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Career Opportunities at PDK International

Director of Marketing and Communications
Director of Relationships and Outreach
Program Manager
Development Manager

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
PDK INTERNATIONAL

JOB OVERVIEW

PDK International is looking for a Director of Marketing and Communications to create a marketing strategy for our full organization and serve as support when necessary for our internal divisions. Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Marketing and Communications will provide strategy, service, and execution for seven divisions within the organization. Our organization has more than one hundred years of heritage that needs to be honored, while recreating itself as PDK International for the next generation.

This person is innovative, yet proven, and results-oriented with a service-oriented heart. We are seeking experienced marketing professionals to develop campaigns, guide new branding, and drive revenue streams while also serve in the communications capacity.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement strategic and dynamic marketing plans for all exhibitions/programs/events
  • Write clear briefs to design marketing materials for print and digital advertising and promotions
  • Oversee planning and implementation of social media campaigns and other AV projects, together with Educators Rising Marketing and Communications Specialist (Social Media) in accordance with the overall marketing plan
  • Conduct marketing research and compile comprehensive related analytics
  • Provide strong leadership in conveying PDK’s identity and mission to its diverse constituency and the general public with a focus on audience growth
  • Foster existing relationships with media contacts at the local, regional, national, and international level
  • Write press releases, organize press conferences, and produce media kits
  • Track and maintain all media content placements and contacts
  • Support integration and use of new CRM system
  • Develop and oversee the rebranding efforts for the organization
  • Work with the Relationship and Outreach and Development departments to help revamp the membership program for the future
  • Negotiate contracts with vendors and distributors for effective marketing campaigns and long standing partnerships
  • Work on closely with colleagues and volunteer leadership to develop and convey the organizations’ identity and core purpose

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proven marketing and communications experience in a non-profit social sector organization, preferably in education
  • 10+ years of related professional experience
  • Strong interest in the state of public education
  • Experience w/developing a broad-based marketing effort that is directed at the general public to convey institutional change and future direction
  • Intimate understanding of traditional and emerging marketing channels, techniques, and a strong understanding of the online world
  • Familiarity with latest trends, technologies and methodologies in graphic design, web design, production, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively and interested in what motivates people
  • Budget-management skills and proficiency
  • Past-experience creating compelling collateral materials to expand awareness of an institution’s value to the community and the continuing need for financial support to sustain an institution’s future
  • Flexibility, vision and drive to move large scale projects forward
  • Results-oriented ROI driven professional
  • Commitment to PDK International’s core values and its efforts to promote excellence and equity in the nation’s schools

Compensation

PDK International offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as opportunities for career growth and development.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to HR@pdkintl.org with the subject line: Director of Marketing and Communications.

Deadline to apply: June 30, 2017

DIRECTOR OF RELATIONSHIPS AND OUTREACH
PDK INTERNATIONAL

JOB OVERVIEW

PDK International is looking for a Director of Relationships and Outreach to focus on relationship building, program oversight, execution, and communications that support our growth. Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Relationships and Outreach will focus on growing and maintaining membership, while deepening member engagement within the education community.

The Director of Relationships and Outreach will also be responsible for working with the leadership team across divisions, particularly with the Senior Directors of Educators Rising and the Senior Director of Development and Engagement, to develop a “soup-to-nuts” strategy that takes the student candidate from their school years through their professional career and as a donor.

This person is creative, results-oriented, and an entrepreneurial individual who will develop and manage domestic and international relationships for our Relationships and Outreach Division which operates the PDK Association and Pi Lambda Theta honors society. This individual needs to be able to keep the wheels of the association and honor society running while broadening the scope of our stakeholder engagement, innovate product lines and revenue opportunities, as well as activate our membership in volunteer and member/chapter-driven opportunities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement membership plans for the retention and expansion of PDK International memberships
  • Expand and grow the Pi Lambda Theta honor society membership
  • Coordinate, manage, track and evaluate all membership/sponsorship recruitment and renewal activities
  • Develop and implement plans to strengthen relationships with and direct services to PDK International divisions
  • Oversee the membership team, and activate membership to provide capacity for the development and execution of projects and initiatives
  • Test, execute, and lead marketing and  product campaigns
  • Build a business plan and overall vision, including operational processes and project management
  • Ensure high quality interactions and clear and consistent communications with membership and affiliates
  • Represent the organization to external partners and funders. This includes both formal and informal presentations, attending conferences and other meetings as necessary
  • Meet annual financial goals as determined by the Executive Team
  • Manage all related databases to ensure information is accurate and up-to-date
  • Develop, propose, and manage the Relationships and Outreach budget and related reporting

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in business or a related degree and 8-10 years of relevant experience required
  • At least five years’ experience in professional memberships, corporate sponsorships, organizational fundraising, volunteer managment, public relations, or closely related field required
  • CAE certification highly desired, but not required
  • Considerable knowledge and experience in all or many aspects of association membership growth and association transformation
  • Able to express ideas and convey information effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Perform duties with little supervision
  • Demonstrated success in roles requiring a combination of strong analytical, writing and management skills.
  • Strong track-record of new business development and growth of existing accounts.
  • Experience working with senior leadership
  • Strong relationship management skills for dealing with a range of partners
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with the internal staff and external members
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office products; prior use of Salesforce or comparable donor management/CRM system preferred.
  • Must be able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Exceptional organizational skills required.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced multi-tasked environment as a member of a vibrant team.
  • Travel is required as necessary, up to 20% during peak periods of partner activation.
  • Demonstrate good judgment and critical thinking in a high performance, fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to reside within reasonable commuting distance of PDK International’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia
  • Commitment to PDK International’s core values and its efforts to promote excellence and equity in the nation’s schools

