The Marion Institute (“MI”) is building a movement. We engage individuals and communities in an integrative approach to whole-body health. We educate and empower by supporting, connecting and applying the science of self-healing. We believe optimal health is a basic human right, not a privilege.
The Marion Institute works toward these goals by focusing on advocating for food justice, building resilient communities, and promoting health equity. We also serve as fiscal sponsor for our Greenhouse Initiatives which further expand our vision.
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 set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, public relations, collateral, and events to consistently articulate the Marion Institute’s mission.
Web Content (E-Newsletters, Social Media, and Website):
- Collaborate and communicate regularly with program leaders 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.
- Develop and implement plans and logistics for special events and fundraisers.
- Collaborate with MI team on design, branding and implementation of all outreach events.
- Oversee events in conjunction with program leaders.
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.
- Relevant Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- 3+ years of professional marketing and/or communications experience required. Specific experience in a non-profit setting preferred.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Experience with graphics programs such as Canva or Illustrator/PhotoShop is a plus.
- Social media management experience in a professional setting.
- Experience maintaining website content. Familiarity with WordPress preferred.
- Email marketing experience preferred.
- Experience with event planning preferred.
Preference will be given to residents of the Southcoast MA community.
Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
Occasional night and weekend work is required, as well as ability to travel by personal automobile to events and meetings.
This position reports to the Executive Director.
This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position. Wage commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Abigail Smith, Human Resources Manager, to firstname.lastname@example.org or 202 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738. Submissions without a cover letter will not be reviewed.
Application Deadline: Friday, June 4, 2021
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.