Careers | Welcoming America

Employment Opportunities

Welcoming America endeavors to build a movement of welcoming communities that will transform our country. This is an exciting and ambitious task, and we seek team members who are entrepreneurial, hardworking, kind, and determined to build a better world by bringing people together.

Welcoming America offers outstanding benefits, competitive compensation, and the opportunity to be part of a unique organization that is creating new pathways to change. Please check back here to see available openings through the year and apply by sending a cover letter, including your qualifications and desire to work in this position, along with a current resume to: [email protected].

 

Overview

Status: Full-time, exempt
Department: Communications
Reports to: Communications Director
Salary floor: $50,000
Supervisory Responsibilities: Intern (when available)
Last updated: October 2020
Application deadline: October 31, 2020

Description: The digital engagement manager plays a critical role in bringing Welcoming America’s mission of building a nation of neighbors to life. By leveraging digital content and tools to engage and activate members, donors, partners, and the general public, this position serves as an effective messenger, team player, and cheerleader for the organization in the digital space.

On any given day, this role will manage the project workflow of digital content (ie. blogs, infographics, publications, photos, videos, etc.) as well as the management of social media, email marketing, and websites. 

Core Competencies

  • Expert in digital channels and tools
  • Eye for creative content and storytelling
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience with digital community building
  • Ability to work effectively across teams and manage expectations with external partners

Responsibilities

Content creation and project management (30%)

  • Project workflow: Manage the development of communications initiatives and products, including campaigns, fundraising, publications, toolkits, etc. Work with external vendors on graphic design and website developers on project onboarding, deadlines, deliverables, invoicing, etc.

  • Writing and editing: Compose and review communications materials to ensure coherence, consistency, and alignment of Welcoming America’s voice.

  • Digital asset management: Serve as the keeper of digital content files, including photos, videos, graphic design files, etc.

  • Graphic design: Create simple graphics for websites, email campaigns, social media toolkits, etc. Work with freelance graphic designers and project manage design-heavy projects

Managing digital platforms (30%)

  • Social media: Create and schedule posts across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram to ensure a consistent flow of content and engagement. Ensure Welcoming America fulfills its agreements with member and partner organizations to amplify campaigns. Source content from media alerts and newsletters, sharing notable moments with staff. Curate lists of influencers and press. Be proactive and strategic in engaging with members and partners on social media.

  • Website management: Manage the day-to-day updates to Welcoming America’s web properties, including blog posts, landing pages, content, and linking. Process website edit requests. Work with website contractors on technical updates and maintenance, identifying opportunities to enhance website functionality, as well as designing new pages for campaigns and other initiatives.

  • Email marketing: Compile content, design, and schedule monthly and quarterly newsletters, as well as standalone email campaigns. Manage lists and subscriber data. 

  • Analytics: Monitor metrics for aforementioned areas, setting goals and identifying areas of success and those for improvement.

Environmental scanning (20%)

  • Monitor and evaluate news coverage through email inbox monitoring, social media listening, and asking thoughtful questions to generate creative ideas for original content. 

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for partners and members on campaigns, toolkits, resources, and other inquiries on Welcoming America’s digital assets 

Professional development (10%)

  • Proactively identify opportunities to improve skills and knowledge in the above areas.

 

Essential Skills

Proven track record of developing and amplifying campaigns via stories, content partnerships, and outreach

Demonstrated knowledge of website content management systems (ideally WordPress or Drupal)

Fundamental understanding of email marketing best practices and marketing automation tools (ex. Mailchimp, Emma, Pardot, Constant Contact, Hubspot, etc.) 

Experience using social media scheduling and reporting tools (ex. Hootsuite, Sprout, TweetDeck).

Understanding of digital analytics and ways to use data to calibrate campaign goals and outcomes

Superb writing and editing skills, with a solid understanding of branding principles and AP style

Demonstrated experience using graphic design tools, understanding of best practices for web and print, and working with outsourced graphic designers

Strong attention to detail in all areas mentioned above

Desired Skills and Knowledge

Basic understanding of search engine optimization (SEO), HTML and CSS

Knowledge of Facebook Business Manager and Google Adwords is a plus.

Interest in immigration, refugees, inclusion, equity, and/or community building is strongly preferred.

Attributes

Welcoming America is composed of a small, but dynamic team that values collaboration, empathy, and a willingness to pitch in and find solutions. Candidates who have these attributes, as well as those listed below, are desired:

  • Passionate about using digital content and social media to engage the public
  • An eye for compelling content and the digital skills to amplify it
  • Gets excited about opportunities to be creative and leverage the knowledge of others
  • A genuine believer in doing things together to produce better results
  • Ability to seek or extract information to fill information gaps
  • Proactive, organized, deadline and detail oriented, with a certain level of flexibility and adaptability to evolving circumstances
  • Motivated to learn new tools and strategies, and strengthen skills through professional development

Experience

Candidates must have a background in communications, journalism, media, marketing, or related fields, preferably within the nonprofit sector.

