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Employment Opportunity:External Relations Associate (Public Allies Connecticut - New Haven)

Public Allies Connecticut

September 24th, 2013

External Relations Associate (Public Allies Connecticut - New Haven)

About Public Allies:

Public Allies’ mission is to advance new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits, and civic participation. We are motivated by our conviction that everyone can lead, and that lasting social change results when citizens of all backgrounds step up, take responsibility, and work together. Public Allies is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since its inception in 1992, Public Allies has graduated more than 3,200 Allies from its signature model designed to expand the capacity of local nonprofits and to promote emerging leaders in the sector.

About Public Allies Connecticut:

Launched in 2003, Public Allies Connecticut (PACT) has placed nearly 200 AmeriCorps members at more than 100 nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, where they have helped to create, improve, and expand services to meet local needs. Public Allies Connecticut is affiliated with RYASAP, Inc. an urban/suburban collaborative for solving community problems throughout the state.

Position Description:

  • Develop and implement communications strategy with support from Executive Director and Fund Development Coordinator
  • Coordinate annual giving program, including mailings, list building and maintenance of donor database
  • Support event planning, including 10th anniversary celebration in 2014
  • Represent PACT at community events
  • Produce written proposals, reports and other correspondence to funders
  • Reports to Fund Development Coordinator
  • Part-time (20-25 hours per week)
  • Position based in PACT’s New Haven office

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 1-2 years work experience at nonprofit in external relations (development and/or communications) capacity
  • Ability to work and solve problems independently
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, Google-based applications and social media platforms; experience using donor management platform (especially E-Tapestry) a major plus
  • Sense of humor and ability to contribute to a positive and welcoming work environment
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to learn and grow through coaching and feedback

While this description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, it is not necessarily exhaustive of all responsibilities, duties, efforts, requirements or expectations of this position.

Public Allies Connecticut/RYASAP, Inc is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Lindsey Tengatenga ( by October 4, 2013.
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