Title: Assistant Director of K-12 Education Relationships
Reports to: Senior Director of K-12 Education Programs
The Philanthropy Roundtable’s K-12 Education Programs focus on four sets of philanthropic strategies in its conferences, publications, and customized donor services: 1) recruit, train and reward excellent teachers and school leaders, especially for low-income students in all education sectors; 2) increase parental choice and competition to drive systemic reform, including high-performing charter, faith-based and independent, homeschool, reform-oriented district and rural school models; 3) advance personalized education through digital and blended learning; and 4) promote high standards and accountability at all levels within the K-12 education system.
Job Summary: As assistant director of K-12 education relationships you will join a dynamic team dedicated to serving donors who are committed to creating excellent learning environments for all children. In this role, the person will be responsible for stewarding relationships with existing donors involved with the K-12 education program and developing customized products, resources, and gatherings to serve K-12 donors. This person will need to have a strong understanding of the education landscape across the United States, and eager to help donors deepen their understanding to encourage them to make investments that align with their mission. The assistant director will report to the senior director of K-12 education programs.
Job Duties: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Cultivate and strengthen relationships with donors currently involved with the K-12 program and ensure that they are served through individual consultation and events
- Create customized products and resources to deepen donors’ understanding of the education landscape
- In collaboration with the senior director, curate customized gatherings for wealth creators to share philanthropic ideas, best practices, strategies, and opportunities for investment, as well as gain deeper insights in areas of interest
- Interact with high-level donors and foundation staff in a professional, customer-service oriented manner at Roundtable gatherings, private one-on-one meetings, or curated experiences
- Potentially identify top donor prospects who may have an interest in education
- Coordinate and communicate with the events and marketing & communications teams to ensure flawless execution of customized experiences for donors, which include drafting content for the timely dissemination of marketing materials, creating program materials, and producing follow-up communications with participant donors
- Work with the development team on generating ideas and providing important donor details for financial support of the K-12 program
- Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher
- Location: Washington, D.C.
- Experience: At least five years of significant experience in K-12 education or related field with a donor or partner relations background
- Communication: Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
- Computer: Strong computer skills; proficient in MS Office, Outlook, and CRM database
- Understand and support The Philanthropy Roundtable’s mission and vision
- Broad knowledge of K-12 education challenges and opportunities
- Moderate travel (about 15 percent of time) within the United States
- Committed to excellence in customer service
- Strong writing skills
- Ability to collaborate well with all staff members to complete projects
- Ability to consistently meet deadlines
- Detail-orientated with strong interpersonal and organizational skills
- Capacity to juggle multiple projects at once
- High standard of honesty
- Characteristics of humility, cheerfulness, confidence, and professionalism
- Dependable, efficient, and resourceful
- Ability to handle delicate communications
Candidates should send a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and writing sample to Suzi Marchena, director of finance and human resources, The Philanthropy Roundtable, at smarchena@PhilanthropyRoundtable.org.
About Philanthropy Roundtable
Since 1991, The Philanthropy Roundtable has served individual philanthropists and foundations that are refining their philanthropic strategies to maximize the impact of their resources, as well as emerging donors and entrepreneurs who are developing their philanthropic plans. The Roundtable creates an environment where philanthropists learn about effective giving strategies and benefit from others’ experiences in a wide array of areas—ultimately helping them to make transformative investments that have a significant impact on some of America’s most pressing problems. The Roundtable currently assists over 600 members, primarily foundations and generous families.
The Digital Marketing Manager will be responsible for drafting, curating and uploading content on The Philanthropy Roundtable’s website, managing the Roundtable’s social media platforms, and developing digital marketing campaigns. This role will report to the Vice President of Marketing and Communications. S/he will post and promote new publications, to include quarterly magazine issues, newly published books in digital format, occasional podcasts, and videos. S/he will closely monitor GoogleAnalytics trends for all Roundtable products, optimize all products for search engines, and create and operate sophisticated Google AdWords campaigns to target and expand audiences for all products. The Digital Marketing Manager will be responsible for running active Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube accounts, and develop new platforms and media campaigns as needed to bring all of our creative products to the attention of wide audiences. This role is based in Washington, D.C. at Philanthropy Roundtable’s headquarters.
