Development Associate – Manager of Communications and Media Strategy

My Sisters' Place | White Plains, New York

Background

At MSP, we strongly believe that integrating a world-changing approach into all areas of our work is essential to ending domestic violence and human trafficking. Our dynamic and diverse team of compassionate advocates is working to create a world in which every individual has the basic human right to be free from gender-based violence and to engage in relationships that embrace the principles of respect, equality, and safety.

MSP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, responding to domestic violence and human trafficking in Westchester County, New York, by providing multi-lingual, trauma-informed legal and supportive services. We bolster our work with clients by engaging in extensive outreach and community education, strengthening the systemic response to all forms of gender-based violence.

Job Summary

JOB HIGHLIGHTS: Through a creative and innovative communications and media strategy, fundraising activities, and community engagement, you will strengthen the understanding of and response to domestic violence and human trafficking. You will work as part of a dynamic, diverse team of passionate advocates, committed to transforming the world.

MAIN AREAS OF FOCUS: Communications; Social Media; Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Advocacy; Outreach and Community Engagement; Fundraising Administration.

LOCATION: This opportunity is based in Westchester County, New York – currently performed in a hybrid between remote work and in-person in MSP’s White Plains office.

JOB OVERVIEW: As the Development Associate – Manager of Communications and Media Strategy, you will work to further MSP’s mission in accordance with our guiding principles in a dynamic role with 3 key components: Communications & Social Media, Fundraising Support, and Community Engagement.

TEAM OVERVIEW: MSP’s Development & External Affairs Department supports the agency through resource development, fundraising, external and internal communications, community engagement and volunteer management. Working closely with our colleagues in the program and legal departments, who provide a holistic range of supports for families experiencing domestic violence and human trafficking, D&EA furthers MSP’s mission in accordance with our guiding principles.

Reports To

Director of Development - Special Events

Responsibilities

YOU’LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR...

  • Strategizing and implementing external communications, including general news and special event promotion, and spreading the word about MSP’s services for survivors and families 
  • Creating, managing and analyzing content for MSP’s social media platforms 
  • Maintaining and updating our website and blog
  • Monitoring media coverage of relevant issues, including gender-based violence and systemic oppressions
  • Writing and sending community and internal e-newsletters 
  • Creating and editing video content for use on social media and at fundraising events, and developing new outreach strategies. 

You will be a vital part of MSP’s Development & External Affairs team - envisioning special events and fundraising and awareness strategies, and providing logistical, administrative and special project support as needed. You will take responsibility for managing of our donor database (eTapestry) and perform administration functions, including processing financial donations, creating donor correspondence and acknowledgment letters, and working collaboratively with MSP’s finance department.

In your Community Engagement role you will represent MSP at community events around Westchester and online (occasional weekend and evening hours required). You will develop strong strategic partnerships with other local nonprofits and community members, and oversee MSP’s in-kind donation program.

Qualifications

YOU MUST HAVE…

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Superb interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills
  • Ability to help physically manage event set-ups and clean-ups
  • High-level of competency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, social media planning tools, and web-based data management and research
  • Experience in a nonprofit setting
  • Ability to travel County-wide to meetings and events
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred

YOU’LL BE SUCCESSFUL IF…

As a passionate advocate for social justice, you adopt an anti-oppression lens to understand gender-based violence. You recognize that clients come to MSP while navigating different structural and social injustices that affect their experiences of survivorship. You also understand that this work requires an ongoing commitment to developing the language and tools we need to undo institutional oppression.

You are flexible and work well as part of a team and independently. You have excellent time-management skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task. You are accountable to doing what you say you are going to do.

Compensation

GREAT BENEFITS AND PTO PACKAGE: MSP employees enjoy a generous health benefits package that includes dental and vision care. Our Financial Savings Plain reflects a commitment to the future well-being of our employees. PTO and self-care are important to us and we offer a PTO plan that includes, vacation, sick time, personal days as well as summer Fridays.

Job Classification: Regular/Full time/Flexible/Non-Exempt.
Salary: commensurate with experience.

Requirements/Other

My Sisters’ Place believes that an effective, broad-based movement for social transformation must be rooted in anti-oppression principles as we work towards a more just and equitable society. People of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ Community are encouraged to apply. MSP values you, your growth and your contributions. MSP policy prohibits discrimination due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and national origin in employment and delivery of services.

How to Apply

Application Instructions: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and a writing sample via email to Carly Levine at clevine@mspny.org

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