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Marketing and Communications Assistant

The Marketing and Communications Assistant is a marketing strategy position focused on developing digital and print campaigns. This position is responsible for research, recommendation and implementation of a variety of approaches to promote Walkway visibility and success. The Marketing and Communications Assistant creates collateral material for Walkway events, fundraising, community outreach and public relations. This position supports the fulfillment of corporate and event sponsor benefits. He/she works collaboratively with internal managers along with an outside public relations firm, media and production consultants.

The Marketing and Communications Assistant is responsible for growing our following of over 60,000 social media users and ensuring the Walkway social media presence is coordinated, appropriately reflecting the Walkway brand and key messaging. He/she works with marketing interns including developing project scope and training. In addition, this position identifies tracking and measuring tools to analyze brand presence and performance. He/she updates and maintains the Walkway website (www.walkway.org). This position manages the Greater Walkway Experience marketing and branding campaign and is responsible for creatively expanding Walkway’s outreach to target audiences such as New York City residents, recreational park users, history buffs, international visitors, youth and seniors.

This position serves as the liaison and principal staff support for the Marketing and Communications Committee. As such, he/she develops and maintains effective relationships with Committee Members that will bring forth their best ideas and efforts.

This position performs other duties and participates in projects as assigned by the Executive Director to achieve the strategic goals of the Walkway.

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To apply, email a cover letter, resume, promotional writing sample and portfolio demonstrating marketing skills to jobs@walkway.org. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Director of Development

Walkway Over the Hudson is seeking a highly motivated, dynamic, and goal oriented Director of Development to design, implement, and manage a comprehensive fundraising effort to increase revenue from individuals, corporations and events. The Director must have an established record of developing and implementing successful fundraising programs that resulted in expanded engagement and sustainable increased revenue. This is an opportunity to join the Walkway team and guide our fundraising activities to the next level.

The Director of Development is expected to achieve an annual fundraising goal as determined by the Executive Director and Board of Directors. The Director will identify, rate and track major donor prospects, including high-value donors and organizations. He/she will create opportunities to build awareness among all constituents to significantly expand positive fundraising relationships, via methods including but not limited to fundraising appeals, organization newsletters, donor cultivation events, and donor-centered marketing tools. The Director will also coordinate and advise on the organization’s social media strategy and assist with the development of marketing materials for individual donors, corporate programs and sponsorships.

The Director of Development cultivates and maintains strong working relationships with local executives, business owners, and corporate and individual donors via regularly scheduled in-person, phone, and e-mail contact. This position partners with the Executive Director, Board and committee members on donor cultivation and solicitation in addition to adhering to a systematized contact plan to engage corporate sponsorship and major donor contacts.

The Director will demonstrate thorough knowledge of Walkway’s database in order to manage a prospect tracking system that identifies, assigns, and rates major donor prospects, including corporations, high value donors, and organizations. He/she will maintain working knowledge of the database to assist in analyzing donor data and campaign ROI.

The Director will manage and track all business partner and corporate renewals, including benefit fulfillment and appropriate acknowledgements to maintain strong and ongoing relationships.

The Director serves as the principal staff support for the Resource Development Committee of Walkway’s Board of Directors, engaging and enlisting support, financial and otherwise, that will bring forth their best ideas and efforts. He/she will prepare meeting agendas, monitor progress of events and activities, and record meeting minutes.

This position performs other duties and participates in projects as assigned by the Executive Director to achieve the strategic goals of the Walkway.

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To apply, email a cover letter and resume to jobs@walkway.org. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.