Development and Communications Manager
Reporting to the Vice President of Development and Communications, the Development and Communications Manager supports the Jack Miller Center’s development program through research on prospective individual and foundation donors; cultivation of prospects and stewardship of donors by assisting in the planning and production of a wide variety of communications products (annual report, newsletters, letters, etc.) In addition to supporting the Vice President of Development and Communications, the incumbent will proactively work with the JMC President and the Academic Programs Team to help expand the fundraising program. Also, the incumbent will organize and track acknowledgment of gifts from individuals and foundations; organize and execute donor mailings, cultivation activities, and events; maintain donor database system, manage the individual giving activities calendar, and maintain paper and electronic files.
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in English, political science, or history. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Excellent communications skills, both oral and written, including solid writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Ability to work within a team structure as well as independently.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, adjust work schedules and prioritize to meet tight deadlines, manage multiple assignments simultaneously, and work in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing attention to detail or quality of work. Commitment to the JMC mission to strengthen the teaching of America’s founding principles and history at the undergraduate college level.
The JMC offers a competitive salary, a generous vacation policy, and a comprehensive benefits package that is available to all employees after a short period of employment which includes an employer-matched 401(k) savings plan, employer-supported health, vision, dental, disability, and life insurance.
About the Jack Miller Center
Our mission is to reinvigorate education in America’s Founding Principles and history. We do this in partnership with our faculty community of 550 scholars on more than 180 college campuses across the United State. We provide initial seed money for partner programs and then ongoing support and services to grow these programs which currently includes 52 academic centers of excellence. These centers can be found at Ivy League Institutions, flagship state universities and leading liberal arts colleges across the United States.
Our strategy has three main components: One we work with established faculty to start and grow programs to advance education in America’s heritage; Two we help young scholars advance their career with the goal of helping them secure teaching positions. Three, we provide focused communication and development support to introduce our partner faculty to the foundations and individuals who can sustain these important programs and help them to reach their full potential.
We began our efforts in 2004 and incorporated as a nonprofit 501 (C) (3) foundation in 2007 (we received IRS designation as a public charity in 2010). Our headquarters is in Philadelphia and our Web site is www.jackmillercenter.org.