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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.

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