Position: Marketing/Communications Associate

Position Type: Permanent, Part-time (20-25 hrs. weekly)

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island (SCCRI) seeks a Marketing/Communications Associate to contribute to a burgeoning creative organization whose projects and campaigns make a positive impact in our community. This  exceptionally organized associate is responsible for promoting and supporting Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island’s (SCCRI) events and programs. The successful  detail-oriented candidate will develop and coordinate the center’s print and media communication materials: crafting and following up on press releases; managing website content, marketing and donor fundraising campaigns, and social media messaging; and directing and reviewing collateral materials. The Marketing/Communications Associate will work directly with the center’s Executive and Program Directors in all areas of marketing and communications.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Project Coordination : Coordinate all marketing, publicity and advertising from inception to delivery, and liaise with Program Director to ensure materials align with SCCRI ’s branding guidelines.

  • Writing: Draft and edit content for a wide range of communication deliverables, including press releases, social media posts, web content, reports, proposals and presentations.

  • Media Relations: Assist with developing media strategies, drafting responses to media inquiries, and pitching and placing content with publishers and bloggers. Develop and manage relationships with media contacts.

  • Events: Provide planning, coordination, communications and marketing for workshops, ribbon cuttings, screenings, fundraising parties, and other stakeholder meetings and events.

  • Audience/Client/Partner Development: Design creative strategies to increase audience base, community and corporate partners, and clients in project activities and events.

  • Community Events: Research and attend community events, meetings, and tabling events, and work with SCCRI staff to schedule participation as appropriate.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field;

  • Minimum three years professional experience in communications, marketing and/or public relations preferably with a non-profit or arts organization.

  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office, Google software, Mailchimp (or other email marketing); Donor Perfect a plus; Graphic Design and ability to use Adobe Creative Suite software to create print and web marketing collateral digital photography skills a plus

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; with excellent attention to detail

  • An outgoing, confident personal and professional style and good sense of humor.

  • Ability to thrive in a self-directed environment and as a productive team member with some off-site responsibilities

  • Demonstrated ability to work calmly and maintain good judgment in fast-paced environment;

  • Relevant media relationships and proven track record of positive press placements a plus.

  • Experience with SEO/SEM campaigns (a plus)

TO APPLY:

Please submit the following to info@sccri.org (subject: M/CA). No phone inquiries please.

-Cover letter with salary expectations

-Resume with 3 professional references

-Sample press releases; graphic design; social media (and any other appropriate work samples)

Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island (SCCRI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employs, retains, and promotes persons in all job titles without regard to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, color, alienage or citizenship, national or ethnic origin, age, transgender status, marital status, veteran status, carrier status or disability.