Communications Associate, Part-time

 Position Title: Communications Associate, Part-time (20 hours per week) short-term contract June – September 2018

Reports to: Communications Manager and Director of Special Projects

Job Summary:

Fountain House is looking for an early career communications professional (recent graduate or senior year college students accepted) to work as a part-time staff of the External Affairs team from June – September 2018.  The Communications Associate will support all Fountain House communications activities in collaboration with the Fountain House external affairs team; program staff and participants.  This position is a great fit for an early-career communications professional who is detail-oriented and incredibly organized, an excellent writer, and passionate about promoting mental health and who can thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Job Functions:

  • Create content for Fountain House websites, blog, and social media properties.
  • Edit and/or create copy; select and edit photos; ensure that new information (news articles, blog posts, updated program information, etc.) is regularly posted to digital channels (websites, e-newsletter, social media).
  • Manage a content calendar, including scheduling and posting content and media.
  • Compile monthly e-newsletter; assist with campaign emails and other special correspondence, as needed.
  • Track all relevant metrics (e.g.; Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, e-newsletter metrics, etc.).

Salary Range: $20.00 per hour/20 Hours per week

Other Requirements:

  • Must possess current and valid US Work Authorization and be eligible to work for any US employer without sponsorship.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (e.g.: College senior with multiple completed internships), concentration in communications or journalism preferred.
  • Previous work experience or internships in communications and marketing.
  • Knowledge of mental health issues and passion for alleviating the associated stigma.
  • Ability to write clearly, persuasively and effectively in a variety of formats.
  • Strong interest in growing a nonprofit presence on social media.
  • Ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, and meet deadlines.
  • Experience writing and editing one or more of the following:  newsletter, magazine, annual report, email campaigns, and/or website articles/stories.
  • Good sense of humor and ability to thrive in a collaborative environment.

To apply for this position, you must view website at  If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter via e-mail to, or fax to 646-395-7391.  NO PHONE CALLS.  EEO.


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