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Career Opportunities at PDK International

Part Time Membership Associate
Part Time Development Specialist
Part Time Marketing Specialist

Part Time Membership Associate

PDK International is looking for an enthusiastic and skilled customer service representative who will provide support to our membership. The ideal candidate will have clerical organization skills, a fine attention to detail, data entry skills, and be able to understand a membership organization’s structure. The Membership Associate will be responsible for maintaining accurate, up-to-date and useable information in our systems. This requires the in-depth learning of a new database system and be willing to offer quick and accurate assistance to members.

This is an excellent entry-level opportunity to secure a valued role within a well-established social sector organization.

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Provide high quality customer service to members through phone calls and email
  • Process of membership payments and new member applications
  • Assist in creating all mailing of new membership packets
  • Collect and process mail for office
  • Maintain monthly and annual recurring membership payments
  • Maintain inventory of PDK International products
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Candidates should note that not all of these responsibilities will be tasked at the start of employment

QUALIFICATIONS

As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of PDK International and be driven by the mission. Beyond that, we are seeking a candidate that has exceptional organization skills and is detail oriented.

  • Proven customer service skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Flexible and comfortable in a fast-paced environment with excellent follow-through.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team effort.
  • Computer literate, including proficiency in the MS Office Suite. Adobe product and project management software experience a plus.
  • Must be detail oriented, and capable of working independently.
  • Must be well organized, flexible, and possess excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.
  • High school diploma required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.

COMPENSATION

The Membership Associate role is a part-time, hourly, contract position which pays $15 per hour. The contract will end on June 30, 2017 with the possibility of extension. This position is based in Arlington, VA.

HOW TO APPLY
Your resume and cover letter will serve as your application; in your cover letter, please detail your compensation needs; applications without specific amounts of revenue raised may be delayed.

  • To be considered for this role, submit your resume, cover letter, and application to HR@pdkintl.org with the subject line: Membership Associate. Deviation from this subject line will cause a delay in the processing of your application.
  • Deadline for first round applications is March 30, 2017. Email applications only, we do not accept phone calls.

Part Time Development Specialist (DS)

PDK International is looking for a part-time Development Specialist who can assist the Senior Director of Development and Engagement in managing the comprehensive fundraising activities for the organization. The candidate must be creative, flexible, detail-oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment. This assignment would require a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week and is a contract position, ending June 30, 2017, with the possibility of extension.

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Donor Communications and Engagement
    • Acknowledgement Letters: On a weekly basis, the DS will produce acknowledgement letters for all donations of $25 or more. DS will ensure final letters are reviewed and approved by the Sr. DoD, printed, signed by the CEO, and mailed.
  • Scholarship Program
    • Online Application: DS will update both the content and layout of the online application and respond to any questions and/or trouble shoot with both applicants and volunteer scholarship readers. DS will ensure all information is updated and accurate, in time for the application open date and in accordance with all scholarship MOAs.
    • Read Process: DS will coordinate the outreach to and engagement of volunteer readers for the annual scholarship program read.
    • Outreach: During and immediately prior to the PDK Educational Foundation scholarship application cycle, the DS will reach out to all relevant audiences to promote the scholarship including, but not limited to: PDK Chapters, school districts, and websites advertising scholarship opportunities.
    • Communications with Applicants: The DS will manage all phone and email inquiries from scholarship applicants during and after the application cycle. DS will also manage all communications to inform applicants of their award status – both declined and awarded.
    • Communications with Donors: The DS will coordinate with scholarship recipients to produce thank you letters and stewardship reports for all scholarship fund donors. DS will also produce solicitation letters and fund balance reports for distribution to scholarship fund establishers, prior to the launch of the scholarship application.
  • Research
    • Research on Prospective Funders: The DS will, on an ongoing basis, research and organize information on prospective funders across all program areas.
  • Data Management
    • Scholarship Program: The DS will organize all scholarship establisher MOA/Contract information and PDK scholarship recipients. DS will also coordinate with finance regarding the payment of scholarship recipients and/or chapters for scholarship disbursements.
  • Administrative
    • The DS will assist the DoD with other administrative tasks and duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of PDK International and be driven by the mission. Beyond that, we are seeking a candidate that has exceptional organization skills and is detail oriented.

  • Must be at least a Junior in college, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in an office environment
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office with demonstrated experience with Access or Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Flexible and comfortable in a fast-paced environment with excellent follow-through
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team effort
  • Experience working in non-profit development and/or sales and marketing preferred

COMPENSATION

The Development Specialist role is a part-time, hourly, contract position which pays $15 per hour. The contract will end on June 30, 2017 with the possibility of extension. This position is based in Arlington, VA.

