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Marketing Coordinator - Foundation of Lincoln Public Schools

Posted on July 21, 2021
Lincoln, NE

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree or equivalent with two to four years of related work experience.

We are looking for a positive, go-getter with tons of initiative to solve problems. The ideal candidate is detail-focused, has high standards, excellent writing and communications skills. Developing strong relationships with partners and vendors comes easily to them. They thrive in fast-paced environments and have a natural talent for building efficiencies. They are able to work on projects independently and have a willingness to learn.

REPORTS TO: Director of Marketing

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Project Coordination
  • Work with vendors to obtain estimates, submit projects, maintain project deadlines, review invoices for accuracy.
Content
  • Proof design projects for accuracy, grammar and clarity. Ensure the brand identity is applied consistently through Foundation communication projects.
  • Assist in developing messaging and materials for Foundation projects, campaigns and programs as needed such as: social media posts, news releases, email communications, web pages, marketing collateral and special events.
  • Conduct audience surveys and market research to shape content development.
Social Media
  • Create social media content calendar, write posts, design or source post images, schedule posts, and monitor post comments and platform engagement.
Website & Emails
  • Maintain the Foundation and Spark Summer Learning websites by uploading fresh content, creating new pages and forms, linking content and troubleshooting any issues.
  • Build HTML emails utilizing our email service provider, upload lists, manage audiences, develop automated drip campaigns and provide analytics of email campaigns.
  • Manage ongoing automated prospect, membership and donor drip campaigns.
Additional Responsibilities
  • Oversee the delivery of Honor Roll Society member and corporate sponsor deliverables.
  • Organize agendas, record minutes and prepare packets for monthly meetings.
  • Assist in answering the agency main phone line.
  • Volunteer 8 hours/year in the LPS system.


WORKING CONDITIONS: Work primarily in a climate-controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential. Sedentary, sitting, walking, occasional lifting (overhead, waist level) from floor, bending, frequent near vision use for reading and computer use. Some evening and weekend work is required.

To inquire about this position, please reach out to Bailey Feit at bailey.feit@lps.org.

Development Director: Scholarships & Endowed Gifts - Henrico Education Foundation

Posted on July 14, 2021
Henrico County, VA

Job Description

The Development Director for Scholarships and Endowed Gifts will work with the Chief Development Officer to foster a culture of philanthropy and assist with advancing the mission of the Henrico Education Foundation (HEF). This will be accomplished through excellent, energetic fundraising, relationship building and a strong social media presence. The position is responsible for the management of and fundraising for the Henrico Students of Promise Scholarship Fund as well as overseeing and leading philanthropy for HEF’s other endowed funds. This individual will cultivate donor relationships, lead special fundraising campaigns, events and crowd funding initiatives specific to scholarships and endowed gifts. The position requires a true relationship builder with a creative approach, who can work both independently and with a team. This position reports directly to the Chief Development Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee and coordinate the Henrico Students of Promise Scholarship campaign, as well as fundraising campaigns for HEF’s other endowed funds and scholarships;
  • Develop, implement and lead a comprehensive fundraising strategy for scholarships and endowed gifts – including funding proposals, stewardship plans and other correspondence with donors and prospects;
  • Plan and execute donor cultivation events;
  • Lead research on major donors and prospect profiles for scholarship funds and endowed gifts;
  • Serve as primary point person for scholarships and endowed funds, maintaining all donor agreements, relationships and prospect records;
  • Support the execution of the strategic plan as it relates to scholarships and endowed gifts in collaboration with the development team;
  • Maintain highly organized filing system – including but not limited to: donors, granting agencies, business contracts, and other key records;
  • Oversee the creation and production of fundraising materials for scholarships, planned giving and endowed gifts;
  • Work with the Communications Specialist to develop PR initiatives, crowd funding campaigns, social media posts, and other communications related to scholarships and endowed funds;
  • Provide regular detailed reports to the Chief Development Officer;
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to coordinate multiple projects, work as a team player in a fast-paced environment and will enjoy working with people, especially high-profile donors;
  • Actively participate as a positive member of the HEF team, meeting, or exceeding team standards, including but not limited to the following:
      • Contribute willingly to every “all hands” projects including special events, annual report, donor mailings, and development, marketing and PR materials etc.
      • Attend, participate and contribute in all staff/committee meetings and other foundation events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • A minimum of three years of fundraising experience (individual gift experience preferred);
  • Ability to write clear, compelling narrative for materials;
  • Strong analytical skills, with capacity to self-motivate and work independently;
  • Experience with data management programs and donor systems;
  • Excellent computer skills related to the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • Ability to work nights and weekends on occasion as required;
  • Must have a keen eye for detail, accuracy and consistency;
  • Possess excellent organization and multi-tasking skills;
  • Must be able to recognize confidential information and maintain confidentiality;
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills including decision making and problem-solving abilities;
  • Experience working with volunteers a plus.
Additional Information:

