Communication Planning, General Communication, Web/Technology
4 Year Degree
Your mission as the Communications and Development Associate is to move the Prison Society to a new level of engagement in which we are growing,
inspiring, and cultivating our supporter and donor communities so
that we can continue to expand and deepen our programming.
The Development and Communications Associate is responsible for:
1) Managing, maintaining, and improving our donor management system (CRM).
Your job is to enter all data into our donor relations management system (Kindful), making sure it is 100% accurate. You pull data and analyze it as needed. Because of you, all donors are acknowledged and recognized for their support within seven days of us receiving their donation.
2) Being the voice of the Society.
Develop communications materials that explain our mission and showcase our programs for dissemination through multiple channels (e.g. website, social networking, and print);
Write and publish the Society’s monthly online newsletter, “Beyond Bars;”
Publish “Graterfriends,” the Society’s monthly newsletter for and by incarcerated people;
Manage the Society’s social media channels--develop content and manage posting frequency. Your goal is to ensure that our social media presence drives additional supporters and donations;
Assist in updating and maintaining our website;
Field communications from the public.
3) Creating thought-provoking and fun events.
With Vim Collaborative and the Board, you design approximately five events throughout the year,including an annual friend-raiser, book talks, young members engagement opportunities, and our Made in America display. Having co-created these events, you then take the lead in bringing them to fruition.
4) Supporting Prison Society leadership.
Participate in our grant writing, campaign design, and messaging strategy.
Support our Board of Directors by managing board schedules, compiling and distributing board documents, attending board meetings, and taking board meeting minutes.
5) Supervising stellar interns.
You don’t do all of this by yourself. You have 1-2 interns a semester to support you. Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for data entry and social media posting for the 1-2 interns you oversee. Manage their work flow, provide them with coaching, and check their work. Assist in the recruitment of highly motivated and skilled interns.
You love connecting with and inspiring people. You are energized by writing and speaking with new people. You are open to and delightful with all different kinds of people. You listen thoughtfully and respond with care. You modify your tone to match your audience.
New tasks and challenges excite you. You can quickly learn new platforms. You are inspired by steep learning curves rather than deflated by them.
You aren’t satisfied until you know that every “i” is dotted and every “t” is crossed. You recognize the importance of going back and making sure your work is correct before presenting it. You are committed to every Society donor being acknowledged promptly and professionally.
Writing, social media, and design are your jam. You have a track record of great social media campaigns and engaging online writing. You can present a brief and highly polished example of your design work. You are familiar with email marketing systems (Mailchimp), design software (Canva), social media managers (Hootesuite), website builders (Wix), or similar platforms.
You are a team player. Like a great soccer player, you know when it's your turn to take the ball down the field and when it’s your turn to provide support to another player. You care that the whole team is performing. You value and appreciate being coached as much as you value making your work shine.
You love your to-do list. Keeping track of tasks, deadlines, and projects lights you up - as does crossing stuff off your list. You are not easily overwhelmed but rather always envisioning the future and working to get there.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and Benefits - $35K. Medical and dental insurance coverage provided. Flexible time off.
Hours and Schedule - This is a full-time salaried position. Schedule is 9-5 on weekdays. When we have evening events, hours may be adjusted.
Manager - You will report to Claire Shubik-Richards, Executive Director of the Society and Jena Croxford, Principal at Vim Collaborative.
Opportunities for Advancement - This position will grow with you. We hope that within 3 years the person in this position will advance to become the Communications and Development Manager, taking on more and more strategy and responsibility.
About Pennsylvania Prison Society
The mission of the Pennsylvania Prison Society is to advocate for humane prisons and a rational approach to criminal justice.