Vacancy Communications Coordinator

Ad type: jobs
Company: National Volunteer Fire Council
City: Greenbelt, MD
Workplace street: Greenbelt, MD
Category: Marketing
Work schedule: Full Time
Posted: 18 Aug 2019
Requirements for the applicant
Education: 4-Year Degree Required
Work experience: Professional
Job description


The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the premier nonprofit association serving the volunteer fire, emergency, and rescue services. Today, the NVFC serves as the voice of over one million volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel on Capitol Hill and provides valuable training, programs, and other resources.

The NVFC seeks a full-time Communications Coordinator. This position is located in our national office in Greenbelt, Maryland, with the possibility of remote working for the right candidate. This position will assist in conducting the organization’s outreach and marketing efforts, including writing articles, drafting outreach and marketing materials, maintaining web sites, coordinating advertising campaigns, managing social media pages, working with various stakeholders and contacts, responding to inquiries, coordinating with vendors and partners, assisting with programs and projects, and other duties as assigned.

Attention to detail with excellent written and verbal communications skills are a must along with an ability to work well in a small staff, team-oriented environment. The ideal candidate will demonstrate initiative, a desire to grow and learn, possess great organizational skills, and take ownership over their assigned project areas. Fire service experience is a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The NVFC provides competitive pay, an excellent benefits package, a great work atmosphere, and room for personal growth and learning. Send cover letter and resume to: Kimberly Quiros at No calls please. Relocation fees are notprovided.


  • Writes content for NVFC publications including newsletters, guides, and toolkits
  • Drafts marketing and outreach materials 
  • Assists in maintaining and updating the organization’s web sites
  • Coordinates advertising campaigns
  • Work with stakeholders and industry contacts to disseminate information, messaging, and materials from the NVFC
  • Coordinates outreach to target audiences
  • Manages some of the NVFC’s social media pages and serves as back-up on others
  • Assists with developing resources for the NVFC’s key programs
  • Implements outreach components of corporate partnership agreements
  • Coordinates with graphic designer, printers, and other vendors for printed and electronic materials
  • Works with corporate sponsors, members, board of directors, industry media, and other stakeholders on various projects and outreach campaigns
  • Assists with gathering data and tracking results of outreach efforts
  • Provides some administrative support such as answering phones, taking meeting minutes
  • May represent the organization at speaking engagements, tradeshows, and meetings
  • Maintains media lists
  • Assists with other projects and activities as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications/Skills/Competencies Required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to present information persuasively and concisely to different audiences
  • Highly organized with the ability to learn quickly, prioritize, and manage multiple projects with high attention to detail
  • Energetic, forward-thinking, and creative individual with high ethical standards and professional image
  • Ability to work well under pressure, determine priorities, and produce results
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to work independently, a self-initiator, versatile, and motivated
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and other productivity tools
  • Proficiency in using various social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • Fluency in web analytics tools and marketing tools
  • Experience in utilizing web site CMS, preferably WordPress
  • Excellent customer service-ethic and responsiveness
  • Understanding of an association/nonprofit environment, strategic planning, market research, marketing and communication, product development, and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated willingness to embrace change and adapt strategies as needed
  • Ability to understand importance of the position for the success of NVFC
  • Strong desire to continue to learn and develop new and exciting content 
  • Must demonstrate accuracy and seek to improve/promote quality in the organization while exhibiting objectivity and openness to others’ views


    The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the premier nonprofit association serving the volunteer fire, emergency, and rescue services. Today, the NVFC serves as the voice of over one million volunteer firefighters and EMS…

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