Communications & Development Coordinator

ARC Human Services   Canonsburg, PA   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on August 11, 2023
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Arc Human Services is hiring a Communication & Development Coordinator. This is a full-time, on-site position, located at our Canonsburg Corporate Headquarters.


The Communications Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies to support the mission and goals of AAdvantage, Arc Human Services, and The Arc of Washington. This role involves crafting compelling messaging, coordinating communication channels, and engaging with stakeholders to increase awareness, support, and impact of the organization's work. The role also includes developing communication for effective fundraising and relationship-building to engage supporters, raise funds, and amplify the organization's impact through effective communication strategies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including the following; other duties may be assigned)
  • Coordinate Organization Communications:
    • Develop written communications to convey complex ideas clearly and persuasively.
    • Craft compelling narratives and stories that resonate with diverse audiences.
    • Edit and proofread content to ensure accuracy and consistency in messaging.
    • Support and coordinate crisis or urgent communications effectively with stakeholders during challenging times, ensuring cultural sensitivity and self-determination/Everyday Lives principles.
    • Collaborate with the development team to assist in grant writing, research, and reporting.
    • Compile data and stories to strengthen grant proposals and grant reports to advance and achieve development goals.
  • Content Creation:
    • Create diverse content, including articles, blog posts, social media posts, newsletters, press releases, and reports.
    • Assist in developing multimedia content, including graphic design, video, and photography.
    • Collaborate effectively across teams to curate content, including stories, photographs, and other media content, to support the organization's mission and goals.
    • Design, create, and print company business cards for staff as requested.
  • Digital Marketing & Social Media Management:
    • Coordinates social media platforms and creates and executes effective social media campaigns following a schedule to actively engage stakeholders in our mission and goals.
    • Support the development and coordination of event promotion through various channels, including hiring events, organizational-sponsored events, and community events aligned with the organization's mission and goals.
  • Media Relations:
    • Build relationships to connect with journalists, bloggers, and media outlets to raise awareness, educate, and elevate the voices and stories of people with disabilities.
    • Create compelling press releases and media pitches.
  • Project Management & Strategy Execution:
    • Support the development and implementation of communication strategies aligned with the organization's mission and goals.
    • Execute and document communication, media, and marketing projects; scoping project deliverables, establishing timelines, and coordinating resources.
    Minimum of Associates Degree in Business and proven experience as a Communications Assistant or similar role.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily including strong written and verbal communication skills; demonstrate proficiency in digital marketing tools, social media platforms, and content management systems, a basic understanding of fundraising principles and donor relations, excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, demonstrate proficiency in data management and analysis, knowledge of nonprofit industry standards and ethical communication practices.