Employment Opportunities

Position Title: Development and Marketing Coordinator 

Reports to: Executive Director 

Direct Reports: None 

Job Type: 25-30 hours/week (part-time, flexible) 

Wage: $25,000 plus a payment toward health insurance. 

Location: Twin Cities 

Summary of Responsibilities: 

The Development and Marketing Coordinator works to increase awareness of and financial support for Access Press, including building and maintaining relationships with corporations and organizations, coordinating logistical needs related to both fund development and print/online ads placed in Access Press, and promoting Access Press to new and existing readers across the state of Minnesota. The position will work closely with both the executive director and managing editor in this work and will work to meet goals set related to both financial support and readership. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Build and maintain relationships with corporations and organizations to build financial support 
    • Work with executive director and managing editor to identify corporations and organizations from which to seek financial support via sponsorships, printed/online advertising, grants or other support
    • Work with executive director and managing editor to develop case statement for financial support 
    • Coordinate logistical needs related to sponsorships and printed/online advertising, ensuring deadlines are met as needed 
    • Maintain regular communication with corporate/organizational supporters, and track data and feedback that assists in developing long-term, sustainable relationships and financial support
    • Work to develop new avenues for financial support, including social media  
  • Work to expand development and fundraising opportunities with individual donors
    •  Using strategies identified in the organization’s annual development plan, work to seek new opportunities for individual giving
    • Work to retain and connect with existing donors, with an eye toward developing new major gift opportunities 
    • Assist executive director with the building of a planned giving program
    • Seek new grant opportunities that can be utilized to support organizational initiatives   
  • Build and carry out marketing strategies to promote awareness and readership of Access Press
    •  Develop a plan for building awareness of Access Press across both the metro area and Greater Minnesota 
    • Work to build (free) subscription list for both printed and emailed monthly issues
    • Promote the Access Press website and social media as a source for regularly updated news/content  
    • Identify partnerships and collaborations to promote Access Press, particularly with organizations serving people with disabilities 
    • Send monthly updates to email list (when new issue is published), and work with executive director and managing editor to develop a calendar/plan for additional newsletters/updates 
  • Other
    •  Ensure that the organizational database (Bloomerang) is regularly updated with information about donations, contacts and interactions
    • Attend board development committee meeting as needed/requested 
    • Other duties as assigned by the executive director 

Experience/Qualifications: 

Two or more years of experience in development/fundraising and/or marketing/communications required, with a four-year degree or equivalent work experience. Other requirements include the ability to build and maintain relationships with funders, attention to detail and follow-through, the ability to meet deadlines, excellent communications and collaborative working style, high ethics, and integrity, the ability to prioritize multiple initiatives, understanding of MS Office suite, social media, CRM, e-mail usage, and knowledge of disability issues (preferred). Candidates with a disability are encouraged to apply.