Development and Communications Coordinator
[Posted April 2018]
The National Coalition Against Censorship has been advocating for free speech and free expression for over 40 years. A coalition of over 50 national non-profits, NCAC works closely with teachers, artists, students, parents, art institutions, writers, publishers, theatres and others to combat incidents of censorship wherever they arise, as well as offering leadership on issues of free expression. NCAC’s hallmark programs are the Arts Advocacy Program, Youth Free Expression Project and Kids’ Right to Read Project. NCAC works at both the grassroots and national level.
The Development and Communications Coordinator works closely with the Director of Development, Director of Communications and other staff to raise funding and build awareness for NCAC, its programs and its mission.
- Coordinate day-to-day operations for development and communications
- Assist in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of current and prospective individual, corporate and foundation donors
- Daily content creation for website and social media, including writing news articles, contributing to press releases, updating resources and creating social media posts for multiple platforms
- Draft proposals, reports and other cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship materials.
- Draft press releases and blog posts
- Conduct prospect research
- Track developing free speech and censorship issues in the news and on social media
- Enter and maintain accurate and complete records for donors and donations in database
- Prepare gift acknowledgement letters and donor correspondence.
- Prepare donor reports and list selections from database for mailings, appeals, communications and events
- Assist with the coordination of special events
- Assist with database migration and maintenance
- Basic website maintenance, coding skills not required
- Assist with press tracking and outreach, including developing system for measuring media reach
- Assist with analyzing communications and fundraising data
- Assist with direct email campaigns, including A/B testing
- Assist with print newsletter development
- Support the Development and Communications Team with other job-related duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of directly related experience; excellent writing, editing, and analytic skills; excellent customer service skills; and a passion for NCAC’s mission. Additional essential characteristics include:
- Superb attention to detail and highly organized
- Strong written (including proofreading and editing) and verbal communication skills
- Ability to think through problems, take initiative and learn new technologies
- Familiarity with database management
- Strong computer skills, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Experience with CRM database software, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress and MailChimp preferred
- Experience with social media publishing
- Sound judgment and discretion in handling and securing confidential information, as well as the ability to conduct oneself in a highly professional manner
- Flexibility to work as part of a team or independently. Self-directed to take action and resolve issues.
- Track record as an enthusiastic, collaborative, dependable team player
- Ability to handle a high volume of work and complete tasks efficiently and accurately
- Bachelor’s Degree
NCAC offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and generous health and vacation benefits.
The National Coalition Against Censorship is an equal opportunity employer.
Submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include “Development and Communications Coordinator” in your email subject line. No phone inquiries please.
Legal Research Volunteer
NCAC’s Youth Free Expression Program is looking for a full-time summer volunteer to assist with legal research and writing and contribute to NCAC’s reporting on important legislative and policy developments pertaining to freedom of expression. This is an opportunity to explore the broad and dynamic field of First Amendment law while developing resource materials that free speech defenders can rely on.
The ideal candidate is a law student with access to an online legal research database and a demonstrated interest in free expression and/or education. A minimum commitment of 10 weeks is required. This is an unpaid position that may satisfy the eligibility requirements for law-related Pro Bono work as defined by the New York State Court of Appeals Rules for the Admissions of Attorneys and Counselors at Law Rule § 520.16.
The primary tasks will include:
- Research and drafting of case law summaries for online resource on First Amendment in Schools
- Research and updating of resources on social media and online speech
- Tracking and reporting on developments in First Amendment legislation and jurisprudence
- Publishing blog posts on the NCAC website
To apply, please email your application to email@example.com and include “Legal Research Volunteer” in the subject line. Your application should include a cover letter with a writing sample, your law school transcript and a resume. Only those candidates who are being considered for a position will be contacted.
Graphic Design + Illustration Intern (Part-Time)
NCAC is looking for an illustration and graphic design intern to create imagery for NCAC’s educational resources and other projects, as well as develop layout for publications.
The ideal candidate should have strong illustration skills and experience working with Adobe Creative Suite and other software to create compelling designs and layouts. Candidates familiar with audio/video-editing software are encouraged to apply.
This a perfect opportunity for a student or recent graduate looking to build up their graphic design resume and acquire hands-on work experience with a national non-profit. The intern can expect to learn about the fascinating world of free expression advocacy and contribute to our various projects, including our Kids’ Right to Read and Arts Advocacy initiatives.
This part-time summer internship will run on a flexible 8-week schedule from June-August. All NCAC internships are unpaid.
Tasks include, but are not limited to:
- Creating illustrations, logos and other visual elements for NCAC’s website and various resources.
- Designing posters to promote youth civic engagement and support for freedom of speech;
- Assisting with the social media strategy to provide images and video for visual storytelling on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
To apply, please email your resume, cover letter and samples of recent illustrations/graphic design work to firstname.lastname@example.org, including “Graphic Design Intern” in the subject line. Only candidates who are being considered will be contacted for an interview.