Public Relations and Marketing Manager
Bergen Volunteers, a 56-year old nonprofit 501(c)3, is seeking a Part Time Public Relations and
Marketing Manager to join our dynamic, growing organization. Our organization strengthens
communities through direct service programs, volunteer matching, civic leadership, and community
engagement. 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:

  • Develop and organize marketing activities to increase awareness, cultivating interest and

  • improving the brand’s reputation

  • Create and implement marketing calendar and strategies to align with our mission and vision

  • Craft and pitch brand stories across a range of platforms to promote organization presence and improve engagement

  • Work with each department to promote our ‘why’ stories and awareness

  • Work closely with CEO, Development Director, Development Manager, and program managers to maintain smooth collateral, style, and branding throughout the organization

  • 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

  • Garner TV, radio, print features

  • Create and manage content and increase presence for Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, You Tube, Linkedin)

  • Manage Bergen Volunteers social media ambassadors

  • Manage video and photographs for marketing materials and special events

  • Update website

  • Create, edit, and update graphics and promotional materials such as annual report, annual appeals, direct mail pieces, invitations, social media graphics, special event promotions, brochures, flyers, infographics, signs, posters, etc.

  • Create, edit, manage content, schedule, and distribute Constant Contact, Bergen Buzz, Bergen LEADS Alumni newsletter, blog, press releases, columns, and other publications

  • Work with printers, postal service, and other vendors to implement printings and mailings

  • Manage marketing campaigns through various outlets including print, digital, radio, Google Analytics/Google Adwords

  • Develop talking points for management and staff, as required

  • Assist with crisis communication as required

  • Prepare a periodic report with recommendations and trends for review

  • Attend networking events as needed

  • Create a calendar for Bergen LEADS alumni events, Bergen LEADS 2.0, and other LEADS training initiatives

  • Provide 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

Qualifications

  • 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 platforms

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Team player with exceptional interpersonal 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

  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • 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

  • Ability to work well independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team; work well with diverse styles and personalities.


Job Details

  • Reports to: CEO

  • Job Location: Hackensack, NJ

  • Starting Salary: Commensurate with experience

  • Hours/Week: 25 hours, onsite

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required

  • Years of Experience: Minimum two years of experience in related field


Location is not handicap accessible. Applicants must be able to walk upstairs. Position is 20-25 hours per
week in-person at our offices in Hackensack, NJ.


To Apply
Please submit the following to jobs@bergenvolunteers.org, Attn: Nina Bachrach, CEO Bergen Volunteers, Subject line: Public Relations and Marketing 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 social media post geared towards a nonprofit

  5. Sample of graphic work


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