Job Title: Communications & Development Specialist
Reports To: Development Director
Position Status: Full Time Hourly, with seasonal flexibility
Pay Structure: $20/hr
Start Date: 3/1/2023
Medical, Dental & Life Insurance
401k after six months of employment
Western Christian School is looking for a Communications & Development Specialist
committed to the values of Christian Education.
The ideal person will have the experience, skills, and passion
for our mission as a school.
WCS MISSION STATEMENT:
Western Christian School equips students for a life of faith and learning by providing a Christ-centered educational experience highlighted by four key distinctions: academic excellence, nurturing community, enrichment opportunities, peacebuilding & service.
The Communications & Development Specialist works as an assistant to the Development Director with a focus on communication and supports the school as a whole. As part of the Development Team, this position works to ensure that all department goals are met. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to campaign coordination, social media strategizing and scheduling, creation of promotional material, event planning and logistics, website updates, and volunteer coordination. The ideal candidate must have passion, creativity, and be a team player.
REQUIRED PERSONAL QUALITIES:
be a committed Christ-follower
attend a Christian church regularly
be a role model in attitude, speech, and actions toward others
have the spiritual maturity and leadership abilities to align with Western Christian School mission
exemplify the Fruits of the Spirit and demonstrate additional character qualities such as servant leadership, humility, integrity, courage, enthusiasm, strength, courtesy, flexibility, gratitude, and wellness qualities such as energy, stamina, and endurance
meet everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity, and optimism
refuse to use or circulate confidential information inappropriately
make an effort to appreciate and understand the uniqueness of the community of Western Christian School.
COMMUNICATIONS & DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assistant to the Development Director:
Supporting and improving fund-raising efforts.
Identifying and engaging with support agencies.
Distributing public relations and prospect materials
Compile and creating folders and marketing materials for constituent meetings
Supporting donor acknowledgment
Drafting, and editing communications copy and material.
Manage donor milestones
As requested by administration:
Create all promotional materials and graphics
Print promotional materials as needed
Ensure all materials are grammatically correct.
Ensure all materials have a professional appearance and represent the Christian focus of the school.
Update website with time-sensitive information regularly
Under the guidance of administration:
Draft and post social media and web content according to the company's social media strategy
Maintain multiple account logins and access
Ensure all communication represents the Christian focus of the school and the uniqueness of the Western community.
Ensure all communication is professionally presented with creativity and cultural sensitivity.
Under the guidance of administration:
Collaborate with facilities and school administrators to schedule the use of facilities well in advance of events
Communicate with event chairs, ensuring they have appropriate support
Collaborate with the team to outline, assign, and track responsibilities related to the program
Other duties, as requested by administration
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Excellent communication skills and judgment with the ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality
Fluency with Google suite and Asana
Experience with graphic design and programs such as Canva.
Good time-management skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Critical thinker and problem-solver
An eye for detail and knowledge of design fundamentals
Operates as a self-aware, effective team player and makes a positive impact on culture
At least two years of experience in an office environment
Experience with WordPress website design
Complete Digital General Application
3 Professional References
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Mission Statement Western Christian School equips students for a life of faith and learning by providing a Christ-centered educational experience accomplished through academic excellence, nurturing community, enrichment opportunities, and peacebuilding and service.