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Manager, Marketing and Communications

Who We Are

We are Little Kids Rock, a national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. Using genres including rock, pop, latin, and rap, our program empowers teachers to build music programs as diverse as the kids they serve. 

Beyond the joy of music making, music education provides students with life skills including collaboration, communication, and creative thinking, skills that will help students become the problem solvers that will address the challenges of the 21st century. At a time when music programs continue to be cut in schools nationwide, Little Kids Rock is dedicated to bringing more music to more kids across the country. More than 500,000 kids currently participate in Little Kids Rock programs nationwide, and we’ll serve our 1,000,000th kid since 2002 this year! To continue our momentum and build upon our mission, the world needs to know who we are what we do, and why it matters. That’s where you come in.

Who We Need

The Manager of Marketing and Communications will expand Little Kids Rock’s digital presence, supporting the mission and work of the organization through great social and digital content. You will also play a key role supporting fundraising events, PR, and all other communications. You will support the Director of Marketing and Communications in scaling a rapidly growing nonprofit, building upon its mission and playing a primary role in evolving how it is presented to the world. We are looking for someone who shares our passion, thrives on making an impact, and has the expertise to engage our core and distinct audiences of teachers and supporters. If you are steeped in digital culture and driven by creating compelling and impactful digital content and campaigns that move audiences, this could be the role for you

What You’ll Bring

  • Manage all social media channels, including creation and management of editorial calendar, copywriting, and partnering with design and/or video on execution of posts.
  • Plan, create, write, and edit key internal and external materials for the organization including website and social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn), e-blasts, newsletters, blog.
  • Serve as a key liaison between marketing and internal departments as well as external constituents (teachers, partners).
  • Support press and communications efforts, including engaging with publicist and/or agencies, editing of media alerts, and supporting PR outreach.
  • Identify and manage partners and vendors to build and expand upon the organization’s mission.
  • A 3-5 year track record of actively creating, managing, and executing marketing campaigns and tactics for an agency or organization – ideally mission-based. 
  • Project management experience including the proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects, self-prioritize, and adjust to shifting priorities while meeting deadlines and showing attention to detail.

What We Offer

  • A culture of excellence
  • Meaningful, impactful work that makes a difference
  • The opportunity to change a child’s life through music
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package for our employees

Working at Little Kids Rock – Our Workplace Values

  1. We are committed to kids and teachers and passionate about the power of music to impact their lives.
  2. We are one team, with one mission, and one groove, and together we make good things happen.
  3. We are creative, entrepreneurial, positive and playful.
  4. We are inspirational.
  5. We are accountable.
  6. We are respectful.
  7. We support personal and professional growth.
  8. We work to lead the field – thoughtfully, strategically and with urgency.

Location and Travel

Little Kids Rock is located in Verona, NJ (19 mi. west of Manhattan/New York City). Some travel and weekend/evening work required.

Little Kids Rock is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We promote equity, diversity and inclusion in order to create a healthy and safe work space as we work together to foster success for future generations. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

 EOE

To Apply

Please send a cover email and attached resume highlighting what makes you a unique candidate, to foundhuman@littlekidsrock.org with “Manager of Marketing and Communications” in the subject line. References may be requested.

 


INTERNSHIPS

Chicago Regional Program Services Intern

About Little Kids Rock

Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. As the leader in culturally-responsive, inclusive music education, the organization partners with public school districts to build music programs as diverse as the kids being served. Little Kids Rock trains teachers to run its innovative Modern Band curriculum, and donates accompanying instruments and resources as necessary to teach popular music in a way that empowers students to experience instant achievement. What began as a single after-school guitar class has since exploded into a national movement that brings free, weekly music lessons to more than 320,000 public school children each year through the efforts of more than 2,000 teachers in 200 school districts nationwide. To date, Little Kids Rock has served more than 650,000 students.

