Community Engagement Manager

The Community Engagement Manager supports the mission of the organization through high-impact messaging via multiple platforms and channels. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the position is essential to the work of GJDC and collaborates with all departments to ensure
the most effective communications are delivered to stakeholders. The right candidate must possess a strong interest in and commitment to the work of a Community Development Corporation.

Major responsibilities are:
• Effective storytelling skills with the ability to discern the most compelling messaging to
• Excellent writing skills and the ability to message for different audiences and on different
• Produce initial drafts of all written content (e.g., marketing materials, presentations, press
• Project management of select projects

• Day to day oversight of external vendors, (e.g., graphic designers, printers, photographers,
• Self-starter able to work independently and as part of a team possessing strong
interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with a wide range of stakeholders
• The ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
• Liaison on behalf of GJDC with external stakeholders
• Monitor and update internal and external print/digital assets to ensure accuracy
• Help monitor press and Google Alert notifications
• Conduct research as needed
• Detail oriented with strong organizational skills

• Collaborate across the organization to promote the work of GJDC
• Good knowledge of the political and cultural landscape of Southeast Queens strongly
• Experience building successful relationships with community-based organizations, including
proven expertise in identifying opportunities for community-based collaborations and partnerships
• Experience in managing community-based events from inception to execution to conclusion, including occasional weekend or evening events
• Comfort level interacting with high-profile political, civic and community leaders
• Apprise Senior Staff of problems and high impact occurrences in the community

• Knowledge of basic design software to create simple materials (e.g., presentations, signage,
• Digital Strategy & Analytics (editorial calendar; tracking website, email correspondence,
social media)
• Implement graphic design and digital strategy (including posts to social media according to
editorial calendar)
• Adept and experienced with major social media platforms, building followings, and
leveraging influencers

We are an equal opportunity employer currently offering the following:
• Generous paid time off package (including vacation, sick and holidays)
• Subsidized major medical health plan, plus dental/vision plan
• 403b retirement savings plan (with employer contribution)
• Commuter benefits/subsidized parking
• Health savings and dependent care accounts
• Tuition reimbursement

Please send the following to
1. Your resume
2. Your cover letter with salary requirements
3. One example of what you believe is a visually compelling marketing campaign. It could
be one you worked on, or from a company you admire.