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Communications Manager

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Employer: FirstWorks
235 Promenade Street, Suite 130
Providence, RI 02908
Contact:
Email: admin@firstworks.org

Job Description

FirstWorks is a Providence, Rhode Island-based non-profit arts organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of our community by engaging audiences with world-class performing arts and education programs and is the Founding Partner and Co-Producer of PVDFest, Providence’s signature arts festival. FirstWorks’ public performances, whether with iconic guest artists or world-class local ensembles, are framed with extensive community interaction and provide pathways to opportunities for thousands of low-income students in Rhode Island.

The Communications Manager works with the FirstWorks team, including the Marketing Manager, and is responsible for developing and executing FirstWorks marketing strategy and messaging. Reporting to the Executive Artistic Director, they will develop and guide communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate FirstWorks mission and brand. The Communications Manager will play a key role in managing external relations in the community. The appropriate candidate will be capable of serving as a unifying force and implementing communications plans at both the strategic and tactical levels.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan across all FirstWorks programs, for partners and audiences, in collaboration with the FirstWorks team
Develop metrics and evaluation ROI for sales, brand, and engagement goals, in conjunction with the Executive Artistic Director to assure growth of brand awareness
Steward community relationships and manage external communications
Implement targeted marketing initiatives including traditional print and digital media, to effectively reach specific audiences and needs
Perform marketing research, compile and analyze data on competitors and trends, generate regular reports on FirstWorks analytics and strategy effectiveness, take the lead on creating new strategies and relationships to drive revenues
Manage the Marketing team, including experienced Marketing Manager and graphic designer
Hire and supervise marketing contractors, effectively delegate tasks and oversee execution, clearly communicate expectations and goals, facilitate regular team meetings, and provide regular feedback
Supervise media sponsor relationships, and community outreach to affinity organizations and local influencers
Support and develop written content and image selection for branded emails, letters, social media posts and campaigns, offline marketing material, website content, ensuring overall messaging and brand uniformity
Support and develop collateral resources across the organization with overall brand conformity, including Annual Report
Ensure timely updates to the website, in collaboration with FirstWorks’ Marketing Manager
Manage Marketing committee, prepare reports, and participate in Board of Directors meetings as needed
Represent FirstWorks at events and within the community as needed
Manage fiscal tracking of overall Marketing budget

Requirements

Desired Skills/Experience:
Relevant experience in developing marketing and communications strategies
Experience working with cultural nonprofits and knowledge of arts marketing best practices preferred
Proficient knowledge of social media platforms
Relationship builder with the ability to represent the organization in conversations with sponsors, media partners and community leaders
Ability to do strategy and planning, as well as implementation and execution
Excellent writing/editing and verbal communications skills
Excellent organizational abilities with keen attention to detail
Track record of overseeing, prioritizing, and executing multiple deadlines
Ability to generate enthusiasm for the organization, elicit cooperation, and get information over the phone, via email, and in person.
Ability to understand presented projects and craft talking points as needed
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Facile knowledge/user of software applications (i.e., Microsoft 365, Adobe, InDesign, DropBox), familiarity with SalesForce/Patron Manager, and Asana a plus

Salary Levels

$50,000.00 - $70,000.00

Positions Available

There are 1 positions available at this time.

Application Period

Tuesday, January 03, 2023 through Wednesday, December 21, 2022