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Marketing Project Coordinator

Location: San Francisco, California
Date Posted: 10-04-2017
About the organization:
From our headquarters in San Francisco and more than 30 field offices across the country, The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people—from refugee communities in the heart of St. Paul to third-generation ranching families in rural Colorado. Since our founding 45 years ago, we’ve protected more than 3 million acres of land and raised billions in public funding for open space. We’re known for our expertise in GIS mapping, climate change mitigation strategies, and creative placemaking—and we’re driving a national conversation on urban park equity.
About the marketing team:
We’re The Trust for Public Land’s storytellers and brand stewards. We land national headlines, maintain a robust social media presence, publish an award-winning donor magazine, and produce print and digital marketing material. It’s an exciting time to work for us: with several new hires and new initiatives in the works, our team has a startup feel: we welcome innovative approaches and blue-sky thinking.
About the role:
Reporting to the senior manager of content strategy and operations, the marketing project coordinator will help our growing team communicate, collaborate, and create.
50% creative project coordination
  • Schedule and facilitate design reviews, kickoff meetings, and other client-designer interactions.
  • Develop and monitor project timelines and budgets; help creative team prioritize design requests and allocate resources efficiently
  • Assess and route incoming requests, interpreting creative briefs and evaluating the quality and completeness of assets, etc.
  • Manage external vendors, including printers, suppliers, and contract designers and proofreaders.
  • Serve as quality control, providing proofreading and other light editorial support and ensuring creative projects are on-brand and on-brief.
  • Maintain the creative team’s production infrastructure, including its JIRA issue tracking project, Creative Cloud account, and archives.
30% general operations support
  • Develop and implement production processes and best practices. Develop documentation and training material to help teams work together efficiently.
20% general customer service
  • Respond to requests for collateral, merchandise, and other marketing support from internal clients.
About you:
Above all, you are thorough, efficiency-oriented, have a keen eye for the details others miss. You’re always looking for opportunities to streamline the small stuff—so your teams put their energy where it matters. The highest compliment in your book is, “You thought of everything!”
Our ideal candidate is also …
  • A proactive problem-solver: You find—or create—the right tool for the job. Nobody’s ever had to tell you, “Try Googling it.”
  • Positive and diplomatic: You’re able to anticipate others’ concerns—whether or not you agree with them. You know how to make “No, but … ” sound like “Yes, and … .”
  • Service-oriented: You take pride in empowering others to do their best work.
Qualifications we need:
  • A college degree.
  • Minimum two years of managing projects or teams: Experience in a corporate or agency setting is strongly preferred—but talented shift leaders, small business owners, stage managers, community organizers, and coaches are all project managers in our book.
  • Adobe Creative Suite: The project coordinator is not an artistic role, but you’ll need the technical chops to support our team of talented designers—for example, by resizing and reformatting, verifying file types and image resolution, and preparing projects for print.
Qualifications we want:
Our ideal candidate has additional background in at least two of the following areas:
  • Working in or with Agile teams
  • Working in or with creative or cross-functional teams
  • Using JIRA project and issue tracking software
  • Technical writing, documentation, and/or workflow development
  • Copywriting, copyediting, or proofreading
  • Print production
  • Mid-sized to large nonprofits or foundations; fundraising
This position is expected to be offered at a salary range of 45-55K/year with full, generous benefits. Those benefits include medical/dental/vision insurance, retirement plan with a match, 15 days PTO/year, etc. | Conserving Nature Near You
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