Administrative, Clerical, Support Services, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Fundraising, Resource Development, Grant Writing
4 Year Degree
Marketing Assistant; Executive/Program Team
Part-time, temp-to-perm opportunity | Leesburg, VA
Application Deadline: May 7, 2021
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
This Is My Brave, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Leesburg, VA founded in 2014 by Jennifer Marshall and Anne Marie Ames (1958?2017), two women passionate about ending the stigma surrounding mental illness, and saving lives through storytelling. In May of 2014, This Is My Brave debuted its first-ever live show in Arlington, VA, at the Spectrum Theatre to a sold-out crowd of nearly 400. Over the past seven years, the nonprofit organization has hosted over 75 original performances across the United States and in Australia featuring nearly 900 individuals who have shared their true, personal stories via poetry, original music, comedy, dance and more. This Is My Brave has been featured in The Washington Post, O, The Oprah Magazine, Stage-Directions Magazine, and Health as well as many other publications and national news outlets such as the TODAY Show and NBC4 Washington. In 2019, This Is My Brave launched high school and college pilot programs.
The Marketing Assistant is a member of the executive and operations teams, provisioning administrative support to, primarily, the Executive Director but secondarily to the program staff to advance fundraising, project execution, and external communications. The position reports to the Executive Director, matrix-reports to members of the program team, and intersects with all volunteers of the organization. Duties include managing donor correspondence, data entry, marketing and project management in support of programs, and assisting on special projects and general operations.
Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Conduct data entry and assist with documentation in support of programs and reporting
Draft written correspondence to donors, including producing and mailing donor acknowledgement letters
Communicating regularly with potential and existing donors via email and make telephone calls to lapsed donors to re-enroll them
Support management of timelines and deliverables through the development and maintenance of project planning and tracking tools
Conduct background research and draft written summaries for program staff
Create, review, and/or edit engaging and well-formatted reports, presentations, figures, board books, and other communications for ED and staff
Support weekly Program Team meetings, including scheduling, note-taking, and follow up as necessary
Track, research, and summarize timely news items related to the organization’s interests and create communications for staff, senior management, and donors
Assist with other projects and tasks that align with the Program Team as needed
It is critically important that the Marketing Assistant be a highly collaborative team player, with a service-oriented attitude, who listens and communicates well. In addition, the successful candidate will need to undergo a comprehensive background check.
To be considered, candidates will possess a majority of the following professional and personal attributes and competencies:
Minimum of two years of related work experience in a professional environment; experience in the non-profit sector or philanthropy valued but is not required
Strong commitment to fostering an inclusive culture
Flexible team player who is service-oriented and collaborative, with high-level interpersonal skills
Experience in a fast-paced environment preferred
High levels of organization, detail-orientation, and proactiveness in supporting others including effective planning and time management
Advanced computer skills, including proficiency with Google Drive and Google Documents and strong aptitude to learn other software systems
Experience with NeonCRM or similar nonprofit donor database
Experience with e-mail marketing platform Mailchimp is desired but not required
Experience with social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) helpful
Excellent written and verbal communication, including phone and editing skills
Ability to effectively interact and collaborate with all levels of co-workers, including program officers and directors
Sound judgment, integrity, and respect for confidentiality
Evenings and weekend work periodically required
Additional Salary Information: This Is My Brave offers a flexible schedule and competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience.
This Is My Brave is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive professional environment. We encourage applications from candidates with a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
About This Is My Brave, Inc.
This Is My Brave, Inc. is the leading 501c3 nonprofit organization for individuals to share their story of overcoming mental health challenges through creative expression. Our mission is to empower people to put their names and faces on their true stories of recovery from mental illness and addiction to end the stigma preventing many from seeking help. The vision of This Is My Brave is to one day live in a world where we don’t have to call it “brave” to talk openly about mental illness. We’ll simply call it talking.