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Communications and Development Manager

Veritas Prep

Application ends: June 2, 2024
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  • Date posted
    May 3, 2024
  • Location
    Onsite
  • Apply before
    June 2, 2024
  • Career Level
    Manager

Job Description

Description

What You’ll Do

As the Communications and Development Manager at Veritas Prep you will support the CEO in the development of partnerships, relationships, funds, and programs to make Veritas Prep the premier charter school in the region.You’ll ensure the organization’s viability by fostering strategic partnerships, creating and marketing innovative programming, and soliciting human and financial resources.

You’ll also be responsible for:

Communications Strategy and Brand Development

  • Leverage existing brand materials, including the organization’s identity guide, informational slide decks, flyers, and program descriptions.
  • Collaborate with the CEO, school teams, and contractors to hone and implement a cohesive, mission-aligned communications strategy.
  • Develop/oversee the creation of website content.
  • Develop/oversee the development of materials to enlist partners, including program descriptions, visuals, data, and messaging for a variety of stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with and laterally manage teammates to ensure social media is aligned and on brand using guidance set in the communications strategy.

Fund & Resource Development

  • Support the board and CEO to develop and execute the annual fundraising plan.
  • Support the CEO to cultivate relationships with donors.
  • Grow the supporter/prospective donor database.
  • Prepare for a potential future capital campaign.
  • Research and write grants to fill operating gaps and support program development needs.
  • Develop a deep understanding of financials and revenue sources. 

Talent Recruitment

  • Oversee/implement the talent brand and materials to ensure consistent messaging and  presence on all outlets.
  • Collaborate with CAO and Principals to source and recruit talent to the VPCS team.

Program Development

  • Collaborate with CEO and school teams to codify a vision and plan for college and career programming across grades 5-12 and an overview of early college and work-based learning opportunities.
  • Collaborate  with the VPCS team to identify needs and enlist regional employers and universities as partners in our college and career programming (e.g., early college, work-based learning, career training and certifications).

Requirements

What You’ll Need

  • An unwavering belief that all students can achieve amazing things
  • Alignment with our mission and a passion for changing the status quo in public education
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with communications, marketing, and resource development aligned with a brand.
  • Ability to develop effective strategies that get results
  • Ability to work effectively with a team
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to synthesize ideas and present them in an engaging way
  • Experience working in public education or collaborating with educators
  • Leadership and management training and experience
  • Experience cultivating strategic partnerships and building strategic relationships in Western Massachusetts.
  • Willingness to flex into a variety of work as needed to advance strategic priorities
  • Current authorization to work in the United States – a candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment
  • Alignment with our Values of
    • Students First: We make decisions with our students in mind and know our actions model the way.
    • Grow Together: We are role models of growth mindset, teamwork, and collaboration.
    • One Team, One Mission: We cheer for, lean on, and support each other as we play unique roles in support of the same mission.

Veritas Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training, and termination.

Benefits

About Veritas Prep

Veritas Prep is a public, tuition-free school in Springfield that prepares students in grades 5 through 12 to compete, achieve, and succeed in college and beyond. Veritas Prep accelerates every student’s path to college and career by helping them set a strong academic foundation in middle school and guaranteeing access to college classes and college prep support in our wall-to-wall early-college high school.

At Veritas Prep, we are not only breaking down barriers to college access but also providing the tools students need to persist through college and prepare for a successful career. Our middle school program has been serving students in Springfield since 2012 and is one of the top middle schools in Springfield. Our scholars are supported by skilled, dedicated, and diverse teachers and are challenged to achieve at high levels academically, socially, and emotionally, setting them up for success as they enter our high school.

Our early-college high school program, in partnership with STCC and Worcester State University, prepares students to earn high-impact college degrees, saving students up to two years’ time in college and thousands of dollars. Students can earn up to an associate degree for free, and the general studies associate degree from STCC means students enter as JUNIORS at any Massachusetts public college or university after high school graduation.

Students at Veritas Prep benefit from high academic standards and robust support, an exceptional learning environment, a diverse staff of high-quality educators, a strong commitment to social/emotional and practical skill development, and an inclusive, anti-racist community that values the identities and backgrounds of all students.