The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the premier nonprofit association serving the volunteer fire, emergency, and rescue services. Today, the NVFC serves as the voice of over one million volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel on Capitol Hill and provides valuable training, programs, and other resources.
The NVFC seeks a full-time Communications Coordinator. This position is located in our national office in Greenbelt, Maryland, and will assist in conducting the organization’s outreach and marketing efforts, including writing articles, drafting outreach and marketing materials, maintaining web sites, coordinating advertising campaigns, managing social media pages, working with various stakeholders and contacts, responding to inquiries, coordinating with vendors and partners, assisting with programs and projects, and other duties as assigned.
Attention to detail with excellent written and verbal communications skills are a must along with an ability to work well in a small staff, team-oriented environment. The ideal candidate will demonstrate initiative, a desire to grow and learn, possess great organizational skills, and take ownership over their assigned project areas. Fire service experience is a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience.
The NVFC provides competitive pay, an excellent benefits package, a great work atmosphere, and room for personal growth and learning. Send cover letter and resume to: Kimberly Quiros at email@example.com. No calls please. Relocation fees are not provided.
Writes content for NVFC publications including newsletters, guides, and toolkits
Drafts marketing and outreach materials
Assists in maintaining and updating the organization’s web sites
Coordinates advertising campaigns
Work with stakeholders and industry contacts to disseminate information, messaging, and materials from the NVFC
Coordinates outreach to target audiences
Manages some of the NVFC’s social media pages and serves as back-up on others
Assists with developing resources for the NVFC’s key programs
Implements outreach components of corporate partnership agreements
Coordinates with graphic designer, printers, and other vendors for printed and electronic materials
Works with corporate sponsors, members, board of directors, industry media, and other stakeholders on various projects and outreach campaigns
Assists with gathering data and tracking results of outreach efforts
Provides some administrative support such as answering phones, taking meeting minutes
May represent the organization at speaking engagements, tradeshows, and meetings
Maintains media lists
Assists with other projects and activities as necessary
Other duties as assigned
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to present information persuasively and concisely to different audiences
Highly organized with the ability to learn quickly, prioritize, and manage multiple projects with high attention to detail
Energetic, forward-thinking, and creative individual with high ethical standards and professional image
Ability to work well under pressure, determine priorities, and produce results
Ability to work as part of a team and to work independently, a self-initiator, versatile, and motivated
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and other productivity tools
Proficiency in using various social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn
Fluency in web analytics tools and marketing tools
Experience in utilizing web site CMS, preferably WordPress
Excellent customer service-ethic and responsiveness
Understanding of an association/nonprofit environment, strategic planning, market research, marketing and communication, product development, and decision-making skills
Demonstrated willingness to embrace change and adapt strategies as needed
Ability to understand importance of the position for the success of NVFC
Strong desire to continue to learn and develop new and exciting content
Must demonstrate accuracy and seek to improve/promote quality in the organization while exhibiting objectivity and openness to others’ views
Telecommuting is allowed.
About National Volunteer Fire Council
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the premier nonprofit association serving the volunteer fire, emergency, and rescue services. Today, the NVFC serves as the voice of over one million volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel on Capitol Hill and provides valuable training, community support, and other resources.