Communications Coordinator

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Northern Berkshire Community Coalition
61 Main Street
Suite 218
North Adams, MA 01247

Phone:413-663-7588
Fax:413-663-9877
Website: nbccoalition.org

Company Description:
The mission of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is "Empowering the Northern Berkshire region to enhance the quality of life through our efforts at connecting, convening, and supporting all facets of the community." For the past 33 years the nbCC has brought people together and worked with the community to create programs that address local issues.

Additional Business Name: Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

Communications Coordinator
45,000-48,000 Per Year
North Adams
Full Time
Nonprofit
Bachelor's Degree
Preferred
3+
Required

The Communications Coordinator broadens the visibility of and promotes the work of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition. They are skilled in both traditional and online communications, web and graphic design, media outreach and PR, and writing and editing. 

Reports to: Executive Director

Hours: Full Time

Exempt Status: Exempt

Responsibilities: (include but are not limited to)

  • Production and distribution of documents that provide information about the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition and the community, including:
    • Monthly Newsletter (x10/ each year, mailed and electronic)
    • Weekly E-blast to subscribers
    • Annual Report
    • Coalition Community Resource Guide 
    • All Monthly nbCC events distributed to local community calendars
    • nbCC Facebook page & other local Facebook pages and groups
  • Maintenance of the Coalition web site, coordinating content updates from other staff.
  • Coordinates press releases about Coalition activities and initiatives, and nurturing media engagement with the nbCC.
  • Create marketing materials for Coalition, including print and online ads, e-blasts, and event flyers.
  • Maintain a list of media clips.
  • When possible, document nbCC events or advise other staff members of photography needs. Hire outside photographers/videographers as necessary.
  • Maintain social media presence to promote Coalition activities.
  • Outreach, engagement, and connections for the community with nbCC and its programs.
  • Ensure that the principles of health equity, anti-racism, and community-driven decision making are integrated into every aspect of nbCC’s public presence.
  • Participate in regular nbCC meetings as required.
  • General office administrative support as needed.
  • Maintain an organized calendar schedule of appointments and tasks, maintain accurate documentation of mileage, expenses, and all documentation as required by nbCC.
  • Attend all professional development trainings as required.
  • Comply with nbCC policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, with 3 years of marketing or communications experience
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience with overseeing websites and social media
  • Basic understanding of graphic design
  • Digital photo and movie creating/editing experience
  • Knowledge of local community resources and community-based providers, state human service systems, and familiarity with local school districts and key players
  • Experience and comfort working with all types of people in a variety of groups
  • Demonstrated maturity and self-awareness as it relates to working 1:1 with individuals in the community
  • Cultural competency
  • Commitment to working in the community to help address key issues
  • Excellent time management, attention to details, organizational skills, and ability to problem solve
  • Ability to understand concepts of confidentiality and privacy
  • Ability and desire to work in a team environment
  • Bilingual a plus

 

Familiarity with the following programs, platforms and systems:

  • Mac OS
  • Adobe Creative Suite and Canva
  • Basic social media management (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Website CMS, such as WordPress
  • Email marketing software, such as Constant Contact
  • Microsoft Office

 

Work Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and insured automobile. Ability and willingness to drive in inclement weather and in rural locations in the northern Berkshire region, as well as attend trainings and mandatory meetings as required by funders.
  • Flexibility in job expectations and schedule, as needed.