Communications Coordinator, Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

Posted by on June 20, 2011

Communications Coordinator, Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

Posted on: June 6, 2011

Posted by: Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

ORGANIZATION: Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization that ministers in the name of Jesus Christ to the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless and disadvantaged in the Philadelphia area. Services include daily meals, emergency shelter for men, long-term recovery for men, and transitional housing for women.

DUTIES/JOB DESCRIPTION: The Communications Coordinator develops and implements a comprehensive strategy designed to increase the organization’s support from individuals, corporations, foundations and other sources.

Develop annual communication and fundraising plan that integrates direct mail, website and e-communications.
Direct Mail: write fundraising letters and oversee the production/mailing process. Obtain quotes and work with freelance graphic designer and printer to produce mailings.
Website: frequently update content using WordPress.
E-communications: write messages and use software to create regular email newsletters and solicitations.
Newsletter: conduct interviews, write articles, take photos and manage production through freelance graphic designer and printer.
Stewardship: ensure that donors are thanked appropriately and respond to donor questions/concerns. Write general thank you letters, as well as personal notes for large/special gifts. Work with database manager to ensure detailed and accurate donor records in the Raisers Edge database.


New Donor Acquisition: work with partner missions to implement annual fall new donor acquisition mailing campaign.
Advertising: work with agency to create annual print/broadcast/online advertising schedule. Create ads or work with freelance graphic designer to produce ads.
Public Relations: write and distribute press releases. Coordinate requests for interviews and on-site media presence. Plan donor recognition and cultivation events. Create brochures and other general promotional materials.
Grants: occasionally write and submit grant proposals.


Excellent writing, communication and organization skills
Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and decision making abilities
Able to work independently and accomplish goals with minimal oversight
Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet frequent deadlines
Proficient with Microsoft Office and the Internet
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training and experience. Preference will be given to degrees in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or other related fields.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS: The following skills/experiences are desirable but not required.

Website content creation and management
Donor/customer databases
Graphic design, page layout, photo editing
Copy writing and editing
Social networking
Knowledge of printing processes
Basic HTML

CHRISTIAN LIFE: As an employee of Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission you are an important member of a Christian organization. All staff members are Christian missionaries and are required from time to time to participate in chapel services, outreach ministries, or counseling sessions. Because of the nature of these types of ministries it is an absolute necessity that you possess and maintain a testimony or lifestyle that is above reproach. What you do on your own time may seriously affect your ability to perform these types of ministries, which are an important part of your job.

Visit to download an employment application. Completed application should be emailed with resume and cover letter to

This position is available immediately, and resumes will be accepted until the job is filled. Start date is negotiable. Willing to train the right candidate.

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