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Communications Manager

Bergen Volunteers, a 56-year old nonprofit 501(c)3, is seeking a Full or Part Time Communications Manager to join our dynamic, growing organization. Our mission is to provide human service and training programs that improve lives and strengthen communities. Bergen Volunteers is a community hub, matching resources with needs and needs with resources. We are a fast paced, vision driven team, building demand and urgency for our programs and services. We believe in excellence in output of communications and services as we tell our story to the world. Join our “community center without walls” as we expand, so that we may continue to improve lives for years to come.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Marketing: Develop and organize marketing activities, calendar, and strategies

  • PR: Craft and pitch brand stories across a range of platforms. Build and maintain press relationships with a wide array of media personnel. Garner media presence at events and handle shot lists, marketing, and event PR

  • ·Social Media: Create and manage content and increase presence for Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, You Tube, Linkedin) including managing Bergen Volunteers social media ambassadors

  • Collateral: Create, edit, and update website, graphics, and promotional materials such as annual report, annual appeals, direct mail pieces, invitations, social media graphics, special events, brochures, flyers, infographics, signs, posters, video and photographs etc. Work with printers, postal service, and other vendors to implement printings and mailings.

  • Digital Content: Create, edit, manage content, schedule, and distribute Constant Contact, Bergen Buzz, Bergen LEADS Alumni newsletter, blog, press releases, columns, Google Analytics/Google Adwords, and other publications

  • Communication/Branding: Develop talking points for management and staff, and assist with crisis communication, as required. Work with each department to promote our ‘why’ stories and maintain smooth collateral, style, and branding throughout the organization

  • Prepare a periodic report with recommendations and trends for review

  • Attend networking events as needed

  • Provide communications and administrative support for the Bergen LEADS program, including but not limited to: Scheduling speakers, site visits, theme locations, surveys, forum, catering, and audio visual equipment



  • Bachelor’s degree

  • At least 2 years of public relations, marketing, and social media experience

  • Ability to edit for proper grammar and syntax

  • Tech savvy with an understanding of social media and essential computer platforms

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-starter, motivated, and able to take initiative in all situations; ability to function effectively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial and inclusive environment.

  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines

  • Ability to work with Adobe Creative Suite, Wix, Canva, Constant Contact, Issuu, Alchemer, Zoom, Blogspot , Google platform, Microsoft Office Suite; quick study of other databases software programs and tools

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with media representatives

  • Video editing a plus


Location is not handicap accessible. Applicants must be able to walk upstairs. The position is in person at our offices in Hackensack, NJ.


To Apply

Please submit the following to jobs at, Attn: Nina Bachrach, CEO Bergen Volunteers, Subject line: Communications Manager Position:

  1. A thoughtful cover letter outlining your interest in the position and how your qualifications align with the above requirements and Bergen Volunteers’ mission

  2. Current resume

  3. Writing sample or sample press release

  4. Sample of graphic work

Due to the volume of responses, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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