Creative Communications Coordinator
The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Reports to: Chief of Staff
Department: Community Relations
Type of Position: Full-time
Posted: June 22, 2015
The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is seeking a highly motivated and reliable individual for a full-time position as the Creative Communications Coordinator. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic non-profit organization at the leading edge of innovative public spaces in Massachusetts and nationally.
The Creative Communications Coordinator will work to maximize brand recognition and increase public outreach through the following:
- Graphic design and print production services
- create print ads, external park signs, and event collateral materials using creative thinking and existing brand standards
- assist in oversight of outsourced design projects
- ‘brand czar’ responsibilities over facilitating compliance with branding efforts in signage, apparel, document production, marketing/event promotion, and more
- Management of social media/online communities
- promote The Greenway and The Greenway District and support the Conservancy’s messaging by aggregating internal and external content and distributing it via social media outlets (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Greenway blog, and more)
- Management and creation of written content for marketing efforts and public outreach
- generate content for, and deliver, weekly email newsletter and monthly donor newsletter
- provide drafts for media alerts and press releases
- manage PR lists and the delivery of alerts and releases
- coordinate public outreach events and meetings
- execute on marketing efforts tied to Conservancy programs and events
- Documentation of Conservancy events
- oversee still and video documentation of events and activities by staff, volunteers, and professional photographers
- manage photo library
- Shared management of Greenway website and calendar
- oversee timely update of relevant information and electronic organization of data
- Community outreach
- attend community meetings.
- proactively develop and deepen connections to diverse communities, expanding relationships beyond adjacent neighborhoods.
- distribute/post content (e.g., flyers) to Greenway signs, hotel concierges, neighborhood businesses, etc.
The Creative Communications Coordinator, like all Conservancy employees, should demonstrate a willingness to work on cross-department projects beyond the scope of the above responsibilities as assigned.
Skills and qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree required. Related field preferred.
- Excellent and demonstrated graphic design skills
- strong visual sense and ability to manage graphic components to support messaging
- facile with desktop publishing and print production, including Adobe Creative Suite
- Excellent and demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated results in increasing brand awareness via social media outlets
- Superb project management skills and ability to produce independently and on deadline
- Detail-oriented, creative, flexible, ambitious… with a great sense of humor
- Existing relationships with diverse Boston/Commonwealth neighborhoods
- Bilingual speaking/writing skills
- Photography and/or video production skills
- Experience working in the parks, tourism and/or cultural sectors
- The Creative Communications Coordinator will report to the Chief of Staff.
- Work will generally take place in the Conservancy offices, but the position will require some amount of time in the parks.
- Flexibility in working hours (between 8 am – 7 pm) is required. The work schedule for this position requires flexibility to work some evenings or weekends through the heavy program season of April-October.
- Employment in this position requires satisfactory results of a background check.
How to Apply
- Please email a one-page cover letter, a résumé, a writing sample, and 1-3 graphic design samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Creative Communications Coordinator application.”
- Each file name should begin with applicant’s last name, and email size should not exceed 8MB.
- Cover letter should speak specifically to this job and should spend at least one sentence telling us something you have loved – or would love to see – regarding the innovative use of public space.
- For the best chance of being offered the position, applicants should apply as soon as possible.
- No telephone inquiries please.
The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer, which welcomes qualified applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations.
About the Greenway and the Conservancy
The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway is a ribbon of contemporary urban parks that connects people and the city by providing beauty, fun, and a sense of community in Boston.
The Conservancy is the designated steward of the Greenway. We are delivering on the promise of a beautiful, vibrant, innovative city park. The Conservancy raises private and public funds to support the parks, aspiring to excellence in design, operations and public programming.