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Posted: 03/02/2018

DeKalb History Center

About the DHC The DeKalb History Center is a membership based nonprofit dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing the rich history of DeKalb County, George. We are located in the Historic DeKalb Courthouse in downtown Decatur. We offer excellent benefits to our employees.

Marketing & Volunteer Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Decatur, GA

SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS: This position is responsible for all of the general marketing for the DeKalb History Center and for coordinating DHC volunteers in various departments.

Job Summary

The Marketing & Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for marketing DHC programs, products, event rentals, memberships, and services, and works with other staff members so that all marketing is organized, intentional, effective, and sustainable. This is a new position and duties may be changed according to organizational needs. This staff person will work with our contract graphic artist to create new marketing materials and enhance existing communications pieces, in addition to producing marketing pieces in-house. He or she will be in charge of most social media and updates to the website in coordination with other staff, who will provide some content.

The Volunteer Coordinator portion of this position is also new and requires collaboration with other staff members. He or she will coordinate and track existing volunteers as needed, and recruit new volunteers for the Museum and programs. She or he will develop, promote and maintain a wide range of volunteer opportunities within the organization and be responsible for staffing the Museum on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with volunteer help.

Duties and Responsibilities


Increase awareness of DHCs services, programs, resources, and membership

Maintain a consistent brand and message for the DHC across all marketing platforms

Design or commission promotional materials for programs, membership, rentals, and archives (membership brochures, newsletter, invitations, etc.)

Collect, refine, edit and distribute PR materials from other staff members to various media outlets including DHCs broadcast emails

Manage and grow existing or new DHC social media accounts; ensure that the mix of posts and news represents DHCs mission and members

Coordinate the design and implementation of a new website with input from all staff. Maintain and update existing and future website with consistency, branding, and messaging in mind

Develop new marketing opportunities and improve existing strategies

Monitor various review sites such as TripAdvisor, The Knot and Yelp


Develop and maintain volunteer descriptions, policies, procedures and standards of volunteer service including background checks when needed

Conduct and/or arrange for volunteer orientation and training

Ensure volunteers are in place to support the various areas of operations, to include the museum, special events, fundraising, exhibits, and education

Schedule most of the volunteers who help the DHC

Maintain accurate records, statistics, and reports on volunteer participation

Organize and participate in volunteer recognition programs and special events

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Submit cover letter, resume, two samples of graphic design, and two writing samples to forgey@dekalbhistory.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interviews for selected candidates may begin as early as March 15. Anticipated start date is March/April 2018. No walk-ins or phone calls.
Melissa Forgey
101 E. Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030

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