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CVLC Seeking Development and Communications Coordinator
The Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC) is looking for a skilled development/communications professional with a knack for storytelling and an eye for social justice issues to advance CVLC’s mission: to help veterans recovering from mental illness and homelessness overcome legal barriers to housing, healthcare, and income. As a national leader in medical legal partnerships and legal aid to veterans, CVLC’s work often occurs where veterans law intersects with economic and racial justice, women’s rights, and mental health.
The Development Coordinator is responsible for managing CVLC fundraising and cultivation events and also responsible for creating and implementing marketing campaigns to market events and to highlight CVLC’s impacts. The Development Coordinator will report to the Director of Development and be an active member of the development team, as well as becoming involved with CVLC’s broader mission.
I. Job Responsibilities
- Plan and Manage CVLC’s annual fundraising event
- Manage all logistics, including external vendors
- Prepare marketing materials and sponsor materials
- Coordinate VIP invitations and track all attendance
- Oversee & coordinate CVLC’s annual peer to peer fundraising/sporting event
- Coordinate and lead volunteer committee
- Act as Liaison between CVLC and external event management company
- Lead participant recruitment efforts
- Ensure timely acknowledgement of all donations
- Ensure donor database is up to date and accurate
- Ensure sponsors and donors receive advertised benefits
Website & Social Media Content
- Update existing website content and develop new content.
- Write and design e-newsletters in coordination with Development Director.
- Create and execute social media strategy and calendar with Development Director.
- Create social media graphics on CVLC statistics, impacts, and veteran issues.
Marketing & Communications Publications
- Assist in writing content for key organization publications including: Annual Report, Brochures, fact sheets, etc., Year-end appeals, etc.
- Conduct client interviews as necessary to write impact stories
- Maintain and expand photo library.
- Develop video content for use on the website and in social media.
- Design ads, flyers, banners, brochures, fact sheets, event signage, invitations, etc. as needed
General Development & Office Work
- Work with Development team to achieve CVLC’s fundraising goals.
- Help establish and maintain internal communications to keep staff informed of the work of the organization.
- Supervise volunteers as necessary.
- Assist in developing public relations strategies for CVLC with Development Director as needed.
- Write and distribute press releases.
- Maintain press lists with accurate contact information.
- Assist in analyzing and reporting impact of communications on organizational success.
A successful candidate will be extremely organized and be able to manage the logistics of multiple events simultaneously and have a creative flair to drive effective marketing and communication campaigns. The ideal candidate is open, organized, collaborative, self-directed and comfortable working independently. Other Qualifications include:
- Demonstrated experience managing successful nonprofit/fundraising events.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to write strategic communications.
- Strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to relate to other staff, volunteers, agency representatives, clients and the general public.
- Ability to juggle many projects and meet deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
- Interest in CVLC’s work to ensure that low-income veterans have adequate access to income, housing and healthcare.
- Experience with web content management platforms and other desktop publishing skills preferred.
- Experience managing online fundraising platforms (Classy) and donor databases (Salesforce, preferred.)
Office Culture: The office environment is client-centered, hard-working, creative, democratic, outcome-oriented and collegial. If you loathe the idea of addressing your own envelopes, faxing your own documents or folding chairs after an event, this is not the job for you; we all pitch in as needed.
Veterans, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. CVLC will make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. CVLC is proud to work with a diverse community of clients, staff, and constituents. Come join our team!
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and development related writing sample to CVLC’s Development Director Peggy Britt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be prepared to share the names, title and contact information for three references if requested. The position is open until filled. We anticipate that it will be filled quickly, so please send your materials as soon as possible.