The Development and Communications Coordinator writes and develops communication materials for both the Development and External affairs team to grow PPIL’s donor and patient base, effectively motivate key audiences, and increase the value and impact of PPIL’s brand. The Development and Communications Coordinator carefully constructs online and print materials to disseminate information about PPIL, its programs and services, and its advocacy efforts.
Through superb writing and attention to detail, this position will craft messaging that appeals to different audiences to increase and support fundraising efforts, strengthen PPIL’s role in the community, and reach a range of audiences. This position is jointly managed by the Director of Institutional Giving and the Vice President of External Affairs.
Essential Functions: 1. Write all donor-facing materials and communications for the Development department including, but not limited to: solicitations, acknowledgements, invitations, and other donor communication as necessary for both Planned Parenthood of Illinois and Planned Parenthood Illinois Action. 2. Coordinate print, web, and social media designed to promote work to external audiences. 3. In coordination with Development staff, assist in writing donor solicitations for individual and institutional funders. 4. Coordinate and produce PPIL organizational publications such as digital media content, staff newsletters, brochures, etc. 5. Coordinate and create content for web pages and social channels for the Community Engagement team, including, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 6. Draft media statements, talking points, and press releases. 7. Serve as a liaison across organizational departments on issues regarding communications. Other Functions: 1. Assist in management of the Planned Parenthood of Illinois brand so that all communications represent PPIL in a consistent, meaningful way as (1) a top quality healthcare provider and an appealing alternative to PPIL’s competitors, (2) as Illinois’ most trusted source for medically accurate, age appropriate, comprehensive sex education; and (3) as Illinois’ leader in advocating for public policies that protect reproductive rights and ensure access to reproductive health care. 2. Participate in effectively drafting PPIL messages and communicating PPIL’s mission through all communications. 3. Oversee the use of copywriters, designers, consultants, and other vendors as appropriate in executing communications, marketing, and advertising strategies. 4. Assist in executing PPIL’s digital marketing strategy, including the production of electronic newsletters and the coordination of regular emails to various audiences. 5. As directed, participate in the coordination, planning, and execution of agency events in conjunction with Media Relations, Community Engagement, and Policy teams. 6. Collect photos and/or videos taken at PPIL events and maintain photo files for ongoing use; create, edit, and upload all photos and videos to website and social media outlets. 7. Other duties as assigned. 8. Through these activities demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to PPIL core values of access, activism, care, confidentiality, diversity, excellence, integrity, respect, self-determination, and stewardship; practice these values in relations with internal and external customers. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers to handle, type, and reach. The employee is regularly required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Supervisor: Director of Institutional Giving and Vice President of External Affairs Status: Full time, exempt from the overtime provision of the wage and salary guidelines.
Qualifications: Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required.
Experience: One to three years of communications and community engagement experience in a nonprofit setting required. Strong working knowledge of MS Office software. Experience communicating through a variety of social media platforms required. Familiarity with fundraising database programs is preferred. Professional qualities: Excellent written and verbal skills are required. High energy level, organizational skills and attention to detail required. Planned Parenthood of Illinois works affirmatively to include diversity among its workforce and does not discriminate in the selection of its staff on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, income, marital status, or any other dimension of diversity. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position.
We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator and a passionate advocate. Planned Parenthood of Illinois' 17 health centers throughout the state deliver vital health care services, sex education, and sexual health information to more than 60,000 women and families each year.
For nearly 90 years, building healthy communities has been Planned Parenthood's mission. Everyday, Planned Par...enthood of Illinois helps all kinds of people get the health tools and information—and above all the care and compassion they need—to prevent unintended pregnancies or to plan for families when they are ready.