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Development and Communications Manager

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UP Education Network | Boston, MA
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Development and Communications Manager

About UP Education Network

UP Education Network (UP) manages and operates five schools in Boston and Lawrence, MA, serving more than 2,600 elementary and middle school students. UP is invited by local school districts to restart chronically underperforming district schools as UP Academies. Each UP Academy shares the same mission: to ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential.

Role

The Development and Communications Manager contributes to UP Education Network’s philanthropic strategy by ensuring an exceptional donor/prospect experience that deepens relationships and expands our base of support. The Development and Communications Manager will lead the execution of UP’s external marketing materials and communications strategy to ensure that UP is well positioned to communicate its work and results to key stakeholders. The Development and Communications Manager will report directly to the Chief Development Officer and be part of the Development and Marketing Team working to achieve UP’s fundraising goals for FY2020. The Development and Communications Manager will be responsible for grants management, including grant design, proposal and report writing, prospect research, effective cultivation and stewardship. As a member of the front-line fundraising team, the Development and Communications Manager is expected to build and engage stakeholders from the community and private sector.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Lead all aspects of UP’s annual fundraising communications, including annual campaigns and regular appeals to individual donors through email campaigns, social media posts, and print materials
  • Work closely with UP’s Advisory Board, a group of dedicated young professionals, to help UP build and expand a pipeline of champions, strengthen donor relationships, and raise important financial resources
  • Manage the grant process, including overseeing and meeting all grant deadlines and ongoing reporting for previously awarded grants
  • Research, write, and prepare foundation proposals
  • Maintain accurate records in Salesforce and achieve monthly targets on donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities
  • Serve as a powerful UP representative at local corporate and community functions
  • Develop written and printed materials to communicate UP’s mission and results to various external audiences, including UP’s Annual Report, various materials to use in meetings with potential funders, and materials needed to brief the UP CEO and Board of Directors
  • Manage all aspects of UP’s website, including generating new content for the website and updating the website when needed
  • Manage UP’s presence on social media, developing and posting materials to help ensure UP has a positive presence on social media
  • Support planning of events to engage individual, foundation, and corporate donors, including school site tours and breakfasts, volunteer events and opportunities, and other events as needed
  • Manage UP’s Mailchimp database and update contact information regularly

Qualifications

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including both oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in proposal writing and developing non-profit fundraising materials, including campaign materials and annual reports, in a way that is visually compelling and that ensures materials are aligned to their audience
  • Experience in website and/or social media management a plus
  • A strong belief in UP Education Network’s core values: Students, Community, Humility, Resilience, and Humor
  • Passion and commitment to education reform and to creating high-quality educational opportunities for all students
  • Bachelor’s degree required; 5+ years of work experience preferred
  • Proficiency with Salesforce or similar database platform
  • Experience using PowerPoint required; experience using MailChimp, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign a plus
  • Current authorization to work in the United States – A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment

Compensation and Benefits

This position falls into UP Education Network’s Manager salary band. Additionally, UP offers medical insurance coverage and subsidizes the majority of the employee, spouse/domestic partner, and child premiums. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, commuter benefits, professional development, and a 403(b) plan.

To Apply 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit

http://www.upeducationnetwork.org/careers and formally apply for this position through our on-line application system.

 

We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply for any open position in which they feel qualified. We believe that we have a responsibility to recruit, retain, develop, and reward a diverse and talented staff. Our students must be exposed on a daily basis to a diverse group of powerful role models - in their teachers, their school leaders, and their supporters in the network office. With this in mind, we are committed to recruiting the most talented individuals from the widest possible range of backgrounds to join our creative, mission-driven team.

Development and Communications Manager

About UP Education Network

UP Education Network (UP) manages and operates five schools in Boston and Lawrence, MA, serving more than 2,600 elementary and middle school students. UP is invited by local…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

Compensation and Benefits

This position falls into UP Education Network’s Manager salary band. Additionally, UP offers medical insurance coverage and subsidizes the majority of the employee, spouse/domestic partner, and child premiums. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, commuter benefits, professional development, and a 403(b) plan.

Compensation and Benefits

This position falls into UP Education Network’s Manager salary band. Additionally, UP offers medical insurance coverage and subsidizes the majority…

Location

90 Canal Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114
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