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Communications & Marketing Coordinator 

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About the Organization Disability Rights New York (DRNY), the Protection and Advocacy System for New York State, is seeking an experienced individual with a passion for achieving justice for individuals with disabilities. This is an opportunity to join a statewide organization advancing the civil rights and legal rights of people with disabilities. DRNY challenges systemic abuse, neglect, discrimination, and legal rights violations through legal case-handling, individual and systemic reform litigation, public investigations, advocacy, and collaboration with stakeholders. Justice for individuals with disabilities is DRNY's focus.  

Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Department: Administration

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Status: Full Time

Schedule: 9am- 5pm

Reports to: Legal Director

Travel: > 5%

The Communications and Marketing Coordinator responsibilities include creating and managing a robust marketing program to raise awareness of DRNY across the State. The Communications and Marketing Coordinator sustains a fundraising plan to support DRNY's advocacy efforts.

Essential Functions

The Communications and Marketing Coordinator performs a wide range of duties, including the following:

  • Develop and implement fundraising campaigns to maximize DRNY's opportunities and future ventures;

  • Manage marketing for special events, including coordinating advertising for conferences and expos;

  • Conduct outreach to raise awareness and build relationships;

  • Organize donations and create relationships with donors;

  • Maintain DRNY's social media accounts and website;

  • Draft press releases and media alerts.


  • Bachelor's degree required;

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;

  • Ability to multi-task with a strong attention to detail;

  • Experience working in a not-for profit organization;

  • Strong networking and demonstrated fundraising skills;

  • Experience organizing special events;

  • Strong communication and social media skills;

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.


  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Communicate in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Support Diversity: Treat all people with respect; value diverse perspectives; treat others fairly without regard to disability, race, sex, color, religion, or sexual orientation; recognize differences as opportunities to learn and gain by working together.
  • Demonstrate Professionalism: Complete work in a timely, consistent manner; work hours necessary to complete assigned work; is regularly present and punctual; arrive prepared for work; devote energy to do the best job possible; keep commitments.

Working Conditions

The Communications and Marketing Coordinator usually work in an office environment, but the position also requires travel within and outside of New York State.

Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Disability Rights New York - Albany  
Position Communications & Marketing Coordinator  
Position Requirements  
Number of Openings 1  

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