Communications and Events Coordinator


Summary of Cornerstone:

Cornerstone is a $5.5 million organization that provides comprehensive services for individuals and families in the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking or general crime. Our offices are located in Bloomington, Brooklyn Center and Minneapolis. Learn more at

Diversity and Inclusion:

We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our departments, programs, and worksites. BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Cornerstone Benefits:

Health care, paid time off, 12 paid holidays which includes employee birthday, retirement savings with up to 4% match after 1 year, basic life insurance free to employees, long term disability free to employees.

EEO Statement:

Cornerstone strives for a fully inclusive work environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, veteran, disability, age, marital or, familial, and/or with regard to public assistance or any other characteristic. We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Position Details

Communications and Events Coordinator
Twin Cities Metro
Bloomington, MN


The Communications and Events Coordinator tells Cornerstone’s story in engaging and compelling ways. This position is an integral member of the Development Team, which is responsible for the implementation of a strategic work plan to achieve Cornerstone’s annual fundraising goal. The Communications and Events Coordinator is responsible for fundraising and outreach events and for Cornerstone’s overall communications strategy, including web content and maintenance, marketing and print newsletters, social media, and oversight/management of Cornerstone’s print marketing materials.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBLITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop and implement annual communications, ensuring that all communications activities follow brand guidelines 
  • Manage website content development and serve as primary website administrator in collaboration with contracted support team 
  • Write, design and distribute monthly e-newsletter through Constant Contact 
  • Coordinate the production of all Cornerstone print materials, including writing, design, budgeting, maintaining the agency’s inventory of materials and managing relationships with print vendors 
  • Create engaging posts and campaigns on Cornerstone’s social media, taking audience and communications goals into consideration 
  • Track and analyze metrics to measure the effectiveness of current digital marketing efforts and inform future communication strategy 
  • Serve as primary public relations contact, proactively communicating with media outlets, developing press kits and press releases. 
  • Develop and implement annual work plan for the agency’s major in-person or virtual fundraising events, including logistics, budget, program, sponsorships, vendor relationships, attendee registration, promotion and all other communications-related tasks. Serve as day-of contact and prepare financial reports post-event. 
  • Keep up with changing trends, best practices and research in the fields of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking, and general crime 
  • Build relationships with Cornerstone staff members across the organization to help create high impact content 
  • Other responsibilities as requested by Director of Advancement in support of overall development work at Cornerstone


  • Keeps Advancement Director apprised of one’s own professional growth, accomplishments, strengths, and staff feedback, performance, and program needs 
  • Willingness to engage in reflection on power and privilege as it relates to work within our organization and within communities impacted by trauma 
  • Works pro-actively, and positively, with team members – helping to create an environment of mutual respect and maintenance of a high performing team 
  • Alignment with Community-Centric Fundraising Principles


  • A minimum of two years of experience in communications 
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, graphic design (Adobe Adobe Creative Suite preferred), website management (Wordpress preferred), email marketing (Constant Contact preferred), video production, and event planning


This position allows a flexible work schedule which varies based on events, meetings and program needs. The position allows for some remote work, but there will be a substantial number of in-person events and meetings (both internal and external) that will be required for this role. Some events and meetings may be in the evenings or on the weekend.


  • Must have excellent written and verbal skills, including being a skilled storyteller. 
  • Have a passion for Cornerstone’s mission and the ability to communicate the organization’s mission and vision effectively 
  • Demonstrate the ability to forge and maintain relationships critical to the agency’s future 
  • Independent and self-motivated with strong planning and project management skills, including demonstrated ability to meet deadlines

Salary Range: $48,000- $55,000 Annually.

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