Schools Plus is a national charity that connects donors with schools in disadvantaged communities, to support projects that improve students learning and life outcomes.
Our growing team is collaborative, friendly and passionate about giving students every opportunity in life. We have a dynamic, fast-paced and supportive working environment.
About the role
The aim of this role is to help build awareness of Schools Plus so we can achieve our fundraising goals. Reporting to our Director of Marketing and Communications and working alongside our Donor Relations and Schools teams, you will have insight into all aspects of our work with schools and their supporters so you can tell the stories and present the data that helps to close the education gap for students in need. It is a broad and exciting role that will suit an up-and-coming communications specialist who has skills and experience across PR, communications and marketing, a passion for making a difference to young peoples lives and a desire to build their marketing skillset, especially in digital marketing.
The position is full time, based in Sydney CBD and is available immediately.
Key responsibilities include:
Create and manage our EDM and social media content, including posting, engagement with followers/audience and analysis of results
Create and publish new content on website and contribute to website development
Lead the production of our Annual Review, event booklets and handouts, other corporate documents and marketing collateral
Help identify and generate media opportunities, including preparing media releases/content, liaison with journalists/bloggers, monitoring education news and keeping records of media coverage
Contribute to the development of our communications and marketing strategy, including audience research, market trends and competitive analysis, messaging, campaigns (from creative concept stage to execution) and analysis of results
Assist Donor Relations team with donor recruitment and communications including EDMs/sponsorship proposals/grant applications
Work with School Relations team to identify opportunities for communications and PR in the education sector, and on stakeholder engagement
Help identify and generate marketing/speaking opportunities to attract and retain donors from target audiences
Prepare marketing activity reports and metrics for measuring campaign success
Assist with events planning and management
Further knowledge and education regularly through workshops, research, and seminars, and share best practices, and local marketing ideas and tactics with the team
About the successful applicant
We look forward to meeting you if you have:
3+ years experience as Marketing/Comms/ PR Coordinator or similar role
Excellent knowledge and experience in traditional, digital, content and social media marketing
Experience in executing communications and PR campaigns, including development of creative materials, briefing agencies/suppliers and delivering campaigns to budget
Outstanding writing skills in a variety of styles (ie blog, media release, opinion piece, annual review, sponsorship proposal)
Experience in managing social media/web content including analysis of metrics
Excellent communications, presentation and stakeholder management skills
Familiarity with Content Management Systems (CMS) and CRM tools
Experience in media liaison, including management of media relationships and a track record of generating positive media coverage, is desirable
Strong skills in graphic design software such as InDesign or Canva and the ability to produce simple videos are desirable
High level of energy, can-do attitude and collaborative nature. This role requires the ability to work autonomously and prioritise tasks, while operating in a team environment
Passion for making a difference for students facing disadvantage. Experience in the not-for-profit sector cation. Applications close on Friday, April 3, 2020.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo a Working With Children Check. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
16/03/2020$0CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs1 Marketing & Communications
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