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Job Posting - Marketing & Communications Coordinator, HistoriCorps (Denver, CO)
Contributed By: Jamie Tobias
HistoriCorps is seeking a Marketing & Communications coordinator to join our Denver-area office team. Resourceful, curious, and creative individuals with a passion for old buildings and history and an acute eye for detail who want to start their career on a unique note are especially encouraged to apply.
HistoriCorps projects take place anywhere a historic structure is waiting to be saved - from mountain tops to island jungles, from desert floors to deep forests (and that was just last year!). If you ever wondered how a small team manages to pull off more than 35 field-based preservation projects annually and found yourself wanting to be part of such a team, we’d like to learn more about you.
If you’re looking for a job that will connect you to career paths in marketing and communications, community outreach, nonprofit management, or historic and cultural resources stewardship, we think you’ll like to learn more about us. And if you’re not afraid to try new things, meet new people, and learn as much as you can along the way, let’s get in touch.
HistoriCorps®, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, promotes hands-on public involvement in the restoration and preservation of historic places and structures on our public lands through the engagement of volunteers, students, veterans, youth training programs and organizations interested in historic preservation. HistoriCorps partners with federal, state and local land management agencies to provide educational and outdoor opportunities, fostering in our participants a lifelong commitment to the stewardship of our historic resources and public lands. From our Denver, CO headquarters, we coordinate and instruct projects on public lands throughout the United States.
The Coordinator is expected to quickly become “the voice” of HistoriCorps, reflecting and manifesting its values and culture in all marketing and communications. The Coordinator’s primary responsibility will be working under the direction of the Workforce Manager to build capacity and efficiency related to workforce development and recruitment for HistoriCorps preservation projects. The Coordinator will be a member of the Marketing/Communications/Fundraising team, and given the nature of marketing and communications work, is anticipated to engage strongly with other departments as necessary. Expected tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:
Marketing & Communications
Coordinator is primarily responsible for using marketing & communications strategies and tactics to support and grow both HistoriCorps’ core program and special projects and programs. This will include, but is not limited to, the following tasks:
- Newsletter, including coordination, writing copy, compilation and editing, and publishing
- Social media management, primarily Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
- Assisting with website management and content development
- Copyediting, including project information webpages and information packets
- Posting new job and volunteer opportunities in known and new locations
- Writing and sending press releases to targeted media and news outlets by project
- Publicizing HistoriCorps: placing articles in key local regional and national publications, seeking opportunities for media exposure
- Fundraising program support
- Developing project-specific marketing material, including print and digital flyers
- Coordinating the intake, organization, and sharing of project photos
- Monitoring and tracking various analytics, including website traffic (Google Analytics) newsletter analytics, volunteer registration data, and more
Project & Operations Support
All staff members are engaged in supporting the field staff and volunteers who are the key to HistoriCorps’ success. The coordinator’s role in this team effort will include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Coordinating print resources for annual field staff training
- Assisting with event planning as needed
- Participating in annual field staff training
- Reaching out to field staff and volunteers for stories, testimonials, profiles, and marketing and communications ideas
- Processing volunteer hours, hard copy waivers, and related data; maintaining and managing key statistics and measures of success
- Participating in a hands-on preservation project for up to one week at a time
Skills and Qualifications
- 0-2 years of experience
- Proficient at Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel
- Strong writing skills, especially creative, and copyediting skills
- Good interpersonal skills across a variety of media, especially written and verbal communication
- Aptitude for, or already familiar with, essential nonprofit marketing and communications tools, including WordPress, Constant Contact, and other programs of these genres.
- High degree of comfort and facility with social media platforms
- Participation in annual field staff training, May 12-18, 2018
- Valid driver’s license
- Bachelors’ degree, preferably with demonstrated interest in marketing and communications or related, and historic preservation or related
- Functional understanding of Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop, with an interest in developing this skill
- Experience managing a social media community
- Skilled at working with diverse audiences and demographics
- Demonstrated experience working collaboratively on complex projects in a fast-paced environment, with a sense of urgency, while maintaining high-quality output
Compensation and Start Date
Wage negotiable, commensurate with experience. This position will be full-time, non-exempt.
The desired start date will be on or around April 15, 2019.
How to Apply:
For your application to be considered, it must include:
- A cover letter of maximum 300 words that a) describe the reason for your interest and b) includes your email address, physical street address, and daytime phone number. Please indicate how you would like to be contacted (by email or phone) if you are selected for an interview.
- A descriptive resume.
Submit all materials electronically to: Liz Rice, Workforce Manager of HistoriCorps® firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line: Marketing & Communications Coordinator Position.
HistoriCorps® is committed to equal opportunity and equal treatment for all qualified individuals based on individual merit and capability. Our commitment applies without regard to race, color, religion or creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any factors identified and protected by federal, state and local law.
This job posting does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment. We will accept applications until we have filled the position.
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Posted: April 8, 2019
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