Located in Downtown Orlando, the YMCA of Central Florida is one of the area’s largest and leading nonprofits with over 2,000 employees and revenues of over $70 million. The Y provides over $20 million in financial support to adults, children and families which have resulted in lasting personal healthy change. Through our strategic plan we will impact the lives of over 600,000 Central Florida residents across six counties.
Under the leadership of the VP of Brand & Cause Advocacy, this individual will be based out of our corporate office and responsible for researching, creating, writing, scripting, editing and posting content across multiple platforms. S/he must ensure consistent adherence to YMCA brand guidelines for all marketing and communications materials and activities. This individual should have a propensity to project a positive professional attitude and look for innovative solutions to overcome obstacles. S/he must possess superior professional interpersonal skills to establish and nurture relationships with senior executive staff, key external constituents, including the local media, volunteers, Y USA partnerships and industry vendors from corporate and non-profit institutions.
Along with a highly competitive pay structure, the YMCA of Central Florida provides exceptional benefits which include the following:
Affordable and quality healthcare (medical, dental, vision options).
Long Term Disability and Life Insurance provided at no cost to the employee.
12% Employer funded retirement plan after two years of service with immediate vesting and the ability to add additional earnings from first day of employment.
YMCA membership for employee and household.
Generous paid time off package.
Career growth opportunities with one of the largest and most innovative YMCA Associations in the country.
A challenging and fun work environment with creative, talented and diverse individuals!
The YMCA of Central Florida is a Drug Free Workplace and is committed to the policy of Equal Opportunity prohibiting discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required; communications, marketing, journalism or related field of study.
Minimum 5 – 7 years of progressively responsible experience in digital, corporate writing or brand & cause driven marketing communications experience required.
Exceptional writing, scripting, editing and proofreading skills required.
Experience or interest in writing brand & cause driven content for Y healthy living initiatives and programs involving preventative health, fitness, healthy eating, healthcare and workplace cooperative programs. Sample work may be required.
Ability to work effectively with all levels of senior leadership and staff; within a fast-paced corporate office marketing & communications team.
Microsoft Office proficiency required; including a high level of skill in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Working knowledge of Adobe required.
Outstanding interpersonal and professional communication skills.
Ability to prioritize projects, work within short time frames and meet deadlines.
Well organized with ability to multi-task and think outside of the box.
Self-starter; Able to work independently.
Demonstrated success in a content/writer communications role for a medium size organization.
YMCA or related cause-drive industry experience, highly preferred.
The successful candidate must be an experienced writer with an aptitude for creating compelling brand and cause-driven content, must thrive under minimal supervision within a busy corporate office environment and is self-directed to accomplish requested initiatives on time, with excellence. Our Association is enjoying tremendous growth while providing national leadership in the areas of unique health strategies and community collaborations. Be part of something great at the YMCA of Central Florida!