HIRING! Communications Coordinator NJ Non-Profit

Communications Coordinator – The Children’s Institute, Verona, NJ.

Progressive and highly-respected private non-profit, private organization, including schools and adult program for children and adults on the autism spectrum seeks self-motivated, articulate communications professional. The role will be to educate and enhance public awareness of the programs and the services we provide, building and strengthening relationships with the community, educators, lawmakers, and other stakeholders.

Full Time Position Qualifications and Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, communications, marketing, journalism, or related field
Minimum of 3 years of experience in the field of journalism, public relations, media outreach, marketing, social media, and/or communications (internships count!)

Ability to engage with credibility with the industry, including local, state, and national media outlets, columnists, bloggers, and journalists
Fluent in digital communications and communications management software
Excellent written and verbal skills
Demonstrated ability to develop and manage relationships internally and externally
Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member with instructional and administrative staff
Ability to plan, organize and carry out work with minimal supervision
Preference will be given to applicants with practical understanding of special education, autism, and disability issues, as well as those with strong local connections (business, education, elected leaders) in Essex and adjoining Counties

Responsibilities:

Develop, write, and edit copy for external e-newsletter, and print publications, including annual reports
Identify, develop and pitch feature stories to local and national media
Present information regarding our priorities/initiatives and values in a proactive and thorough manner
Update, expand and maintain database of background facts, stories, and images that reflect the mission of our organization, individuals served, and our programs, respecting parental permissions as necessary
Identify, through market research, organizational relationships that will lead to increased community engagement and brand enhancement, as well as increased understanding and investment in the school’s strategic priorities
Educate corporations, businesses and community organizations about our programs and services – promoting collaborations with them to expand the educational and career education opportunities provided to our students and young adults, as well as engage volunteers to support our students and programs
Establish relationships with colleges and universities, resulting in securing interns and creating collaborative community education
Identify opportunities for co-marketing and outreach in conjunction with area businesses
Engage stakeholders through social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Linked In
Engage local & state law makers and other elected and appointed leaders to support the school & adult program
Participate as an active and integral member of the Marketing Committee
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others at the organization
Meet schedules, time lines and deadlines
Serve as member of the crisis media team
Update internal staff on current events related to mission, programs, services and community
Report to the Executive Director. Writing sample will be part of interview process.

Contact: Send resume and cover letter to Bruce Ettinger, Director: bettinger@tcischool.org

http://www.tcischool.org/tci Verona, NJ.

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