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Communications Assistant

American Public Gardens Association

Job Description 
Our outstanding team seeks you, someone who shares the passion we have for public gardens and organizational excellence. Your attention to detail and organization skills will be rewarded by great people to work with as we grow the American Public Gardens Association to fulfill its vision of a world where public gardens are indispensable. 

The Communications Assistant will perform tasks related to Association communications and assists with all aspects of internal and external communications. 

Duties & Responsibilities 
This position will report to the Marketing & Communications Manager and will assist with:  

  • Writing, proofing, organizing, and posting social media, print, survey, mobile, and web content  
  • Building and disseminating e-communications  
  • Pulling and assessing various reports, analytics, and insights 
  • 20-25 hours per week 
  • Special projects may be assigned 

Education and Experience 

  • Proficiency using MS Office Suite software, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Displays with training a strong working knowledge of various Content Management Systems (CMS) including, but not limited to Association software used for membership (iMIS/RiSE), marketing & communications (Informz, Qualtrics Survey Software), and web content (Drupal) 
  • Experience utilizing Social Media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram) 
  • Strong writing and technical editing skills 
  • Extremely customer service-oriented  
  • Well organized, possesses a strong attention to detail, and is respectful of deadlines  
  • Must be able to multi-task and work independently while maintaining a high degree of accuracy 
  • Takes direction, exercises sound judgment, observes confidentiality, and exhibits professional demeanor  
  • Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds 
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Suite products (Photoshop) or other graphic artistry experience is a plus.
  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in communications, marketing, or a related field through work history and/or education 
  • Candidate should have general knowledge of not-for-profit and/or membership organizations.  
  • Strong passion, familiarity, or interest in public gardens, public horticulture, and/or museums a plus 

Application Instructions 
Send your resume and cover letter to ktyrawski@publicgardens.org by March 31. 

American Public Gardens Association is an EOE. This position may be located in our Kennett Square offices or remotely. Salary for the position is $14-$19 per hour depending on experience.