing input in design and lead the implementation of marcomms plans for all convenings.
General Marketing and Communications (5-10%)
Working with other members of the Marcomms team, tasks include but are not limited to:
- Maintaining and coordinating execution of an editorial calendar.
- Providing support for maintaining the CDP website, such as drafting and editing texts, updating webpages, and sourcing images.
- Assisting with BenchmarkOne/Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge data clean-up/maintenance.
- Assisting with list-cleaning, tagging, setting up and managing automations.
Powerpoint Power User
- Creating, maintaining and updating evergreen slides.
- Providing troubleshooting and creative support to staff.
Other Work as Requested by the Director (5-10%)
As a member of a small but mighty team, the Marketing and Communications Associate is a dynamic, self-motivated individual who is eager to grow as a marketing/communications professional in the nonprofit sector.
- Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, graphic design or similar preferred, or equivalent experience.
- 3+ years’ experience in the fields of marketing & communications, philanthropy or nonprofits.
- Advanced knowledge and experience with using PowerPoint to its fullest potential required.
- An eye for design matched with the ability to create and execute beautiful and compelling visual materials for Power Point, social media images and other marketing materials using Canva, Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator required.
- Excellent writing and editing skills.
- Proficiencies with HTML/CSS, content management, email marketing software, CRMs, social media management tools, Google Analytics, and MS Office suite, specifically Word and Excel.
- Experience managing projects that involve cross-functional teams.
- Familiarity with AP Style a plus.
- Demonstrated attention to detail and a strong sense of personal responsibility for one’s work.
The ideal candidate is a creative problem solver with a sense of humor and ability to work effectively both independently and within a team. They manage ambiguity and seek guidance when needed. They are mission-driven with a strong interest in nonprofits and the disaster and humanitarian assistance field.
What We Offer
This full-time position within our fully remote work environment requires access to an internet connection and phone services.
CDP is committed to providing a rewarding experience that helps team members achieve their professional goals.
CDP’s remote work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
CDP is committed to racial and intersectional equity. We encourage Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) professionals and those from other underrepresented communities to apply.
We’re looking to fill the position as soon as possible, so don’t wait to apply! We will review applications as they arrive.
Qualified candidates should email their resume, a sample of work and a cover letter firstname.lastname@example.org with “Marketing and Communications Associate” in the subject line. Applications must highlight competencies against requirements, potential start date and at least three references.
Due to the expected volume of applications, only finalists will be notified.
All applicants must be able to provide documentation that they are legally eligible to work in the United States for an extended period of time.
No phone calls, please.