Employment Opportunities

Public Relations Coordinator


Assists with the implementation of The Community Foundation’s public relations strategy through the execution of projects and tasks that advance the organization’s relationships with key constituents, such as donors, nonprofit partners and community members.



(Additional duties may be assigned)

Assist in the implementation of The Community Foundation’s development and public relations strategies, performing tasks and executing projects as assigned by the Director of Public Relations. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Writing and editing internal and external communications
  • Media relations
  • Event support
  • Graphic design
  • Photography
  • Facilitate content creation for website, social media and traditional platforms that promotes The Community Foundation’s fund products, partnership opportunities and donor engagement
  • Manage Community Foundation website and related microsites to ensure accuracy and relevance of information
  • Provide general administrative support for the public relations department, e.g., scheduling, vendor communication, data entry, branded inventory management, etc.



  • Bachelor’s degree required in communications, marketing, public relations, advertising, or allied discipline
  • 2 years’ experience in marketing, journalism, public relations or communications
  • Equivalent combinations of education and work experience will be considered



Required Computer Software: Microsoft Office (specifically Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)

Preferred Computer Software: Adobe Creative Cloud (specifically Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge); Content Management Systems (such as WordPress); Social Media Platforms (specifically Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube)

Basic knowledge of SEO is preferred, but not required.



  •  Attention to detail; strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proofreading skills and familiarity with AP Style guidelines preferred
  • Able to work independently, as well as set and adhere to deadlines to ensure timely completion of tasks and projects
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously with flexibility to adapt as priorities change
  • Able to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-based environment with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Desire for excellence and accuracy in the performance of duties

Please submit cover letter and résumé to John Husnay at jhusnay@foundationhoc.org by Friday, July 13.


Operations Internship


Candidates for this internship should be passionate about the Mohawk Valley and its people. Ideal candidates will possess an interest in gaining experience in the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization with a focus on this community. Applicants should possess:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to interact with and work collaboratively with persons of diverse backgrounds
  • Positive attitude, willingness to take direction, professional demeanor



  • Assist with the management of day-to-day business operations including information technology, contract management, human resources and property management
  • Conduct research on potential donors, strategic partners, communication strategies and industry best practices
  • Prepare meeting materials, reports and presentations for internal and external use
  • Assist the operations staff in planning events, engagement activities and other on/off-site events
  • Assist with mailings, filing and special projects, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned



  • 200 hours
  • Paid
  • Primary worksite: Foundation offices, 2608 Genesee St., Utica
  • Some travel will be required, and intern should have reliable transportation
  • Reports to Operations Manager



  • Open to college students, recent graduates and graduate students
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Major or degree in business administration, marketing & communications or allied fields is preferred but not required



Please email jhusnay@foundationhoc.org the following materials by May 11, 2018:

  • Résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic and/or employer – no personal recommendations, please)