Director of Development & Communications

Director of Development & Communications

Rev:January 2024

 

 

REPORTS TO:           Chief Operating Officer

 

DESCRIPTION:         The Director of Development & Communications works closely with the Chief Operating Officer,  Executive Director, Board of Trustees and Friends of LCCPS to direct fundraising and communications efforts for the school.

 

Key Duties:

 

  • Increase awareness of LCCPS in the community and throughout the state, including developing marketing materials, attending community events, and other duties as assigned.
  • Develop and lead capital campaign efforts for multi-million dollar capital campaign.
  • Work with the Board of Trustees and School Leadership to raise funds for the school through the
    research and management of opportunities for grant-writing, fundraising and other development activities and events
  • Develop communications and fundraising strategic plans to be reviewed and approved by the
    COO, Executive Director, Board of Trustees and Friends of LCCPS;
  • Design, establish, manage and monitor communications initiatives through online and hardcopy
    newsletters, e-mails, mailings, social media, website content, and other communication avenues; including school marketing for student and faculty recruitment;
  • Aggressively build and maintain a donor base and ongoing communication with donors. Directly manage and maintain donor database.
  • Work with School Leadership to build and manage a collaborative, productive. working
    relationship with Friends of LCCPS. Acts as liaison to the Friends of LCCPS on fundraising and communications matters. Coordinate Friends of LCCPS meetings.
  • Develops press releases and media materials along with establishing relations with local and state media outlets;
  • Promote relationships between the school and political, education, and business leaders in the
    city, region and state;
  • Plan, organize, and manage community relations events to publicize, raise funds, and promote the school; Support advocacy work for the school in collaboration with the school's supporting agencies.
  • Develop; all public documents and marketing materials; hard copy and on-line
  • Represent the School at external events;
  • Supporting Board of Trustees communications
  • Coordinate and develop school-wide communications, including parent surveys, and assist in the coordination of interpretation/translation assignments for school/parent communications.
  • Support Parent and Teacher fundraising efforts
  • Support financial and accountability oversight of all development operations in collaboration with the business office.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

 

  • Demonstrated experience in effective public relations/communications/marketing;
  • Demonstrated experience in capital campaigns and fundraising;
  • Strong leadership skills and personal drive;
  • Outstanding communications skills and appreciation for diversity; ability to work collaboratively
    in a large, diverse organization essential
  • Passion for children and their families;
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and a proven track record;
  • Strategic planning experience;
  • Strong organizational skills and the demonstrated ability to manage multiple, discrete projects;
  • Appreciation for and interest in programs to improve educational achievement;
  • Demonstrated success in working in a collaborative environment;
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with social media preferred; openness to learn to use social media essential

 

Training and Experience:

 

  • Prior experience in capital campaigns, fundraising, grant writing and communications are essential;
  • Minimum of 5 years in a related field.
  • Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree preffered. Experience may subsitute for education requirements at the discretion of the school.
  • Prior experience in a leadership role in a non-profit or educational institution.

 

FLSA: Exempt

 

Salary & Benefits: Competitive salary and benefit packages.

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