The Darien Community Association (DCA) in Darien, CT enriches the Darien community in a welcoming, historic setting for lifelong learning, philanthropy, and enjoyment.

We do this in four distinct ways:

  • Activities: We offer a wide range of programs, classes and groups — both in-person and virtually, and attended pre-COVID by 1500 participants each month.
  • Philanthropy: As the largest provider of college scholarships to Darien High School graduates, we award at least $50,000 each year — this year to nearly 40 students. Our philanthropy also includes our nearly four acre DCA Bird Sanctuary and Nature Trail, our contribution to open space in Darien, available for the public to enjoy.
  • DCA Thrift Shop: We own and operate the DCA Thrift Shop on the Post Road, providing a much-needed community service. 1000 customers purchase items each month — and the shop is staffed by enthusiastic volunteers under the supervision of a paid manager.
  • Beautiful Venue: We offer our historic home and garden to rent for your own private or corporate event — whether it is a wedding, birthday celebration, nonprofit fundraiser, or corporate meeting.

The DCA is seeking to fill the following positions:

Communications Manager

Spearhead all marketing communications for varied DCA programming including concepting, materials creation and execution. This includes but is not limited to communications plan development; writing copy and selecting imagery; creating relevant website content; creating eblasts and maintaining and optimizing subscriber lists; creating and posting social media content to DCA accounts; writing and
distributing press releases; designing and printing flyers; creating content to run on the lobby TV screen; creating signage as required, and monitoring event enrollment to determine any additional promotional needs/strategies. The position is part-time, 25 hours/week and has the potential for a hybrid work environment.

Private Events Manager

Market the beautiful DCA Meadowlands, on the National Register of Historic Places, as a picturesque rental venue for hosting private events (weddings, nonprofit fundraisers, corporate events, etc.). Work with prospective clients to help them envision their special occasion at the DCA Meadowlands and manage the client relationship from booking to successful event execution. Drive revenue to support the DCA’s 100-year-old nonprofit mission.