Interim Development and Communications Coordinator, HIAS and Council

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Interim Development and Communications Coordinator, HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia

Posted on: December 9, 2011

HIAS Pennsylvania

Interim Development and Communications Coordinator



HIAS and Council Migration Services of Philadelphia (“HIAS Pennsylvania”) was founded in 1882 to provide services to Jewish immigrants and refugees fleeing persecution and seeking opportunity by migration to America. Based on the tradition of “welcoming the stranger,” HIAS Pennsylvania works to resettle, reunite and represent Jewish and all immigrants and refugees of limited means residing in Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley. The agency seeks the fair treatment and integration into American society of immigrants from all backgrounds.

HIAS Pennsylvania provides the following programs:

Representation and legal counseling before immigration agencies and the courts
Resettlement and other support services to assist refugees, immigrants and those granted asylum
Citizenship services


Job Title: Development and Communications Coordinator

Supervisor: Judith Bernstein-Baker (Primary);

Summary of Responsibilities:

With Executive Director, create a development plan with measureable outcomes
Adhere to development timetable created with Executive Director

Help coordinate special events including an annual fundraiser.
Maintain and update fundraising database
Maintain and update outreach mailing list
Maintain social networking functions on database
Work with staff and interns to update website
Work with Executive Director and interns to cultivate press contacts
With Executive Director, write and deliver press releases
Develop written flyers and newsletters, including E-newsletters
Assist in writing Annual Report
Liaison with the Board, staffing appropriate Committees
Assist in working with the Board and friends of the organization to increase donor base and volunteer involvement
Some prospect research, including major donors or grant funders
Assist, if needed, in pulling together supporting documents for grants


B.A. or Associate degree with two years development and communications experience
Excellent writing skills
Ability to get along with diverse staff, Board and stakeholders
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Detail oriented
Computer literate
Proficiency in database management

This is an interim position with a possibility of renewal and growth. Starting salary is $34,000-$38,000 with health care and other benefits after a probationary period. HIAS Pennsylvania is in the process of reconfiguring its Development and Communications functions and staffing. HIAS Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief.

If you are interested this position, please send your resume via email to Loy Omphommasack at

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