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Director for Communications and Development

Are you an experienced professional with a passion for coordinating comprehensive and innovative mission advancement strategies? Do you have expertise in leading a team with a focus on nurturing existing and forging new relationships? If so, then Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School (CRIPCS) has the perfect opportunity for you.


Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School (CRIPCS) delivers high quality education, career training, and supportive services that enable adult immigrants to realize their dreams while strengthening our community and economy. When you join the team at CRIPCS you become part of a unique, performance-driven organization that's been ranked one of the top places to work in DC by the Washington Post for the last 3 years.


Director of Communications and Development

We are in search of an experienced Director of Communications and Development who will serve as a key leadership team member in operationalizing the vision of the CEO in support of the mission of Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School (CRIPCS). The Director will coordinate a comprehensive and innovative mission advancement strategy with a focus on nurturing existing and forging new relationships to build the School's visibility, impact, and growth. The Director will also work closely with the CEO to implement a plan for maintaining existing and developing new external partnerships and alliances.



• Responsible for using the mission of the organization and vision of the CEO to contribute ideas and insights into identified aspects of the organization and assume a proactive role in identifying areas in which CRIPCS can lead, drive change, and deliver positive outcomes
• Develops and executes integrated departmental plans to support CRIPCS objectives by providing strategic oversight of the Communications and Development teams.
• Supports Communications with the development and implementation of an integrated strategic communications plan to advance CRIPCS's brand identity; broaden awareness of its programs and priorities; increase the visibility of its programs across key stakeholder audiences; and create a communications strategy that will allow CRIPCS to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, external audiences, including the media and key influencers
• Responsible for working with Leadership Team and staff to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them
• Advises, partners and supports the CEO and Manager of Development on fundraising initiatives
• Works closely with the CEO to identify and contribute to the building of relationships with key leaders and organizations in strategically targeted communities, with a primary emphasis on providing adult education that prepares a diverse immigrant population for success
• Other related duties as assigned


Qualifications and Requirements:
• A deep commitment to CRIPCS's core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners
• An undergraduate degree with a minimum of 6 years of related experience and at least 3 years in a management position with demonstrated success in communications, development, or community relations and/or the appropriate combination of education and experience
• A successful track record of connecting with and garnering resources with an understanding of the dynamics of fundraising within the voluntary sector. Knowledge and experience with cause-related fundraising; philanthropic grant-making; and federal government, private sector, venture, and other funding sources
• Experience in planning and executing community relations strategies, campaigns, and successful public relations efforts
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral to include public speaking and presenting to all levels of constituents; ability to influence and engage a wide range of stakeholders and build long-term relationships
• Ability to work independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will proactively and productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority internally and externally
• Ability to construct, articulate, and implement annual strategic development plans.
• Proficiency in all relevant Microsoft programs; experience with Little Green Light, Raiser's Edge, and /or other complementary tools
• Excellent cultural competency and a track record of helping organizations to effectively engage diverse populations
• Experience working with and/or an understanding of issues related to adult education and the challenges faced by a diverse immigrant population
• An outcomes-focused approach to work and the resilience that enables one to proceed in spite of the inevitable setbacks and obstacles
• Demonstrated success in the leadership and management of effective teams. Adept at cultivating and developing core competencies in direct reports that ensure success in their area of responsibility
• Proven experience as a strategic partner of a management team responsible for operational planning and execution


Apply directly at Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School's career page at This position will be posted until May 6, 2019.