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Position: Grants & Communications Associate
Reports to: Director of Development & Communications
Direct Reports: None
Location: Remote with travel
Overview: The Grants & Communications Associate will support and streamline organizational efforts by assisting with communications strategies, development and fundraising activities, maintenance of grant reports, and carrying out other administrative duties that support the team.
- Serve as a project manager for materials and resources, such as coordinating the design, order and distribution of new business cards, envelopes, digital and print materials, etc.
- Assist in printing and mailing of annual membership and donor solicitations, thank yous, and other mailings, as needed.
- Assist KVH staff with composing and editing letters, press releases, public comments, testimony, op-ed pieces, talking points, social media content, blog posts, etc.
- Manage website content using WordPress. Previous technical experience is welcomed, but training can be provided.
- Work with KVH’s website developer to ensure regular maintenance and to update page design and functionality as needed.
- Carry out administrative tasks, including database entry, mailings, and meeting planning/coordination.
- Assist in the compilation of materials for meetings and help to edit and format appropriate “leave behind” materials (handouts and one-pagers, for example).
- Provider technical support at events and other activities (both in-person and virtually).
Grant and Development Responsibilities
- Assist the Executive Director in maintaining grant agreements and contracts. This may include, but is not limited to developing a uniform organizational library of necessary documents for each funder.
- Build and maintain a database to track grant deadlines, activities, and deliverables.
- Assist in maintaining compliance with relevant administrative, programmatic, and grant requirements.
- Assist the Director of Communications & Development in conducting the annual membership campaign, including but not limited to: 1) external communications with stakeholders and donors (e.g. Action Network, social media content, letter compilation); and 2) assist with membership and donor database reports.
- Assist the Director of Communications & Development in strengthening a communications strategy that builds public awareness and support for KVH’s work, communicates the benefits of healthcare reform and a strong social safety-net, and better informs debate around policy issues that impact health and racial justice.
- Assist the Director of Communications & Development in creating targeted messaging and plain-language materials to effectively communicate the impact of health system changes, translating these changes into meaningful, actionable information to disseminate to partners and donors. This may include, but is not limited to: 1) Helping proof-read and design infographics, interactives, and manage technical aspects of videos and other multi-media products. 2) Assist in the management of a weekly e-newsletter and social media calendar content and scheduling. 3) Cataloging published videos on YouTube and on internal drives accordingly.
- Stay informed about Kentucky’s shifting health policy landscape and issues related to health reform, access to care, children’s health, safety-net programs, and other relevant topics.
- Respond to social media inquiries on behalf of KVH as assigned.
- Search for content to elevate the Healthy Reentry Coalition of Kentucky and Health Literacy Kentucky social media pages (e.g. relevant content for healthy reentry and health literacy for upcoming public events, new reports, news coverage, etc)
Minimum Requirements, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Strong commitment to health justice, recognizing that health justice is not possible without anti-racist actions and commitments.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience in office management, grants management, communications, public relations, nonprofit management, public administration, public policy, or other relevant fields.
- Prior experience in nonprofit development and/or grants management functions is preferred but not required.
- Two or more years of experience in nonprofit and/or nonpartisan fields. Experience with policy advocacy and/or grasstops or grassroots advocacy is preferred.
- Knowledge of public policy and barriers to health justice for all Kentuckians, regardless of race, place, age, gender, income or other identifications.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to engage with a diverse range of Kentuckians from a variety of identities and experiences, including professional colleagues, coalition members, policymakers, and consumers.
- Excellent writing and editing skills that demonstrate ability to translate complex information into plain language content.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail sufficient to manage a project with multiple contributors, tasks and deadlines.
- Ability to adapt to changing situations, manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, handle confidential information, and switch between different projects and tasks on short notice.
- Ability to be self-motivated and self-directed, working constructively both independently and in teams.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, G Suite, WordPress, and Airtable preferred. Training can be provided.
- A valid drivers’ license and reliable transportation.
This position is grant-funded and offers a competitive salary based on experience with benefits. KVH’s office is located in Louisville, but applicants from across Kentucky will be considered. Hybrid style work from home procedures continue to be in place during the COVID-19 emergency.
KVH is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are committed to building a team that is excellent and reflects the communities we serve. We are seeking candidates who are diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, abilities, veteran status and other qualities. We encourage people of all backgrounds and experiences to apply.
Salary Range: $40,000-45,000 annually
This a full-time position at 40 hours per week. Hours generally are worked Monday-Friday during normal business hours with the potential for occasional irregular hours.
- Paid Holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.
- Paid Time Off: Full time employees are eligible to accrue thirteen (13) days of PTO during a twelve (12) month working period.
- Health Savings Account: A monthly contribution is made to help cover out-of-pocket healthcare costs.
- Retirement: SIMPLE IRA participation with 3% employer contribution.
Please email your resume and contact information for three professional references and a cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this position to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications submitted before 5pm ET on May 27th, 2022 will receive priority review, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The interview process will be conducted remotely. For more information about KVH visit our website at: www.kyvoicesforhealth.org.