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Development and Communications Associate

Job Summary

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Development and Communications Associate will play an important role in growing the organization’s individual and institutional giving programs, through targeted stewarding and print and digital communications efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for creation of print and electronic communication materials including mailed appeal letters, newsletters, e-blasts, solicitation packets, and the organization’s annual report, including drafting and design. Working with the Administrative Assistant, manages distribution of communications.
  • Maintains website, including creating and editing content.
  • Develops and executes social media campaigns to increase engagement, including content creation. Works with all departments to create compelling content and coordinate strategy across platforms.
  • Maintains the donor database and mailing list, builds contact lists, generates reports, and ensures records are accurate and up-to-date.
  • Uses digital communications analytics and giving history reports to recommend and produce targeted communications to donors and prospects.
  • Analyzes campaign performance to find insights and help the department identify optimization tactics and adjustment to strategy.
  • Drafts and distributes press releases. Develops and maintains relationships with local press.
  • Assists with prospect research and tracks donor and prospect activities.
  • Oversees fundraising and communications calendar to ensure projects remain on track and deadlines are met.   
  • Assists with fundraising events throughout the year.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Passion for nourish.NJ’s mission
  • A bachelor’s degree. Graduate degree a plus.
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience. Fundraising and/or digital communications experience a plus, but not necessary.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and resourceful.
  • Solid understanding of CRM systems and constituent databases strongly preferred.
  • A self-starter with strong problem-solving capabilities.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and managing multiple pressing deadlines. 
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Social media savvy.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.
  • Experience with Firespring or Wordpress preferred, willingness to develop expertise required.
  • Ability to interact professionally with staff, Board members, volunteers, and other related agencies

How to Apply

Interested candidates should forward a thoughtful cover letter, resume, and a writing sample of which the candidate is the principal author to meganc@nourishnj.org. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


Finance Director

Job Summary

The Finance Director is a full-time member of the Executive Leadership Team and manages and implements all financial functions including: accounting, budget development and tracking, financial operations, finance personnel management, insurance coverage, management of legal requirements and develops projections on individual project budgets, grant budgets, and capital improvement budget.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, financial software and reporting systems ensuring policies and procedures are in compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements
  • Maintenance of general ledger, payroll processing, maintaining documentation for accounts payable and accounts receivable, reconciliation of bank accounts, and interfacing with charitable database software
  • Oversee an inclusive process to establish an annual operating budget for the
  • Organization Provide staff training in the areas of budget development, budget management, fiscal accountability, finance procedures and more
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of nourish.NJ’s financial status
  • Develop plans to address areas of opportunity within the Organization’s financial health and financial processes
  • Provide strategic vision, planning and oversight of nourish.NJ’s financial outlook
  • Work closely with leadership to: a) maintain, analyze, and interpret general ledger for all funds; b) manage the preparation and analysis of financial reports on a monthly and as needed basis
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting; collaborate to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations
  • Work with external auditors to prepare and review audit schedules and annual report of audit findings.
  • Oversee the process for identifying and evaluating opportunities for improved financial operations, recordkeeping and reporting
  • Monitor investment and cash management accounts and work to maximize return on our investments and resources while operating within government regulations
  • Assist resource development leadership in preparing budgets for grant proposals which fit into the organizational strategy
  • Lead organizational planning and development of operating and fund account budgets, and control expenditures against budget
  • Ensure the maintenance of financial records and recordkeeping systems, including grant/fund accounting, to ensure compliance with all regulations, generally accepted accounting practices and contractual requirements
  • Ensure a productive work environment within the finance and accounting function
  • Manage and staff financially-related organization committees such as Finance and Audit Committee
  • Attend additional committee and board meetings in an advisory capacity
  • Represent the organization as a member of leadership team

Relationships

  • Internal: Maintain contact with the Executive Leadership Team and department heads to provide technical assistance in matters of financial operations; interact regularly with Chief Executive Officer and the Board to develop fiscal policies and budgets, and to present regular reports in an advisory capacity. Direct, consult and counsel all organization employees, board members, volunteers and community members in all financial aspects of nourish.NJ.
  • External: Maintain contact with external auditors, vendors, insurance carriers, and other groups.

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • CPA preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, or business administration, or equivalent. Master’s Degree preferred
  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible work experience managing the accounting functions in a non-profit agency, or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience with accounting software such as Quickbooks
  • Thorough knowledge of budgeting and accounting practices, processes, and procedures of non-profit organizations
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong organization and analytical skills
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Advanced knowledge and utilization of Excel
  • Strong computer literacy to include use of MS Word, Power point, Outlook, Google Suite and more
  • Ability to interact professionally with staff, Board members, volunteers, and other related agencies

How to Apply

Interested candidates should forward their resume to terry@nourishnj.org.


nourish.NJ provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, gender, disability, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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