Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 31-May-2019 to 16-Jun-2019
  • - Immigrant Welcome Center
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

If you're passionate about making a difference in the lives of immigrants and refugees in Indianapolis, consider joining the #Welcome2Indy Team! The Immigrant Welcome Center's newly-created, full-time Naturalization and Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for developing community partnerships, planning and coordinating events, and is responsible for the public relations, marketing and communications of the Immigrant Welcome Center.

The Immigrant Welcome Center is a 12-year-old nonprofit in Indianapolis whose mission is to empower immigrants by connecting them to the people, places, and resources that enable them to build successful lives and enrich our community.  Because the natural bonds of human dignity surpass geographic, ethnic, or cultural boundaries, the Immigrant Welcome Center believes all residents of Indianapolis have the right and responsibility to contribute to and enjoy the vitality and growth of their city and community. By working together with compassion and emphasizing the value of ethnic diversity, we can show our decency as global citizens and intentionally improve Indianapolis economically, socially, and culturally.

Duties:

Mission:  Ensures operations are in accordance with objectives of the Immigrant Welcome Center:
• Coordinates all public relations, marketing-communications and social media for the Immigrant Welcome Center and for naturalization assistance and resources.
• Develops print collateral, e-newsletter, website, and social media content for the Immigrant Welcome Center and the naturalization campaign.
• Arranges earned media and advertising opportunities to advance the naturalization campaign and visibility of the Immigrant Welcome Center.
• Maintains website and social media platforms with relevant information, resources and events.
• Coordinates marketing and communications for new outreach programs for IWC clients.
• Coordinates all public events, including the monthly Reuben Educational Series events, Welcoming Week events, Live Local, Think Global, legal aid events, job fairs, distribution events, and fundraising or community outreach events.

Stakeholders and Community Outreach
• Represents the IWC with key stakeholders at the operational level, including coordinating and conducting meetings of a citywide Naturalization Task Force with the assistance of the City of Indianapolis's Director of International and Latino Affairs.
• Represents the Immigrant Welcome Center at community events and meetings (such as citizenship classes) and develops new partnerships.
• Coordinates and executes all public naturalization events, including information sessions, legal clinics, and other community activities.
• Develops plans for the Immigrant Welcome Center to host or co-host a naturalization ceremony.
• Is the primary staff contact for National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) conference calls, meetings and activities.
• Reports progress of work to key stakeholders, including the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), sponsors, and the Immigrant Welcome Center staff and Board of Directors.
• Develops relationships with volunteers to increase engagement by volunteers; communicates volunteer opportunities through e-blasts for activities and events; and coordinates engagement of (non-Natural Helper) volunteer schedules and duties.
• Ensures the IWC participates in key community events and represents the IWC at those events.  Coordinates volunteers and materials as needed.
• Is the primary staff contact for Welcoming Week activities; plans, coordinates and executes events to promote multiculturalism and foster inclusiveness.
• Executes social media campaigns, including awareness campaigns, advocacy, and fundraising campaigns and other campaigns to raise awareness of Immigrant Welcome Center or data supporting impact of immigrants in Indianapolis.

Strategic Plan
• Implements and operates key programs of the annual plan that support organizational mission and increases the IWC's visibility and effectiveness.
• Develops ongoing calendar of events and promotions and coordinates communications plan with IWC staff.

Fundraising
• Participates in development efforts, including securing cash and in-kind donations, grants, and other funding to meet the budgetary requirements of the naturalization program.

Compliance
• Supports and adheres to the mission, policies, procedures, and activities of the Immigrant Welcome Center.
• Prepares required reports and records for the following:  (1) NPNA grant requirements; (2) Marketing | Communications efforts; and (3) Board of Directors.

Qualifications:
• Demonstrated experience in community outreach and marketing/communications, including website content, newsletters, print collateral, social media posts/blogs in organizations of similar size and demographics required.
• Demonstrated ability to coordinating event logistics with keen attention to detail required.
• Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in Marketing/Communications or Nonprofit Management preferred.
• Demonstrated strong interpersonal and public speaking skills with a commitment to provide respectful, culturally-competent communication, including an awareness and acceptance of cultural differences; basic knowledge of diverse cultures and environments; and the skills to adapt communication skills to fit cultural context.
• A working knowledge of the City of Indianapolis and the local immigrant/refugee communities, including familiarity with local history, organizations, agencies, neighborhoods, and systems is strongly preferred.
• Knowledge of and ability to use computer | database systems including Microsoft Office, Bloomerang, Canva and WordPress.
• Exceptional communication and organizational skills, including the ability to develop and implement meeting agendas, events, action plans and projects/programs without supervision.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends is required and a willingness to work more than 40 hours per week when needed.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision and in a timely fashion.
• Demonstrated ability to employ critical thinking, work independently, and make recommendations for new opportunities to advance the mission of the Immigrant Welcome Center and the naturalization rate of lawful permanent residents in Marion County.
• Personal experience with the naturalization process helpful.

Click the APPLY button to submit a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Amy Shackelford. Use the cover letter to describe what in your professional background demonstrates the competencies sought and what interests you most about working for the Immigrant Welcome Center.
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