Chief Development and Communications Officer

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $90,000




184 Garden Street
United States


About New Beginnings Family Academy

Opened in September 2002 offering grades K-3, New Beginnings Family Academy (“NBFA”) now offers ten years of active and engaging learning experiences from Pre-K through 8th grade. NBFA is a tuition-free, public charter school, proudly distinguished by:

 A progressive educational model that weaves trauma-sensitive, emotionally responsive practice into every classroom

 Social emotional learning steeped in child development best practices

 Consistent, competitive high-school placement at such schools as Kolbe Cathedral, Hopkins and Fairfield Prep

NBFA is located on an “urban campus” at 184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT (within a mile of the University of Bridgeport and the beach at Seaside Park). NBFA is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workplace. NBFA respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes of all its stakeholders: employees, students, families and members of its Board of Directors.

Mission-Driven Culture

NBFA employees thrive in a collaborative environment of thoughtful, self-reflective professionals on a mission to change the life outcomes of Bridgeport youth by helping to close the nefarious achievement gap. Our mission is to provide students a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning that helps develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills. This gives all children a foundation to achieve their full potential at every stage of life.

Employee Benefits

NBFA offers a full array of benefits, including:

 Friendly work environment

 Medical and dental plan (generous portion of employee premium paid by NBFA)

 Life & AD&D, Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Insurance

 Professional Development Opportunities

 Eight paid national holidays plus the school closes during the last week of the year

 3 personal days each year

 Vacation and sick leave

Job Description

Title: Chief Development and Communications Officer

Reports to: NBFA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Classification: Staff/Full-time/Exempt/12-month


The Chief Development and Communications Officer must be committed to and advocate for NBFA’s mission to provide students a meaningful, high quality education through experience-based learning that helps develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the CDCO will have the following Direct Reports: Grant Writer, Development Associate and Communications Coordinator.

The Chief Development Officer will be primarily responsible for:  Fund development  External communications

Principal Accountabilities:

1. Fund Development

 Work with school leaders to develop annual fundraising goals

 Implement and execute effective long-term, strategic development plan for goal attainment

 Work with the Board and the Board Development Committee to develop major gift opportunities

 Secure corporate and foundation grant support for specific programs and services

 Plan and execute special events

 Oversee grants management including progress monitoring, grant requests and deadlines, gift reporting, donor acknowledgements and the upkeep of accurate donor records

 Increase NBFA’s volunteer base and create meaningful opportunities in collaboration with academic leaders

2. External Communications

 Implement and execute effective marketing and public relations plan

 Ensure timely preparation and distribution of all direct mail marketing pieces

Salary Range: $90,000 range commensurate with experience

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please provide a cover letter and resume.