• Manager, Donor Communications and Marketing

    ID
    2017-2165
    Job Locations
    US-VA-Arlington
    Category
    Development
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    We are looking for a Donor Communications and Marketing Manager to proactively seek knowledge and information from Network organizations about their federal policy and political activities to inform investor and stakeholder communications.


     

    About Us

    The Seminar Network cultivates 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

    We’re searching for a candidate with superior writing and researching experience, and a high degree of creativity. The ideal candidate is a team player who will:

    • Provide the highest level of customer focus from conception to completion, anticipating challenges, handling multiple project revisions, and meeting deadlines.
    • Proactively seek knowledge and information from Network organizations about their federal policy and political activities to inform investor and stakeholder communications.
    • Synthesize information from diverse internal sources with varying degrees of detail and drive the inquiry process to get answers when questions remain.
    • Final authority in creating and driving the editing process of high-quality, diverse investor communications, such as proposals and reports, that convey the Network’s mission and strategy.
    • Develop a variety of innovative and creative products that communicate important messages across and to stakeholder groups so they are understood and acted upon. 

    Qualifications

    The Manager should bring strong communications credentials and 2+ years of work experience. The candidate will be proven communicator with an appreciation for working with elite, high-level audiences, and the political acumen necessary to effectively manage the broad and sensitive communications issues facing our Network. The Manager must be committed to advancing the policy, political, and cultural changes that enable people to improve their lives. We seek candidates with the following credentials: 

     

    Customer Focused

    • Thrives in a fast-paced, deadline- and detail-oriented environment and adjusts easily to competing and ever-changing priorities
    • Commitment to effectiveness, high-quality work, confidentiality, and customer satisfaction
    • Attention to detail in every aspect of the role

    Exceptional Communicator

    • Exceptional writer able to boil complex ideas into simple and compelling messages
    • Proven writing and researching experience
    • Thrives in an environment fraught with ambiguity


    Team Player

    • Has a collaborative approach to work; Gives and receives feedback respectfully to develop the most compelling products
    • Balances the needs of the client and the needs of the firm with poise and understanding 
    • Presents ideas and provides counsel to internal and external audiences 
    • Professional manner and highly polished interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to build relationships and establish credibility at all levels

    Innovative

    • Offers and drives creative ideas and disruptive concepts
    • Stays knowledgeable about markets in and platforms on which clients operate

    A Learner and Problem Solver

    • Quickly assesses and understands complex (and often politically sensitive) positions and distills the information visually and in writing
    • Is solutions-oriented and prepared to take action swiftly and directly
    • Exercises good judgment and takes risks; Learns and builds from experience  
    • Works independently, manages time wisely, and prioritizes workload in an environment where interruptions are common

     

    Education

    • A Bachelor’s degree is required.

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