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Communications Specialist

Job Details

Full Time
4 Year Degree
$70,000.00 - $70,000.00 Salary/year




Job Description     

The Communications Associate supports the implementation of the communication strategy, which includes external communications and internal staff communications.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):


External Communications

  • Develop and manage digital calendar for Graham’s social media, digital fundraising campaigns and special events
  • Effectively engage followers on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn — produce and manage posts across all channels.
  • Write stories of Graham program participants, donors, staff and volunteers for publication
  • In collaboration with Development, Advocacy, and Communications team members, draft, review, edit, and issue email communications
  • Maintain and strengthen digital relationships to deepen engagement with potential partners
  • Produce a regular newsletter for external audiences
  • Obtain content for various communications from across Graham, including stories, photos, videos and program updates
  • Maintain photos and videos in an organized, easily searchable, and shareable archive
  • Design and produce marketing materials
  • In collaboration with the Development team, produce donor materials such as slide decks and case statements and an annual impact report.
  • Promote Graham through social media and digital ads
  • Manage Graham’s website by:
    • Establishing a plan for reviewing/updating content on an ongoing basis
    • taking a leadership role in collaboration with other team members on website re-design
    • making ad-hoc updates and managing necessary vendor contracts and relationships
  • Create and maintain analytics dashboard (or report) with key communications metrics and industry benchmarks
  • Conduct research and develop recommendations for ways to maintain and improve digital engagement based on best practices
  • Own and disseminate Graham’s brand guidelines and serve as a Graham-wide resource for design advice and access to brand resources


Internal Communications   

  • Update content on SharePoint to inform staff of internal announcements
  • Share content with Graham staff on child and parent success stories through different communications channels (e.g. email, SharePoint, Currents newsletter)
  • Keep staff informed through different channels (visual emails, newsletters, flyers, SharePoint, etc.) of updates and plans


Perform other tasks, as needed



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 3 years related experience
  • Content development experience
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage followers on social media
  • Project management experience
  • Facility in learning and using various online platforms for communications (e.g., social media, digital fundraising platforms, Wordpress, SharePoint)
  • Excellent writer and editor
  • Outstanding verbal communication skills
  • Graphic design experience and aptitude
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Eagerness to learn and willingness to jump in and do many types of assignments
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work collegially with a wide range of people
  • Must have a passion for Graham’s mission and pillars
  • Must be willing to travel throughout NYC as needed


Position Type

Full Time





**TO APPLY: Complete the online application and upload an updated resume as a WORD or PDF document.