The Communications & Marketing Coordinator will help create and promote NACCE’s brand and identity, sharing our mission and related initiatives on a variety of communication platforms. This role is responsible for social media outreach, regular email communications including a bi-weekly eNewsletter, supporting sponsor and partner fulfillment efforts, and marketing NACCE events (conference, regional summits, webinars and digital meet-ups) and the NACCE Store.
Founded in 2002, the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship is a 501(c)3 educational association that provides leadership and sustainable scalable resources to provide entrepreneurial thinking and action in one of the largest entrepreneurial ecosystems in North America. Since its inception, NACCE has grown to a network of more than 300 community colleges and universities with thousands of active professionals that serve more than 3 million students. We hold national and regional conferences, publish a quarterly journal, host webinars, provide technical assistance to foundations and government entities, and provide members with resource and opportunities that facilitate the successful growth of entrepreneurial education. In the past three years, NACCE has re-granted over $6 million dollars to member colleges, and has recently published The NACCE Playbook, which explores the impact of entrepreneurial mindset; a roadmap for rebuilding post-pandemic titled Impact ED: How Community College Entrepreneurship Creates Equity and Prosperity; a textbook, Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation; and established a number of emerging centers of practice. For more information, please visit nacce.com.
Summary of Responsibilities
Serves as a core member of the communications and marketing team, focusing on messaging that aligns with NACCE’s strategic areas of focus. Produces a broad array of digital and print promotional/communication materials for the organization in collaboration with NACCE staff and leadership teams, ensuring that all materials present a clear, unified, and positive image for the organization and/or brand.
Drafts, reviews, and edits original content, such as communications plans, digital and traditional marketing plans, mailouts, emails, talking points, presentations, articles, event summaries, blog posts, social copy and other updates on behalf of the organization following internal approval processes and pre-publication protocols within the organization.
Maintains a database of press and vendor contacts. Navigates publishing NACCE press releases through a national service provider and through all NACCE communications channels, providing summary metrics to internal stakeholders.
Promotes and attends special events and functions, reports on milestones and activities, new products and services, and arranges for photograph and/or press coverage for special events. Offers live coverage of NACCE events as needed across a variety of platforms.
Advances and creates brand awareness on social media for both internal and external audiences, leveraging existing channels (Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Higher Logic/NACCE Meets) and exploring new opportunities (e.g. Instagram) for the organization.
Develops a deep understanding of NACCE’s content management system (Novi), creating and updating web and event content accessible online at www.nacce.com.
Supports the NACCE Store and organizes marketing, membership and event giveaways, keeping inventory of items on hand and coordinating all mailings.
Collaborates with grant and partnership project managers to fulfill marketing and communications deliverables included in contracts and agreements, including email posts, social media inclusion, and web updates.
Serves as technical support for member webinars and other digital engagements, and as onsite support for live events as requested. Develops and maintains exhibit booth materials, inventory of branded collateral, and continuing education support, like design thinking and/or maker kits.
Attends regular team, community, stakeholder and other relevant meetings and takes on other duties as assigned by the executive leadership team. Works well with all team members to capture member updates and trends, identifying connections to advance organizational goals.
All NACCE employees are required to perform other duties as assigned in the spirit of serving our members and realizing our mission.
Bachelors’ degree in marketing, communications or related field preferred, with three years or more of progressively responsible experiences related to marketing, communications, or public relations is required. Experience within a 501(c)3 or (c)6 non-profit is a plus. Proficiency in CMS/web-based content systems, project management platforms (e.g. ClickUp, SmartSheet, Basecamp), common social media platforms, the Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom and/or other video conferencing tools, and the Adobe Creative Suite is desired.
The selected candidate will have a track record of meeting deadlines, producing high-quality work product in a timely manner, and a commitment to being accessible and maintaining a professional work environment. This role requires a self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills, exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. The ability to work in a team and maintain collaborative relationships is critical.
Location & Travel Requirements
The Communications & Marketing Coordinator reports to NACCE’s Headquarters in Cary, North Carolina. This position may operate on a hybrid schedule, reporting in person four days per week and working from home one day mid-week while maintaining public hours daily between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. This role requires an estimated 10-20% local and national travel to facilitate relationship building in North Carolina and nationally.
Per NACCE policy, the candidate selected must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination status prior to the beginning of employment. This role will operate in shared office space with appropriate safety protocols in place.
All NACCE new hires must successfully pass a background and reference check as determined by NACCE and provide evidence of eligibility to work in the United States for any employer.
Salary, Benefits & Key Employment Requirements
Full-time staff at NACCE are eligible to receive the following benefits:
- Health Insurance (80% employer-paid)
- Dental Insurance (100% paid coverage)
- Workers’ Compensation Insurance
- FSA Program Access
- Retirement Plan with 3% Employer Match (Available after 12 months of employment)
- Paid Annual Vacation/Leave
o 2 weeks of paid vacation (accruals begin after 90 days of employment)
o 3 days paid sick leave (available after 90 days of employment)
o 3 days paid personal leave (available after 90 days of employment)
- Paid holiday program including 12 days + end of year holiday leave
- Vacation accruals increase after two years of employment
- Opportunities for certifications and professional development in line with job at NACCE
- Reimbursement for pre-approved travel based on a pre-defined policy outlined by NACCE
NACCE employees with excellent performance have opportunities to be promoted and to advance within the organization based on meeting goals and contributing to the success of the organizations by collaborating with other NACCE team members. Employee reviews are scheduled mid and year-end annually.
All NACCE employees are required to review and sign the employee handbook prior to beginning employment.
Any outside contract work, employment, and graduate studies must be disclosed and approved by NACCE leadership prior to employment. After beginning employment with NACCE, this must also be disclosed and approved by NACCE Leadership.
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