Director of Communications & Development
Website Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault
The Director of Communications & Development is responsible for the development and implementation of all CCASA strategies related to communications and donor development, including speaking with the media, managing social media communications, supporting public policy advocacy efforts, marketing and promotion of all events and activities, and working to cultivate donors. This position also provides training and technical assistance to member programs across the state.
Starting Salary: $50,000 – $52,000
Benefits: Generous paid time off and holidays; 100% employer paid premiums for employee medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible workplace
Work Status: Full time, Exempt
Work Schedule: Schedule may vary to meet job demands; some evenings and weekends required; some overnight travel required
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Denver, CO
Communications and Outreach
- Develop and implement the organization’s communications strategy to increase awareness about the organization’s mission and activities, grow its base of supporters, and provide education to the public on issues related to sexual violence.
- Manage the CCASA and the Colorado Denim Day websites.
- Manage CCASA’s social media accounts, including identifying and publishing content, monitoring activity, and responding to posts/comments or forwarding to other staff as appropriate.
- In coordination with other staff, develop, edit, and execute press releases and e-communications (e.g., monthly e-digests, timely e-blasts, podcasts, blogs, etc.) in order to share regular and timely information with members, partners, and the public about CCASA’s programs, activities, available resources, and relevant issues.
- Monitor news items and current events related to sexual violence, and make recommendations for response, commentary, or involvement by the organization.
- Develop relationships with relevant media outlets, and maintain a list of media contacts.
- Manage communications and participate in all CCASA events, including the SAAM Kick-Off at the Capitol and the Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference.
- Identify and coordinate the organization’s participation in opportunities or events that will promote the importance of CCASA’s mission and attract new supporters.
- Ensure all communications content is mission- and values-driven, and conforms to CCASA’s branding standards.
- Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the communications plan to ensure activities are achieving the desired outcomes.
- Serve as a spokesperson for the organization as directed by the Executive Director.
- Work with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to develop and implement an annual fundraising plan involving individuals, businesses, and private foundations.
- Provide staff support to the CCASA Fundraising Committee.
- Manage CCASA’s annual membership renewal drive and new membership recruitment efforts.
- Coordinate Colorado Denim Day, including developing and implementing a plan for soliciting corporate sponsors, recruiting teams, developing and distributing team participation kits, providing support to team coordinators, and promoting the event on social media.
- Oversee donor recruitment, engagement, and retention activities, including Colorado Gives Day.
- Identify and implement other fundraising efforts as appropriate.
- Manage the creation of organizational materials for donor development.
- Maintain the donor/member database, including acknowledging receipts in a timely manner.
- Analyze donor data to help formulate strategy for cultivating and stewarding donors.
- Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of development activities to ensure they are achieving the desired outcomes.
- Provide support, consultation, training, and technical assistance to CCASA members regarding communications, donor development, sexual violence, anti-oppression, and other related topics.
- Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers/interns serving in communications and development roles.
- Contribute to CCASA’s developing understanding and integration of culturally-relevant, empowerment, and strength-based strategies within an anti-oppression and social justice framework, including participating on at least one of the following: CCASA’s Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee, the Aspiring White Allies Group, and/or the Communities of Color Alliance.
- Act as CCASA staff liaison on statewide and interagency committees, taskforces, and work groups, as assigned.
- Track activities and complete required documentation, and assist with the preparation of grant reports.
- Identify other programmatic needs and possible strategies for meeting those needs, in consultation with the Executive Director and other staff.
- Provide input on relevant program and project budgets, as requested.
- Staff other CCASA committees, as needed.
- Carry out all job tasks collaboratively and cooperatively.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Minimum of 5 years related work experience, preferably within the anti-sexual violence movement.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as communications, social work, sociology, women’s studies, or other closely related field. Related professional work experience or training may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for education.
- Knowledge of/experience with organizational communications strategies.
- Knowledge of/experience with donor development and fundraising.
- Knowledge/understanding of sexual violence, social justice, and anti-oppression work.
- Proficiency with technology and platforms required for the functions of the position, including website management (preferably WordPress), email marketing (preferably Emma), social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.), graphic design & video editing (preferably Adobe Creative Cloud), and member/donor management (preferably Kindful).
- Experience with event/meeting planning.
- Experience working with diverse populations.
- Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, culturally-relevant, empowerment, and strength-based strategies within an anti-oppression and social justice framework.
- Commitment to grappling with the complexities of societal power and privilege in order to understand how multiple forms of oppression (racism, classism, heterosexism, ableism, etc.) intersect with CCASA’s work to end sexual violence.
- Demonstrated success with implementing complex projects, including engaging and coordinating with other partners.
- Excellent public and interpersonal communication skills.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Self-motivated and able to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
- Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
- Flexible and able to respond to emerging issues as they arise.
- Comfort with working in a small, team-oriented environment.
- Detail-oriented and organized.
- Enthusiasm about promoting the mission, vision, and values of CCASA.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish, strongly preferred.
Our ideal candidate will share our passion and commitment to believing and supporting survivors, holding perpetrators accountable, and taking action to end sexual assault in Colorado. We also expect that all members of our team recognize that sexual violence and oppression are intricately linked, and are dedicated to grappling with the complexities of societal power and privilege in order to create an inclusive movement to end sexual violence. Candidates must be able to recognize personal biases and address them productively, as well as communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals, groups, and organizations.
CCASA values diverse life experience and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, people with disabilities, and/or people who identify as LGBTQI are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and answers to supplemental questions (see below) as separate attachments to:
- Email: email@example.com with “DCD Position” in subject line (preferred)
- Mail: CCASA, PO Box 40350, Denver, CO 80204
- Please follow these instructions to ensure review of your application.
Position open until filled. Review of applications will begin Monday, March 5th.
Instructions for Supplemental Questions: Briefly answer the following questions using no more than 3 pages total, typed, 12pt Times New Roman font.
- How do your knowledge, skills, and experience fit with the job responsibilities and requirements?
- What are some challenges regarding communicating about sexual violence, particularly with the general public, and how might you overcome these challenges?
- a) What are some considerations for a statewide coalition regarding donor development and fundraising? b) What are some strategies that could be used to increase public engagement and donor cultivation?
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org