The People's Music School is a 41-year old institution that has brought the transformative benefits of music to over 10,000 lives across Chicago. Our model is completely tuition-free. We serve kids age 5-18 who otherwise would not be able to afford music education. Since music education has benefits that extend far beyond the artistic benefits, we view ourselves as an institution building future leaders. We build cognitive, academic, and social-emotional skills through an intense and rigorous curriculum. Our students learn with us for up to 12 hours per week and their families fulfill a significant service requirement. In the last two years, the school has grown 2x under new leadership composed of alumni from Bain & Company and A Better Chicago, and world-class experience from a newly energized Board of Directors. And we're just getting started...
The People’s Music School (TPMS) seeks a motivated individual to join our Development & Marketing team. The right candidate will be a self-starter who lives our brand, and loves engaging our community through thoughtfully crafted events and media pieces (social media, newsletters, website, blogs). S/he has strong working knowledge of design tools and website management, and is creative, witty, outgoing and approachable. S/he will be process-oriented, pay close attention to details, and have exceptional analytical thinking and project management skills. In addition, a customer-service orientation and a make-it-work mentality will set successful candidates apart.
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Coordinator will partner with a variety of stakeholders to support TPMS and the Development teams' success in all things marketing, social media, PR, event planning, and its accompanying administrative work. Belief in our transformative mission is a must - musical background is helpful but not required. This is an ideal role for someone early in their career who is interested in gaining skills in the non-profit field and wants to be part of a team with an entrepreneurial culture.
Attract new donors and supporters to the school by executing an effective marketing and events strategy
Inform broad audiences and targeted stakeholders (e.g. alumni) about what is happening at the school and opportunities to get involved through bimonthly newsletters and social media
Facilitate launch of new TPMS website; regularly update website to support achievement of organization's strategic goals
Develop and guide execution of marketing content and collateral, to include social media posts, pitch deck, videos, photos, one-pager, business cards, etc.
Monitor and analyze website and social media traffic (e.g. Google Analytics)
Develop communications and events calendar in collaboration with TPMS leadership team, ensuring sufficient opportunities to build brand awareness, facilitate individual donor cultivation, and achieve revenue goals
Implement, evaluate and follow-up on all TPMS events and campaigns, including special event logistics, invitations, ticketing, vendor relations, volunteer management and promotional activities
Build the individual donor base and increase donor retention through annual fundraising appeal strategies, both through direct mail and online channels
With the Director of Development, support the activities of the Associate Board through meeting attendance, member communication and event strategy/execution. Ensure that AB members are enthusiastic and engaged, their goals align with overall TPMS strategy, and their communications are consistent with TPMS culture
Manage all PR activities, including building and cultivating relationships with press contacts, identifying opportunities for exposure, responding to inquiries and securing spots
Ensure integrity and utility of the donor database (Salesforce)
Manage occasional volunteers and vendors to achieve these goals
Demonstrate a commitment to TPMS core values: opportunity, excellence, hard work, creativity and community
Other duties and responsibilities may be required and/or assigned as necessary.
1-3 years of project management or event experience, ideally in the non-profit sectors; for-profit experience welcomed
Excellent written communication skills, ability to adapt writing style to a variety of audiences
Experience working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment while demonstrating flexibility and responsiveness when faced with dynamic priorities and needs
Exemplary time management and organization skills; analytical skills a plus
Keen eye toward design principles, with website management and graphic design experience a plus
Proficiency with Google and Microsoft products (eg. Drive, Word, Powerpoint, Excel) and databases (Salesforce experience a plus)
Ability to work outside standard work hours when necessary, attending fundraising events, and other meetings and events
Music background desired, passion for the power of arts education required
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or a related field
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience. The position includes paid-time off and a competitive benefits package. To apply, send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to email@example.com.
The mission of The People's Music School is to deliver access to the benefits of high-quality, tuition-free music education. Through intensive instruction and performance, our students achieve excellence in music that transfers to other areas in life. They grow musically, socially, emotionally and intellectually, and develop a foundation of responsibility, self-esteem, resilience and purpose. We believe music is transformative and empowers the lives of youth, families and communities.