Guilford Nonprofit Consortium

Development & Communications Specialist

Communities In Schools of High Point
April 23, 2024
400 W English Road, Ste 209, High Point
Job Type
Inside Guilford County
Street Address
400 W English Road, Ste 209
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The Development & Communications Specialist at Communities in Schools of High Point will work part-time, an annual average of 20 hours per week. Event planning for our biggest fundraiser, Dancing With the High Point Stars, maintaining our DonorView database and stewardship activities, including communicating with donors electronically and in person on programming in our 9 schools in High Point. The ideal candidate will have experience managing volunteers, events and working within a database system.


General Duties:

To provide support of CIS resource development and communications management. The Development and Communications Specialist will report to and serve as a critical thought partner to the Executive Director; this position has external community and internal organizational responsibilities, helping to develop, implement, and advance strategic initiatives, and partnership development. The ideal candidate will be a professional who is adept at community and stakeholder engagement at a high-level, as well as managing nonprofit operations functions and deliverables.

Strategic Management and Leadership:

  • Provide thought-leadership on key topics impacting youth and/or emerging issues
  • Upholding the mission, vision and narrative points of CIS-High Point at its highest-level to stakeholders, staff, parents & community
  • Helps communicate organization goals and funding needs to community, CISHP staff and Board

Resource Development and Communication:

  • Assist Executive Director to plan and implement a resource development strategy to satisfy operating and program funding needs.
  • Cultivate and steward donors and prospects
  • Create electronic and printed materials intended for investors and supporters; manage execution of distribution.
  • Implement, evaluate and refine special events.
  • Research RFPs and draft grant proposals with Executive Director.
  • When necessary, attend all CIS related, sponsored and/or special events works with other program directors in coordinating activities at school sites.
  • Carries out all other duties and assignments as determined by the Executive Director.

Operational and Data:

  • Manage record keeping on all donors and gifts in database.
  • Prepare monthly development report
  • Assist Executive Director with grant reporting to funders.

Board/Volunteer Relations:

  • Support Board committees as assigned.
  • Provide reports for Board Committees, as requested.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of CIS mission, philosophy, and services.
  • Knowledge of community resources in relation to services.
  • Belief and skills in developing partnerships to meet student and family needs.
  • Ability to speak and write effectively.
  • Knowledge of High Point philanthropy climate.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to forge alliances and partnerships that will enhance and/or improve services and opportunities for children and families.
  • Ability to represent the CIS organization in the community.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelors preferred in nonprofit management, business, marketing or a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of prior development experience required. Experience with DonorView software preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of prior event management experience.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of prior communications and/or CIS experience preferred.

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