HOW TO APPLY
Your resume and cover letter will serve as your application; in your cover letter, please detail your compensation needs; applications without specific amounts of revenue raised may be delayed.

  • To be considered for this role, submit your resume, cover letter, and application to HR@pdkintl.org with the subject line: DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST. Deviation from this subject line will cause a delay in the processing of your application.
  • Deadline for first round applications is March 30, 2017. Email applications only, we do not accept phone calls.

Part Time Marketing Specialist

FOR PI LAMBDA THETA: A DIVISION OF PDK INTERNATIONAL

Pi Lambda Theta is seeking an enthusiastic, creative part-time Marketing Specialist who can help increase awareness of our organization and engage our national network of college students and practicing educators, If you are passionate about marketing and communications, skilled at connecting with a youth audience, and looking to be a part of an exciting venture, we want to talk to you.

PRIMARY DUTIES

The Marketing Specialist will work closely with senior staff to develop and execute the marketing and communications strategy for Pi Lambda Theta.

The Marketing Specialist will lead the effort to grow participation in Pi Lambda Theta through a strategic marketing campaign. S/he will be responsible for helping bring our brand to life through varied communications efforts, including social media platforms, the website, e-newsletters, and other internal and external communications.

This position is part-time (approximately 20 hours per week).

  • Project manage all marketing and communications needs
  • Work with senior staff to enhance and execute a research-based marketing and communications plan that targets college students and deans of education to grow participation in Pi Lambda Theta, including:
    • Sales calls to university contacts to secure student lists
    • Print electronic mailings to recruit students to join
    • Drip marketing campaigns
    • Social ads (Facebook, Google AdWords, Linkedin)
  • Develop metrics to ensure effectiveness of marketing efforts
  • Curate high-interest content to increase activity on social media channels
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronis collateral, including, but not limited to, promotional materials (brochures, flyers), e-newsletters, and web copy
  • Coordinate webpage maintenance to ensure that information is consistent and up-to-date
  • Track and respond to relevant media trends and news stories
  • Participate in PDK International communications meetings

QUALIFICATIONS

As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of PDK International and be driven by the mission. Beyond that, we are seeking a candidate that has exceptional organization skills and is detail oriented.

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2–3 years of experience in marketing and/or communications recommended
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills needed
  • Ability to write for various audiences, including college students and higher education administrators
  • Facility with technology, software, and new media
  • Experience managing social media, GoogleAdWords advertising campaigns, and SEO management a plus
  • Demonstrated ability in drafting, editing, and proofreading documents with advanced proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Salesforce and MailChimp experience a plus. Creative and thoughtful on how new media technologies can be utilized
  • A strong track record as a project manager and an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently
  • Proven self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Self-reliant, sound reasoning skills, good problem solver, results-oriented
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader; and effective in a culture of change

COMPENSATION

PDK International is prepared to offer a competitive compensation package. The contract will end on June 30, 2017 with the possibility of extension.

HOW TO APPLY
Your resume and cover letter will serve as your application; in your cover letter, please detail your compensation needs; applications without specific amounts of revenue raised may be delayed.

  • To be considered for this role, submit your resume, cover letter, and application to HR@pdkintl.org with the subject line: PLT MARKETING SPECIALIST. Deviation from this subject line will cause a delay in the processing of your application. In your cover letter, please detail your compensation needs.
  • Deadline for first round applications is March 30, 2017.

ABOUT PDK INTERNATIONAL

Established in 1906, PDK International supports teachers and school leaders by strengthening their interest in the profession through the entire arc of their career. We honor educators as professionals who learn daily from their work and want to share their knowledge with others to transform the lives of their students and their own specialized work.

Today, we are transforming into a vibrant social sector organization that will activate educators and other stakeholders to elevate the discourse around teaching and learning to ensure that every child has access to a high-quality education.

The PDK International network has 7 divisions: PDK Chapters, Educators Rising, Kappan Magazine, PDK Poll, PDK Education Partnerships, Pi Lambda Theta, and the PDK Educational Foundation.

ABOUT PI LAMBDA THETA

Pi Lambda Theta (pilambda.org) is one of the nation’s most prestigious education honor societies. Established in 1910, Pi Lambda Theta serves to recognize outstanding students who intended to pursue careers in education. With more than 185,000 individuals who have been inducted across the nation, membership signifies a commitment to academic excellence and the teaching profession.

DISCLAIMER

PDK International provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PDK International complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

PDK International expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of PDK International’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.