3-4 years in a consistent communications related role, with demonstrated experience in digital platforms and storytelling, bringing initiatives and campaigns to life on digital platforms.

Experience working with a remote team

Other Requirements

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a brief writing test that may include synthesizing longform content into shareable pieces, as well as provide recommendations for amplifying it across communications platforms.

Work Environment

Due to the pandemic, candidates must be able to work remotely, with access to a reliable Internet connection. A laptop will be provided. Atlanta-based preferred, but may be based anywhere in the U.S. within Eastern time zone.

How to Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Digital Engagement Manager Application” by October 30, 2020.

Overview

Status: Full-time, exempt
Department: Development
Reports to: Chief Development Officer
Salary floor: $50,000
Supervisory Responsibilities: Intern (when available)
Application deadline: November 7, 2020

Description: Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the development manager plays a key role in supporting Welcoming America in accomplishing its mission. Collaborate closely with the Chief Development Officer to strengthen and grow the development team, primarily through grant writing and management and increasing individual giving in collaboration with Welcoming America’s program teams. 

Core Competencies

  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work effectively across teams 
  • Clear and concise communication and writing skills
  • Strong attention to detail

Responsibilities

Grants Management

  • Identify potential funding opportunities and research relationships with potential funders 
  • Review and assess sources to evaluate funding opportunities that match Welcoming America priorities and programs 
  • Manage information gathering and maintain all documentation
  • Project manage the proposal process
  • Prepare, write, and submit compelling letters of inquiry, formal proposals, stewardship documents, and reports
  • Ensure all submission requirements and supporting documents are prepared and represent a cohesive proposal
  • Manage a portfolio of foundation prospects and programmatic grants
  • Work with program staff to gather information on funding needs, compile documents, and develop budgets for grant requests
  • Work with program staff to track grants and prepare reports back to funders
  • Maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines
  • Other duties as needed

Individual Giving

  • Acquire and maintain a strong knowledge of Welcoming America’s work in order to educate and inform prospective and existing donors
  • Assist in identification and qualification of new prospects and donors nationally
  • Collaborate with the Communications Team to produce donor engagement materials, including letters, emails, and social media campaigns
  • Assist in writing gift acknowledgments and other communications with donors
  • Write compelling fundraising appeals that encourage current and prospective donors to give 
  • Support Chief Development Officer led fundraising initiatives such as end of year campaigns and through the organizations annual events.  

Other Fundraising Responsibilities

  • Work with Operations Director and other staff to build grant budgets, process gifts and pledges, enter data and maintain donor records.
  • Identify, research and connect with potential funding sources (foundations, corporations, individuals, and other earned income sources)
  • Enter and maintain data into the constituent relationship management database to track activity with prospects and donors
  • Together with the Chief Development Officer, develop, set and maintain annual fundraising goals
  • Work closely with Chief Development Officer to identify and execute strong internal systems and processes

Professional Development 

  • Proactively identify opportunities to improve skills and knowledge in the above areas

Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • Must possess superior written skills including the ability to edit for quality, congruity, and style.
  • Exceptional written, spoken, virtual and interpersonal communication skills with donors, key stakeholders, leadership and colleagues
  • Experience working with regional and national foundation grants
  • Ability to synthesize funding information Welcoming America programs to strategize submissions and concept notes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CRM systems (such as Kindful, Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce)
  • Knowledge of donor screening platforms, such as iWave
  • Fundamental proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google platforms is required 
  • Excellent research skills that include philanthropy sites such as Foundation Directory Online, news sites, screening platforms and public records searching, etc.
  • Ability to assimilate information about programs from a variety of sources in order to make documents persuasive to potential funders
  • Strong project management skills across teams
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Adherence to fundraising best practices and ethical guidelines outlined by the AFP

Desired Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn) 
  • Basic knowledge of email service tools such as Mailchimp 
  • Experience writing federal grants
  • Interest in immigration, refugees, inclusion, equity, and/or community building is strongly preferred.

Attributes

Welcoming America is composed of a small, but dynamic team that values collaboration, empathy, and a willingness to pitch in and find solutions. Candidates who have these attributes, as well as those listed below, are desired:

  • Gets excited about opportunities to be creative and leverage the knowledge of others
  • A genuine believer in doing things together to produce better results
  • Proactive, highly motivated, organized, deadline and detail oriented, with a certain level of flexibility and adaptability to evolving circumstances
  • Motivated to learn new tools and strategies, and strengthen skills through professional development

Experience

2-4 years in a consistent fundraising related role, with demonstrated experience in successfully obtaining grants and individual gifts and other fundraising responsibilities outlined above. 

Experience working with a remote team.

Other Requirements

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a brief writing test that will include common grant writing and donor engagement activities.

Work Environment

Due to the pandemic, candidates must be able to work remotely, with access to a reliable Internet connection. A laptop will be provided. Atlanta-based preferred, but may be based anywhere in the U.S. within Eastern time zone.

How to Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Development Manager Application” by November 7, 2020.

 

Welcoming America is an EEO/AA/Individuals with Disabilities/Veteran Employer. Immigrants and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.