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Marketing & Communications Manager

Job Description

The Marion Institute (“MI”) is celebrating its 30-year anniversary as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose work engages individuals and communities in systems level solutions at the intersection of food, wellness, and the environment.

We are committed to developing a team that reflects the communities that we serve and strive to accomplish our goals by actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Working closely with the Executive Director, the Marketing & Communications Manager will create and implement the strategy for all communications, website, public relations, collateral, and events to consistently articulate and brand the Marion Institute’s mission.

Web Content (E-Newsletters, Social Media, and Website):

  • Collaborate and communicate regularly with colleagues to collect and organize content.
  • Create and distribute MI and programmatic e-newsletters (research, content gathering, copywriting, production, posting).
  • Compose, edit and manage social media content, for the organization as a whole, as well as individual programs, as needed (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube).
  • Manage website to reflect current work and events (compose, edit, and post).

Marketing and Communications:

  • With Executive Director, implement and maintain marketing and communications plans that support the long-term strategic vision of the organization.
  • Preserve the overall look, feel and meaning of the MI brand, mission and identity.
  • Work with MI team and outside graphic designers and publishers to produce and distribute MI promotional materials (brochure, mailers, postcards, annual year-end report, business cards, etc.).
  • Manage public relations for the organization as a whole, as well as individual programs, as needed (targeted e-newsletters, press releases to local, regional and national print, radio and TV).
  • Serve as a member of the MI Development Committee to collaborate on fundraising strategies, both day-to-day as well as special campaigns, events, mailings and appeals.


  • Collaborate with MI Team to develop and implement plans and logistics for in-person community and virtual events and fundraisers.
  • Design, brand, and lead all outreach for events.
  • Manage and oversee events in conjunction with MI teammates.

Additional duties, as assigned.

Requirements & Skills

The candidate must possess the following:

  • Respect for diversity of opinion, experience, and background.
  • Enthusiasm, resourcefulness, and positive can-do attitude.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Skill to craft compelling stories about a unique organization.
  • 3+ years of professional marketing and/or communications experience required.
  • Social media management experience in a professional setting.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Experience maintaining website content.

Preferred skills:

  • Email marketing experience.
  • Experience with graphics programs such as Canva and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and/or Photoshop).
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Google Ads (Google AdWords).
  • Familiarity with WordPress web content management.
  • Experience with event planning.
  • Professional experience in a non-profit setting.

Preference will be given to residents of the Southcoast MA community.

Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.  

Additional Details 

This is a full-time in-person position. The MI offers a generous and competitive benefit package that includes health insurance, dental insurance, life & long term disability insurance, 403B and Roth retirement plans, an employee wellness reimbursement, paid sick time, and accrued paid vacation time. The salary range is $55,000 – $65,000 per year, commensurate with experience.

The Marketing & Communications Manager reports to the Executive Director.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Abigail Smith, Human Resources Manager, to or 202 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738. Submissions without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

Application Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2024.

Hiring Policy:

As an equal opportunity employer, the Marion Institute will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran or physical/mental disability status, or any other factor prohibited by law.

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