Job Type: Full Time – 40 hours per week.
Reports to: Chief Development Officer.
Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience and other qualifications.
Benefits: Medical, Dental and 403B Retirement plan and Match.
Generous PTO, Sick Leave and 14 paid holidays.
Job Location: Henrico County, VA.
The Foundation works year-round and does not follow Henrico County Public Schools summer hours.

To apply for this position, please email resume and cover letter to: Jay Shively, Chief Development Officer at jobopenings@henricogives.org. No phone calls please.

Executive Assistant to the President - Foundation of Lincoln Public Schools

Posted on July 14, 2021
Lincoln, NE

Flexibility: 1-day per week work from home option
    

REQUIREMENTS: Associates/Bachelors degree or equivalent experience. Candidate must have 3-5 years of proven work experience as an executive assistant, personal assistant or similar role. Must be skilled at anticipating needs, identifying resources and problem solving. The ideal candidate is comfort independently managing several projects in a fast-paced environment. They enjoy organizing complex projects, can proactively make decisions and thrive working within an entrepreneurial, growing organization.

Candidate should have exceptional writing, oral, e-communication and phone skills, strong customer service skills, are highly organized, detail-oriented and have excellent follow-up. They are able to professionally edit and prepare materials. Proficient in Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or donor management software equivalent is a plus.

Regular, dependable attendance is an essential function of this position. Occasional evening or weekend hours required during busy times.

REPORTS TO: President

RECEIVES GUIDANCE FROM: Director of Operations, Director of Marketing, Director of Development

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Executive Assistance
  • Manage the president’s schedule and projects with respect to priorities, goals and objectives of the organization
  • Assist president in making timely connections with donors and other constituents by monitoring and preparing next steps
  • Edit, proof and format internal and external communication like proposals, memos, grant requests and grant reports
  • Monitor inbox, draft email correspondence and respond on behalf of the president
  • Act as the point of contact for president among employees, clients and partners
  • Manage information flow in a timely and accurate manner
  • Assist president to be knowledgeable, prepared, and successful in all interactions
  • Document calls, proposals and other communication in donor management software
Database Administration
  • Ensure data viability by adding and updating donor information and managing data hygiene tasks
  • Proof invitation, appeal, e-communications and other organizational outreach lists
  • Research and apply functions of software as needed
  • Serve as primary contact to software provider for upgrades and release information
Board Support
  • Schedule board and committee meetings
  • Track and record attendance to ensure quorum
  • Prepare progress reports
  • Schedule room arrangements and other logistics for meetings
  • Assemble and distribute packet materials for meetings
  • Take minutes during all board and committee meetings, coordinating chair or secretary of the board approval, and file minutes
Staff Support
  • Perform office manager tasks such as: processing mail, answering phones, greeting guests, maintaining office supplies
  • Organize and maintain the office electronic and paper filing systems
  • Supervise office volunteer
  • Assist the team during busy times as requested
  • Manage the inventory, replacement, repair, and purchase of computers and other technology hardware
  • Provide basic bookkeeping task support


WORKING CONDITIONS: Work primarily in a climate-controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential. Sedentary, sitting, walking, occasional lifting (overhead, waist level) from floor, bending, frequent near vision use for reading and computer use. Some evening and weekend work is required.


To inquire about this position, please reach out to Bailey Feit at bailey.feit@lps.org.

Partnership Advancement & Communications Manager - Consortium of Florida Education Foundations

Posted on July 13, 2021
Gainesville, FL

The Partnership Advancement and Communications Manager works with the CEO to further strategic priorities of the organization, positioning the network and local education foundations as leaders in education through strategic partnerships and communications with a focus on increasing awareness of and support for the organization and its members through expanded and deepened stakeholder relationships.

