Bridges Baltimore is dedicated to ensuring the long term success of motivated elementary school aged youth from under-resourced communities in Baltimore City. It does this through an innovative 13+ year long program that supports students from elementary school through college and into their careers. Program efforts help students/families (a) find success / navigate obstacles in school, (b) become well-rounded people, and (c) prepare for college and career opportunities.
The Program currently provides year-round support and programs to 260 Baltimore City youth ages 9-22 via its sites at St. Paul’s School (est. 1993) and at Gilman School (est. 2014). Over the last three years, Bridges participants have a 100% high school graduation rate and 80%+ college matriculation rate. We are working hard to formalize post-high school programs - ensuring that students complete their degrees and find right-fit careers.
Baltimore is loaded with wonderful young people who would thrive with the support Bridges provides and we are committed to continued expansion throughout the City. A strong communications platform is essential for this to happen. To learn more about Bridges, visit this piece from ‘This Week’ with George Stephanopoulos: http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/video/building-bridges-baltimore-31106531
About The Opportunity
As Bridges continues to grow and impact students in the city of Baltimore it is essential to have a strong and dedicated leader who can further push our communications efforts. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Bridges Communications Specialist will lead external and internal communications including:
External communications - grant writing, video story-telling, quarterly newsletters, social media, public relations, presentations, brochures, website, and communications strategy
Internal communications - optimizing on-boarding / training materials for staff, volunteers, and partners, helping program team position work to families, students, and volunteers, and coordinating communications with independent school communications offices
Demonstrated success in writing, story-telling, and in at least one of the following areas - Photography, Video, Website Design, or Graphic Design
Passionate about our mission, inquisitive, personable, likes to learn, effectively manages time, and thrives with autonomy
Seeks an opportunity to grow into a role and join a fast paced / growing organization
Holds an undergraduate degree and at least 3 years of relevant work experience
Relevant work experience includes, but is not limited to, digital journalism, print journalism, communications officer, video/film production, graphic design, and grant writing
Extensive experience with Microsoft Office and a history of learning new technology (we currently use In-Design, Photoshop, FinalCut Pro, and MailChimp)
Compensation and Benefits
Salary & benefits are competitive & commensurate with experience for this full-time position
St. Paul’s is an independent, Episcopal, college preparatory day school, coeducational for grades K-4 and all boys for grades 5-12, located 20 minutes north of downtown Baltimore. An International Baccalaureate World School that enrolls 758 students from across the Baltimore metropolitan area, St. Paul's emphasizes critical thinking, interdisciplinary study, independent research, and engagement w...ith cultures around the world. Service learning is a cornerstone of the School's mission. St. Paul's strives to find balance between academics, athletics, and arts fostered by a strong sense of community on campus.