employment with Downtown Inc
Thinking about a new career? Play a part in the revitalization of Downtown York! Downtown Inc is THE organization working to enhance and encourage investment in York’s central business district. We do that through economic development, promotions, placemaking and public safety.
Downtown Inc Communications Coordinator
Communications Coordinator supports the implementation of all aspects of Downtown Inc’s communications plan, including content creation, brand management, managing social media, writing press releases, and maintaining the organization’s website. This role will be asked to assist with marketing collateral, and have a creative eye in the design process. The Coordinator will also provide periodic support for planning and execution of Downtown Inc events and other special projects as assigned. The Coordinator provides coverage of the front office.
The candidate must be a strong writer and have a working knowledge of basic communication tools, including social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). The ideal candidate will be an energetic multi-tasker who can implement tasks assigned by the Marketing & Communications Director but also take the initiative to develop and share new ideas and fresh approaches. The Communications Coordinator will work well independently or as part of a team and thrive on partnering with the city’s businesses, residents, stakeholders, and fellow Downtown Inc staff to advance assigned programs and projects. The candidate will work to ensure Downtown Inc’s communications reflect the cultural diversity of the City of York and support our goal of making Downtown York a welcoming and enticing place for people of all backgrounds.
Assist the Marketing & Communications Director with implementation of Downtown Inc’s communications plan
Manage social media accounts and maintain the website
Write high-quality copy that requires minimal editing
Interview business owners and other stakeholders to assist with the creation of press releases and other content
Assist with media relations
Provide front office coverage, answer and direct phone calls, greet visitors
Proactively and creatively seek opportunities to improve existing Downtown Inc initiatives and partnerships
Provide administrative support to the Downtown Inc Promotions Committee and Downtown York Creative Committee by setting meeting dates, developing agendas, and creating minutes
Provide communications support to Downtown Inc’s development/fundraising campaigns
Coordinate with downtown businesses, vendors, and stakeholders to implement assigned projects and programs
Ensure Downtown Inc programs and projects reflect the cultural diversity of the City of York
Qualifications (desired but not required):
Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or a related field (or equivalent experience)
Fluency in Spanish
1-2 years of experience in one or more of the following:
Graphic design and/or video editing (Adobe Creative Suite)
Social media management (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest)
Project or program management
Demonstrated ability to write high-quality copy for a variety of audiences
Attention to detail, ability to multi-task and prioritize time
Ability to work with external partners of all types to advance projects
Demonstrated ability to manage logistics, details, and deadlines
Able to function effectively and independent of direct-supervision
Able to handle sensitive issues, situations, and information with diplomacy, professionalism and confidentiality
Ability to attend meetings and events outside of regular business hours as needed
Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and the names/contact information for three references in one PDF file to lschmaltz@YCEAPA.org with “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line.
This position will remain open until filled. All resumes received by November 9 will receive full consideration.
YCEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an amazing place to work.