Communications and Development Manager

Community Law Center

Location

Baltimore, MD (Hybrid)

Category

Other Staff

Posted

December 20, 2022

Type

Part-Time

Description/Duties

Put your writing and digital media skills to work to help build vibrant community organizations and strong nonprofits! The Community Law Center is a nonprofit law firm that provides legal counsel and representation to community associations and small neighborhood-based nonprofit organizations in Baltimore City and Maryland on a wide range of legal issues, including incorporation, charity status, tax, real estate, and regulatory matters.

The Communications and Development Manager will work closely with the Executive Director and staff on all aspects of designing and developing communications with CLC’s clients, supporters, donors, volunteer attorneys, and the general public.

This is a part-time (20 hours/week average), non-exempt position. Work location for this and most CLC positions can be flexible, with a combination of in-office work as required for meetings or events and remote work when in-person meetings are not required. Local travel will be required at times.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The following responsibilities are the primary functions of the position, but there is intentionally room to grow. Please identify other skills and qualifications you have.

  • Plan. With Executive Director and staff, develop an annual communication and development plan, with periodic reviews analyzing effectiveness.
  • Write. This job is for someone who loves to write. Actively seek original content from staff and draft content appropriate for public dissemination for approval by the Executive Director. This involves translating sometimes complex and legalistic information into engaging and easy-to-understand stories to publish.
  • Graphic and Video Design. Design materials that are verbally and visually compelling, using Canva and other graphic design programs, for digital and print media. Create and edit videos for publication. Written materials will include social media posts, email blasts, annual report, letters and reports to donors and supporters, press releases, and perhaps banners, brochures, flyers, and other hard materials. Manage the pricing, printing, and dissemination of print marketing materials.
  • Post and digitally disseminate content to our new website (www.communitylaw.org), which is to be newly launched and written in Wordpress, and to social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Be the primary administrator and manager of these platforms.
  • With Office Manager, create and update database in SalesForce and Constant Contact of people to reach out to, including donors, supporters, volunteers, community members and associations, and friends of CLC.
  • Analytics: Monitor and report on media placements, website analytics and other communications and fundraising impact metrics.
  • With staff and Board, promote, plan, and coordinate logistics for events.
  • Assist staff in setting up and presenting workshops and webinars.
  • Seek media opportunities whenever possible to shed light on Community Law Center’s work and successes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills/Qualifications

The following qualifications are valued for this position. Applicants should also identify other related or supplementary skills and experiences.

  • Formal training or education in communications, fund raising, nonprofit organizations, and community engagement.
  • Informal, volunteer, or other experience – not necessarily for a job or pay — in communications, fundraising, nonprofit organizations, and community engagement.
  • Passion for social, economic, and racial justice and commitment to the vision of the Community Law Center. Understanding of the principles of race equity analysis and the intersection of racism, poverty, and local neighborhoods.
  • Excellent use of MS Outlook, Word, and Excel. Experience with and knowledge of communications and fundraising programs and platforms, including Salesforce, Constant Contact, Canva, WordPress, FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Please also state your experience with other relevant programs or platforms.
  • Attention to detail, ability to work under deadline and manage multiple tasks, and strong inter-personal, problem-solving, time management, and organizational skills. Ability to work independently and collaboratively both in and outside of the CLC.
  • Prior lived experience with low-income and other oppressed communities and clients is desired.
  • Spanish/English bilingual (or proficient) in writing and speaking is desired.

Compensation

The annual salary is $30,000 for part time work. Part time employees are eligible for prorated health insurance coverage and health spending account. Part time employees are not eligible for paid holidays or time off.

How To Apply

Applications should be submitted by January 20, 2023, to be assured of consideration, but applications will be accepted, and interviews conducted, on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, please submit, by email only, a cover letter explaining your interest, resume, two writing samples, and the contact information of two references. The writing samples should be your original work and demonstrate your ability to communicate persuasively to a general public audience.

Send applications to John Nethercut, Interim Executive Director, john@communitylaw.org, with “Comm & Development Manager applicant” in the subject line.

The Community Law Center is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that encourages all interested persons to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status. We strongly encourage Black, Latino/a, Indigenous, and other applicants of color, people with disabilities, and other people from oppressed communities, to apply.