Employment Opportunities

NJCTS is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

 

Communications and Public Relations Coordinator

Position Summary: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications and Public Relations Coordinator will create and manage a comprehensive communications strategy for the organization.

Purpose: The Communications and Public Relations Coordinator will communicate with NJCTS members, friends, donors, legislators, educators, the medical community and community-based organizations through print and electronic publications.

Key Responsibilities:   

  • Advises NJCTS staff on communications challenges and opportunities to enhance the visibility and reputation of the organization
  • Develops and maintains relationships and represents NJCTS with key print and online journalists
  • Writes and distributes NJCTS press releases, newsletters, legislative outreach, annual report and other communications
  • Creates and maintains an internet and social media strategy to enhance the awareness of NJCTS programs, acitvities and special events
  • Develops and maintains content for NJCTS website in WordPress, with emphasis on editorial responsibility and collaboration on technical matters with external vendors
  • Represents NJCTS with the press
  • Works with NJCTS staff to develop and coordinate promotional materials supporting all special events and development initiatives
  • Works with NJCTS staff to develop regional and statewide communication strategies related to organization specific events and programs
  • Responsible for protecting and promoting NJCTS brand.
  • Ensures that data assets support the needs of the organization
  • Measures and monitors the effectiveness of all communications vehicles and seeks continuous improvement based on data and feedback
  • Collaborates with and supports Executive Director on legislative outreach and advocacy
  • Manages the GreaTS and other awareness campaigns

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required with equivalent work experience
  • At least 3-5 years of work experience as a mid-level communications, public relations and marketing professional with strong preference for prior experience in a small non-profit organization
  • Experience with legislative outreach a plus
  • Expertise in the use of the internet for marketing
  • Experience in managing social media platforms
  • Previous experience in managing websites and writing press releases
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, organization and analytical skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs and WordPress with DonorPerfect knowledge helpful
  • Flexibility in scheduling to attend meeting and events in the evenings or weekends
  • Ability to travel (5%) throughout New Jersey

Compensation and Application Process

Salary is commensurate with experience and competitive with similar non-profit organizations. This is a full-time position based in Somerville, NJ.

Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, three work references and three writing samples (one press release, one promotional sample and one feature article) to Resumes@njcts.org. Please use Communications and Public Relations Coordinator in the subject line.


Family Outreach and Volunteer Program Coordinator

Position Summary: Reporting to the Program Manager, the Family Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator organizes and maintains family support and volunteer recruitment programs.

Key Responsibilities:   

  • Develops, implements, manages, and continually enhances ongoing programs including
    • Family support, including intakes and ongoing support
      • Ensures all families are informed about the range of support available from and through NJCTS
    • Manages and expands family support opportunities
    • Physician referral program
      • Conducts outreach to hospitals and doctors’ offices to increase awareness of NJCTS medical education programs
      • Identify experts to add to Physicians Referral List
    • Medical outreach program
      • Conducts outreach to hospitals and residence programs to schedule medical training for doctors, residents, and other medical staff
    • Volunteer recruitment, assignment, support, and retention to include corporate and school team participation
    • Summer Intern recruitment, training, and supervision
  • Collaborates on development and implementation
    • Family Retreat Weekend
    • Leadership Academy
    • Others as assigned
  • Collaborates with Staff to ensure successful relationships and participation at conferences for professionals
  • Collects and reports on data relative to all program activities including family support, Family Retreat Weekend, physician referral list, and volunteer program
  • Represents NJCTS at various community and county based organizational meetings as appropriate
  • Ensures that all families are referred to Rutgers repository as appropriate

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor in social work, counseling, psychology, or human services
  • 3-5 years of work experience, ideally in a social work environment
  • Demonstrated experience matching resources to recipients
  • Ability to match and then supervise volunteers to organizational need
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Self starter and creative thinker
  • Excellent attention to detail, organization, and analytical skills
  • Experience with identifying/analyzing needs toward program improvement
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to carry weight of up to 15 lbs (relative to conference table set up) 

Compensation and Application Process

Salary is commensurate with experience and competitive with similar non-profit organizations. This is a full-time position based in Somerville, NJ.

Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Resumes@njcts.org. Please use Family Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator in the subject line.

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