• Director, Donor Communications

    ID
    2018-2615
    Job Locations
    US-VA-Arlington
    Category
    Communications
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Seminar Network is seeking a Director of Donor Communications to manage the organization’s donor communications team. This individual will guide all day-to-day activities of the donor communications team, identify and train writing talent, and write and edit content for a wide variety of donor communications, including newsletters, mailings, emails, and reports. This position will work closely with the marketing, creative, programs, and development teams, as well as non-profits supported by donors of The Seminar Network.

     

    About Us

    The Seminar Network builds mission-driven partnerships with individuals, companies, and foundations to drive change in education, communities, business, public policy, and politics that empowers people to improve their lives. We are building a movement of principled business and philanthropic leaders who maximize the value of their contribution of time, talent, and resources to advance a free and open society.

     

    We are looking for colleagues committed to advancing our mission with energy, commitment, and passion for what they do.

     

    Our Values

    Working at The Seminar Network is different from many other organizations. We have a relentless commitment to a culture based on a business philosophy called Market-Based Management® (MBM®). Informed by the principles that allow a free and open society to flourish, MBM® prepares individuals to innovate, improve, and transform while fostering a healthy, growing organization that creates long-term value for its clients and supporters and fulfillment for its employees. Ten Guiding Principles that encourage principled thought and action form the MBM® culture: Integrity, Compliance, Value Creation, Principled Entrepreneurship, Customer Focus, Knowledge, Change, Humility, Respect, and Fulfillment.

     

    Responsibilities

    As the Director of Donor Communications, a typical day might include the following:

    • Assign writing projects to appropriate team members and other writers.
    • Write content and providing edits, feedback, and guidance for team members and other writers.
    • Manage the internal review process.
    • Coordinate the team’s activities with internal and external points of contact.
    • Mentor and coach current team members to improve their writing and other relevant skills. Provide training opportunities for client staff as appropriate.
    • Develop content for a variety of formats and subject matter, all focused on a donor audience.
    • Write compelling copy that informs, motivates, and inspires donors to take desired action.
    • Generate a consistent narrative and voice for the organization.
    • Develop strategies, tactics, and cadences for engaging donors through diverse communications.
    • Interact with partner organizations and relationship managers to identify opportunities and complete projects.

    Qualifications

    This job might be for you if:

    • You have a Bachelor’s degree.
    • You have 5+ years of related work experience within a policy or communications role.
    • You have excellent interpersonal and team management skills.
    • You have the ability to interact effectively with diversified portfolios of partners.
    • You’re an excellent writing coach and mentor.
    • You have a solid understanding of and commitment to classical liberal ideals, market principles, and the advancement of liberty.
    • You have the ability to take initiative, and work independently and collaboratively, in a fast-paced environment while integrating a high degree of attention to detail and organization.
    • You can drive projects to successful completion.
    • You have the ability to adapt voice and style for different writing projects.

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