Communications Assistant

The Midas Collaborative

Temporary part-time opportunity for aspiring communications specialist and event planner.

Job Description

Job Description:
Communications Assistant
Temporary Part-Time Position

Founded in 1999, The Midas Collaborative is a statewide nonprofit organization that helps low and moderate-income residents of Massachusetts build assets and achieve greater economic stability. With the help of Midas and its members, families across the state build assets and financial knowledge that change lives. As a membership organization, Midas provides capacity building, technical assistance, training, and advocacy opportunities to member and partner organizations. Midas also advances the dialogue on economics, consumer financial protection, and asset building with public officials at every level of government.  

Overview: We are seeking a creative and detail-oriented intern to join our team as a Part-Time Communications Assistant. The successful candidate will assist with event planning, recording interviews and gathering program participant testimonials, managing social media, and reaching out to community colleges and prospective vendors. This position is ideal for students, recent graduates, or someone looking for a short-term opportunity to gain practical experience in communications, public relations, and event planning.

Location: 100% remote, with options to meet in downtown Boston; must live in Massachusetts

Hours: 15 hours per week for approximately 12 weeks, flexible hours

Compensation: $15-17/hour, no other paid benefits

Key Responsibilities:

1.       Event Planning Support:
·       Assist with basic logistics and vendor coordination for company events.
·       Help create and distribute event materials. 
·       Support the event promotion process.
2.       Social Media Assistance:
·       Help create and schedule social media content across various platforms.
·       Monitor social media channels and engage with followers, under supervision.
·       Assist in tracking social media metrics. 
·       Schedule and record interviews and program participant testimonials. 
3.       Community Outreach:
·       Reach out to community colleges and other educational institutions with provided materials. 
·       Coordinate simple meeting schedules and manage a shared calendar.
·       Develop and distribute promotional materials to potential partners.
4.       Vendor Outreach:
·       Identify and reach out to prospective vendors for events.
·       Gather quotes and basic information from vendors in addition to coordinating meetings. 
·       Strong written and verbal communication skills.
·       Familiarity with social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn).
·       Basic knowledge of video recording and graphics tools (e.g. Canva, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat)
·       Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities.
·       Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
·       Enthusiasm for learning and growing in the field of communications.
·       Gain hands-on experience in communications, event planning, and social media management.
·       Flexible working hours to accommodate academic schedules.
·       Opportunity to work in a dynamic and supportive team environment.
Application Process:
Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter outlining their qualifications and interest in the position to Carolyn Brandes at Please put Communications Assistant Application in the subject line and attach a resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
The Midas Collaborative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Post Date: July 3, 2024