Communications/Editorial, Development and Foundation, Graphic Arts/Design
4 Year Degree
Communications & Development Associate
Established in 1996, Pro Bono Institute (PBI) is a nonprofit organization with a mandate to explore and identify new approaches to help the poor and disadvantaged who are unable to secure legal assistance to address critical problems. PBI identifies and develops innovative programs and undertakes rigorous evaluations to ensure that these new approaches are workable and effective.
The Communications & Development Associate will work with the Director of Communications and the Director of Development to develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy for the organization involving events, hardcopy and electronic print materials, and digital communications (websites and social media). The Associate will also support PBI’s fundraising efforts, including drafting materials and internal administration. The position requires significant communications and technology experience, with exceptional writing, editing, and proof-reading skills, and the ability to research and analyze data and communications metrics. The Associate must be creative, organized, energetic, and detail-oriented, with the ability to multitask, and work closely with a variety of personalities.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Under the direction and guidance of the communications and development directors:
Draft written materials including press releases, marketing emails, publications, and web content for two websites, social media accounts, and regular blog posts;
Layout, edit, and manage the production of PBI’s bi-monthly electronic newsletter;
Edit and proof-read written materials drafted by Law Firm Pro Bono Project and Corporate Pro Bono project staff, including reports, white papers, publications, collateral, and other materials.
Manage an editorial calendar for both internal publications and external outreach, as well as podcasts and video interviews;
Develop text and graphic templates for email blasts and presentation materials;
Perform basic graphic design work to supplement PBI’s professional design work;
Craft and implement creative, multi-faceted social media strategies for pro bono advocacy and education, positioning PBI as a thought leader on core social channels;
Maintain PBI’s social media platforms through dynamic community engagement strategies;
Record and edit regular podcasts;
Support communications and development efforts through regular and focused analyses of data and metrics;
Provide marketing support for development efforts, including engagement strategies with key supporters, and assisting with donor letters and donor database entry;
Update and maintain fundraising records in iMIS database, and contact lists for development communications;
Research foundation, state, federal, and corporate grant opportunities, and assist with the development of grant proposals and reports;
Monitor analytics and develop targeted reports on web platforms, social media, and fundraising campaigns, to increase engagement of key constituencies.
General administrative support, as needed by operations staff.
Bachelor’s degree required; English, communications, marketing, or journalism major preferred;
3-5 years work experience in communications, marketing, development or related role;
Must be comfortable using and managing social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn) in a professional capacity with minimal instruction;
Exceptional writing and proofreading skills, with a strong attention to detail;
Expert understanding of grammar, punctuation, and fundamentals of writing and the ability to edit accordingly for internal and external audiences;
Prior experience with the Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign and Photoshop) strongly preferred and comprehension of HTML and CSS a plus;
Proficiency in MS Office and a working knowledge of databases (iMIS preferred);
Must be tech savvy and eager to learn new software independently or with minimal instruction;
Audio/video/photo editing proficiency preferred;
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a timely manner;
Creative thinker with an upbeat, can-do attitude, able to work in a highly collaborative workplace;
A strong commitment to PBI’s mission of promoting access to justice.
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter describing your relevant experience, qualifications, salary requirement and interest in the position, as well as a list of references and three brief writing samples (no more than 500 words each) from previous work experience to:
NOTE: Please attach copies of your writing samples (links will not be read). No phone inquiries, please. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received.
This is an excellent opportunity to grow in an evolving position.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with public interest compensation levels, depending on experience, and includes a generous benefits package. Pro Bono Institute is an equal opportunity employer, and women and persons of color are particularly encouraged to apply.
About Pro Bono Institute
Founded in 1996, the Pro Bono Institute (PBI) is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization. With an unparalleled depth of knowledge, resources and expertise, PBI is the respected resource for all things pro bono. Through our work with law firms, in-house corporate legal departments, and public interest organizations, PBI is the global thought leader in exploring, identifying, evaluating, catalyzing, and taking to scale new approaches to and resources for the provision of legal services to the poor, disadvantaged, and other individuals or groups unable to secure legal assistance to address critical problems.
Our rigorous empirical research and analysis; white papers and reports; and advice and support allow us to reach a wide variety of audiences and transform the concept and practice of pro bono. By providing expert consultations and technical assistance, educational programming, and local, national and global pro bono convenings, our goal is to constantly improve and enrich pro bono service.
We count among our members, supporters, and partners the most respected law firms and in-house corporate legal departments in the world, as well as the most effective and cutting-edge public interest organizations.