Program & Communications Coordinator

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Programs and Communications Coordinator is key to the success of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter and will report to the Chapter Executive Director.  Duties include, but are not limited to, planning and executing Chapter programs, family and volunteer recruitment, enrollment and engagement, tracking and reporting event and engagement outcomes, and overseeing the social media communications of the Chapter.

ABOUT A KID AGAIN:

A Kid Again fosters hope, happiness, and healing for kids with life-threatening conditions and their families. We do this through our Adventures – cost-free, care-free visits to amusement parks, sporting events, museums, holiday parties, and much more. We are condition agnostic – any child, birth to age 20, with a life-threatening condition can enroll for free with A Kid Again. And we serve their whole family including their parents and siblings, so that they can all take a time out from illness. Our Mid-Atlantic Chapter serves families in New Jersey, Delaware, the eastern half of Pennsylvania, and the southern tip of New York.

ARE YOU THE PROGRAMS COORDINATOR WE ARE SEARCHING FOR:

You are the right person for this position if you are kind, outgoing, charismatic, forward-thinking and open-minded. You love helping others, especially kids and families in need. You work well and are productive on your own, but also love collaborating with a team. You are creative, hard-working, can multi-task and go with the flow, and are willing to go the extra mile to help families raising kids with life-threatening conditions. Does this describe you? Apply today!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plan and manage all aspects of A Kid Again programs, called Adventures, including securing venues, activities, in-kind donations, entertainment, tickets, mailings, attendance tracking and reporting, and volunteer management.
  • Assist the Executive Director in the development of the Chapter’s Adventure budget and adhere to budget expectations and forecasting when planning Adventures.
  • Recruit, train and engage volunteers for the Chapter, holding meetings when necessary and providing regular communications.
  • Communicate with families regarding Adventures, special events, birthdays and graduations while also identifying their needs to keep them engaged.
  • Maintain the Chapter’s social media accounts, website landing page, and handle blast email communications. This includes engaging with counterparts in other chapters, as well as the national marketing team, in preparing messaging and the scheduling of communications.
  • Build and maintain relationships with hospitals and other organizations for referrals of families.
  • Assist in other aspects of Chapter operations as assigned by the Executive Director.

 

BACKGROUND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience (nonprofit preferred)
  • 3+ years program/event creation and implementation experience
  • Social media experience
  • Experience securing gifts-in-kind a plus
  • Working knowledge and experience in Raiser’s Edge/Blackbaud (or other donor database), Microsoft Office, and other programs such as Classy, and WordPress preferred. Adobe and/or Canva experience a plus.

MISC.

  • Position requires some evening and weekend hours
  • Must have valid drivers license and auto insurance
  • Medical, dental, retirement benefits offered

 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Only candidates who are being seriously considered for the position will receive emailed responses. Resumes should be emailed to rlippoff@akidagain.org with “Program & Communications Coordinator Position” as the subject. Please include a note detailing why you are interested in working at A Kid Again, and why you are the best candidate for the position. 

 

The preceding job description has been written to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.  A Kid Again, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.