Community Engagement Coordinator (Remote) – Road Scholar

Road Scholar
Not-for-profit offering educational travel for older adults

If you get this job, and someone asks “what you do for a living,” you might say…

  • “I work for a not-for-profit called Road Scholar that provides educational travel experiences for older adults.”
  • “That’s: ROAD Scholar. R-O-A-D Scholar.”
  • “We’re not a tour operator; we’re a not-for-profit organization with an educational mission. A university of the world, really.”
  • “We offer learning adventures in more than 100 countries and all 50 states, including programs for grandparents and grandchildren and shipboard programs.”
  • “We’re headquartered in Boston, but we’re now a remote company with amazing, flexible work hours and travel benefits!”
  • “I work on the PR team as the Community Engagement Coordinator, so I foster engagement and manage communication with the public and our network of media contacts.
  • “I help tell and manage Road Scholar’s brand story using traditional PR tactics, social media, and grassroots marketing.”
  • “My favorite things about my job are the amazing people I work with, the supportive and collaborative company culture, and knowing that I contribute to our educational mission!”
  • “I also love how inspiring our participants are; they show me every day what it means to ‘age adventurously’ and to be a ‘lifelong learner.’”

In this role, you will…

  • Cultivate, steward, and expand the relationships between Road Scholar and our communities using marketing, communications, and PR tactics
  • Play a major role in increasing the organization’s visibility and managing our brand awareness and identity
  • Facilitate various engagement strategies that lead to growth in our PR and participant networks
  • Report to and support the Director of PR but also work collaboratively with colleagues in marketing, communications, development, participant experience, programs, and beyond

On a typical day, you might…


  • Answer questions via email from our team of Ambassadors
  • Review Road Scholar media mentions in the daily press briefing
  • Read through the day’s “Help a Reporter Out” email to see if there are any press queries we should pitch to
  • Spend some time checking the Facebook inbox and engaging with commenters
  • Attend a Zoom meeting about a new marketing campaign and give your input on how social media can support the campaignAfter Lunch
  • Curate and schedule next week’s Facebook posts
  • Do a phone interview with a Road Scholar participant for a PR pitch that you will draft later this week
  • Take a quick walk to clear your mind
  • Add our latest press release to the Road Scholar press webpage
  • Start pulling together content for the Ambassador Newsletter that you’ll work on throughout the week

You may be perfect for this role if you…

  • Are a skilled written communicator with a deep understanding of the nuances of language
  • Know how to shift your tone, voice, and style for a variety of different audiences and mediums
  • Are enthusiastic and personable with strong verbal communication; an intuitive “people” person
  • Are an organized, detail oriented, and self-motivated multi-tasker
  • Are creative, outside-the-box thinker with strong problem solving skills
  • Have a background in or ability to quickly learn software, from social listening tools, to Photoshop

Bonus points!

  • Educational background in writing, communications, PR, advertising, or marketing
  • Experience in customer service, event coordination, and/or social media
  • Background and/or passion for travel, education, or not-for-profit work
  • Comfortable and charismatic when public speaking or on camera

Why join the Road Scholar Team…

We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 3 weeks of Vacation Time
  • Up to 8 days of Sick Time
  • Hybrid work environment – ability to work remote!
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement Plan with a company match up to 5%
  • Identity Protection
  • Unlimited On-line Training thru
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In order to be considered, please submit a cover letter with your resume telling us why you are interested in the position:

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