- Post, adapt, and, edit all web content
- Create, write, or commission original web-only content that drives web traffic and furthers the organization’s mission
- Work with website developer to triage and swiftly address website inadequacies or errors
- Upload clean, accurate copy promptly after print products are created. Select or produce headlines and pull quotes for web posts
- Procure photography and illustration, using Photoshop to manipulate most images without assistance of art director
- Maintain high standards of visual clarity, beauty, and ease of use
- Continually enhance the quality and appearance of the website; help support the organization’s long-term vision to provide a best-in-class platform for its users
- Continually improve the website for search engine optimization; monitor trends and changes in SEO and adjust the website accordingly
- Attend annual and regional conferences; provide logistical support to events staff, draft recaps of sessions, and manage video production initiatives
- Manage an active and imaginative social media effort including daily postings, on multiple platforms, promoting products and the general mission and philosophy of the Roundtable
- Maintain expertise in Google Analytics, AdWords, web, social media, video production, and SEO
- Provide technical assistance to our periodic production of videos; this may include video research, video captures, fresh video shoots, video editing, assemblage, polishing, simple sound adjustment, and music tracking
- Other marketing and communications duties as assigned
- Experience: At least 3 years working in digital marketing, marketing, promotion/advertising
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree required
- Computer: Strong computer skills; excellent command of MS Office, Outlook, CRM database, HTML/CSS, GoogleAnalytics, SEO, AdWords, Facebook and Twitter advertising; familiarity with Sitefinity a plus
- Understand and support The Philanthropy Roundtable’s mission and vision
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
- Ability to communicate and collaborate well with different departments of the organization
- Strong attention to details and highly organized
- Ability to work independently and complete work on time, without errors or sloppiness
- Solution oriented – ready to suggest improvements, repairs, refinements, and enhancements then show independence and stamina in carrying them to completion
- High energy, a willingness to work hard (sometimes under deadline pressures), and an innate desire to produce superior work
- Possess an analytical mind and strong digital skills
- High standard of honesty and able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
- Limited travel (about 5-10 percent of time) within the United States
Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your name in the file:
- Cover letter detailing your interest in this position and your salary requirements
- Brief writing sample, no more than 3 pages
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Reports to: Director of Events
Job Summary: The Events Assistant is responsible for managing the registration process for events and assisting in administrative tasks for several events of varying size. This staff member will work in a busy and cyclical events environment under the supervision of the director of events and in collaboration with the events coordinator. The Events Assistant should have an interest in event management, experience providing outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional, enter data with speed and accuracy, meet deadlines with little supervision, and be willing to travel to meeting locations.
Job Duties: Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Managing the registration process for events, which includes updating the CRM database on a daily basis and creating and monitoring events in eShow.
- Monitoring and fielding “qualified donor” policy questions.
- Processing payments for event registrations and reconciling costs with the Director of Finance.
- Staffing an orderly registration desk onsite at events.
- Monitoring the event supply inventory and ordering supplies as directed
- Assisting with marketing and outreach efforts to promote events and recruit new attendees.
- Drafting and sending out logistical e-mails in advance of events.
- Compiling and printing event collateral and program materials in coordination with the events team to produce error-free materials for event attendees.
- Packaging and shipping event supplies in a timely and cost-effective manner to various event locations around the country.
- Serving as a liaison for event speakers; providing each speaker with vital logistical information in advance of the event and processing reimbursements after each event.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the director of events.
- This position requires a candidate with a customer-service attitude suited to working with highly successful business leaders and philanthropists. The candidate should display characteristics of cheerfulness, confidence, and professionalism.
- A successful candidate will have strong computer skills and demonstrate proficiency in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Publisher. Experience with excel fields and data merges, or the ability to master is required.
- The ideal candidate will know or show ease of learning in customer relationship management databases, e-mail marketing programs, and online survey platforms.
- The candidate should be a self-starter, deadline driven, excel at multitasking, possess strong organizational and time management skills, and be very attentive to detail. He/she should also enjoy working in cyclical working environment, with frequent repetition of tasks.
- The candidate will possess the ability to collaborate well with all staff members to complete projects.
- Education: Bachelor's Degree
- Location: Washington, D.C.
- Understand and support The Philanthropy Roundtable mission and guiding principles
- Up to two years of experience
- Willingness to travel domestically (3-4 weeks a year)
Applicants please send cover letter with salary requirement and resume to Tina Cordova at tcordova@PhilanthropyRoundtable.org.