The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) is seeking a full-time Outreach Coordinator. MACo is a membership association located in Annapolis’s historic district, providing services to Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City. MACo has ten full-time staff members.
The Outreach Coordinator manages the Association’s communications efforts within and outside its membership, promotes relationships between the association and various partners and supporters, and coordinates county official participation and representation on matters of importance to the Association and its member counties.
The ideal candidate will be excited by the opportunity to meet potential stakeholders and introduce them to MACo in pursuit of a mutually beneficial relationship. This individual will have extreme attention to detail and the ability to maintain a positive attitude in a multi-tasking environment. Performing research on potential partners and tracking outreach in a sales database should be second-nature to the applicant and part of a successful sales strategy. Communicating the Association’s and members’ goals, initiatives, and activities both verbally and in writing, this individual will coordinate MACo’s efforts to be a conduit of information for all things county government. Necessary attributes include talent in sales and relationship-building; excellent organization, writing, and communication skills; working knowledge of all basic office technology (specifically, Microsoft); familiarity with website maintenance and blog-writing tools; working knowledge of social media and the ability to track and analyze its reach.
A bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, public relations, business, or a related field is required, with two to three years’ experience in that field. Marketing background is extremely beneficial. Those applicants with a familiarity with Maryland General Assembly legislative processes or Maryland county governments will be given special consideration.
In addition to a competitive salary, generous benefits include: sick and vacation leave; life and disability insurance; retirement plan; long term care insurance; employer-paid parking; bonus eligibility; training opportunities; and fully employer-funded health, dental, and optical insurance.
Interested parties should refer to the application packet for information on the application process, complete position and benefits detail, and background on MACo. Completed applications are due by June 9.