Housatonic Habitat for Humanity (HHFH) is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities. We operate in 15 towns in western Connecticut and are headquartered in Danbury.
Position: Manager, Marketing and Social Media
The Marketing and Social Media Manager is a key member of the HHFH team responsible for external communication and outreach to the various entities that constitute the volunteer, donor, and government networks that are foundational to our mission.
Marketing activities will primarily focus on planning and executing tasks associated with the special events that occur throughout the year. These “work plans” are to include but are not limited to the annual Fall and Spring fundraisers, Holiday Gift Wrapping at the Danbury Mall, Contractor “Fill the Truck Round-Up”. For each of these events, the Manager will be responsible for the coordination of print and social media, supplier logistics, and volunteer participation.
The Manager may be called upon to make presentations to civic and community groups for the purpose of sharing information about the organization and how people and entities can become involved. In addition, the Manager may be asked to support grant submissions with marketing materials such as graphics and expository writing.
As most activities are repeated from year to year, the Manager will be responsible for the collection of data metrics to gain an understanding of what works and where improvements to the process are required. The metrics are to be reviewed by the Executive Director.
HHFH has a significant on-line presence that requires daily postings to a variety of accounts. The successful candidate needs to demonstrate fluency with both graphics and writing skills appropriate to media postings. In addition, the Manager will be responsible for the writing and distribution of press releases to print media. The Manager will create an “outreach” log that records when print outlets are contacted and when the press release is accepted with the purpose of gaining an understanding of where future outreach efforts are to be focused. The outreach log will be reviewed by the Executive Director.
The Manager reports to the Executive Director. In addition, they participate in weekly staff meetings to coordinate their efforts with the other HHFH Managers.
Proven social media and commercial marketing experience is essential to be considered for this position. Nonprofit fundraising experience is a plus. The successful candidate will demonstrate a creative, detailed oriented approach to problem solving. They must have excellent verbal and written communication and the ability to work independently and within a team. This is a full time position with occasional evening and weekend work. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please send cover letter and resume to: Kristen Keil, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.