- Development and Communications Associate, USA

Development and Communications Associate
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts

DESCRIPTION

NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts (NPCM) seeks a full-time (40 hours a week) Development and Communications Associate to support the organization’s fundraising program and maintain the organization’s online presence. This position is ideal for someone with razor-sharp attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills who is excited to ensure that NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts has the resources to defend and expand reproductive freedom in the Trump era. The Development and Communications Associate reports to the Development and Communications Director and also supports the work of the Executive Director.

Since 1972, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts has led the way in advancing reproductive freedom for women and families in the Commonwealth. Our mission is to develop and sustain a grassroots constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy; bearing healthy children; and choosing safe, legal, accessible abortion.

Job Description
The Development and Communications Associate’s responsibilities include:

Development (70%)
Event Planning
Plan and execute three major fundraisers per year with guidance and support from Development and Communications Director:
Coordinate event logistics;
Manage event communications, including sponsorship letters, invitations, and digital plans; and
Oversee acquisition of in-kind donations.
Support board members and volunteers in planning house parties; and
Assist program staff with logistics for volunteer cultivation events as needed.

Other Development
Oversee the organization’s donor database, including ensuring that data is accurate and donors receive timely thank-you letters for gifts;
Support Executive Director in executing major gift program by scheduling donor meetings, managing major donor calendar, and other administrative support;
Provide regular and as-needed fundraising data for analysis by Development and Communications Director;
Support mail campaigns by assembling mail lists, coordinating print orders, and keeping timelines on track;
Support Development and Communications Director in managing development interns; and
Provide administrative support to the Development and Communications Director, including supply management, mail merges, assembling print mailings, drafting correspondence, and other administrative duties and tasks as assigned.

Communications (30%)
Support the implementation of the organization’s digital communications, including:
Creating and scheduling for the organization’s Facebook and Twitter accounts;
Posting or disseminating all digital communications, including emails, website content, and social media;
Ensuring that website is up to date and coordinating with other staff to produce new content as needed; and
Maintaining editorial calendar.
Track success of digital campaigns by collecting and evaluating analytics;
Support Development and Communications Director in managing communications interns; and
Manage press portfolio, including:
Tracking all press hits;
Performing daily media scans for all relevant news articles;
Fielding and directing press inquiries;
Maintaining up-to-date press list;
Disseminating press statements, releases, and advisories.

Qualifications
The following qualifications are essential to the position:

Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
Proven ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Proven ability to work independently and in a team to solve problems.
Clear, concise written and oral communication.
Ability to represent the organization with professionalism and tact to a variety of audiences, including donors, vendors, and volunteers.
Facility with Excel for qualitative and quantitative data.
Commitment to NPCM’s core mission, values and programs.
Willingness to work occasional evenings.
Professional or volunteer experience in two or more of the following areas:
Event planning
Donor relations
Handling qualitative and/or quantitative data
Backend website management
Managing organizational social media accounts
Press or digital communications in an advocacy or policy setting
Non-academic writing

Location
This position is based in NPCM’s downtown Boston office.

HOW TO APPLY

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Please email one PDF file that includes your cover letter, your resume, and a short non-academic writing sample to jobs [at] prochoicemass.org. In the subject line of your email, please include your name and the title of the position you are applying for.

In an effort to reduce the use of paper, mailed applications will not be accepted. No phone calls, please.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with first round of reviews beginning the week of August 28, 2017.

Job posted on 10th August 2017
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