May 19, 2008

Seeking "Communications & Operations Administrator" - full time

Bethune Theatredanse, a nonprofit multi-media dance company with an
educational dance and drama outreach program for children and youth
with disabilities, seeks a dedicated and experienced communications
coordinator. Must be an energetic self-starter and a considerate team
player with integrity.

Candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing internal
and external communications strategies including message development,
public relations, media cultivation, and production of Bethune
Theatredanse publications and website. Specific responsibilities
include but are not limited to: strategic communications, content
production, media relations, public awareness, advocacy efforts, and
increasing visibility and brand recognition of Bethune Theatredanse.

As this is a small, non-profit organization, other responsibilities
are varied and include grant assembly, reporting and invoicing, filing
and organizing as well as the day-to-day operations. Our
communications coordinator must have excellent phone and people
skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and be organized
and detail-oriented. Knowledge of Quickbooks and accounting skills a
plus, but not a requirement.


• Work with Bethune Theatredanse leadership to implement a dynamic,
effective and aggressive media strategy.

• Draft and disseminate press releases, news advisories, and other
media documents, as well as track media clips.

• Coordinate press for diverse and expanding activities.

• Pitch and respond to inquiries from the media.

• Work with staff, leadership and outside PR vendor on major
performances and fundraising events.

• Develop and maintain consistent image and message through all
communications tools.

• Produce newsletters and reports with other staff members.

• Assist in the development and production of collateral and
advertising materials.

• Manage online communications activities, such as writing/sending
email blasts, updating content on the website, and serving as a
liaison with website vendor.


• Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations or other
related field.

• Minimum five years experience performing local and national media
outreach (experience with performing arts, a plus)

• Experience with advocacy organizations, or previous experience in a
nonprofit environment strongly encouraged.

• Strong writing and editing skills.

• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously in
a fast paced environment.

• Proven track record of planning and implementing communications

• Proven media relationships, placements and reactive media skills.

• Computer experience with PC platforms and with Adobe Creative Suite.

• Results-oriented and works well under pressure.

• Ability to prioritize, multitask and pay attention to detail.

• Ability to work independently and in a team setting.

• Excellent interpersonal skills along with a sense of humor,
flexibility and enthusiasm are a plus.


Very competitive salary; DOE. TO APPLY: Email cover letter, resume,
salary history and writing sample to Zina Bethune, No phone calls, please.

Bethune Theatredanse is an equal opportunity employer.

This position is open immediately.

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