Open Position: Community Engagement Coordinator
Community Engagement Coordinator
Under supervision of the Manager of Engagement, the Community Engagement Coordinator will support all communication and engagement systems, with a focus on multimedia productions, event planning, membership recruitment, developing programs with local residents, schools, partners and community groups, coordinating grant programs, collaborations and other community outreach programs designed to increase community involvement, revenue development, and to promote the mission and long-term sustainability of Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) and the Public VR Lab, a project of BIG.
This is a career level, non-exempt, salaried position. The Community Engagement Coordinator will support all outreach and engagement programs at BIG through developing media content, via productions, web, events, and membership and community participation strategies, including teaching classes, developing members and content, and assisting with fundraising initiatives in support of BIG’s organizational goals as prioritized by the Executive Director/Board of Directors.
• Develop engagement strategies at BIG to increase specific and measured participant engagement and satisfaction, interest, support, and community involvement.
• Coordinate stakeholder engagement activities using current and new programs, such as the 11-Day Film Sprint, Community Production grants, Crowdsourced Boston, VR Ecohack, Beyond Boston, citizen journalism, digital storytelling, Immigration VR, and other VR and 360 programs, contests, orientations, via social media, and special events and projects.
• Organize, recruit and implement multiple programs; report data and submit reports,
• Recruit, train and coordinate activities of community journalists to produce one segment each week of new content; coordinate with Beyond Boston and other collaborative partners for media and news content,
• Generate new members of BIG and the Public VR Lab, an affiliate program, through social media campaigns, multimedia promotional content, and other outreach efforts,
• Attend events and engage broader community in the work of the Public VR Lab,
• Recruit, interview and manage interns and volunteer participants,
• Submit monthly reports re: activities,
• Create a weekly production email and send out to stakeholders,
• Assist staff and volunteers on field and studio shoots.
• Teach after school and other classes at BIG; coordinate media files and equipment designated for after school programming,
• Manage front desk interactions with members, partners, volunteers, and visitors,
• Write copy and submit content for marketing publications, grants, community calendars, social media,
• Support community events and special BIG events; coordinate and attend street fairs or booths with interns and volunteers,
• Represent the organization professionally in Brookline, and within community media and VR as a field builder,
• Work with community groups to assure flyers, news and events are promoted on BIG’s cable and online channels,
• Assure proper equipment usage, organization, and maintenance,
• Assist with day-to-day operations as needed,
• Other projects as assigned.
• Experience training adults and youth on multimedia production,
• Experience recruiting, training and retaining community members to participate, volunteer and occasionally work as paid staff on short and long-term projects,
• Creative and innovative approach to all partnerships, internal/external programs and product development; an ability to link the organization’s mission, programs and priorities with stakeholders’ interests in giving and participating,
• Excellent written communication skills; ability to compose, edit and proofread materials to AP standards,
• Photography, video production, graphic design and multimedia production experience; ability to use and demonstrate an aptitude to learn and demonstrate media production, web tools, and data management systems. (Word Press, Adobe Suite, Rueshare, etc.),
• Experience working with multiple social media platforms in an organizational environment,
• Commitment to the mission and philosophy of BIG and its clients,
• Demonstrated ability to develop, communicate and implement multiple projects, with sound judgment, changing priorities, and be thorough, organized, and attentive to detail.
• Ability to represent organization professionally, present information to public entities, donors and members, and communicate team effort,
• Ability to communicate and work effectively and with respect for people of diverse social, cultural, economic, age, gender, sexual orientation, and ethnic/racial backgrounds, and to communicate needs and interests of self, organization, and others,
• Exercise good judgment, discretion and confidentiality of sensitive information related to agency business, personnel, and operations,
• Work creatively and flexibly in a collaborative team environment, operating autonomously under minimal supervision and to provide and accept direction, supervision, and guidance when appropriate,
• Meet deadlines and demonstrate advanced project management skills.
• Must be comfortable and available for night and weekend shifts, on a monthly basis,
• Lift up to 50 lbs,
• Must possess and maintain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license (or be willing to obtain one upon employment), have a safe driving record, and maintain Massachusetts minimum required automobile insurance,
• Must pass CORI check,
• Must demonstrate basic communications and new media production ability.
EDUCATION AND/OR WORK EXPERIENCE:
• Four-year degree preferred, with relevant experience in some or all of the following areas:
o Non-profit or corporate community engagement; marketing communications,
o Multimedia production and/or media arts,
o Media literacy, design thinking and/or development of educational curriculum and/or product development,
o Community relations and strategic partnerships.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Requires the ability to exert a small amount of physical effort in sedentary to light work involving moving from one area to another; requires sufficient hand/eye coordination to perform repetitive movements. Work is typically performed in an indoor office environment, and regularly in meetings at other locations in the community.
• The environment is oriented to public service and subject to constant work interruptions. Employees may work under the stress of continual public and/or inter-departmental contact and pressure to work with volunteers, adhere to tight timelines and meet a high level of communications goals.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume, a cover letter stating your interest and any links to reels or your work.
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