Job Listing: Marketing and Events Coordinator

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Historic Congressional Cemetery - Washington, DC

Closes - 6/1/2022

Position Title – Marketing and Events Coordinator

Salary - $45,000-50,000/Annually. Commensurate with Experience.

Job Type - Full-Time

For more info and to apply - All applications should be emailed to jspainhour@congressionalcemetery.org in one pdf document including a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. We are an equal opportunity employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery (APHCC) seeks an organized, friendly, self-starter for the full-time, exempt position of Marketing and Events Coordinator. This position offers benefits included paid time off, sick leave, telework opportunities, healthcare and retirement options, and a salary range of $45,000 to $50,000, commensurate with experience.

About the Cemetery
Congressional Cemetery is a privately chartered cemetery founded in 1807 in Washington, DC. Owned by Christ Church Washington Parish, the cemetery is operated by the Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery, a 501(c)(3) organization. The 35-acre property, situated in the heart of Capitol Hill, serves as both an active burial site and a historic location that preserves the legacy of those buried in the cemetery, many of whom played instrumental roles in the history of our nation. As a National Historic Landmark, the cemetery not only has local architectural and social significance but also contributes to the national heritage of the United States and is a national tourist destination. Historic Congressional Cemetery is also an active hub for community engagement including a robust dog walking program, historic preservation projects, unique educational programs, and environmental stewardship efforts. A staff of ten works together with a robust cadre of volunteers on all aspects of the cemetery’s operations. The cemetery is financially stable with reliable sources of funding, including an endowment, and is growing.


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Role and Responsibilities
The Marketing and Events Coordinator is responsible for the creation and implementation of the cemetery’s marketing plan and overseeing the planning and execution of private and cemetery-run special events and programs. Reporting directly to the Director for Public Engagement, this position requires a friendly, driven leader with a professional demeanor. An attention to detail and a flair for organization are essential for the project management aspect of this role. This position is an exempt role which requires a 40-hour work week with limited telework options available. Nights and weekends are expected for attendance at planned events.

Marketing and Communications:
• Creates and designs monthly advertisements, merchandise and other publications and program materials, experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.
• Oversee and implement website changes and updates, experience with WordPress is a plus
• Administer, optimize, and lead in the development of related content for a suite of marketing and communications channels, including the HCC website, social media, and blog, as well as the quarterly production, printing, and distribution of the Heritage Gazette.
• Alongside the Director of Public Engagement, draft and distribute press releases, respond to media inquiries, and represent the cemetery in interviews, tours, and events.
• Keep community at the heart of the Association’s mission through the recruitment, development, and management of several affinity groups and volunteer programs, including the K9 Corps, the volunteer docent program, the C.O.R.P.S.E. corps historical theatre
troupe, the PRO (Preservation and Restoration Opportunities) Crew, the Adopt-a-Plot gardening program, and Tombs & Tomes book club.
● Perform grant writing – seek grants and create applications.

Events
• Manage cemetery events and programming, including tours and special events.
• Identify and operationalize opportunities to promote the cemetery, increase revenue, and encourage support through programming and events, as well as plot sales and individual donations.
• Cultivate, solicit, and steward relationships with corporate and community partners to provide in-kind and cash sponsorships for cemetery events and programs.
• Organize event volunteers, manage volunteer applications and route to appropriate staff member.
Critical Thinking and Reporting
• Create data-based reports for board meetings and the annual report.
• Attends staff meetings as determined by leadership.
• Attends professional development opportunities.
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You might be a good fit if…
✓ You are a natural people-person who works well with diverse audiences
✓ You have experience in event planning, volunteer oversight, and marketing
✓ You enjoy working alongside a small, quirky staff
✓ You appreciate historical sites and support our mission to preserve our active burial ground
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