Community Solutions’ Brownsville Partnership is a hardworking team of social problem solvers with complex, inspiring stories to tell. We need a great Communications intern to help our team.
Brownsville, Brooklyn is a dynamic and vibrant community with amazing people and a rich culture. It also faces significant and overlapping challenges related to poverty, inequality, racism and public disinvestment. The Brownsville Partnership is a data-driven collective impact team that supports Brownsville, Brooklyn residents and local stakeholders in solving some of Brownsville’s most pressing challenges, including chronic unemployment, poor housing quality and unacceptably low levels of public safety.
The candidate of our dreams is a “get it done” kind of person who can work out a plan of action quickly in the face of ambiguity and changing information (this environment offers a lot of both). This person should be comfortable with or has had experience working in nontraditional environments and/or underserved communities. This person is also at ease working with multi-generational audiences. We’re looking for the sort of person who enjoys building things from the ground up and enjoys crowdsourcing feedback. We’re a small team with a nonprofit budget, so experience getting creative with limited resources is a plus. We also want someone who sees their job as enabling results, not just hitting deadlines or target KPI. (If our brilliant plan is actually really silly, we expect you to tell us–– and propose a better one!)
In addition to being a fast, excellent writer, you should have strong digital expertise, as much of our communication happens online.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Support the Brownsville Partnership and the BNEN team in creating long-term communications strategy, which includes audience identification, tactics, and measures for success
- Execute tactically on a week to week basis, and track and evaluate success
- Social Media
- Email Newsletters
- Event Promotion (leveraging both owned channels and coordinating with community partners)
- Flyer and invitation creation
- Day-of Event Coverage (Photo, Video, Press)
- Work alongside the Communications team to execute projects ranging from (but not limited to)
- Collaborate with the Creative Director as needed to execute projects
- Brainstorm new methods to spread the news about employment and training opportunities among the Brownsville community
- Participate in regular, in-person check-ins with the The Brownsville Partnership team
- Participate in regular, virtual check-ins with the Communications team
Skills and Qualifications
- Excellent interviewing, storytelling, and writing skills.
- Ability to adapt to changing project scopes and deadlines
- Ability to comfortably meet, connect with, and talk to individuals from diverse backgrounds
- Passion for revitalizing distressed neighborhoods and helping communities to solve other complex social problems.
- Highly organized and attentive to detail
- Ability to work independently and self-manage to achieve goals while being a strong team player
- Receives and relays criticism constructively.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, speak, and hear.
- The position requires extensive computer use so the employee must have sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
- Job can require at times long hours and work over weekends.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Equipment /Software/Other Used
- Google/Microsoft Office Suite
- Campaign Monitor
- Facebook Business and Ad Managers
- Website CMS (Preferably Drupal)
- Adobe Photoshop
- Video-editing software (iMovie or the like)
The Communications intern will work both remotely as we continue to follow the prognosis of COVID. The intern will report to the Brownsville Partnership team.