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Marketing and Communications Associate

North Loop of Minneapolis, MN

Organizational Background

Aeon is a nonprofit developer, owner and manager of quality, affordable homes in the Twin Cities. Since 1986, the award-winning nonprofit has built or renovated 5,900 apartments and townhomes. These homes provide stability to more than 17,000 people each year. At Aeon, we believe everyone deserves a home. But the threat of homelessness is real. Too many people are struggling to make ends meet. One illness, one day without work, one family emergency, could leave them with nowhere else to go. Together, we will act boldly to create and preserve quality, affordable homes for those who need them most. With Aeon, you’ll discover hard work that’s worth it. Learn more about Aeon at www.aeon.org.

Position Summary

The Marketing and Communications Associate assists with the implementation of Aeon’s strategy organization-wide as part of the Advancement team, which is responsible for driving revenue for the organization. Under the supervision of the Marketing & Communications Manager, this position executes on the strategic marketing and communications plan. The role is responsible for activities that promote, enhance, and protect Aeon’s brand and drive financial resources. This individual will be an ambassador for the organization, with a goal of advancing the organization’s position with relevant constituents as well as driving broader awareness and support for the organization.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Graphic design. Use Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop to design print and digital collateral to support the organization’s awareness-building, fundraising, staff recruitment, property-based and housing development initiatives and activities. Coordinate with print and mailing vendor specifications to ensure quality.
  • Digital. Manage Aeon’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn). Lead on developing and posting social media content based on Aeon’s key messages and activities. Track and report on reach, engagement and outcomes for all channels and use analytics to optimize performance. Using WordPress, update Aeon’s website regularly per the content management plan. Create Classy fundraising pages and event registration forms. Design and distribute emails to Aeon’s audiences using MailChimp. Oversee email list management and housefile building campaigns. Manage digital integrations with MailChimp, social media sites, Aeon’s website, and Classy. Manage Google AdWords and Google Analytics accounts.
  • Employee Communications. Support internal communications through the staff intranet. Support employee recruitment activities by designing materials as requested.
  • Public relations. Monitor media coverage and notify appropriate staff. Develop media lists.
  • General. Participate as an active member of the Advancement team, including supporting other activities as needed. Proficient use of Microsoft Office products, particularly Word and PowerPoint.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a marketing or communications function through employment or internship opportunities is required
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop for print and digital design is required
  • Ability to understand marketing and communications as it relates to Aeon’s brand-building and fundraising efforts
  • Familiarity with WordPress and basic understanding of HTML/CSS is a plus
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Understanding of changing technologies, and ability to successfully utilize digital and other channels in integrated marketing, communication, and fundraising strategies.
  • Proven ability to engage with diverse communities in a way that is responsive to individual and collective needs and expectations
  • Results-driven style, personal accountability, and excellent time management skills.
  • Must have a commitment to learning and participating in Aeon’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts

Compensation

This full-time hourly position pays between $19-23 per hour depending on experience and qualifications. Aeon offers an impressive benefits package which includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, retirement plan, paid time off and an employee assistance program.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your cover letter and two graphic design samples to: https://aeonmn.applicantpro.com/jobs/2361863.html

Aeon values a diverse work environment. People of color, individuals with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people from other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Aeon is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Employees and residents are encouraged to apply.