JOB DESCRIPTION:
Communications and Events Coordinator

The Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance is a statewide coalition of early childhood professionals and providers, parents, and employers working together to improve public policies that impact young children from birth to age eight on issues of health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education.

The role of the Communications and Events Coordinator is to support coalition-building, outreach, and membership management strategies that advance the mission of the Alliance, by:
  • managing the Alliance's communications in a way that ensures informed and engaged stakeholders and builds momentum for the Alliance's work;
  • overseeing annual Alliance events, including Early Childhood Day at the Legislature and the Annual Membership Meeting; and,
  • supporting the growth and development of a diverse membership in the Alliance through engagement and expansion.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1) Develop, maintain, and coordinate content and delivery for the Alliance's advocacy communications and online community to effectively inform and engage the Alliance's members and early childhood constituencies.

  • Manage the Alliance’s weekly email and issue newsletters.Inform the design and coordinate content delivery to the Alliance's website, SALSA tools, Facebook page, etc.
  • Work with Alliance lead organizations, members, and partners on content and messaging that promotes the issues of the Alliance’s Legislative Agenda during the legislative session and the Agenda-setting process.
  • Conduct ongoing communications evaluations to track progress on informing and engaging Alliance members and make improvements to tools, messaging, and organizing approaches.
  • Monitor metrics and develop strategies to boost readership.
  • Provide training to members and staff for engaging with the Alliance's communication tools.
2) Coordinate Early Childhood Day at the Legislature, including planning, communications, organizing, and logistics.
  • Serve as lead staff person for event planning and implementation, working with contractors and Alliance partners.
  • Coordinate the event planning team by facilitating meetings, following up with members, and communicating decisions.
  • Develop communications and organizing tools that among other things promote the event’s theme and build turn-out.
3) Coordinate the Alliance’s Annual Membership meeting, including planning, communications, organizing, and logistics.

4) Diversify and strengthen membership in order to strengthen the Alliance's statewide constituent base.
  • Manage the annual Alliance membership renewal process.
  • Recruit and cultivate the participation of diverse stakeholders in Alliance activities.
  • Coordinate Alliance membership in other early childhood organizations.
  • Assist in implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies to strengthen the Alliance’s coalition and the early childhood community’s advocacy voice.
  • Represent the Alliance or coordinate the representation of the Alliance at meetings, conferences, and other public speaking engagements.
5) Support the Public Engagement Director and Executive Director in their work on Alliance advocacy, community organizing, education, and engagement that lead to demonstrated broad public support of the Alliance’s mission and annual Legislative Agenda.

Professional Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects to completion, through securing an educational degree or other experiences.
  • One or more year non-profit campaign and communications experience preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including those specific to advocacy, strategic messaging, and community organizing/outreach.
  • Experience with website design and management.
  • Strong organizational abilities including event coordination and management.
  • Familiarity with database management and membership recruitment. Experience with Salsa software programs is a plus.
  • Experience with diversity-focused outreach and inclusionary engagement strategies preferred.
Pay range for this full-time, non-exempt position is projected to be between $16.82 and $19.23 per hour, based on experience, with opportunities for increased responsibilities and pay in future years.

The Alliance is a program of the Vermont Community Loan Fund, which has a competitive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer that values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply. If you require any accommodations in order to apply, please contact us through the email or at 802-229-4281.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter by October 29, 2019 to hr@vclf.org

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Communications and Events Coordinator

The Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance is a statewide coalition of early childhood professionals and providers, parents, and employers working together to improve public policies that impact young children from birth to age eight on issues of health, safety, food security, economic security, and early care and education.

The role of the Communications and Events Coordinator is to support coalition-building, outreach, and membership management strategies that advance the mission of the Alliance, by:
  • managing the Alliance's communications in a way that ensures informed and engaged stakeholders and builds momentum for the Alliance's work;
  • overseeing annual Alliance events, including Early Childhood Day at the Legislature and the Annual Membership Meeting; and,
  • supporting the growth and development of a diverse membership in the Alliance through engagement and expansion.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1) Develop, maintain, and coordinate content and delivery for the Alliance's advocacy communications and online community to effectively inform and engage the Alliance's members and early childhood constituencies.

  • Manage the Alliance’s weekly email and issue newsletters.Inform the design and coordinate content delivery to the Alliance's website, SALSA tools, Facebook page, etc.
  • Work with Alliance lead organizations, members, and partners on content and messaging that promotes the issues of the Alliance’s Legislative Agenda during the legislative session and the Agenda-setting process.
  • Conduct ongoing communications evaluations to track progress on informing and engaging Alliance members and make improvements to tools, messaging, and organizing approaches.
  • Monitor metrics and develop strategies to boost readership.
  • Provide training to members and staff for engaging with the Alliance's communication tools.
2) Coordinate Early Childhood Day at the Legislature, including planning, communications, organizing, and logistics.
  • Serve as lead staff person for event planning and implementation, working with contractors and Alliance partners.
  • Coordinate the event planning team by facilitating meetings, following up with members, and communicating decisions.
  • Develop communications and organizing tools that among other things promote the event’s theme and build turn-out.
3) Coordinate the Alliance’s Annual Membership meeting, including planning, communications, organizing, and logistics.

4) Diversify and strengthen membership in order to strengthen the Alliance's statewide constituent base.
  • Manage the annual Alliance membership renewal process.
  • Recruit and cultivate the participation of diverse stakeholders in Alliance activities.
  • Coordinate Alliance membership in other early childhood organizations.
  • Assist in implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies to strengthen the Alliance’s coalition and the early childhood community’s advocacy voice.
  • Represent the Alliance or coordinate the representation of the Alliance at meetings, conferences, and other public speaking engagements.
5) Support the Public Engagement Director and Executive Director in their work on Alliance advocacy, community organizing, education, and engagement that lead to demonstrated broad public support of the Alliance’s mission and annual Legislative Agenda.

Professional Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects to completion, through securing an educational degree or other experiences.
  • One or more year non-profit campaign and communications experience preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including those specific to advocacy, strategic messaging, and community organizing/outreach.
  • Experience with website design and management.
  • Strong organizational abilities including event coordination and management.
  • Familiarity with database management and membership recruitment. Experience with Salsa software programs is a plus.
  • Experience with diversity-focused outreach and inclusionary engagement strategies preferred.
Pay range for this full-time, non-exempt position is projected to be between $16.82 and $19.23 per hour, based on experience, with opportunities for increased responsibilities and pay in future years.

The Alliance is a program of the Vermont Community Loan Fund, which has a competitive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer that values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply. If you require any accommodations in order to apply, please contact us through the email or at 802-229-4281.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter by October 29, 2019 to hr@vclf.org

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