Compensation

PDK International offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as opportunities for career growth and development.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to HR@pdkintl.org with the subject line: Director of Relationships and Outreach

Deadline to apply: June 30, 2017

PROGRAM MANAGER
EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS, A DIVISION OF PDK INTERNATIONAL

JOB OVERVIEW

Lead the day-to-day management of PDK Education Partnerships’ activities and projects. Serve as a liaison between PDK, potential and current partners. Directly collaborate with other PDK divisions to ensure synergy towards the effective implementation of Education Partnerships’ goals and objectives.

ABOUT EDUCATION PARTERNSHIPS

The vision for PDK Education Partnerships is that every school system leader in our society demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and mindsets needed to lead change through a social justice lens so that all students thrive. We partner with system-level leaders, including superintendents and their senior teams, to support them in navigating the complexities of school system transformation. We see ourselves as partners in the process of identifying complex challenges and designing and implementing sustainable and equity-minded solutions that create lasting change.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the day-to-day management of activities and projects for the Education Partnerships’ division.
  • Develop, revise and implement procedures, processes and structures.
  • Actively participate and contribute to ongoing strategic planning and the development of solutions and recommendations to advance the Education Partnerships’ work.
  • Assist with creating and managing budgets, monitoring expenditures and revenue collection.
  • Participate in outreach activities that may include communications and coordination of events.
  •  Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends to support marketing, program design, and program delivery.
  • Cultivate and leverage cross-division relationships and resources to advance Education Partnerships and PDK’s work at large
  • Act as a key contact for current partners and prospective clients.
  • Represent the Education Partnerships’ division to internal and external constituencies.
  • Engage in professional and personal learning, leadership and growth opportunities and activities as directed by the Education Partnerships’ senior leadership team.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and attention to detail (i.e.: program and project management).
  • Demonstrated exceptional customer service skills with a wide spectrum of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multi-task, and manage last-minute needs and changes gracefully.
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment and creative problem solving skills in making decisions.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to produce high quality, well-organized and professional work products.
  • Demonstrated ability to use virtual organizational, management, communication and learning tools—including Microsoft Office suite of products, social media platforms, etc.
  • Knowledgeable, energetic and passionate about public education, social justice and equity, and program development and management.

Compensation

PDK International offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as opportunities for career growth and development.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to HR@pdkintl.org with the subject line: Program Manager.

Deadline to apply: June 30, 2017

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
PDK INTERNATIONAL

JOB OVERVIEW

PDK International is looking for a Development Manager to work closely with the Senior Director of Development and Engagement in achieving an aggressive annual fundraising goal. The Development Manager’s role is essential to maintaining and growing the pipeline of annual, major and principal level donors to the organization. This position will report directly to the Senior Director of Development and Engagement.

The Development Manager must be very comfortable communicating to current and prospective donors and PDK Association members regarding the organization’s various philanthropic opportunities. They must also be creative, entrepreneurial and detail-oriented as this position offers many opportunities to have ownership over key development opportunities from design to execution.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages donor communications and engagement activities including but not limited to: stewardship and acknowledgement of gifts, development of quarterly donor engagement newsletter, drafting of quarterly written appeals, compilation of donor packets for use by CEO and senior staff, development of annual report content and direct solicitation of event sponsorships and annual-level gifts.
  • Manages the PDK Educational Foundation Scholarship Program which includes updating the online application, conducting outreach to PDK Association Chapters, recruiting and managing the volunteer readers, answering questions from applicants, collecting award recipient information, communicating with scholarship donors and coordinating with finance on check distribution.
  • Conducts research on prospective funders (individual, corporate and foundation) and prepares briefings ahead of key funder meetings.
  • Assists in development-related data management activities including the development of reports from the organizational database (ie: donor reports, mailing lists and call lists) and completing development-specific database updates (ie: contact notes and uploading of gift agreements).
  • Completes special projects and other duties as assigned related to development and engagement including but not limited to: assisting the Senior Director of Development and Engagement with the management of Board committees, providing event support and maintaining PDK’s charitable state filings.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience working in non-profit development and/or sales and marketing
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office
  • Experience using CRM databases
  • 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
  • Commitment to PDK International’s core values and its efforts to promote excellence and equity in the nation’s schools

Compensation

PDK International offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as opportunities for career growth and development.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to HR@pdkintl.org with the subject line: Development Manager.

Deadline to apply: June 30, 2017

 

About PDK International

Established in 1906, PDK International supports teachers and education leaders over the entire arc of their careers. Our core purpose centers around engaging educators and strengthening schools, so every student thrives. 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. We activate educators and other stakeholders to elevate the discourse around teaching, learning and leadership, to ensure that every child has access to a high-quality education.

PDK International has seven divisions: the PDK membership association, Educators Rising, Kappan Magazine, PDK Poll, PDK Education Partnerships, Pi Lambda Theta, and the PDK Educational Foundation.

PDK EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

PDK International is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.