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Development & Communications Manager

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About SMART

SMART (Schools, Mentoring and Resource Team, Inc.) champions education equity by supporting students in overcoming systemic barriers on their journey to a college degree. We envision a community with equitable pathways to college graduation for every student in San Francisco. SMART provides a unique eight-year continuum of support that starts in 4th grade and goes all the way to college, including school support, after-school enrichment, summer programming and college preparation. Since launching our high school program in 2011, 100% of SMART Scholars have graduated high school and matriculated to college. While only 21% of very low-income students who enter college will graduate within six years, SMART Scholars are currently persisting at a rate of more than 80%.

Position Description

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Development & Communications, the Development & Communications Manager manages SMART’s external communications and foundation grants efforts. This includes areas such as donor-facing updates and reports, social media, grant requests and reports, event collateral, videos, and speaking programs. The ideal candidate is a proven storyteller, possesses excellent project management skills, is highly organized, attentive to details, and has a passion for education equity.

Responsibilities

Communications Management

  • Set communications strategies and timing throughout the year.
  • Manage planning and execution of all external communications including update emails, annual reports, newsletters, and other donor updates.
  • Ensure the SMART website and social media accounts are properly maintained and content is up to date.
  • Support the execution of program communications including monthly email newsletters, recruitment efforts, and other community outreach.
  • Revise and ensure adherence to SMART’s branding guidelines across the organization.
  • Devise actions and metrics to ensure our storytelling is ethical and aligns with our equity, inclusion, and diversity goals.

Grant Management

  • Set foundation grant strategies and timing throughout the year including prospect research, outreach, and approach.
  • Write all proposals, reports, and other foundation materials.
  • Manage planning and timely execution of grant activities including applications, reporting, and relationship stewardship ensuring deadlines are kept and data is recorded accurately.
  • Identify and research additional potential funders.

Events

  • Oversee the creation of all event collateral for SMART’s signature fundraising event, SMART Goes to College, including online and printed materials.
  • Manage the production of videos for the event including securing an external filmmaker, coordinating filming logistics, and overseeing the editing process.
  • Manage the speaking program portion of the event ensuring participants are well prepared and guided through the event.

Other Department and Organization-wide Responsibilities

  • Support SMART’s other fundraising and communications activities as needed, including appeals, major donors, and other events.
  • Support and participate in organization-wide events.
  • Participate in cross-department committees and teams.
  • Other duties and special projects as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least three years of professional post-college experience, including at least two years of communications, media, or marketing experience.
  • Strong passion for issues of educational equity for students from underserved communities.
  • Excellent communication skills, demonstrated ability to take initiative, capacity to work independently, and in a team.
  • Experience managing projects with an orientation to detail; an excellent multi-tasker, with strong organizational skills.
  • Strong writing skills, a demonstrated commitment to the Oxford Comma, and a sense of humor.
  • An eye for design.
  • Great team player with a strong conviction in the power of collaboration in a small staff setting.

This is a full-time exempt position. Occasional evening work required.

Compensation and Benefits: Annual salary range for this position is $60,000-67,000 (commensurate with experience). SMART is also proud to offer additional competitive benefits, including: Paid holidays, generous paid time off policy and parental leave policy, 100% coverage of employee medical, dental, and vision insurance, employer sponsored life insurance and long-term disability insurance, and access to pre-tax benefit programs such as commuter benefits, flexible spending accounts, and a 401K account.

How to Apply: Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Kelly Brian Shea, Sr. Director of Development & Communications at careers@thesmartprogram.org. Due to the volume of applications we receive, please no phone calls.

Deadline to Apply: Applications accepted until position is filled.

SMART is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, national origins, sexual orientations and genders. Learn more about SMART’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity at www.thesmartprogram.org/equity

About SMART

SMART (Schools, Mentoring and Resource Team, Inc.) champions education equity by supporting students in overcoming systemic barriers on their journey to a college degree. We envision a community with equitable pathways to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$60,000 - $67,000

Benefits

SMART is proud to offer competitive benefits, including: Paid holidays, generous paid time off policy and parental leave policy, 100% coverage of employee medical, dental, and vision insurance, employer sponsored life insurance and long-term disability insurance, and access to pre-tax benefit programs such as commuter benefits, flexible spending accounts, and a 401K account.

SMART is proud to offer competitive benefits, including: Paid holidays, generous paid time off policy and parental leave policy, 100% coverage of employee medical, dental, and vision…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Francisco, CA
Associated Location
1061 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

How to Apply

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Kelly Brian Shea, Sr. Director of Development & Communications at careers@thesmartprogram.org. Due to the volume of applications we receive, please no phone calls.

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Kelly Brian Shea, Sr. Director of Development & Communications at careers@thesmartprogram.org. Due to the volume of…

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