Dollars & Sense Seeks Outreach Coordinator (Boston, MA)

We seek to hire a 32-hour/week Outreach Coordinator for our small, 501c3 non-profit publishing company. Our office is located near Boston’s South Station, at the Nonprofit Center of New England. The position combines fundraising, communications, circulation management, and marketing/promotions.

Economic Affairs Bureau, Inc., d/b/a Dollars & Sense, is cooperatively run with four paid staff members, a volunteer editorial collective, and a small board of directors. Our 43-year-old economic justice magazine Dollars & Sense is internationally distributed. We also publish the “Real World” series of college-level economics textbooks, and operate a website ( and two blogs. Our mission is to provide highly accessible reporting and analysis from a left perspective on U.S. and global economic issues.

The Outreach Coordinator will manage contact with magazine subscribers, donors, and the college instructors who adopt our textbooks.  This involves managing our databases for these constituencies, and our regular mail and email communications with them such as fundraising appeals, renewal letters to subscribers, magazine promotion mailings to potential subscribers, and textbook promo emails to potential book adopters.  The Outreach Coordinator will enlist and organize other staff, the D&S editorial collective, the D&S board, work-study students, and volunteers to help as needed in these tasks, and with major donor outreach.

Shared duties: The new staff person will contribute to shared office tasks, including answering phones, taking and fulfilling book orders, democratically overseeing colleagues at weekly staff meetings, and reporting to the board of directors.

Skills and qualifications: We are looking for a self-starter comfortable with taking responsibility and leadership. Some college experience required. Some experience with database software (preferably circulation, donor, or constituent-management software) is required; experience with CiviCRM and/or WordPress is a plus. Good writing and communication skills are required. Interest in and experience with left/progressive media and politics and/or cooperative/non-hierarchical workplaces are a plus.


Compensation and benefits: Salary: roughly $42,000 full-time equivalent; full health and dental benefits (or reimbursement for premium); paid holidays, four weeks’ paid vacation, paid sick/personal days; flexible work schedule.


None specified


2-year degree


Please email a resume/CV plus a cover letter explaining what skills and experience you would bring to the position and why you’re interested in it and in Dollars & Sense.