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Communications Associate

The Communications Associate supports IC’s event, communications, and administrative functions. The Associate plays a critical role in ensuring the efficiency of IC’s operations by coordinating event logistics, coordinating and distributing communications, and supporting the Executive Director and Director of Business Development. This full-time position is located at IC headquarters in Durham, NC. The Communications Associate reports to the Director of Business Development.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Event support

  • Work with the Director of Business Development and IC team to produce efficient and successful national and local IC events
  • Coordinate event logistics with event host organizations
  • Create and manage event registration, including creation of registration pages, registration monitoring and reminders, registration list and nametag production
  • Coordinate production of event program booklets and agendas, including gathering content, layout, editing and working with the printer
  • Coordinate internal event logistics, including event overviews for the team, supplies and general coordination and support from pre- to post-event
  • Enter and/or update event attendee records in Salesforce (CRM) and Constant Contact (e-marketing platform)
  • Attend events to provide logistics support if needed

Communications Support

  • Produce and distribute Ideals, the monthly e-newsletter to IC’s membership
  • Produce and distribute promotional and follow-up emails for IC events, local meetings, and programs
  • Produce and distribute calls for deals via Constant contact and social media
  • Manage and update IC’s website, working with the IC team to refresh content
  • Work with the IC team to produce program-specific collateral and website pages
  • Update IC graphics and content for organization, program and upcoming event collateral, working with graphic designer as necessary
  • Coordinate the production and distribution of press releases for IC news and announcements

Administrative support

  • Enter new contacts and update contact records in Salesforce (CRM) and Constant Contact (e-marketing platform) in an accurate and timely manner
  • Assist Directors with program administrative and reporting tasks
  • Track key affiliate groups and upcoming events
  • Provide phone and email message triage for the Executive Director and Director of Business Development
  • Provide calendaring support for the Executive Director and Director of Business Development

DESIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate with external stakeholders and colleagues in a professional, effective manner
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects and priorities  
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to efficiently complete data entry and other critical administrative tasks with a high level of accuracy
  • High degree of initiative, resourcefulness, and sense of responsibility
  • Flexible and comfortable with a fast-paced environment
  • A positive, can-do attitude and sense of humor
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a creative, entrepreneurial team
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, tech savvy and quick to learn new tech platforms. (Experience with Salesforce.com and Constant Contact a plus).
  • Undergraduate degree required

BENEFITS

The position includes a competitive entry-level compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience. IC cultivates a collaborative team culture that supports and inspires achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond. IC’s entrepreneurial team is headquartered in Durham, NC, a creative community recognized for its historic entrepreneurial spirit and as a current hub for innovation. IC is located American Underground @ Main, a dynamic entrepreneurial hub in the center of Durham’s revitalized downtown.  

ABOUT IC

Founded in 1992, Investors’ Circle is the largest and most active early-stage impact investing network in the world. Together with hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices, IC has propelled over $180 million into more than 280 enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health, and community. A nonprofit organization, IC cultivates its impact investor network, provides opportunities for high-potential impact entrepreneurs to meet impact investors, and facilitates investment.

Investors’ Circle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

LOCATION & HOW TO APPLY

The position is located in Durham, NC. Send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to join@investorscircle.net  by Sept 21, 2014. No calls please.