Development & Communications Coordinator

Organizational Overview

Worcester Interfaith (WI) is a faith and values organizing effort with a focus on economic and racial justice. Our faith and values and our critical racial analysis call us to fight for a Massachusetts where every person can live a life of dignity. We believe that those closest to the issues are the best suited to lead our campaigns, and our organizing approach includes storytelling, relationship building, and training to develop our leaders. 

Over the last few years, WI played a major role in updating Worcester’s school committee elections to actually be representative. We also played a major role during the Covid Pandemic in addressing equity for resources, information, and vaccines. Finally, WI has been a part of a series of state coalitions leading to increases in the minimum wage, access to Paid Family Medical Leave, as well as earned sick time. 

On a state level we are a part of Massachusetts Communities Action Network (www.mcan.us) and on a national level we are a part of Faith in Action (www.faithinaction.org).

Position Overview

The Development & Communications Coordinator will be responsible for helping Worcester Interfaith respond to the question: “How does everyone know who Worcester Interfaith is and all that we do? And how does that help us fund our work?”

They will identify opportunities in our campaigns to amplify the stories of our leaders, and to reflect our faith and values through online and offline media campaigns and articles in local press. They understand the role of communications in developing powerful strategies and actions. Furthermore, they’re eager to improve on what has been done before, and draw on metrics to guide how our communications and organizing can be strengthened. 

They are responsible for planning and overseeing execution of all communications, including newsletters, social media, event marketing and other print and electronic communications. They work with the ED on overall fundraising strategies and the communications tactics to support them. They’re responsible for all image management and branding consistency for the organization. 

Responsibilities

Communications

  • Mobilize our online constituency through social media, online action, and email campaigns. Manage digital media and website presence.
  • Amplify the voice of our grassroots leaders by identifying key stories and powerful faith and values experiences.
  • Build local power by maintaining relationships with local press and supporting affiliates to publish communications pieces for major campaigns.
  • Design and produce WI communications, online and in print, following design guidelines shared by MCAN’s Communications Director. 
  • Coordinate internal and external information-sharing and communication with leaders, allies, and donors

Development

  • Manage all aspects of donor prospecting, cultivation, stewardship, and budget/vendor/consultant management for special events and individual giving.
  • Research new potential funding opportunities
  • Support the ED in writing grants as well as managing the grant calendar

Qualifications

  • Strong writing skills, ability to write punchy and persuasive emails and other communications pieces quickly
  • Experience with HTML and web content management systems (i.e. WordPress)
  • High level of consciousness around race, class, and interfaith language
  • Some experience or understanding of organizing work
  • A self-starter who’s detail-oriented, able to take initiative and ownership of projects, and able to provide creative and strategic feedback in the planning process
  • Relational working style – ability to listen well, collaborate, and coach effectively
  • Social Media content creation experience

This is a full time salaried position ranging from 40K to 47k dependent on experience. WI offers a flexible schedule with competitive benefits. 

To apply

Please send a resume, portfolio, and cover letter detailing how your experience and skills make you the best candidate for the job to info@worcester-interfaith.org