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Communications Associate

Bellevue NE

Fontenelle Forest is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its employment related policies and practices.


Salary: Starting at $27,040 DOE

Benefits: Health & life insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, membership privileges, 403b


The Communications & Development Associate reports to the Manager of Marketing & Events. This position supports the use of a comprehensive array of strategies (marketing, promotions, events, and special exhibits) and the integrity of Fontenelle Forest’s systems that support internal and external communications and relationship management. This position performs and important support role on the Development & Marketing team.


Primary Duties:

Marketing & Events

Assist in planning, writing and managing e-Newsletters

Organization, design, and publication of the quarterly Leaflet newsletter

Create and send all email blasts through Constant Contact

Manage and update the Fontenelle Forest website

Update and maintain Fontenelle Forest’s social media presence, including scheduling social media updates and Facebook events, and using apps and other latest technologies to gain and engage with followers

Write press releases/ Draft, distribute and pitch news releases, media alerts and other stories

Pull reports on social media progress

Make weekly list of Fontenelle Forest media mentions

Keep press contacts up to date

Design flyers, graphics, evites and other marketing material for major events hosted

Photograph/video record events and Forest activities

Support event implementation as needed, including setting up and taking down rental / special events

Assist with printing, assembling and mailing printed materials

Attend meetings and networking events off-site


Database & IT Administration

Ensure that the database is correctly configured to support strategies established by department director and managers for development, marketing and sales

Setup and management of program/event registration pages, discounts, and donations

Schedule and run ongoing reports; write and run queries for ad hoc reports

Manage database functionality, list selection, reporting, data integrity, and data entry

Establish and consistently apply data entry protocols and business rules for soft credits, company match, tributes, memorials, salutations, abbreviations and other data entry and business rule protocols to ensure consistent, accurate data entry

Manage community calendars

Troubleshoot shared office equipment

Monitor/troubleshoot all IT, including phones, computers, etc.

Coordinate user training

Other duties as assigned


Required Skills/Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business or equivalent work experience preferred

3-5 years of related experience in marketing or communications is a plus

Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media and graphic design

Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)

Knowledge of HTML and WordPress a plus

Knowledge and experience using Altru CRM or other donor software highly desirable

An effective communicator, both written and oral

 Experience working effectively in a team oriented and collaborative environment

Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, work efficiently, and meet deadlines

Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends


To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to mmullen@fontenelleforest.org

This position will be open until filled. Please mention how you learned of this opening.

Posted January 5, 2018

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