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Meaningful Careers Manager, Donor Communications in Wichita, Kansas

You are looking for a challenge not only in your daily responsibilities but also in the subject matter that crosses your desk. Writing is your passion and building partnerships is your hidden strength. You internalize powerful stories and thrive in the details. Does this sound like you? If so, keep reading!

We are building out our communications team at a time when there is plenty of white space—we will rely on you for your creativity and expertise. This is a collaborative role and you’ll be the glue that connects multiple stakeholders. As our Manager, Donor Communications, you’ll advocate for and hold our brand to the highest of standards. Your unique ability to balance nuanced messaging and technical writing will be essential to the quality of Youth Entrepreneurs’ donor-facing content.

This role will transform how, when and what we communicate to our donor audience. Join us and help tell our story of the power of YE’s experiential pedagogy and how our four pillars empower teachers to innovate in their classroom and prepare students for success in the workplace and in life.

Your Responsibilities Include

  • Effectively collaborate and integrate with the Youth Entrepreneurs investor relations team and external partners, ensuring consistent and engaging messaging, promoting the organization’s mission/vision across key constituents

  • Strengthen collaboration efforts internally and externally in order to streamline communication efforts involving both organizations

  • Work in tandem with external partners and the YE investor and communication teams to develop, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of our communication and stewardship strategies

  • Plan, develop and manage the design, content and production of all investor-related communications materials

  • Develop and maintain a strategic messaging framework based upon investor communication needs to efficiently communicate about YE efforts

  • Research and develop the best mechanisms to support investor communications in partnership with the YE investor relations team and Stand Together (email, social media, direct mail, etc.)

  • Support investor relations team by providing written communications to individual supporters as it relates to an existing gift or the pursuit of a new opportunity

  • Manage meetings and special events as it relates to the marketing and communications function of supporting the investor relations team (advise on messages/themes, using research, etc.)

  • Advise leadership of opportunities, issues and/or risks to investor relation and communication efforts and manage this effectively

  • Provide regular updates to YE staff (in an efficient manner) about new developments in the business development communication efforts

Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

  • Strong communications credentials and 5+ years of work experience

  • Professional in manner and demeanor

  • Detail-oriented and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong desire for personal growth

  • Enjoy working within a team environment

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to maintain confidential information

  • Personal integrity with a strong work ethic and a compliance focus

  • Foster positive relationships with internal and external contacts

  • Ability to maintain focus with ever-changing priorities

Standout Candidates May Also Bring

  • Experience in fundraising, donor relations or investor communications

Our Values

Working at Youth Entrepreneurs 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.

We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees and applicants with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of color, race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender or gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (including medical needs which may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military and veteran status, genetic information, marital or familial status, political affiliation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. PM19

ID: 2020-4610

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