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Downtown Inc Communications Coordinator

York County Economic Alliance
Job Description

Communications Coordinator supports the implementation of all aspects of Downtown Inc’s communications plan, including content creation, brand management, managing social media, writing press releases, and maintaining the organization’s website.  This role will be asked to assist with marketing collateral, and have a creative eye in the design process.  The Coordinator will also provide periodic support for planning and execution of Downtown Inc events and other special projects as assigned.  The Coordinator provides coverage of the front office.
The candidate must be a strong writer and have a working knowledge of basic communication tools, including social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).  The ideal candidate will be an energetic multi-tasker who can implement tasks assigned by the Marketing & Communications Manager but also take the initiative to develop and share new ideas and fresh approaches.  The Communications Coordinator will work well independently or as part of a team and thrive on partnering with the city’s businesses, residents, stakeholders, and fellow Downtown Inc staff to advance assigned programs and projects.  The candidate will work to ensure Downtown Inc’s communications reflect the cultural diversity of the City of York and support our goal of making Downtown York a welcoming and enticing place for people of all backgrounds.
Job Duties:

  • Assist the Marketing & Communications Manager with implementation of Downtown Inc’s communications plan

  • Manage social media accounts and maintain the website

  • Write high-quality copy that requires minimal editing

  • Interview business owners and other stakeholders to assist with the creation of press releases and other content

  • Assist with media relations

  • Provide front office coverage, answer and direct phone calls, greet visitors

  • Proactively and creatively seek opportunities to improve existing Downtown Inc initiatives and partnerships

  • Provide communications support to Downtown Inc’s development/fundraising campaigns

  • Coordinate with downtown businesses, vendors, and stakeholders to implement assigned projects and programs

  • Ensure Downtown Inc programs and projects reflect the cultural diversity of the City of York

Qualifications (desired but not required):

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or a related field (or equivalent experience)

  • Fluency in Spanish

  • 1-2 years of experience in one or more of the following:

    • Graphic design and/or video editing (Adobe Creative Suite)

    • Social media management (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest)

    • Photography (DSLR)

    • Event planning

    • Website maintenance

    • Project or program management 

  • Demonstrated ability to write high-quality copy for a variety of audiences

  • Attention to detail, ability to multi-task and prioritize time

  • Ability to work with external partners of all types to advance projects

  • Demonstrated ability to manage logistics, details, and deadlines

  • Able to function effectively and independent of direct-supervision

  • Able to handle sensitive issues, situations, and information with diplomacy, professionalism and confidentiality

  • Ability to attend meetings and events outside of regular business hours as needed

To Apply:
Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and the names/contact information for three references in one PDF file to lschmaltz@YCEAPA.org with “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line.
This position will remain open until filled.  
YCEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an amazing place to work.

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