Organization Profile:

Based in Gainesville, Florida, the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations
(www.educationfoundationsfl.org) advances student achievement in Florida’s public schools by providing grant support and development opportunities for Florida’s K-12 district-wide local education foundations, supporting their efforts to innovate learning and power the potential of students and teachers.

Submit application and cover letter to info@cfef.net by July 30, 2021.

Partnership Advancement Role:
  • Conduct regular environmental scans to determine changing landscape for the work of the Consortium and member foundations, including emerging K-12 education  trends, issues and opportunities.
  • Explore new partnership opportunities and support CEO in managing existing key relationships, acting as primary point of contact in vetting partnership opportunities.
  • In consultation with CEO and lobbyists, execute annual legislative advocacy strategy in support of School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program.
  • Develop and execute strategic statewide cross-promotion and marketing efforts in support of License for Learning program including securing in-kind advertising exposure.
Communications Role:
  • Protect and advance the organization’s brand, ensuring adherence to brand standards and messaging toolkit for organization in all external communications.
  • Capture stories of impact in innovating learning, powering student and teacher potential and celebrating success to elevate the image of both the statewide organization and member local education foundations.
  • Develop case statements and write grant proposals under direction of the CEO, with input from Director of
  • Member Development and support from Operations, Events and Grants Coordinator.
  • Seek opportunities to connect content to the larger world of education, timely events and learning innovation.
  • Develop and execute social media strategy in alignment with organization’s strategic priorities and elevate stories of local education foundation impact.
  • Actively seek opportunities to capture and share stories of impact visually through short videos, including highlighting programs and partner testimonials.
  • Manage external website as needed with focus on keeping content fresh and search engine optimization.
  • Draft press releases, reports, scripts, presentations, other collateral and training materials with direction from the CEO.
  • Plan and monitor exposure for Partner Programs through various communication channels. Develop social media toolkits for members, monitoring and capturing as they are implemented.
  • In consultation with CEO, prepare monthly e-newsletters and other messaging to external audiences ensuring brand consistency in external narrative and maintaining communications calendar.
Key Competencies & Qualifications:
  • 5 years relevant work experience in non-profit, communications, education or other relevant organizations with bachelor’s degree in appropriate field.
  • Excellent written, verbal and inter-personal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated communications, marketing, public relations and customer service skills.
  • Preference for working in a dynamic environment as a key part of a small team, engaging with colleagues, partners and Board of Directors to expand opportunities for the organization and its members.
  • Proficiency in website management, CRM, social media tools and Microsoft Office.
  • Strong attention to detail with a positive, problem-solving approach to work.
  • Highly organized, self-starter, detail-oriented, strong “team player” and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously from conception to completion.
  • Optimally, experience in an education setting, ideally in Florida, and including engagement with state level leaders.
  • Must have ability to travel overnight 6 – 12 times a year and work a flexible schedule that may include nights/weekends with advance notice. Ability to lift and carry 15 pounds and drive own vehicle (with mileage reimbursement at current IRS rate) are key requirements.


Executive Director  - Waterloo School Foundation

Posted on July 6, 2021
Waterloo, IA

Position Summary:

The Executive Director of the Waterloo School Foundation will serve as the full-time paid administrator of this independent, non-profit foundation and will be responsible for its day to day operation and fundraising.  Together with an active eighteen-member Board of Directors and two additional ex-officio members, the executive director will encourage educational excellence by providing resources for supplemental and innovative educational opportunities to students in the Waterloo Community School District.

Responsibilities:
  • Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing operations and program expansions
  • Solicit, build, and maintain donor relations using donor management system
  • Actively engage and energize Waterloo School Foundation volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and funders
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; seek and build board involvement with a strategic direction
  • Maintain active and strong relationships with district staff to ensure strong and aligned priorities with the school district
  • Responsible for day to day operation, facilitating board meetings, growing donor base, and reporting regularly to the board
  • Work as a conduit between the foundation, district’s elected board members, district officials and staff to implement foundation initiatives
Qualifications:
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
  • Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) or two years fundraising experience
  • Proven fundraising experience and successful grant writing experience
  • Experience with budgeting, and accounting procedures
Physical requirement:

Mobility as required to perform job

Compensation:

Pay Range: $56,000 - $84,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits are negotiable.

Please send letters of resume to: employment@wcsfoundation.org.


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