Posted on January 11, 2013
Public Relations and Marketing Director
Forestdale - Public Relations and Marketing Director
Forestdale is a nonprofit that provides innovative social services to parents and children in inner-city communities, primarily in the borough of Queens. Our programs include foster care, preventive services, support for parenting teens, and a fathering initiative. Founded in 1854, Forestdale now touches the lives of thousands of children and families every year.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a public relations professional with experience in fundraising to promote a dynamic organization. The Director is supported by a staff of three development associates who write grants, maintain the website and build innovative social media platforms. S/he will work cohesively with the Director of Community Development.
Plan and implement a comprehensive and multi-faceted marketing plan
Work in close cooperation with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to generate new and increased support from public and private entities and individuals donors
Oversee all Forestdale Social Media, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
Task supervision of Development Associates
The Public Relations and Marketing Director will report to the Executive Director and work with all staff.
Ideal candidates must possess the following:
BA/BS degree from an accredited university
Experience in fundraising, including annual program planning/management, successful solicitation of institutions and individuals, and work with boards of directors/trustees, major donors, and volunteers
Superior writing and verbal skills, including public presentations
Skills including, but not limited to fundraising, program planning and ongoing management; board committee management; prospect research; in-person cultivation and solicitation; donor stewardship; extensive writing (grants, reports, direct mail appeals, and related products); communications (including publications and web content); database management; and staff supervision
Forestdale provides a competitive salary and outstanding benefits - including 4 weeks Vacation, Health/Dental/Life/Disability insurance, Pension Plan and Tax-Deferred Medical/Dependent/Commuter Plans