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25 Jan 2017

Marketing and Communications Director of External Affairs

Mott Haven Academy Charter School
 New York, United States

Job Description

Mott Haven Academy Charter School (Haven Academy) is seeking a Director of External Affairs. This person should be a dynamic, business-minded, proactive individual with strong technical and communications skills. The Director of External Affairs will lead the school’s research, development , funding initiatives, and external work in sharing our practices within our unique model.

Haven Academy is a not-for profit public charter school. Haven Academy was founded in 2008 and currently serves students in grades pre-k through grade 5. As the first charter school in the country specifically designed to meet the needs of children in the child welfare system, Haven Academy is a great opportunity for passionate individuals committed to making a difference in today’s education landscape.

Responsibilities:
Coordinates private grant writing and management for school initiatives connected to the school’s unique model and development of brand
Cultivates and creates foundation and research partners, as well as corporate relationships for the purpose of brand building and fundraising
Partnerships
Funders (grant writing & reporting, building and managing donor relationships)
Various organization liaison (development, coordination of programming, volunteerism)
Information sharing: calls, emails, presentations, and tours
Facilitating program partnerships with outside agencies
Strategy
Board liaison (coordinating, minutes, maintaining records)
Events management
Fundraising
Social Media / PR / opportunities to present
Other responsibilities include:
Ensure that student records, child welfare status and family details are kept confidential and are only discussed with school employees when relevant
Keep an organized workspace
Participate in a variety of staff development programs, including a yearly individualized professional development plan, two-week summer PD, and individual PD sessions
Participate in developing and meeting the goals of an individualized professional development plan
Uphold and promote the school’s mission and vision

Qualifications:
Minimum Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
Minimum 2 years professional writing experience
Spanish speaking preferred but not required
Strong understanding of nonprofit organizations
Exceptional writing, presentation and communication skills
Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects

How to Apply

careers@havenacademy.org

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Marketing and Communications.

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