Under direction of NCVLI’s Project Director, the Communications and Events Coordinator regularly supports community development efforts and is responsible for the administration, logistics, and overall success of key organizational events. Additionally, this position oversees external communications and the production of a full range of materials to advance the mission, support fundraising, and market programs to diverse constituencies.
NCVLI is funded primarily by government grants and contracts, and this position is dependent upon grant funding. For more information about NCVLI, visit the website: www.ncvli.org. NCVLI operates in partnership with Lewis & Clark Law School.
Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only if students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds are present in significant numbers within our learning community. In creating and sustaining such a community, we engage, to the extent possible, in practices that will ensure a high degree of diversity on our campus, simultaneously meeting the highest standards of academic excellence of which we are capable.
• Communications o In consultation with senior management, develop annual marketing plan for the organization as a whole. The plan will set out objectives and specific activities to be pursued in the areas of communications, media, branding, events, projects, and campaigns to be deployed through traditional and non-traditional means o Manage websites and social media platforms, and troubleshoot problems that arise o Design compelling outreach and educational materials (for both physical and online communications), including creating graphics, viral campaigns, videos and infographics o Translate complex legal and policy work into plain English o Negotiate pricing, execute contracts and oversee vendors providing relevant services o Evaluate effectiveness of communications and marketing products, platforms, and activities
• Events o Plan, coordinate, and execute national, regional and local organizational events, including annual Crime Victim Law Conference, Voices for Justice Reception, and other similar events o Develop and oversee event budget, including check requests, invoicing and reporting o Develop and implement event marketing strategies related to events o Coordinate event-related materials, including invitations, posters, online registration and other promotional materials and ensure timely distribution and/or mailing o Negotiate pricing, execute contracts and oversee vendors providing relevant services o Work with Pro Bono Coordinator to recruit and train and then oversee event volunteers o Develop and deploy event evaluations and reports o Establish and maintain relationships with event partners, speakers, donors and sponsors
• Development o Oversee the list selection, production and mailing of Annual Fund direct mail appeals; coordinate with printers, mail house, and other suppliers o Work closely with Director of Administration and Operations to ensure databases are being used effectively o Devise fundraising plans to promote annual giving, event participation, and activity within online community and develop effective e-marketing campaigns o Engage donors, supporters, subject matter experts and other stakeholders through directed campaigns and events o Negotiate pricing, execute contracts and oversee vendors providing relevant services
• General Duties o Develop and implement strategies that will maximize the synergies among organizational projects to advance the strategic objectives of the organization o Work as part of a team to advance organizational mission o Collect and maintain evaluation data for inclusion in quantitative and qualitative progress reports on all communications and events, and to assist in meeting project deadlines o Administrative tasks related to communications, development and event planning o Ability to honor and work with all identities and individuals, particularly those who are underrepresented in the country and/or at Lewis & Clark College. o Other duties as assigned
• Four year degree from an accredited college or university (communications, marketing, English, legal studies, business/ nonprofit management, or program development preferred) • At least three (3) years of work experience in related field(s) (experience specifically in event planning, marketing or development preferred) • Ability to honor and interact professionally with all identities and individuals, particularly those who are underrepresented in the country and/or at Lewis & Clark College • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including written and oral skills • Demonstrated commitment to NCVLI’s mission • Organized, detail-oriented, accurate, efficient and able to work independently and as part of a team • High standards of ethical conduct and confidentiality • Proficient with electronic communications media and computer programs, including graphic design, publishing software, social media applications, and website development • Ability to provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional, and be able to build relationships with internal and external contacts
• JD or MBA • At least five (5) years of work experience in related field(s) (experience specifically in event planning, marketing or development preferred) • Experience working with or in diverse communities • Experience working in the nonprofit sector • Experience in event management • Experience working in victim services field • Strong desire and capability to learn new software and programs • Experience working with legal field • Bilingual
Internal Number: STA20110722
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