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BrightFocus Foundation is a premier source of private research funding to defeat Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Through investing in an ongoing research portfolio of more than 220 awards, we are working toward cures for the medical conditions we all fear most: loss of mind and loss of sight. Our public awareness efforts share the latest research findings and best practices with families impacted by these diseases.

Our talented, dedicated team brings together a wide range of talents and disciplines to advance our mission of ending diseases of mind and sight. We hope you will consider joining us at BrightFocus.


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Department: Public Affairs

Position Title: Digital Communications Specialist

Supervisor: Digital Director, Public Affairs

Classification: Exempt

Date: October 7, 2020

Position Description:

The Digital Communications Specialist plays an important role by providing support to the Digital Director and the entire BrightFocus team. The Digital Communications Specialist helps manage administrative support of digital tasks as it relates to the website, email, social and video production to ensure the delivery of projects and milestones efficiently.

Duties, Responsibilities and Functions:

  • Provide administrative support to the Digital Director on digital projects, including but not limited to scheduling and coordinating meetings supporting digital project deadlines/deliverables, and emailing internal/external communications.
  • Performing administrative tasks to ensure the efficiency of digital communications and fundraising activities and processes.
  • Ensure digital projects run smoothly by actively coordinating workflows, maintaining project schedules, monitoring assignments, evaluating project timelines, communicating new information, tracking project activities and reporting on project progress while handling issues as they arise.
  • Communicate with cross-functional teams to understand digital project objectives, requirements, scope, and deliverables and any adjustments to timelines, as needed.
  • Understand team member workstyles and coordinate project tasks and deliverables accordingly, among all levels within BrightFocus with confidence and possess ownership of deadlines to ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Maintain a quality control project tracking tool such as Trello, TeamUp Calendar, Microsoft Teams to effectively coordinate, monitor, and track team assignments, deliverables, deadlines, and other project-related activities.
  • Serve as a point of contact when multiple individuals are assigned to the same digital project to ensure team actions remain in synergy.
  • Serve as a “process champion,” by understanding and reinforcing processes among the team.
  • Understand and adhere to the internal reporting structure and formal escalation process.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of project scope and particulars i.e. timeframes, financials, outcomes, processes, and flowcharts to effectively coordinate all team members, anticipate team needs, and keep the project on track and aligned with project goals.
  • Evaluate and communicate potential project delays, problems, and/or technical issues and offer solutions.
  • Review and prepare project correspondences, proposals, memos, meeting minutes and emails.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Associates degree from an accredited institution or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years administrative or related office experience.
  • Project management (concept to delivery) or team coordination experience a plus.
  • Ability to follow instructions and work independently on projects.
  • Nonprofit, digital experience a plus.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and masterful multi-tasking skills, in high pressure settings.
  • Professional demeanor with respectful assertiveness towards all levels (internal/external).
  • Exceptional organizational, time-management, and prioritization skills with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including proofing and editing.
  • Stellar interpersonal, customer services skills that maintain strong relationships.
  • Strong analytical, follow through, and problem-solving abilities with minimal supervision.
  • Agile and able to adapt to the constantly changing environment of the digital technologies. Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

------ For Position Posting Only ------

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to hrjobs@marcumllp.com with “Digital Communications Specialist” in the Subject line for consideration. For a full position description, visit: http://www.brightfocus.org/careers.

ABOUT BRIGHTFOCUS FOUNDATION:

BrightFocus Foundation (BrightFocus) is at the forefront of brain and eye health by promoting awareness and driving innovative research worldwide to help eradicate diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. To learn more about BrightFocus, visit www.brightfocus.org.

BrightFocus is committed to the full utilization of all human resources and to a policy of equal opportunity. In accordance with applicable laws, it is our policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals, as well as administer any and all personnel actions, without regard to any legally-protected characteristic including, but not limited to, race, age, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.


Position Title: Direct Response Marketing Associate/Coordinator

Supervisor: N/A

Classification: Exempt

Date: February 25, 2021

Position Description:

The Direct Marketing Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day administration of an integrated direct response communication and fundraising program for BrightFocus Foundation, including timeline management, copy and art review for accuracy, organization of working and final project files and schedules The Coordinator plays an important role in the planning and execution of communications, fundraising and special projects as it relates to direct response audiences. Most projects are multi-channel efforts encompassing some combination of email, SEM, multiple social media platforms, direct mail, etc

Duties, Responsibilities and Functions:

  • Create and manage project schedules, track tasks and activities through completion. Assign tasks and due dates to keep projects running smoothly and on time. Work with project owners to set the project objectives/goals, requirements, deliverables and timelines.
  • Review all copy for accuracy; research and document all statistics and reference materials. Circulate copy/art through internal approval process including Scientific Affairs and Public Affairs to confirm accuracy of content/brand messaging.
  • Maintain quality control with project tracking tools such as Trello, TeamUp Calendar, and Microsoft Teams to effectively coordinate, monitor, and track team assignments, deliverables, deadlines, and other project-related activities.
  • Maintain annual calendar of digital communications to donors and constituents by segment and program.
  • Serve as a point of contact as it relates to the digital project schedule and deliverables. Communicate potential project delays, problems, and/or technical issues to supervisor and/or project owner as they arise.
  • Participate in weekly/monthly departmental and vendor meetings as required.
  • Assist in the review of audience selections for digital communications to ensure accuracy.
  • Assist in establishing metrics/reporting for projects and the fulfillment of them. Review and/or prepare project correspondences, proposals, memos, meeting minutes and emails.
  • Performing administrative tasks to ensure the efficiency of communications and fundraising activities and processes.
  • Provide administrative support, including but not limited to scheduling and coordinating meetings supporting project deadlines/deliverables, and emailing internal/external communications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Associates degree from an accredited institution or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years administrative or related office experience.
  • Project/ team coordination experience.
  • Nonprofit direct response and communications experience a plus.
  • Detail oriented, excellent organizational skills, strong time management and solid written and verbal communications.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meeting timelines and ensuring successful implementation.
  • Excellent interpersonal, customer services skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Agile and able to adapt to the constantly changing environment of digital technologies.
  • CRM database experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

------ For Position Posting Only ------

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to hrjobs@marcumllp.com with “Direct Marketing Coordinator” in the Subject line for consideration. For a full position description, visit: http://www.brightfocus.org/careers.

