Communications and Marketing Associate

Capital Camps & Retreat Center | Rockville, MD, United States

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Posted Date 4/05/2024
Description

Capital Camps & Retreat Center (CCRC), a non-profit Jewish camping and retreat organization, is seeking a full-time communications and marketing associate to join the team, we are accepting applications for the position from individuals seeking short-term (6 month employment) or a permanent role as associate at the agency. This is a hybrid position from September – May in North Bethesda, from June – August the associate will reside at camp.

Agency Overview 

CCRC provides enriching, summer overnight camp and year-round retreat services to children, families, and organizations primarily from the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas. The agency’s office is located in Rockville, MD, and the camp and retreat center is located in Waynesboro, PA. Founded in 1987, Capital Camps has enjoyed steady growth and is now close to capacity each summer with children ages 7 to 17 on an expansive renovated campus in the Catoctin Mountains. The Retreat Center, which hosts approximately 100 groups each year, is a center of learning and rejuvenation for adults, families, and organizations.

CCRC is affiliated with the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore, JCCA (Jewish Community Center Association), ACA (American Camp Association), FJC (The Foundation for Jewish Camp), and JCamp 180 (a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation).    

For more information about the camp, go to capitalcamps.org, and capitalretreat.org for information about the retreat center.

Responsibilities

  • Craft and tell the story of our successful camp and retreating agency.
  • Showcase our activities and updates on social media, monitor and report analytics.
  • Remain up to date on the latest trends and opportunities to continue elevating our social media presence.
  • Collaborate with our external marketing consultant to develop and implement agency marketing strategies.
  • Serve as each team’s point of contact with the external marketing consultant to ensure deliverables match the agency’s needs.
  • Design graphics and collateral to support social media and other marketing efforts.
  • Write copy for marketing materials, social media posts, newsletters, and other promotional channels.
  • Capture summer and retreat highlights on video and produce high-quality highlight reels, testimonials, and other assets for distribution to parents and the greater community via email, social media and other channels.
  • Collaborate with different teams to send out regular newsletters to respective audiences.
  • Edit and update our websites as needed.
  • Create and send daily exciting email blasts to camp parents during the summer season and to community partners during retreat season as needed.
  •  Manage social media profiles including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and other platforms to foster community, attract new campers and retreat clients, and engage current families, community partners, staff and alumni.
  • Generate, publish, and share fun and engaging content that fosters relationships with the community.
  •  Meet regularly with the camp and retreat teams regarding upcoming communications.
  • Manage the communications and marketing workflow across the agency from project inception to completion, including deadlines.
  • Order promotional swag to be given to campers, distributed at events and available for giveaways.
  • Assist colleagues with creating engaging and meaningful communication, including development/fundraising campaigns, camper recruitment and retention, and retreat rentals and programs.
  • Manage alumni online network.
  • Create materials to share with local congregations, partner agencies and day schools.
  • Manage and maintain organization’s photo database, and daily distribution of photos during the summer and for year-round use.  
  • Other related duties as needed.

Qualifications

  • 4-year degree with coursework in graphic design, marketing, communications or advertising. 
  • 2-3 years of communications or marketing experience.
  • Familiarity and experience using Canva, workflow management applications (Trello, Monday.com, Asana etc.) video editing software (CapCut, FinalCut Pro or iMovie), Constant Contact, Adobe InDesign, and WordPress, Office 365 Applications.
  • Experience using Excel, Jot form and data collection tools.
  • Dynamic, energetic and exceptionally detail-oriented.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and supervisors.
  • Demonstrates an active and well-rounded presence on social media, and understands how to tailor content to each channel’s audience.
  • Able to reside at Waynesboro, PA during the summer to manage communications, capture soundbytes and video highlights, and externally amplify the magic of camp (meals, accommodations and days off provided).
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate our ideas to a broad audience.
  • Highly-organized, capable of responding efficiently and effectively to a variety of requests.
  • Committed to an ongoing process of growth and development.
  • Strong references demonstrating prior experience and competency.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines, and exhibit sound judgment.

Additional Information

  • The Communications and Marketing Associate works alongside the marketing strategist and is supervised by the Development Director and CEO.  
  • Medical/Dental Vison insurance, as well as 403(b) retirement plan with match available.
  • Long Term and Short-Term Disability as well as vacation, personal and holiday leave.
  • The Communications and Marketing Associate will reside at camp during the summer months.

Salary: starting at $45,000 - $50,000, commensurate with experience. 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references to [email protected].  

Salary45,000.00 - 50,000.00 Annual
Duration
Full Time
Categories
Marketing/Communications | Social Media
Organization Type
Camps & Camping
Benefits
Retirement Plans | Dental | Medical Insurance | Paid Vacation | Sick Days | Vision
Job Location
US
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