Development Communications Coordinator

Georgia Highlands College
Job Description
Job Description Summary

This position performs specialized duties in support of the department’s communication, development, and college advancement operations.

Georgia Highlands is a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for the individual selected to grow with us. With a focus on employee wellness and development, the culture is warm and embracing, while the work is fast paced and challenging. Regular full-time staff, administrators, and faculty enjoy the abundant array of University System health, retirement, and other benefits which includes tuition assistance after six months of employment. Additionally, GHC is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.

This is an excellent opportunity to impact the lives of literally thousands of students and their families.

Key Qualifications

• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field
• Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the unit in order to accomplish and support the goals of the unit, usually interpreted to require one to two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated

Key Responsibilities

• Assists in the creation and maintenance of a favorable public image for Georgia Highlands College by writing, coordinating, and generating with all aspects of communication for alumni, donor, and employee constituent groups. This includes but not limited to fundraising related correspondence, feature stories, announcements, press releases, social media posts, website content, and fundraising campaign outreach materials.
• Understands and identifies with the demographics of GHC alumni and donors and determining the best ways to reach them and communicate to them.
• Updates and maintains alumni records, donor records, event attendees and databases for mailings, appeals and future events. Perform data mining and analytics as needed.
• Coordinates and assists with alumni engagement and steward annual giving.
• Reviews news sources for stories about Georgia Highlands College alumni and donors.
• Collaborates and coordinates with the Advancement team members to ensure all communications are accurate, consistent and on brand.
• Assists with and provide support for special events as needed.
• Completes special projects and communications as assigned.
• This role is designed by the institution as a Position of Trust
• Other duties as assigned by the Communications Manager

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Strong communication, writing, proofreading, and editing skills
• Strong skills in the development of targeted messages for the appropriate medium
• Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, mail merges, email, social media and internet
• Skill in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the work of volunteers
• Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions

Preferred:
• Knowledge of database research and maintenance, as well as proficient operation of job-related software programs such as Raisers Edge
• Familiar with college alumni relations operations, annual fund fundraising concepts, and special events best practices
• Knowledge of Associated Press style guidelines
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit 3 writing samples with application. Preferably a combination of news releases and feature stories. Please submit unofficial transcripts.

Application Deadline

Application deadline is 12/17/2018.

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