About the Foundation
Brooklyn Community Foundation is on a mission to spark lasting social change, mobilizing people, capital, and expertise for a fair and just Brooklyn. It is the first and only public foundation solely dedicated to Brooklyn, working in partnership with generous donors and community leaders to advance racial justice and bolster vital nonprofits. Since its founding in 2009, the Foundation has provided over $90 million in grants to nonprofits in Brooklyn and beyond. The Foundation is committed to racial justice and to challenging systemic racism through all aspects of its grantmaking, advocacy, operations, and governance.
Visit www.BrooklynCommunityFoundation.org for more information.
The Communications Associate is a key member of Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Communications team. Duties and responsibilities support marketing and public relations efforts to increase awareness of the Foundation’s mission, grantmaking impact, donor services, and to advance our commitment to racial justice and overall vision for a fair and just Brooklyn.
This is a full-time based in Brooklyn and reports to the Communications Manager.
Assists with the development and implementation of the Foundation’s overall communications strategy and strategic plan with the internal team, partner agencies, and/or external consultants across the department.
Marketing and Design: Coordinates and contributes to the Foundation’s design work, as it relates to creating social media graphics, videos, promotional material for departmental events and projects, reports, websites, etc.
Website: Responsible for keeping the Foundation’s website content updated (text and graphics) and supports the Communications Manager on quarterly analytics reporting. Contributes to writing for the Foundation’s blog.
Email: Helps manage monthly content calendar and drafting and sending newsletters. Work with the team to develop and execute list-building strategies.
Social Media: Helps execute our social media strategy, creates social posts and social media templates, manages social media for live events, develops social media fundraising and community engagement campaigns.
Analytics: Maintains communications dashboard, including quarterly analytics and metrics on email, website, and social media audience engagement.
Video + Photo: Captures and edits video and photo content for website, email, publications, and social. Coordinates photography and/or video for/of events, use in publications, media, etc. and ensures appropriate releases are signed and filed. Manages photo library and video archive, coordinates scheduling with external photographers, and keeps track of photographer crediting and photo/video usage rights.
Events: Assists with coordination of community engagement events, PR activities, fundraising campaigns, donor briefings, and public programming (both in person and virtual).
Publications: Assists with the writing, editing, and printing of Foundation reports, including the annual impact report.
Key Projects: Supports the development and rollout of the Foundation’s new branding and website in 2023.
Administration: Handles meeting notes, responds to requests for information, provides Zoom webinar support, manages email audiences, updates Salesforce contact information, and supports internal communications across departments.
Other duties as assigned.
- A minimum of two years related work experience preferred;
- Organized and detail-oriented with strong writing skills, design aptitude, and great familiarity with social media (particularly Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn);
- Experience and ease with Canva and other graphic design platforms such as Adobe Photoshop;
- Basic video editing skills (Adobe Premiere, iMovie, or similar software)
- Experience with social media analytics, including Google Analytics, Hootsuite analytics, or similar
- Experience with Mailchimp or similar email marketing software
- Basic experience with Salesforce or other CRM
- Experience with HTML, Drupal and/or WordPress
- Proficient with Google Drive and Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
- Strong racial justice competency;
- Collaborative team player and problem solver with a willingness to learn;
- Interest in community philanthropy and community engagement;
- Understanding of and appreciation for Brooklyn’s communities;
- Ability to work effectively with and communicate to our diverse audience of donors, nonprofits, and community partners;
Salary Range: $55,000 – $60,000 annually
How to Apply:
Email cover letter and résumé to [email protected] (no reference letters or phone calls please!) and please list Communications Associate in the Subject line.
The Foundation offers an excellent benefits package, which includes 30 days paid time off, 11 holidays, birthday PTO, summer Friday half days, employer-paid health and dental insurance, and a friendly work environment.
Currently, full-time employees are required to come into the office 3 days a week.
Brooklyn Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In alignment with its Racial Justice Lens, the Foundation is committed to maintaining a staff that diversifies philanthropy, including lifting up the leadership of people from communities historically underrepresented in the field and those directly affected by structural racism, centering them in decision-making. Additionally, the Foundation does not base any hiring decisions on an applicant’s history of involvement in the criminal justice system.
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