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Communications Associate

Project Bread connects people and communities in Massachusetts to reliable sources of food while advocating for policies that make food more accessible—so that no one goes hungry. To assist us in meeting our mission, Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger is seeking a Communications Associate to join our growing team. 

At Project Bread, we have a deep commitment to creating positive social change and recognize that hunger and racism are inextricably linked. We work in a fast-paced environment that values learning, innovation, and diverse perspectives. Knowing its centrality to our work, Project Bread is committed to equity and inclusion. We aspire to build a diverse team, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented among our sector leadership. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.  

 

Supervisor: Director of Program Communications 

Salary Range: $50,000-$55,000 annually

 

The Role: The Communications Associate will support the success of communications projects across various programs by implementing new and existing strategies and managing administrative duties. This position works closely with colleagues across the organization, providing a hands-on opportunity to understand Project Bread’s multi-layered approach to ending hunger. The successful applicant will be willing to tackle everything from the less exciting administrative tasks that help our team function to fast-moving event and PR opportunities. As a critical piece of the project management puzzle, you will need to build out schedules, coordinate between teams and external partners, and be able to prioritize projects to ensure on-time delivery. If you’re excited by both spreadsheets and harnessing the power of Communications to change the world, we want to hear from you!  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide internal team and administrative support 

  • Maintain content calendars  

  • Provide support coordinating PR interviews and tracking PR mentions  

  • Work with vendors to coordinate collateral printing, mailings, and translation of materials 

  • Build out and manage the implementation of processes to support functional and efficient workflow  

  • Coordinate cross-functional work among Communications, Government Relations, and Program departments 

  • Support event planning and coordination, including attending events in-person when necessary  

  • Assist in maintaining web content 

  • Track project timelines and deliverables  

  • Organize and maintain digital files, content and collateral library, and slide library 

  • Maintain materials inventory 

  • Assist with regular reporting on deliverables to Project Bread leadership and funders 

Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the annual Walk for Hunger, which includes working as event staff the weekend of the Walk, and attending pre-Walk events 

  • Participate in organization-wide events and meetings 

  • Act to promote, sustain, and grow Project Bread’s positive, productive, and inclusive working environment.  

 

Qualifications:

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We know people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. Project Bread recognizes this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate most of the qualifications and experiences listed below. 

  • 1-3 years in a professional environment 

  • Impeccable attention to detail 

  • Excellent organizational skills 

  • Strong interpersonal communications skills 

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize incoming tasks in a fast-paced environment 

  • Ability to build and maintain processes that streamline work 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite   

  • Working knowledge of design software (e.g., Photoshop, InDesign), content management systems and project management software is a plus 

  • Candidates who speak more than one language are strongly encouraged to apply. While this is not a requirement for the role, being proficient in multiple languages is viewed as an asset by the organization.  

  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs is a plus, as there may be times when this is needed to carry boxes of collateral and/or swag items. However this is not a requirement.  

  • Personal commitment to preventing and ending hunger in Massachusetts.  

 

All employees are currently working remotely and will not return to the office until it is safe to do so. At that time, the Communications Associate will need to be present in the East Boston office on a regular basis. 

Benefits include Blue Cross Blue Shield health and dental, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, life and long-term disability, contributions to T passes and health club membership, and unlimited paid time off.  

Please apply here by completing our application form and uploading your resume and a thoughtful cover letter saved as a Microsoft Word document or PDF, explaining your interest in the role and why you are a great fit. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  

Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Project Bread is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. Please contact us at jobs@projectbread.org if you would like to request special accommodations during the interview process.

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