Position Overview

We are looking for a motivated and energetic individual to assist the Chicago Regional Little Kids Rock program team with daily tasks. This is a great opportunity for a college student to learn what goes into the operation of a growing and leading music education nonprofit. This will be approximately 10-15 hours per week position with a flexible schedule. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Chicago Team with teacher customer service
  • Assist the Chicago Team with local event and conference prep
  • Occasional data entry and clean up
  • Occasional travel within Chicago and surrounding area as necessary

Qualifications

  • Organized and with great attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Gmail
  • Positive “can-do” attitude and team player
  • Experience with data entry beneficial
  • Prior customer service experience preferred
  • Interest in music education greatly encouraged

Schedule

Up to three days per week (10-15 hours/week) for a period of three to five months is preferred. Exact days and times will be established in harmony with the intern’s schedule

Compensation

This internship is unpaid but the experience will be extremely valuable. We would be willing to work with your college for course credit as well. A travel stipend will be provided depending on any travel needs necessary

Application Procedure

Please email a cover letter and resume to chicago@littlekidsrock.org. Please include “Chicago Regional Program Services Intern”in the email subject line. For more information about our work, please visit our website: www.littlekidsrock.org. No phone calls, please.

Working at Little Kids Rock – Our Workplace Values

  1. We are committed to kids and teachers and passionate about the power of music to impact their lives.
  2. We are one team, with one mission, and one groove, and together we make good things happen.
  3. We are creative, entrepreneurial, positive and playful.
  4. We are inspirational.
  5. We are accountable.
  6. We are respectful.
  7. We support personal and professional growth.
  8. We work to lead the field – thoughtfully, strategically and with urgency. 

Little Kids Rock is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Little Kids Rock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

EOE


Marketing and Communications Intern

About Little Kids Rock
Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. As the leader in culturally-responsive, inclusive music education, the organization partners with public school districts to build music programs as diverse as the kids being served. Little Kids Rock trains teachers to run its innovative Modern Band curriculum, and donates accompanying instruments and resources as necessary to teach popular music in a way that empowers students to experience instant achievement. What began as a single after-school guitar class has since exploded into a national movement that brings free, weekly music lessons to more than 320,000 public school children each year through the efforts of more than 2,000 teachers in 200 school districts nationwide. To date, Little Kids Rock has served more than 650,000 students.

Position Overview
Do you have music in your soul? Are you passionate about youth development? Little Kids Rock is seeking an intern who will help make the organization more visible and organized by getting hands-on experience in the area of external communications, marketing and public relations. You will assist the Marketing and Communications Director in helping tell Little Kids Rock’s story through social media, public relations, website, and database archival. 

Responsibilities

  • Manage our Flickr account and YouTube channel – curating photos/videos (old and new)/tagging/organizing
  • Organize video on external drives
  • Social media
    • Find people to follow on Twitter and create lists of favorites
    • Review our outward facing channels (all social media) and ensure our verbiage is consistent
    • Monitor social media channels for performance; share insights / recommendations with communications team
    • Use Google Alerts to find news on music education and curate relevant articles to share on social media (and with staff)
  • Do a Google search of Little Kids Rock and compile list of websites where we are mentioned (ie – as a partner)
  • Add press clips to Salesforce
  • Organize digital media in shared cloud-based drive to make it accessible and easy to find for team members.
  • Write occasional blog posts and help come up with ideas for content
  • Create and manage the bi-weekly staff internal newsletter

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Flickr, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
  • Knowledge of the G-suite
  • An undeniable passion for the work of Little Kids Rock
  • A sense of fun, wonder and humor
  • A true love for working within a fast- paced, entrepreneurial, and results-oriented culture
  • High energy, enthusiasm and a can-do attitude
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • A desire to learn while doing
  • Quick learner and proactive problem solver

Schedule
Up to three days per week (10-15 hours/week) for a period of three to five months is preferred. Exact days and times will be established in harmony with the intern’s schedule.

Compensation
This is a learning opportunity with a stipend of $300/month.

Application Procedure
Please email a cover letter and resume to marketing@littlekidsrock.org. Please include “Communications and Marketing Internship” in the e-mail subject line. In the email please briefly state: relevant experience (including number of years of experience) and distinguishing characteristic that makes you an ideal candidate for this position. Please submit your application early, and be prepared to provide references. Early submission recommended. For more information about our work, please visit our website: www.littlekidsrock.org. No phone calls, please.

