Program and Communications Coordinator

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    Jenkintown, PA (hybrid remote possible)

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The Program & Communications Coordinator is a highly motivated self-starter with strong organizational and communication skills.

The Program & Communications Coordinator will work with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and fellow staff, key volunteers and other relevant committees to plan, coordinate and implement a variety of fundraising and program activities and an integrated communications plan for the Chapter.

Communication Responsibilities include:
• Develop, implement and evaluate an annual integrated marketing and communications plan inclusive of social media channels and tracking campaign results
• Develop and manage all written and digital communications material with the purpose of engaging constituents
• Update the website on a continuous basis
• Develop and manage local media relations and maximize media opportunities; and/or work closely with public relations firm to maximize media opportunities.
• Utilize web analytics to review the performance of our website, emails and social media

Program Responsibilities include:
• Assist with the implementation and execution of the Chapter’s non-walk community-based fundraising events such as the Lupus Links Golf Tournament. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the silent auction, program development, and on course contests.
• Assist with the Lupus Loop and Walk to End Lupus Now events.
• Increasing the LFA’s community presence in the region.
• Manage and expand community based educational programs for the entire region.
• Increase outreach in target markets as defined by the strategic plan.
• Manage all aspects of assigned programs and non-fundraising events including developing proposals for sponsorship and all promotional/marketing materials, recruit and manage participant/guest lists, manage budgets and assigned logistics. Support development of fundraising materials as requested.
• Assist in advocacy efforts, including annual travel to Capitol Hill.
• Coordinate support group program.
• Develop and distribute electronic (monthly) and printed (2-3x/year) newsletter.
• Program and event management will require lifting and transporting materials and supplies.
• Attend all major outdoor and indoor events, rain or shine, such as the Lupus Loop and Walk to End Lupus Now Events, the Living Well with Lupus Symposia Series, etc.
• Respond to inquiries about lupus, local programs and services and special events.
• Oversee the chapter’s Ambassador program
• Cultivate volunteer base in communities throughout Chapter area and work with the team and Volunteer Coordinator as appropriate to provide support to those volunteers, including recruitment, management, recognition and retention.
• Utilize Chapter database to enhance client profiles, utilize spread sheets, project budgets, Power Point and other software as needed.
• All other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be a self-starter and able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Undergraduate degree (public/community health, event planning/hospitality, marketing/communications or other related field) and one-year marketing/communications, event or program experience
• Ability to work as a part of a team as well as interface with all levels of staff, volunteers and the public
• Ability to use standard office equipment and Microsoft Office Applications
• Detailed multi-tasker with strong organizational and administrative skills
• Excellent communication and presentation skills to interact effectively and diplomatically
• Professionalism, confidentiality and enthusiasm for developing strong community relationships
• Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings
• Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and access to a reliable vehicle is required for frequent travel within the Tri-State region.
• Physical ability to lift, load and transport heavy supplies to and from programs and events
• May be periodically required to drive rental vehicles including cargo vans and box trucks

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter, Inc. reserves the right to change, modify, suspend, delete, or depart from any and/or all parts of this position description, at any time. Nothing in this position description is intended to limit the Agency’s rights in any manner.

About Us

The Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter is part of a national force devoted to solving the cruel mystery of lupus while providing caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact.

With the help of informed volunteers, lupus medical experts, and committed and caring supporters, we:

  • Support research and conduct education programs so everyone affected by lupus can have an improved quality of life;
  • Provide information to ensure people with lupus and their families get answers and health professionals know about new means to diagnose and manage the disease; and,
  • Conduct activities to increase awareness of lupus, rally public support for those who are affected by lupus, and advocate on their behalf.

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