• Title

  • Development Communications Coordinator

    University of Rhode Island
    Job Description
    Development Communications Coordinator
    The URI Foundation seeks a Communications Coordinator to manage communications and marketing projects for a broad audience of University alumni and friends. The ideal candidate is a skilled writer and editor with direct experience working with broadcast email platforms, such as iModules. This is a part-time, contract position requiring approximately 20 hours per week, with an end-date of June 30, 2019.
    This position will prepare, schedule, and track digital and print communications in a collaborative environment. Primary responsibility will involve developing broadcast emails based on existing templates, moving them from creation through approval with close attention to deadlines. Additional projects include a variety of marketing pieces (e.g., invitations, brochures, and student and faculty profiles) in the areas of principal and major gifts, donor relations, the annual fund, alumni events, and gift planning. There may be additional opportunities for writing, editing, and web content development. Other responsibilities will include day-to-day operational and administrative functions.
    The Communications Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Communications.

    • Work with communications staff and other departments to prepare, schedule, and track broadcast emails through iModules.
    • Write, edit, and proofread print and digital content.
    • Perform basic website updates.
    • Assist in review and production of reports, newsletters, web content, brochures, and other materials as assigned.
    • Provide service and support as requested for special projects.
    • Handle confidential information.
    • Other duties as needed.
    • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
    The Foundation is seeking an organized individual with professional communications experience to contribute to a variety of projects in a fast-paced office. The ideal candidate will have direct experience with broadcast emails and web content management, with demonstrated ability as a writer and a sharp editor. Project management experience with a focus on meeting deadlines is essential. The candidate should be familiar with project management software and web content management systems.
    Primary qualifications:

    • Demonstrated experience handling broadcast emails.
    • Previous experience in a communications, writing, editorial, or marketing role.
    • Strong familiarity with web content management systems, project management software, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite.
    • Excellent communication skills. Ability to present information concisely and effectively.
    • Demonstrated record of handling and prioritizing multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Initiative and a problem-solving mindset.
    • Willingness to function independently and as a member of a team, depending on the project.
    • Sound judgment, accuracy and attention to detail, personal integrity, strong interpersonal skills.
    The highest degree of professionalism and discretion in dealing with donors and potentially sensitive matters of donor confidentiality is required.
    In order to provide equal employment and advance opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at the URI Foundation will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.  The URI Foundation does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
    Education and Professional Experience:
    Bachelor’s degree.
    Minimum of three years directly related experience in a professional setting. Strong preference for experience in higher education and/or nonprofit organizations.
    Forward letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to:
    URI Foundation
    Attn: Gerri Beagle, HR Manager
    79 Upper College Road
    Kingston, RI 02881

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