Posted: Mar 9, 2023

Communications & Fundraising Coordinator

Salary: $17.00 - $21.00 Hourly
Application Deadline: N/A

Communications & Fundraising Coordinator
25-30 hours/week
Pay range: $17 - $21/hour

Primarily in charge of creating and disseminating organization and program messaging through:

  • Social Media posts targeted at both youth and adults - creating and implementing social media campaigns directed at each of these audiences
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Youth and Partner Spotlights
  • Press Advisories/Releases
  • Website management
  • Youth messaging/video updates
  • Assist with fulfillment of fundraising campaigns and fundraisers
  • Assist with donor communications as needed


  • Assist Development Director, External Affairs Committee, and fundraising committees in the development and implementation of public relations and marketing campaigns and material for organization, programs, events, and fundraisers, including writing/editing press advisories, releases, blog posts, etc.

  • Oversee social media communications and website maintenance - ensuring that new and consistent information (article links, stories, photos, and events) are posted regularly; Develop content in collaboration with Development Director and Program staff; Review social media and website analytics, trends, and make adjustments accordingly

  • Manage development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, annual report, enewsletters, press releases, videos, and website, with input from the staff leadership team and External Affairs Committee

  • Work with youth in developing and implementing youth focused communication plan, incorporating social media, video, text, etc.

Fundraisers, Special Events, Outreaches

  • Oversee live, silent and/or virtual auction for Annual Benefit Event and assist Development Director with event planning and implementation; implement social media marketing and sponsor recognition for event
  • Assist with implementation of Big Day of Giving Campaign; implementing supporting social media campaign
  • Assist with other fundraisers as needed
  • Assist with donor/volunteer appreciation communication, campaigns, and events
  • Assist with promotion of and volunteer recruitment for outreaches and youth projects

General Expectations

  • Attend and participate in scheduled meetings as needed, including:
    • Weekly Staff Meeting
    • Fundraising Event Planning/Marketing Committee Meetings
    • Hands4Hope Advisory Council Meetings
    • External Affairs Committee Meetings as needed
    • Board Meeting as needed
  • Work hours as scheduled and arrive promptly for meetings and scheduled work day
  • Ability to work expanded hours including early mornings, evenings, and weekends as needed
  • Ability to maintain consistent, regular attendance
  • Ability to report to perform tasks in a physical work office environment
  • Be flexible and adjust to changes as needed
  • Work independently, accomplish work with minimal supervision
  • Look for ways and make suggestions on how to improve efficiencies in the Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference work environment
  • Complete assignments in a timely, accurate manner
  • Collaborate with co-workers and youth and work as a team to achieve goals
  • Adhere to Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference’s safety and confidentiality guidelines

Qualifications and job requirements:


Education and Experience:

  • Experience: Experience working with a non-profit organization (may include working as an employee or a volunteer), experience with social media marketing and event planning, and hands-on experience with office machines (printers, computers, etc.).
  • Education: AA degree in marketing, communications, or a similar field, or at least two years experience in a marketing and/or communications role.
  • Ability to interface well within all facets of Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference and represent Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference in a highly professional manner.
  • Must demonstrate proficient skills in graphic design for social media, targeting an audience with messaging, and maintaining a positive and varied social media presence
  • Must have some experience writing and/or editing press advisories and releases; working with the media
  • Must have proficient skills in G Suite, Canva, and Constant Contact, or a similar applications/programs
  • Must have experience in website management
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and have a working knowledge of PowerPoint
  • Must have experience soliciting donations or in sales
  • Must have the ability to work with basic mathematical concepts as required for bookkeeping and budget support.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Must have:

  • Ability to work weekdays between 9:00am and 4:00pm; with ability to flex hours based on meetings and events
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Organizational, time-management and problem-solving skills needed
  • Desire and ability to mentor and work with middle and high school youth
  • Excellent attention to detail with good editing and proofreading skills
  • Knowledge of different CMS platforms
  • Event planning capabilities
  • Drive to be proactive with excellent planning skills

To apply, click the blue Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference link at the top of the page