Founded in 1977, ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential. Our Core Values Statement: We believe that how we do our work is as important as what we do. To learn more about ZERO TO THREE, please visit our website at www.zerotothree.org.
You are a highly organized, A+ multitasker who thrives on being the person responsible for keeping the trains running. The Communications Associate will serve as a key support to the communications team helping to advance ZERO TO THREE’s brand awareness and reach. The Communications Associate will report to the Director of Strategic Initiatives and work closely with colleagues in the communications department and across the organization. The position offers the opportunity to take on a variety of strategic communications responsibilities and grow your communications skills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide project management support for the development and implementation of integrated communications campaigns promoting a variety of ZERO TO THREE initiatives
Coordinate the development of internal email communications
Compile media clips and assist communications managers with media monitoring and development of media lists
Maintain speaker engagement and partner workflow and databases
Aid in maintaining editorial calendar
Assist with updating content on the ZERO TO THREE primary website and microsites
Oversee compilation of campaign assets and maintenance of documents for all communications projects and initiatives
Organize and maintain digital asset management system, including uploading photos and videos, tagging, and assets selection for communications projects
Assist in preparation of project and campaign reports for internal and external audiences
Manage scheduling, logistics and set up for team and project meetings, including video recording and livestream events
Manage day-to-day administrative functions for the Communications Department such as coordinating schedules and travel, maintaining files, and handling all invoice and contract requests
Performs other duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the project.
Essential Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years related experience
Exceptional organizational skills, keen attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities effectively against timelines
Proactive team player with a positive attitude and high level of energy able to work in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrated ability to provide administrative and project support for a team
Strong interpersonal skills
Experience with website administration, including WordPress and content entry
Excellent writing and verbal communication skill
High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Strong work ethic and a customer service orientation, as well as coordination skills
Experience with e-mail marketing systems, such as Act-On, Pardot, or equivalent
Experience with project management tools, such as Wrike and Airtable
Must be proficient in using Microsoft Office suite and social media platforms; ability to learn new tools and software as required to fulfill the position’s duties
Basic photography and video editing skills, graphics design capabilities a plus
Encourages and practices critical thinking
Is self-reflective and empathic
Recognizes the influence of workplace relationships on outcomes and results
Maintains a respectful and accepting approach to others
Awareness of the influence of the larger context on individual behavior
Collaboratively and creatively supports the work efforts of colleagues at all levels and in all areas of the organization
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in advertising, communications, journalism, research, or related field
While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is frequently required to use finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. Also, may need to remain seated for long periods of time, have the ability to perform repetitive motions, hold a writing instrument, communicate verbally and hear well enough to detect nuances and receive detailed information. The employee may be required to walk, grasp objects, push or pull objects, bend, squat, reach, stand, or kneel.
The work conditions described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. Depending on work location, the incumbent will typically work indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels or be subject to working conditions conducive to a home office. When travel is expected, the incumbent will be exposed to outside environmental conditions during those times.
ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities
About ZERO TO THREE, National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE, we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential.
OUR CORE VALUES STATEMENT
We believe that how we do our work is as important as what we do.
By embracing our values, every member of the ZERO TO THREE community contributes to a healthy and positive culture, a more successful organization, and better outcomes for infants, toddlers and their families.
Passion and persistence in helping infants and toddlers thrive
The centrality of healthy positive relationships, including:
A commitment to family in our work and in staff work-life balance
Consistent and authentic collaboration
Respectfulness, inclusiveness and diversity
The highest standards of excellence in our work, including:
Integrity, openness, honesty and transparency
Opportunities for leadership and professionalism
Evidence-based learning and reflection
The freedom to make and learn from mistakes