Marketing, Communications, and Events Coordinator

Marketing, Communications, and Events Coordinator

Full-Time
Montpelier, VT

 

Job Description

The Marketing, Communications, and Events Coordinator supports the Executive Director and works closely with all staff and partners to manage communications and messaging, develop and release content, and produce events that increase awareness and engagement with and across our network of partners in addiction and mental health recovery. As an integral part of our small team, the Marketing, Communications, and Events Coordinator ensures that our messaging approaches are consistent with best practices, our materials accurately reflect current knowledge and trends about co-occurring recovery, and that our events inspire participation, deepened community engagement, and advance VAMHAR/Recovery Vermont as a thought leader and critical partner in supporting, expanding, and evolving the recovery and peer workforce across Vermont.

The Marketing, Communications, and Events Coordinator will help VAMHAR embody our values – including embedding practices to promote equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility – and deepen a culture of resilience and empowerment across our vast network of recovery coaches, recovery centers, the peer workforce, peer-support organizations, and all partners who help celebrate and expand access to recovery resources and services for Vermonters.

Responsibilities 

  • Develop, distribute, and promote use of materials that ensure mental health and addiction recovery best practices are widely understood and utilized across Vermont.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor our communications strategy and all related activities, including across the following platforms:
    • Coordinating the content development and release of the VAMHAR/Recovery Vermont newsletter
    • Coordinating the content development and release of social media posts (regular engagement)
    • Ensuring consistent website content and implementing strategies for engagement
    • Initiating proactive & creative communications strategies to connect with our partner network and stakeholders and advance our mission
  • Produce and co-produce events in celebration of and collaborate with all partners, stakeholders, and funders to advance our mission:
    • Plan and host events to celebrate recovery, recovery coaches, the peer workforce, and recovery centers including at the State House (e.g., Recovery Vermont’s Leadership Conference, Recovery Day, Recovery Month activities, Celebrate Recovery Rally, Celebrate Recovery Day, Speaker’s Bureau Meetings, Celebrate Mental Health Day).
    • Plan and host community trainings across the state (online and/or in person as appropriate) to include community leaders, people in recovery, and partners to mobilize, organize, and educate community attendees on how to advocate for and celebrate mental health, how to advocate for parity, and remove stigma.
    • Collaborate with the Director of Training to research, create, and implement ongoing community education and advocacy opportunities to support the advancement of Vermont’s co-occurring recovery workforce and expand community and statewide support for recovery pathways (e.g., training, communities of practice, workshops, convenings/summits, panels, dialogue/learning sessions).
      • In planning and hosting community education events, coordinate effectively with:
        • All recovery centers and peer-support based programs to ensure alignment and value.
        • The Director of Training, Director of Communications, and all VAMHAR staff to ensure alignment across curriculum, communication materials, and resources for community engagement.
  • Support the Executive Director and Chief Operations Officer in successful engagement of VAMHAR at the State House and with legislative leadership to pursue the development of state legislation that supports our mission, including weekly engagement opportunities.

Salary: $65,000.00

Benefits:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum Plan – VAMHAR pays 80%, employee pays 20%. Dental and vision available. 
  • 4 weeks paid vacation per year and all State of Vermont holidays off, paid.
  • 3% gross annual salary employer match retirement account.
  • $1,500 annual Flexible Spending Account.

Flexible Remote Work Policy: We support employee’s flexibility to work remotely and from the office, with the expectation of in-person meetings at our offices in Montpelier for collaboration, team-building, and events as scheduled in advance.


This position will remain open until filled. If you’d like to learn more before applying, you are welcome to request an informal interview! Candidates are encouraged to submit resumes and cover letters to: Dru Roessle at info@recoveryvermont.org.

Training Specialist

Training Specialist

Full-Time
Montpelier, VT

Job Description

The Training Specialist supports the Director of Training and works closely with all staff and partners to build and sustain an experience for participants that inspires trust, confidence, deep learning, and ongoing engagement with Recovery Vermont as the field advances and changes. The Training Specialist will provide organization, coordination, and communication support for Recovery Vermont’s nationally recognized and certified training programs.

This person is organized, motivated, and creative with excellent verbal and written communications skills, project management skills, and proven experience training. This is a fast-paced job, in a training department that hosts over 50 trainings per year, and is supported by a collaborative team interested in your ideas and ongoing career development. The Training Specialist will help VAMHAR embody our values – including embedding practices to promote equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility – and deepen a culture of resilience and empowerment across our vast network of recovery coaches, recovery centers, the peer workforce, peer-support organizations, and all partners who help celebrate and expand access to recovery resources and services for Vermonters.

Responsibilities 

The Training Specialist will report to the Director of Training of Recovery Vermont and is responsible for the following:

  • Coordinate and organize all aspects of trainings:
    • Schedule trainings, handle correspondence with trainers and students, organize materials and supplies for trainings, serve as the point of contact for every training, collect trainer bios and headshots, create, or collect training descriptions from all trainers, assist in writing training descriptions for marketing.
    • Track training attendance, evaluation data, and distribute certificates of attendance.
  • Manage our online platform Learning Management System (Moodle):
    • Creating accounts, updating, following up with students about progress
  • Update our internal and external master calendar with all trainings and events and sending invites to trainers
  • Serve as tech-host and Zoom host at trainings, welcoming participants, and manage tech hosting calendar
  • Serve as a trainer for modules of our trainings, with the opportunity to design additional modules based on their interest:
    • Continuing Education, Specialty Trainings, Vermont Recovery Coach Academy
  • Support the Recovery Vermont team as needed with additional administrative work such as tracking items for grant reporting and supporting organization-wide programs and events.

The Training Coordinator will work closely with the Communications department to support the communication and marketing of events and trainings by assisting in:

  • Assisting communications department with creating copy and visuals for marketing trainings (including related to the calendar)
  • Assisting the communications department with event planning
  • Creating and updating training application and evaluation forms
  • Answering and check communications sent through our website and other contact forms

Skills/Competencies

  • Effective communication and messaging skills.
  • Knowledge of training best practices.
  • Embraces multiple ways of knowing and doing, intercultural sensitivity.
  • Highly organized and efficient, has a desire to develop systems, organizational processes, and workflow.
  • Experience with web-hosting and web updating.
  • Experience with Google Drive, Canva, Microsoft Office products.
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems are not required, but helpful.
  • Desire to learn! Nimble minded with the ability to work for a growing organization that values improvisation. Creative and open to new ideas and approaches.
  • Proven self-starter and ability to work independently.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience in training, teaching, learning management, or a similar body of work in the public or non-profit sector.
  • Experience in the education, health, or social services field; awareness of the issues facing the mental health and recovery communities.
  • Experience with state and/or federal grant application and administration helpful, but not necessary.
  • Commitment to team-based leadership.
  • Commitment to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Salary: $52,000.00

Benefits:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum Plan – VAMHAR pays 80%, employee pays 20%. Dental and vision available. 
  • 4 weeks paid vacation per year and all State of Vermont holidays off, paid.
  • 3% gross annual salary employer match retirement account.
  • $1,500 annual Flexible Spending Account.

Flexible Remote Work Policy: We support employee’s flexibility to work remotely and from the office, with the expectation of in-person meetings at our offices in Montpelier for collaboration, team-building, and events as scheduled in advance.

This position will remain open until filled. If you’d like to learn more before applying, you are welcome to request an informal interview! Candidates are encouraged to submit resumes and cover letters to: Dru Roessle at info@recoveryvermont.org.