Community Resource and Development Coordinator
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Community Resource and Development Coordinator will lead the creation, development, and execution of a strategic plan to educate the community at large about disAbility Resource Center, the IL Philosophy, and our community impact initiatives. The coordinator will serve as the lead for all dRC branding materials including the annual report, brochures, press releases, event, and class promotions, promoting our successes and special events, maintaining our website, and creating hard copy and electronic newsletters and targeted email campaigns. This position will also assist the Executive Director in maintaining, ordering, tracking, and inventorying our supplies, equipment and assistive technology.
REPORTS TO: Executive Director. In the absence of the Executive Director, the position is supervised by the Independent Living Program Manager.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: volunteers, interns, senior aides
EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: part-time, non-exempt (hourly)
BENEFITS: Paid vacation and sick time and a generous paid time off for Holiday package.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor:
- Maintains an accurate and current database of drc contacts, including donors, vendors, community partners, other agency providers, media, volunteers, and others as specified.
2. Coordinate, create and distribute the monthly DRC newsletter.
- Responsible for coordinating with staff the development and distribution of all press releases, posters, or flyer to effectively promote all our programs, workshops and special activities.
- Develop and coordinate marketing campaigns to promote the dRC’s resource development, community education, and advocacy priorities.
- Develop, coordinate, and implement the organizations corporate and major gift solicitation and annual fund-raising events. Support the dRC Fundraising Committee.
- Develop and coordinate appropriate reports, donor and media databases, and proper- follow up to all donors and sponsors.
- Develop and implement a media plan to generate timely press releases throughout service area, publicize agency events, a database of media outlets, and marketing strategies.
- Assist the Executive Director with researching and writing grant proposals and renewal applications, as needed.
- Conduct resource -oriented community outreach and marketing efforts to increase awareness about dRC to service clubs, citizen groups, community resource events and other opportunities to present our services to the public.
- Works closely with the Executive Director in developing and preparing printed and electronic (email and Internet) communications materials, proposals, speeches/talking points and presentations.
- Assist Executive Director develop content for information brochures; reviews and edits communications for mass distribution; drafts articles and reports on the status of major initiatives for distribution to volunteers, prospects, the public, support groups, and special interest groups.
- Develop, coordinate, train and oversee the proper utilization of agency volunteers and interns.
- Supervise the Front Desk staff, senior aide or volunteer, to ensure that every contact with an individual either in person or over the phone receives the best customer service possible upon their first contact with the organization.
- Carry out other duties and projects as assigned.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in communication, marketing or closely related field
- 2-3 years related work experience in a non-profit preferred.
- Knowledge of fund-raising, including grant proposal writing, public relations, prospect research, donor relations, and correspondence management.
- Experience and a working knowledge of the charitable/service organizations, media outlets, business groups, and community leaders in our 5 -county service area.
- Knowledge of event publicity, including advertising, media coverage, media relations, and print and Internet communications activities.
- Demonstrated experience using graphics, desktop publishing and a contacts database, experience with Constant Contact and Publisher is preferred.
- Experience using simple web hosting sites to edit, update and maintain the dRC website. Experience with Go Daddy is preferred.
- Experience with using a variety of social media tools, including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter.
- Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing public relations strategies, marketing, and fund-raising activities for organizations and/or corporations.
- Demonstrated experience in raising funds via government grant sources including a strong familiarity with grant processes.
- Demonstrated ability to write clearly, edit, and grammatically correct letters, reports, proposals, grants, and press releases a must.
- Must be self-motivated, well-organized, business-oriented, energetic person who works well under time restrictions.
- Demonstrated analytical skills and ability to coordinate activities with an overall team approach.
- Must be able to travel as required.
- Personal experience with a disability or knowledge of the IL philosophy preferred.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
- May require someone to sit for prolonged periods of time, talk on the phone and enter information into the computer for at least 70% of their day.
- Ability to operate office equipment and machines with or without accommodation
- Ability to lift, carry, push and pull TV/VCR/AV/overhead projector equipment with or without accommodation
- Ability to transport and carry marketing equipment, not to exceed 15 pounds
- Ability to travel within service area
- Inside office environment
- Off-site visits to business meetings and the community at large
- Dress appropriate to environment and activity
- Occasional night and weekend work
- Utilizes effective and appropriate communication skills with the public, volunteers, consumers, and staff.
- Utilizes and promotes “Person First” language.
JOB PERFORMANCE AND STANDARDS
- Maintain a professional relationship with consumers, staff, board members, and the public.
- Completes work with accuracy and within program time frames.
- Demonstrates the ability to set and meet objectives with minimal
- Understands and appropriately applies the chain of command in relation to job position and supervision.
- Adheres to policies and procedures of dRC.
- Acts as a role model both inside and outside the Center.
- Maintains a positive and respectful attitude.
- Meets work commitments and accepts accountability.
- Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform the duties of the position.
Consumer choice, autonomy and control define the Independent Living
The independent living philosophy holds that individuals with disabilities have the right to live with dignity and with appropriate support in their own homes, fully participate in their communities, and to control and make decisions about their lives.”
-The National Council on Independent Living