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Title: Communications Manager
Supervisor: Associate Director of Development
Status: Full-Time Exempt

Job Responsibilities:

The Kappa Delta Foundation seeks a dynamic professional for the position of Communications Manager. The Communications manager is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of a strategic communications plan.  In this capacity, the Communications Manager will serve as project manager, editor, design advisor, and/or principal writer on a wide variety of print and electronic projects, including by not limited to press releases, annual reports, web pages, magazine articles and other publications. Emphasis will be placed on communication pieces designed to support and advance the mission of the Kappa Delta Foundation and donor cultivation and stewardship endeavors.

Essential duties or functions include:

Project Management

  • Lead and coordinate content development for all KDF communications with foundation team
  • Develop and adhere to annual communications plan that includes strategy for communications content and schedule for internal review process
  • Provide strong project management oversight and ensure accountability of foundation to meet deadlines
  • Collaborate with the sorority communications department to ensure cohesive sorority and foundation communications plans and continuity in messaging
  • Review and edit all foundation communications, including direct mail and ensure adherence to KD style guide
  • Research key fundraising and communications practices and techniques that may be used to enhance foundation print and website content

General Communications

  • Manage the foundation’s presence in all Kappa Delta communications channels, including strategic development, planning content, writing articles and proofreading content:
    • KD Leader
    • KD Connect
    • KD News
    • NLT Newsletter
    • AC Insider
    • KD on Campus
    • Angelos
    • Alumnae and collegiate chapter officer manuals
    • Norman Shield (new member handbook)
    • Social media
    • Website (includes content available through the Resource Library)
  • Edit and update website content quarterly or on an as needed basis
  • Write, edit and provide design direction for annual report
  • Write, edit and provide design direction for biennial impact report
  • Write/edit content for Planned Giving Newsletter
  • Code and send emails when needed through email platform
  • Work with capital campaign consulting firm to develop campaign communications materials
  • Prepare press releases
  • Serve as liaison between foundation and planned giving newsletter vendor to strategize distribution and content
  • Prepare speeches for board members and executive director as designated
  • Develop photo shot list for national conferences and special events
  • Develop video story board and script for foundation videos
  • Create, revise, implement and print foundation marketing and communication materials
  • Design materials as needed
  • Manage requests for foundation marketing materials to individuals and chapters
  • Work with programs manager to develop marketing plan for White Rose Garden fundraising initiative
  • Work with programs manager to design White Rose Garden signage and promotional materials
  • Manage National Convention foundation luncheon preparation and operation, including writing the luncheon flow

Requirements

In addition, the candidate will offer:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience
  • Strong writing and editing skills a must
  • Knowledge of AP Style
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong work ethic
  • Team-oriented professional work style
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to assess office needs
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and deadlines with the ability to manage competing demands for time
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Adobe InDesign knowledge and graphic design skills a plus
  • Ability to learn new technology quickly
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to travel occasionally for national conferences
  • Membership in Kappa Delta Sorority is a plus

Job responsibilities and tasks are subject to change based on the needs of the organization and at the direction of the executive director and associate director of development.

To Apply

For immediate consideration, please submit both of the following:

  1. Cover letter detailing your qualifications, why you are interested in the position and your available start date
  2. Resume

Please email documents to jobs@kappadelta.org and put “Your Name- Communications Manager” in the email subject line.

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Position open until filled.

Title: Chapter Services Coordinator
Date: Accept year-round
Supervisor: Associate Director of Chapter Services                      
Status
: Full-Time Exempt

As part of the dynamic Chapter Services team, the CSC is responsible for the day-to-day operations and supervision of about 30 collegiate chapters including specifically working with chapter presidents and chapter advisory boards. The CSC works with division leadership teams, chapter and Greek/university advisors and will also have chapter educational programming and department responsibilities.

The chapter services coordinator is a position that works out of Kappa Delta Sorority National Headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee.   The position requires flexibility as the schedule requires travel for chapter visits and as needs arise and national representation is requested. She works directly with chapter operations and the training of the leadership development consultants.  This individual should be able to work collectively as a team within the chapter services department.  The chapter services coordinator must have strong interpersonal skills and understand chapter management procedures.  The CSC must have a flexible schedule as this position requires occasional travel and occasional extended hours outside of regular business hours. Proficiency in regular business software like Microsoft Word and Excel is needed as well as email, social networking and texting technologies.  The CSC will report to the chapter services manager and work closely with the executive director, national vice president-collegians and national leadership team volunteers.

Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are needed as are good presentation and training/teaching skills.
  • Experience in public speaking
  • Good time management skills

Chapter supervision:

  • Cultivate superior campus prestige by stressing leadership, academic excellence and participation in a variety of campus activities
  • Coordinate efforts with the divisional national leadership teams and the national vice president-collegians
  • Assist chapter advisory board with any questions and issues that arise
  • Create and maintain positive and productive relationship with chapter officers and advise them on proper procedure and policy
  • Compile chapter delinquencies in designated areas
  • Maintain chapter member and chapter officer records
  • Communicate weekly (or more often if necessary) with chapter officers regarding chapter status
  • Handle situations according to our policies and procedures while fact finding when situations arise
  • Respond to inquiries from campus personnel
  • Provide reports on chapters to the NLT and NC as needed and in accordance with set deadlines
  • Give special permissions for the following:
  • Hold an election to fill a vacancy in the chapter council
  • Elect someone not from the current council as president
  • Repledge a woman who failed to fulfill all requirements for initiation during her first new member period
  • Change the scheduling of Second or Third Degree from the requirements of the new member education program
  • Set scholastic requirements for pledging lower than the national requirements
  • To choose not to affiliate a transfer member
  • To hold a chapter overnight retreat
  • To allow a council member to live out of the chapter facility
  • Monitor chapter operations and information through the receipt of chapter reports through the Nautilus Network
  • Must have a thorough understanding of all Kappa Delta policies and procedures

Chapter Grades/Awards:

  • Compile, copy and distribute annual chapter grades
  • Compile and collate national officer annual reports
  • Complete any tasks designated by the executive director

National Conferences:

  • Assist with planning and implementation of special events and programming as directed
  • Presentations and coordination as needed
  • Serve as on-site staff

Required travel:

  • Convention (late June)
  • NCTA (February)
  • Chapter and conference travel as determined by the executive director (throughout year)
  • Campus visits as requested by administration or as chapter needs arise

Please note: Job responsibilities and tasks are subject to change based on the needs of the organization and at the discretion of the supervisor or executive director.

To Apply:

For consideration, please submit both of the following:

  1. Cover letter detailing your qualifications, why you are interested in the position and your available start date.
  2. Resume

Please email documents to jobs@kappadelta.org and put “Your Name – CSC Position” in the email subject line.

We are always accepting applications for this position. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

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