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Build Repair Grow Board Communications Chair

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BUILD REPAIR GROW

Build Repair Grow Board Communications Chair

Build Repair Grow (BRG), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is seeking a Communications Chair who can help take our organization to the next level. The Communications Chair will be our chief outreach, digital media, and marketing strategist and will oversee these efforts.


BRG teaches young people how to grow and cook food, basic carpentry, sewing, and bike repair. We provide young people with training in practical skills critical for building individual resiliency, problem-solving, and self-sufficiency while promoting community health. Our programs were developed with a focus on in-person, hands-on learning, but due to the current pandemic, we have pivoted to a take home project kit program called BRG in a Box which includes online instructional videos. Learn more about our organization and programs at www.buildrepairgrow.org


Incorporated in February of 2020, BRG has established the organizational, strategic and intellectual infrastructure to plan and launch no-cost and low-cost programs throughout Western Mass. As our organization prepares to move past the initial start up phase and scale up our activities, seek major funding, and hire staff, we need an experienced communications leader to ensure our organization can effectively share our mission and program activities with local communities, potential participants, partners, and other supporters and stakeholders.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience serving on a nonprofit board or as a nonprofit communications professional
  • Experience developing a marketing plan and/or outreach strategy
  • Literacy with online video platforms and website management
  • Literacy with multimedia content development and production
  • Literacy with marketing/promotional campaigns on social media platforms
  • Experience creating physical marketing collateral such as brochures and flyers
  • Familiarity with the Massachusetts nonprofit landscape
  • Spanish-language skills are a definite plus
  • Passion for BRG’s mission to teach practical skills to young people



Duties and Responsibilities

Note that this position requires a significant time commitment, potentially up to several hours per week. As BRG grows and is able to hire staff, the Communications Chair would have the option to transition from a volunteer Board position into a paid staff position.


The Communications Chair will

  • Lead the development of a communications and outreach plan and strategy
  • Direct the creation and execution of an outreach campaign, including online/social media, email, and other channels, in collaboration with BRG interns or other volunteers
  • Direct the development of physical marketing materials, in collaboration with BRG interns or other volunteers
  • Oversee multimedia production efforts, including instructional video creation, in collaboration with a BRG Video Intern or other volunteers
  • Serve as a member of the Board of Directors
  • Other duties of responsibilities as may be delegated by the Board


Additionally, as a Board member, the Communications Chair would be expected to

  • Regularly attend board meetings and important related meetings (typically once a month)
  • Make a serious commitment to participate actively in the organization, including volunteering for, willingly accepting, and completing assignments that match their skillset in a timely and thorough manner
  • Stay informed about BRG matters, including preparing for meetings and thoughtfully reviewing minutes and reports
  • Build a collegial working relationship with the Executive Director and other Board members that contributes to productive discussion and consensus



To apply: Send a resume, statement of interest, and professional references to Logan McFadden at logan@buildrepairgrow.org . Interested candidates are welcome to call Logan at 413-200-856 or email with any additional questions about the organization or board.


Deadline: November 1, 2020


Build Repair Grow is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation.

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About BUILD REPAIR GROW

Location:

PO BOX 955, EASTHAMPTON, MA 01027, US

Mission Statement

Build Repair Grow teaches young people hands-on, practical skills in growing food, cooking, repairing bikes, sewing, and basic carpentry while developing increased resiliency, critical thinking, and problem solving techniques through project-based learning. The elimination of home arts and shop classes from schools has created a gap that Build Repair Grow helps fill.

Description

Build Repair Grow teaches young people how to grow and cook food, basic carpentry, sewing, and bike repair. We provide young people with training in practical skills critical for building individual resiliency, problem-solving, and self-sufficiency while promoting community health. Our programs were developed with a focus on in-person, hands-on learning. but due to the current pandemic, we have pivoted to provide take home project kits and online instructional videos. Incorporated in February of 2020, Build Repair Grow has established the organizational, strategic and intellectual infrastructure to plan and launch no-cost and low-cost programs throughout Western Mass. As our organization prepares to move past the initial start up phase and scale up our activities, seek major funding, and hire staff we are looking for three new Board members - a Treasurer, Communications Chair, and Grants and Fundraising Chair - who can help shape the organization as we take it to the next level.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Online Flash/Video Production
  • Website Programming
  • ERP / CRM
  • Network Administration
  • Video Production
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training

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