Community and Economic Development Association (CEDA) is one of the largest, nonprofit Community Action Agencies in the country and serves residents throughout Cook County, Illinois. Our vision is to disrupt the impact of poverty for people and places in Cook County. We work in partnership with communities and empower individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life.
The Marketing & Communications Coordinator manages all CEDA marketing efforts, driving effective and engaging messages and visuals across media outlets. S/he designs CEDA collateral and brings it to the public, interacting with supporters and demonstrating the value of CEDA to the communities we serve. Additionally, the Marketing & Communications Coordinator works across teams to deliver high-quality event experiences to volunteers and donors. This role organizes and ensures the smooth operation of marketing efforts and events, from planning to implementation.
Marketing Content & Asset Creation
Develop high-quality creative assets, a range of accurate, compelling marketing materials and communications, ensuring assets are disseminated and leveraged through all appropriate channels.
Research and write engaging and impactful content, incorporating strategic messaging in press releases, newsletter articles, social media posts, letters, speeches, proposals, reports, and presentations.
Manage and maintain content/image updates to website pages.
Maintain systems and processes to collect agency photos, footage and external media features.
Develop strategies that amplify community voices and translate messaging across platforms and audiences.
Work with vendors and development team members to create and review motivating appeal and/or advocacy campaigns.
Nonprofit experience required.
Dedication to supporting our local communities and enthusiasm for nonprofit fundraising and willingness to proactively seek best practices and new ideas.
Organization, attention to detail, ability to work independently in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
High level of computer literacy, including familiarity with Microsoft Office and Constituent Relationship Management databases (Raiser’s Edge preferred).
Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, Premiere Pro) or other design software.
Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills, with the ability to draw useful conclusions from data sets.
Personable, customer-oriented; ease with working with others and with delegating.
Must work well under pressure and with changing priorities.
Confidentiality with sensitive information.
Preferred Knowledge & Skills
Experience in one or more of the following areas preferred: website administration, graphic design, event planning, project management, public relations, social media strategy.
Understanding and enthusiasm for CEDA’s vision and willingness to advocate its mission.
Understanding of challenges facing populations with low incomes or willingness to learn.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience.
2 of more years of nonprofit experience highly preferred.
Deadline: October 11, 2019
CEDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
One of the largest private, non-profit Community Action Agencies in the country, CEDA serves more than 500,000 Cook County residents annually. Thirty programs and services are offered in the areas of children and family services, community and economic development, education, emergency assistance, employment and training, energy conservation and services, health and nutrition, housing and senior services. It is CEDA's mission to empower individuals, families and communities in attaining self-sufficiency. CEDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer