Communications/operations intern

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Union Square Main Streets
66-70 Union Square
Somerville, MA
Posted: May 05 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

Union Square Main Streets (USMS) is a nonprofit organization working collaboratively to actively support a vibrant neighborhood by preserving the character and advancing the economic strength of the Union Square business district and community.

This is a particularly exciting time to be working at USMS. The city of Somerville is working with residents, businesses, property owners, and consultants to create a plan for the Square’s future that will preserve the unique and special character of the Square while taking advantage of new and emerging industries, increasing demand for housing, and the planned arrival in 2017 of the Green line to the Square. USMS works closely with everyone involved in these planning efforts. The organization is currently particularly focused on partnering with the local businesses to help them respond to these changes and to expand their customer base and revenue. In addition, USMS is engaged in work to attract nearby workers, neighbors and visitors to the Square which includes planning for our tenth Fluff Festival to be held on Saturday, September 26.

This is a special opportunity to work USMS’s Executive Director on these efforts, and more….

Responsibilities

Responsibilities and tasks could include, but not be limited to:
• Communications: work on strategy, content, messaging and delivery of
o Website blogs
o Social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter
o Bi-weekly e-newsletter
o Website updates, content
• Operations: assist in following tasks
o Events logistics, including local business meetings and Fluff
o Administrative tasks
o Preparing reports

Requirements

• Strong computer skills
• Social media experience

Skills

Required - Attentiveness to Detail, Able To Multi-task, Strong Communication Skills, Energetic Self-Starter, Excellent organizational skills, Creative Problem Solving, Meet Deadlines
Preferred - WordPress, Event Coordination

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