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Communications Coordinator

Reports To: Marketing Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

Date Last Approved/Revised: November 2014

Summary: The Communications Coordinator coordinates the day-to-day communication needs of the organization. The ideal candidate has consistently demonstrated the highest standards of practice, including deep knowledge of emerging media, digital platforms, and current marketing trends.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Includes the day-to-day coordination of work-study students and marketing interns.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Coordinate with ECHO’s media partners
  • Coordinate social media presence and help build social media strategy
  • Purchase media in support of ECHO’s marketing strategy
  • Write press release copy and coordinate distribution
  • Write monthly newsletter and promotional email communications
  • Overseeing poster/flyer/coupon distribution at various locations
  • Coordinating and tracking emailed communications
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and monitor key financial and audience measures on a regular basis
  • Assist in coordinating and documenting (photographing) media and ECHO events

This job description is not intended to be a complete statement of the position; it is intended merely to be a guide to the general work to be performed.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be 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.

Education and/or Experience: The ideal candidate will have a BS/BA in a related field and a minimum of 6 to 12 months relevant marketing work experience.

Essential Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Belief in, and commitment to, ECHO’s mission
  • Extensive knowledge of digital communications platforms
  • Personable and outgoing
  • Ability to develop and implement creative and effective marketing strategies
  • Creative and skilled writer
  • Ability to work across departments in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with digital media platforms (including social media), Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office Suite, Google Suite, and basic HTML
  • Experience using, or knowledge of, data-driven metrics for marketing decisions
  • Excellent project manager and team player who can work effectively with others
  • Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Work is performed in a regular office setting. The Marketing Coordinator must be able to work at a computer for several hours at a time. Some weekends, holiday, and after-hours work may be required.

Spring Peeper at ECHO.Building & Exhibits Maintenance Staff

ECHO seeks an experienced team player to provide building facilities and exhibit maintenance in a unique 36,000 square foot, software driven, LEED-certified aquarium and science center. ECHO is located on the shores of Lake Champlain in beautiful Burlington, Vermont.

This position provides a challenging, fast paced, diverse set of responsibilities including:

  • Installing, maintaining and repairing high quality museum exhibits.
  • Maintaining mechanical systems (HVAC, plumbing, aquarium life support systems, etc.).
  • Maintaining walkways and exterior planted areas (snow removal, landscaping).
  • Assisting Animal Care staff in equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Interior and exterior building maintenance including roofing, painting, flooring, plumbing, lighting, signage and adjacent grounds.
  • Interacting with staff to coordinate building and exhibit repairs.

Essential Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Carpentry, plumbing, and mechanical skills.
  • Electrical and electronics repair.
  • Building finish work.
  • Physical ability to perform strenuous work and lift and/or move at least 50 pounds.
  • Ability to trouble shoot facilities issues both independently and with a team.
  • Responsive multitasker who is comfortable working in fast paced environment.

Schedule & Benefits

  • Four, 10-hour days per week including Saturdays. Occasional over time during exhibit installations and facilities emergencies.
  • Benefits include: Paid time off, Health care, Retirement.
  • Staff Training and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Beautiful work setting

To Apply: Application Deadline: November 16, 2014
ECHO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send a cover letter and resume to with Building & Exhibit Maintenance Staff in the subject line or by mail to ECHO Building & Exhibit Maintenance Job Search, One College Street, Burlington, VT 05401.

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