Working at Little Kids Rock – Our Workplace Values

  1. We are committed to kids and teachers and passionate about the power of music to impact their lives.
  2. We are one team, with one mission, and one groove, and together we make good things happen.
  3. We are creative, entrepreneurial, positive and playful.
  4. We are inspirational.
  5. We are accountable.
  6. We are respectful.
  7. We support personal and professional growth.
  8. We work to lead the field – thoughtfully, strategically and with urgency. 

Little Kids Rock is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Little Kids Rock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

EOE


Graphic Design Intern

We are looking for a motivated and energetic individual to assist our Curriculum Design Specialist for various projects. This is a great opportunity for a college student to learn what goes into the graphic design components of curriculum production for a leading music education nonprofit. This will be approximately 10-12 hours per week position with a flexible schedule. This position is unpaid but travel reimbursement is available and the experience will be extremely valuable! We would be willing to working with your college for course credit as well. Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Updating the core curriculum print materials
  • Creating lesson plans and song charts based on an existing template
  • Making custom web graphics
  • Miscellaneous graphics including newsletters, flyers, and event programs
  • Improving the design aesthetics of our training PowerPoints
  • Using WordPress to update the song chart library

Required Skills:

  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Indesign
  • Knowledge of music (reading and playing it) greatly encouraged

Supervision Structure
Reports to Curriculum Design Specialist  

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to marketing@littlekidsrock.orgwith the position name as the subject.  

Working at Little Kids Rock – Our Workplace Values

  1. We are committed to kids and teachers and passionate about the power of music to impact their lives.
  2. We are one team, with one mission, and one groove, and together we make good things happen.
  3. We are creative, entrepreneurial, positive and playful.
  4. We are inspirational.
  5. We are accountable.
  6. We are respectful.
  7. We support personal and professional growth.
  8. We work to lead the field – thoughtfully, strategically and with urgency.

Little Kids Rock is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Little Kids Rock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

EOE


Programs Internship

About Little Kids Rock

Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. As the leader in culturally-responsive, inclusive music education, the organization partners with public school districts to build music programs as diverse as the kids being served. Little Kids Rock trains teachers to run its innovative Modern Band curriculum, and donates accompanying instruments and resources as necessary to teach popular music in a way that empowers students to experience instant achievement. What began as a single after-school guitar class has since exploded into a national movement that brings free, weekly music lessons to more than 320,000 public school children each year through the efforts of more than 2,000 teachers in 200 school districts nationwide. To date, Little Kids Rock has served more than 650,000 students.

Position Overview

We are looking for a motivated and energetic individual to assist the Little Kids Rock program team with daily tasks. This is a great opportunity for a college student to learn what goes into the operation of a growing and leading music education nonprofit.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the program staff with teacher customer service, i.e. responding to phone and email inquiries.
  • Assist with event and travel logistics
  • Monitor and update teacher online networking groups
  • Assist in the maintenance of online event schedules
  • Evaluation compilation and organization
  • Provide affiliated teachers with Modern Band curricular materials upon request
  • Occasional data entry and clean up on Salesforce.com
  • Run local errands as needed
  • Assist with the Modern Band Summit logistics

Qualifications

  • Organized and with great attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Gmail
  • Positive “can-do” attitude and team player
  • Relationship building through customer service
  • Experience with data entry beneficial   
  • Interest in music education greatly encouraged

Schedule

Up to three days per week (10-15 hours/week) for a period of three to five months is preferred. Exact days and times will be established in harmony with the intern’s schedule.

Compensation

This is a learning opportunity with a stipend of $300/month.

Application Procedure

Please email a cover letter and resume to johncarrano@littlekidsrock.org. Please include “Program Services Internship” in the e-mail subject line. For more information about our work, please visit our website: www.littlekidsrock.org. No phone calls, please.

Working at Little Kids Rock – Our Workplace Values

  1. We are committed to kids and teachers and passionate about the power of music to impact their lives.
  2. We are one team, with one mission, and one groove, and together we make good things happen.
  3. We are creative, entrepreneurial, positive and playful.
  4. We are inspirational.
  5. We are accountable.
  6. We are respectful.
  7. We support personal and professional growth.
  8. We work to lead the field – thoughtfully, strategically and with urgency.

Little Kids Rock is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Little Kids Rock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parenthood, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

EOE