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POSITIONS WITH GROUNDWORK USA

 

Impact and Engagement Associate

Groundwork USA seeks an Impact and Engagement Associate to join a growing national team dedicated to helping expand the presence of Groundwork USA and increase its support for a network of community-based environmental justice organizations advancing equity, health, and resilience in neighborhoods across the nation.

The Position

The Impact and Engagement Associate is responsible for developing and maintaining a number of operations critical to the success of Groundwork USA’s fundraising and communications efforts including, but not limited to, data management, prospect research, performance tracking, impact reporting, and event management. Additionally, the Associate will work with the Director to improve the way we collaborate and share knowledge and best practices across the network of Groundwork Trusts. The Associate will report to the Director of Development and Communications and cross-collaborate with teams across the Groundwork network.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Manage and maintain development and communications databases, including Salesforce, MailChimp, and Happeo Intranet platform, to ensure content integrity and develop processes for increased utilization.
  • Develop and implement best practices in development operations to support a growing national team.
  • Track, monitor, and report on key metrics relevant to the development and communications team.
  • Support the collection of annual performance metrics from Groundwork network, program-specific metrics for Groundwork USA grants and projects, and report-specific measures as needed.
  • Manage gift processing including gift recording and preparing timely acknowledgments.
  • Conduct research on applicable grants and grant-making organizations.
  • Write grant reports and related correspondence for foundations, corporations, and other organizations in a timely manner.
  • Research and compile background materials for proposals and reports.
  • Provide project management and logistical support for major projects and initiatives, including annual report development, strategic planning, website updates, annual National Assembly, and other projects as needed.
  • Assist in the creation of digital communications materials including newsletters, social media, fundraising collateral.
  • Help nurture a collaborative, high-performance culture in a geographically dispersed staff.
  • Contribute to Groundwork USA’s continued progress as an inclusive, culturally competent organization.
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned.

The preferred location for this position is the greater New York City or greater Boston metropolitan area. Other locations in communities with local Groundwork Trusts (see https://groundworkusa.org/groundwork-network/) will be considered. This is a full-time position, but Groundwork USA is committed to flexibility in arranging work schedules to balance work and family responsibilities. When conditions permit, some travel may be required.

Qualifications

We are looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented team player that is excited about the opportunity to design processes that help a growing team to work more efficiently and collaboratively towards ambitious goals. They will have an exceptional eye for detail, the ability to prioritize multiple projects, and be comfortable working with new technologies and systems.

In addition, they will be:

  • A relationship-builder with the ability to find common interests and connections across different stakeholders and audiences and build strong relationships with internal teams and external partners.
  • A motivated, flexible, and hands-on self-starter with a drive for continuous learning and growth and a love for learning new technology platforms.
  • A strong project manager.

The Impact and Engagement Associate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, experience with a variety of tech platforms (experience with Salesforce, MailChimp, and/or WordPress a plus), and a demonstrated passion for Groundwork USA’s mission and values. The ideal candidate will have zero to three years of relevant experience and/or training and a demonstrated interest in operations, fundraising, and/or communications.

Compensation

The expected salary range for this full-time position is $45,000 – $55,000; benefits include health insurance, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan with employer match, and generous vacation, sick time, and parental leave policies.

Applications

Submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@groundworkusa.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; those received by December 15, 2021, will be ensured full consideration. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted – your understanding is appreciated.

Groundwork USA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to maintaining and growing a diverse team, and an anti-racist organization committed to doing business in keeping with core values of relevance, equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Development and Communications Manager

Groundwork USA seeks a Development and Communications Manager to help expand the presence of Groundwork USA and its efforts to support a national network of community-based environmental justice organizations advancing equity, health, and resilience in neighborhoods across the nation.

The Position

The Development and Communications Manager will provide essential communication expertise to a growing team at a time of rapid expansion. The Manager will be responsible for expanding the organization’s digital presence, building brand awareness of and support for Groundwork USA, providing communications support and training to Trusts, and expanding the organization’s network of individual supporters in partnership with the Director. The ideal candidate has experience with a variety of communications mediums, excellent written, oral, and visual communication skills, and familiarity with graphic design, video editing, fundraising best practices, and event planning. They will report to the Director of Development and Communications and cross-collaborate with teams across the Groundwork network.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with the Director to develop and implement a communications strategy and calendar to build awareness of, and support for, the GWUSA network.
  • Maintain, update, and improve the Groundwork USA website, blog, and social media channels.
  • Produce quarterly electronic newsletters and periodic e-blasts, including identifying and researching topics, managing content from staff, and drafting content.
  • Manage and expand our presence on social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram).
  • Support the management of media and speaking engagements.
  • Provide communications support to GWUSA program staff as needed.
  • Lead the implementation of Groundwork USA’s annual giving program, including two fundraising appeals, stewardship communications, and engagement activities – coordinating involvement of other Groundwork USA staff as needed. Implement efforts to strengthen the program with the objective of increasing giving annually.
  • Collaborate on initiatives to strengthen Groundwork Trusts and their programs, including an annual national assembly/youth summit, best practice workshops, an online collaboration and resource platform, supporting peer-to-peer learning programs, and providing individual and small group coaching on communications related subjects.
  • Manage annual Groundwork National Assembly.
  • As needed, represent Groundwork USA in diverse public settings.
  • Help nurture a collaborative, high-performance culture in a geographically dispersed staff.
  • Contribute to Groundwork USA’s continued progress as an inclusive, culturally competent organization.
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned.

The preferred location for this position is the greater New York City or greater Boston metropolitan area.  Other locations in communities with local Groundwork Trusts (see https://groundworkusa.org/groundwork-network/) will be considered. This is a full-time position, but Groundwork USA is committed to flexibility in arranging work schedules to balance work and family responsibilities. When conditions permit, some travel may be required.

Qualifications

We are looking for a highly motivated, passion-driven storyteller that is excited about the opportunity to share their communications skills with a growing team as we work collaboratively towards ambitious goals. The ideal candidate will have an eye for detail, excellent proofreading and copyediting skills, the ability to prioritize multiple projects, and be comfortable working with people of diverse backgrounds.

Additionally, they will be:

  • A creative and engaging communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills, an eye for design and visual communications best practices, and experience communicating with diverse audiences.
  • A relationship-builder with the ability to find common interests and connections and build strong relationships with internal teams and external partners.
  • A strong project manager with experience managing multiple stakeholders towards shared goals and deliverables and the ability to meet deadlines and facilitate efforts of the full team to do the same.

The Development and Communications Manager must also have solid computer skills, working knowledge of common design and communications platforms (experience with, MailChimp, WordPress, and Adobe Creative Suite a plus), and a demonstrated passion for Groundwork USA’s mission and values. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of relevant professional experience and a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in non-profit communications and/or fundraising is strongly preferred.

Compensation

The expected salary range for this full-time position is $60,000- $70,000; benefits include health insurance, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan with employer match, and generous vacation, sick time, and parental leave policies.

Applications

Submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to jobs@groundworkusa.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; those received by December 15, 2021, will be ensured full consideration. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted – your understanding is appreciated.

Groundwork USA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to maintaining and growing a diverse team, and an anti-racist organization committed to doing business in keeping with core values of relevance, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

View the full job posting. 

POSITIONS WITH GROUNDWORK TRUSTS

 

 

Groundwork USA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to maintaining and growing a diverse team, and an anti-racist organization committed to doing business in keeping with core values of relevance, equity, diversity, and inclusion.