Monday, March 2, 2009

The Fortune Society- Development and Public Affairs Associate

The Fortune Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is twofold: to educate the public about criminal justice issues and to help those involved in the criminal justice system to break the cycle of crime and incarceration. We've posted about them before; they're rather awesome.

Position: Development and Public Affairs Associate

Job Description:

*Coordinate and schedule meetings, conference calls and travel arrangements.

*Working with VP to produce “Fortune News,” the organization’s publication.

*Working with staff of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy (DRCPP) to develop policy papers/testimony.

*Implementing branding initiatives in all agency materials.

*Creating content for and maintaining Fortune’s website.

*Managing special events and assisting in media relations.

*Assisting in the development of the Annual Report, brochures, and other printed materials.

*Assist in supporting the Development Team in the creation of government and foundation proposals when necessary.

*Supervise volunteers and interns.


*Must have strong inter-personal skills, able to handle multiple tasks, with the ability to work collaboratively.

*Excellent oral and written communications and organizational skills required.

*Must be flexible with the ability to work simultaneously on a number of projects.

*Must be familiar with and have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint). Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge fund raising software, InDesign, Quark Publishing, Photoshop (photo re-working & formatting), Dreamweaver (website), and Adobe a plus.

*Must have office skills (typing, data entry, Internet research, scheduling, filing, telephone, fax, mail).

*Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.

*Experience in website design, marketing, communications, and planning/executing successful events a significant plus.

*Must be self-directed and highly-organized.


**All resumes must be submitted along with a cover letter specifying the position for which you are applying, in addition to salary requirement to calls or faxes please.

**Formerly incarcerated individuals and ex-substance abusers, who have successfully made the transition from confinement into a stable, productive lifestyle in the community, including sustained employment since release, are eligible to apply.

The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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