Believe In Tomorrow National Children’s Foundation
The Communications Associate will be responsible for overseeing all forms of written communication in order to promote the mission of the Believe In Tomorrow National Children’s Foundation and specifically, the Pediatric Housing programs. This responsibility will include media relations as well as all printed publications, creative marketing materials and website development.
Believe In Tomorrow provides exceptional hospital and retreat housing services to critically ill children and their families. We believe in keeping families together during a child’s medical crisis, and that the gentle cadence of normal family life has a powerful influence on the healing process.
Responsible to: VP/COO
o Create a comprehensive media plan that is inclusive of Believe In Tomorrow (BIT) and the Believe In Tomorrow House at Johns Hopkins/Housing Program
o Write, pitch and place stories about BIT and Housing, our programs and events, with national, regional, state and local media on an ongoing basis
o Develop longer term relationships with media outlets for the purposes of ongoing promotion.
o Produce PSA’s and advertisements for those outlets as opportunities arise.
o Maintain a media directory within Bacon’s On-line for continued use.
o Create and maintain media and informational kits for distribution to various media as well as the general public.
Internal and External Communications:
o Write stories and oversee the development and execution of the Believe In Tomorrow newsletters (issued 2x a year).
o Oversee all communications of Believe In Tomorrow and it’s program areas.
o Develop an on-line newsletter and maintain subscriber list
o Develop and on-line family newsletter
o Assist with other internal communication needs
o With the VP/COO and CEO, develop brand development and management strategy.
o Ensure web page content is accurate and up-to-date. Add news stories, communications materials, and information on new marketing initiatives.
o Develop marketing materials for presentations/proposals in support of our housing expansion.
o Assist with the coordination of meetings and presentations.
o With Director of Advancement and Graphic Designer, develop the Annual Report, materials for the Appeal and any other advancement materials.
Other Duties and Projects as Assigned
o The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, yet grounded in a “get-it-done” attitude.
o Education: Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism or equivalent
o Experience: Minimum 2 years work experience in the communications field. Charitable non-profit experience is a bonus.
o Must: be a self-starter with exceptional writing and editing skills, be able to gain a substantive understanding of our organization quickly and posses strong computer, organizational and oral communication skills.
o Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with 30 minute unpaid lunch.
o 80 hours vacation leave per year.
o 56 hours accruable personal leave.
o Seven major holidays.
o Long-term disability.
o Health and Dental Benefits.
o 403(b) Retirement Plan
o YMCA Membership discount