ABOUT BRIGHTFOCUS FOUNDATION:

BrightFocus Foundation (BrightFocus) is at the forefront of brain and eye health by promoting awareness and driving innovative research worldwide to help eradicate diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. To learn more about BrightFocus, visit www.brightfocus.org.

BrightFocus is committed to the full utilization of all human resources and to a policy of equal opportunity. In accordance with applicable laws, it is our policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals, as well as administer any and all personnel actions, without regard to any legally-protected characteristic including, but not limited to, race, age, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.


Position Title: Digital Projects Manager

Supervisor: Digital Director, Public Affairs

Classification: Exempt

Date: June 1, 2021

Position Description:

The Digital Projects Manager plays an important role at BrightFocus by providing management of multiple digital projects within the Public Affairs department. The Digital Projects Manager helps manage digital projects as it relates to the website, email, social and video production to ensure the delivery of projects and milestones efficiently.

Duties, Responsibilities and Functions:

  • Manage digital projects focused on content delivery (Not Content Creation); key campaigns are web and email.
  • Streamline digital project processes, interfacing with external digital vendors to manage the delivery and performance of key digital campaigns.
  • Oversee the management of email campaigns, owning the content calendar and schedule for content delivery and deployment.
  • Manage content within Drupal site, gathering content pieces and publishing within Drupal CMS.
  • Act as internal SME to field digital requests, provide troubleshooting for Drupal site, assess email performance, and ensure digital projects align with key fundraising, events and grant promotion objectives.
  • Collaborate with BrightFocus’ departments to fully develop and implement online components of communication and marketing initiatives.
  • Provide digital analytics to inform key performance indicators, insights and guide decision making for web initiatives.
  • Manage vendor relations for web development and digital payments systems and ensure that web projects are delivered on time within agreed budgets.
  • Assist in preparing department budget and reports for Public Affairs team.
  • Manage trademarks, copyrights and domain names.
  • Provide administrative support to the Digital Director on digital projects, including but not limited to scheduling and coordinating meetings supporting digital project deadlines/deliverables, and emailing internal/external communications.
  • Ensure digital projects run smoothly by actively coordinating workflows, maintaining project schedules, monitoring assignments, evaluating project timelines, communicating new information, tracking project activities and reporting on project progress while handling issues as they arise.
  • Communicate with cross-functional teams to understand digital project objectives, requirements, scope, and deliverables and any adjustments to timelines, as needed.
  • Understand team member workstyles and coordinate project tasks and deliverables accordingly, among all levels within BrightFocus with confidence and possess ownership of deadlines to ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Maintain a quality control project tracking tool such as Trello, TeamUp Calendar, Microsoft Teams to effectively coordinate, monitor, and track team assignments, deliverables, deadlines, and other project-related activities.
  • Serve as a point of contact when multiple individuals are assigned to the same digital project to ensure team actions remain in synergy.
  • Serve as a “process champion,” by understanding and reinforcing processes among the team.
  • Understand and adhere to the internal reporting structure and formal escalation process.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of project scope and particulars i.e. timeframes, financials, outcomes, processes, and flowcharts to effectively coordinate all team members, anticipate team needs, and keep the project on track and aligned with project goals.
  • Evaluate and communicate potential project delays, problems, and/or technical issues and offer solutions.
  • Review and prepare project correspondences, proposals, memos, meeting minutes and emails.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Direct Reports:

  • Web Support Specialist

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years project management or related experience.
  • Project management (concept to delivery) or team coordination experience.
  • Ability to follow instructions and work independently on projects.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and masterful multi-tasking skills, in high pressure settings.
  • Exceptional organizational, time-management, and prioritization skills with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including proofing and editing.
  • Stellar interpersonal, customer services skills that maintain strong relationships.
  • Strong analytical, follow through, and problem-solving abilities with minimal supervision.
  • Agile and able to adapt to the constantly changing environment of the digital technologies. Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Professional demeanor with respectful assertiveness towards all levels (internal/external).
  • Nonprofit, digital experience a plus.

------ For Position Posting Only ------

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume, salary requirements, and cover letter to hrjobs@marcumllp.com with “Digital Projects Manager” in the Subject line for consideration. For a full position description, visit: http://www.brightfocus.org/careers.

ABOUT BRIGHTFOCUS FOUNDATION:

BrightFocus Foundation (BrightFocus) is at the forefront of brain and eye health by promoting awareness and driving innovative research worldwide to help eradicate diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. To learn more about BrightFocus, visit www.brightfocus.org.

BrightFocus is committed to the full utilization of all human resources and to a policy of equal opportunity. In accordance with applicable laws, it is our policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals, as well as administer any and all personnel actions, without regard to any legally-protected characteristic including, but not limited to, race, age, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

 

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