Jobs at Valerie's House

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The Communications Coordinator (CC) is responsible for working alongside CEO to ensure success in all aspects of the communications and fundraising of Valerie’s House and will demonstrate proven results by way of funds raised and increased awareness of Valerie’s House. The CC will be responsible for speaking engagements, grant writing, press releases, media relations and social media. The CC will also assist with donor development including major gifts, grants, annual appeals, planned gifts, capital campaign, and donor communications. The CC must have a passion and an understanding of the impact of bereavement on children, teenagers and adults and be able to communicate that passion to all persons he/she comes across. The CC must adhere to the Valerie’s House Core Values.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume/CV to Founder Angela Melvin at

Areas of Responsibility and Essential Duties

Development and Fundraising

  • Work with CEO and Board of Directors to develop and maintain a sustainable fundraising plan for Valerie’s House.

  • Assists CEO in daily email and phone correspondence with community and scheduling of CEO’s calendar.

  • Responsible for networking with community leaders and other like-minded organizations at various, breakfast, lunch and evening events.

  • Responsible for seeking out and meeting potential new donors and making introductions with CEO.

  • Works with CEO to keep current donors interested and increasing their current giving.

  • Works with CEO and part-time grants coordinator to research, write, collect required information, and submit grants by deadlines required.

  • Works with part-time grants coordinator to produce required grant reports.

  • Plans and coordinates monthly open house events.

  • Along with CEO and Board of Directors, will help lead a capital campaign for a new home for Valerie’s House.

  • Works with Operations Director to oversee all donor correspondence including thank you letters and follow up communications.

Public Relations and Outreach

  • Creative storytelling of the Valerie’s House mission and children they serve in all that we do, including social media, speaking engagements, website and press releases.

  • Conducts organization tours of Valerie’s House to the community.

  • Conducts presentations about Valerie’s House to the community.

  • Writes and submits press releases.

  • Works with Operations Director to utilize newsletter database to send updates to donors and supporters.

  • Liaison with local media when needed.

  • Works with social media intern to monitor and write social media posts, including FB and Twitter, and Instagram.

  • Works with CEO and Board of Directors liaison to update website design.

  • Creates brochures, flyers, and advertisements when needed.

  • Attends tabling events and expos when needed.


A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years’ experience in communications with measurable results is required. Flexibility in schedule to work evenings and weekends is required. Must be able to use the computer to create professional documents and reports using current word processing and report building software. Must be able to learn new computer programs and utilize these programs to support VH administrative and programmatic needs. Must have a valid Florida Driver’s License and a personal vehicle for work related travel. Must have the ability to travel extensively throughout Southwest Florida. Must be able to lift up to 5 lbs. of program supplies and office related materials.

A competitive salary commensurate to experience and relocation package is offered.