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Development Coordinator

Job description

Duties: Under the supervision of the Development Manager, the Development Coordinator is primarily responsible for fundraising, development and volunteer activities for the agency. Coordinate annual direct mail campaign, maintain and update donor database; research donor prospects, helps to secure in-kind donations and other development activities as needed.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree required with emphasis in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or related field. 5 years experience working in public relations and/or fundraising. Excellent research and computer skills needed. Ability to manage several complex projects and proposals simultaneously with strict deadline pressure.


SRVS offers group health and dental insurance plans, life and disability insurance and retirement plans. Paid days off include: holidays, sick leave and vacation time.

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Senior Public Relations Coordinator- Youth Villages- Memphis, TN


Position Overview

Under the general supervision of the Director of Marketing & Communications, the Senior Public Relations Coordinator coordinates various communications and public relations plans, programs and projects; conducts media relations; and provides assistance to the Director of Marketing & Communications to build local and regional awareness of Youth Villages among the general public and key stakeholder groups; with focus on marketing and communication tactics, event promotion in West Tennessee, and some focus on outlying states where the organization has locations. Coordinates the digital PR strategy for Youth Villages in helping to identify and engage with reporters, social influencers, etc. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the department. Ideal candidate should have strong media relations experience in the Memphis market, as well as experience with statewide, regional and national media.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Assists the Director of Marketing & Communications with the development and implementation of comprehensive, strategic traditional and digital public relations plans for Youth Villages and its various services, programs and events.

2. Conducts strategic media relations in key markets to support overall organizational and departmental objectives; works with the news media both proactively and reactively. Is on call 24/7 for journalists and crisis situations.

3. Stays apprised of situations in key markets, ensuring PR is conducted accurately, timely, within budget parameters and in a way that supports operational goals.
4. Regularly evaluates the effectiveness of PR strategies and tactics, and reports on status of plans and results of work.

5. Stays apprised of issues affecting the organization, including competitor work.

7. Conducts media training, and coaches and prepares staff for news media interviews.

8. Creates media and communications materials such as news releases, news advisories, fact sheets, talking points, speaking points, press kits, etc. Is responsible for ensuring all materials are current and easily accessible to media in media center.

9. Conducts planning/execution of PR strategy for campaigns, programs and events, such as news conferences, training classes, ribbon-cuttings, groundbreakings, and fundraisers (including Soup Sunday, YV5K, Dodge This, etc.).
10. Ability to interview families and young people and write stories for various uses.

11. Must have the be ability to work collaboratively across various teams and departments to ensure integration and sharing of information.

12. Skilled writer with the ability as needed to write copy, including: PSAs, speeches, scripts, news releases and marketing communications materials at the request of manager or director; assists with editing and proofreading upon request; follows AP Style.

13. Works closely with digital strategy, as well as other YV departments and outside vendors as necessary, to ensure all programs and projects are successful, accurate and timely.
14. Supports crisis communications as necessary alongside director of marketing and communications and the PR manager.

15. Monitors Youth Villages coverage in the news media including digital, preparing monthly reports
16. Performs additional duties at the request of the director of marketing and communications or director of digital strategy or the director of the department.



Bachelor's degree in journalism or public relations (majors in communications or marketing may be considered).

Minimum of five years of experience in public relations/communications, with strong media relations, communications planning and event promotion experience preferred.


Additional Benefits


Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
403 (b)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
10 paid holidays







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