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  • Youth Villages

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Marketing and Communications Assistant

Youth Villages • Memphis, TN

Posted 2 months ago

Job Snapshot

Degree - 4 Year Degree
Art - Photography - Journalism, Public Relations, Sales - Marketing
Marketing, Media - Journalism - Newspaper, Nonprofit - Social Services

Job Description

Company Overview

Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.

If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.

Position Overview

Under the general supervision of the CMO with dotted line to Director of Marketing & Communications and Director Digital Strategy & Creative Services, the Marketing & Communications Assistant assists with administrative duties, special projects, and various marketing, public relations and communications projects. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the department. Works with Chief Marketing Officer on administrative tasks, reports and other needs. Ideal candidate should have strong organization skills, comfortable in fast-paced environment and a basic knowledge of social media, media relations and PR practices.

Duties & Responsibilities include the following as well as other duties may be assigned:

1. Creates and maintains news media lists and databases using Cision, Google Alerts, TalkWalker Alerts, manual searches or other tools

2. Support internal company-wide newsletter with writing articles, taking photos and sourcing information as needed

3. Monitors print and broadcast media for Youth Villages coverage and assists with organization and maintenance of digital clip files

4. Reviews news releases, news advisors and opinion editorials as needed

5. Distributes electronically news releases and press materials

6. Supports media relations efforts, including special projects and events

7. Prepares and updates electronic and hard-copy media kits or other presentation material as needed

8. Prepares publicity and other department reports (such as quarterly board reports) as requested

9. Helps maintain the Public Relations archives

10. Organizes and updates Cumulus photo database, including but not limited to tagging, uploading of photos, etc.

11. Assists with maintenance of YouTube account, including uploading and adding tags (as requested)

12. Assists with uploading of information to the Newsroom on

13. Conducts 2-3x annually audit of all Youth Villages trademarks to safeguard against any infringement

14. Works closely with vendors (i.e., printers, mail houses, videographers) as necessary on getting jobs out effectively

15. Supports administratively Chief Marketing Officer by managing accounts payable (invoicing, reconciling of credit card accounts, receipt collection, etc.), mail collection, calendar/meeting management as well as other administrative tasks (as needed)

16. Manages bi-weekly all Marcom team members staff meeting by collecting agenda items and recording and distributing notes from meeting

17. Organizes and manage the storage closet, video equipment, banners, etc. including ordering office supplies for department

18. Manages all shipping requests and tracking for department

19. Distributes monthly dashboard reports which includes soliciting information from both digital and PR teams and inserting into template

20. Must have the be ability to work collaboratively across various teams and departments to ensure integration and sharing of information

21. Proficient writer with the ability as needed to write copy for news releases, annual report and marketing communications materials at the request of manager or director; assists with editing and proofreading upon request; familiar with AP Style

22. Performs additional duties at the request of the Director of Marketing and Communications; Director of Digital Strategy; or the Chief Marketing Officer


  • Bachelor's degree in public relations, communications or marketing (required)
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in marketing/public relations/communications (required)
  • Previous internship experience may be considered as part of applicable work history


Affordable access to medical, prescription, dental and vision insurance plans

Tuition Reimbursement and Licensure Supervision
Paid Parental Leave

Retirement savings pension plan, a 403(b) and FSA
2 weeks of paid time off for vacation

10 paid holidays

12 sick days annually

Priority consideration for leadership openings throughout the organization
Supportive leadership and coworkers

Mileage and cell phone reimbursement (if applicable)


Job ID: 2019-3893
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