Marketing And Communications Manager

Reed College | Portland, OR

Posted Date 6/01/2021

Reed College seeks a Marketing and Communications Manager in our Alumni Programs and Annual Fund group. The Marketing and Communications Manager is responsible for understanding the department’s goals and developing strategic solicitation and communication plans to help achieve these goals. This role reports to the Executive Director of Annual Fund and Alumni Programs and supervises the work of two full-time staff members. This is a fun job—you’ll engage with new ideas and work with interesting and talented people.

Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities. This is a full-time, exempt role with work hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one hour unpaid lunch. Starting salary for this position is $65,000 per year.

Who You Are

  • Attention to detail is one of your hallmarks. You sweat the details.

  • You enjoy managing a large portfolio of multiple projects and contending with competing deadlines doesn’t faze you.

  • You set realistic planning and project deadlines for yourself and others and you always meet or exceed them. You don’t need others to motivate you to get your work done on time.

  • One of your talents is translating dense content into plain language. You are able to synthesize feedback from many people to develop concise communication and solicitation pieces that meet departmental goals.

  • You have a strong and demonstrated knowledge of communications, a willingness to understand direct marketing fundraising, and you value the role that philanthropy plays in higher education.

  • You are able to adapt your strategies based on data and results.

  • You have leadership experience that demonstrates cultural responsiveness and you have participated in strategic planning.

  • You are a talented writer.

  • You are personally committed to equity and it shows in your work.

  • You have collaborated harmoniously with diverse creative and technical teams in your past roles.

  • You prefer a team environment rather than working alone.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop strategic communications plans based on Reed’s alumni engagement and donor goals.

  • Plan and oversee marketing strategies for alumni engagement and solicitations. Includes print materials; direct mail; email; website; social media; events; text; and a communications calendar.

  • Manage a team responsible for soliciting gifts via mail, email, crowdfunding, and phonathon.

  • Partner with the Public Affairs office in the review of existing materials and work closely with them to create new concepts and solicitation materials.

  • Contribute creative, innovative, and technologically savvy ideas to the development of alumni engagement communications and solicitations.

  • Work collaboratively with a wide swath of partners across the Reed community, including Development, Public Affairs, College Relations Information Systems, faculty, alumni, and the Center for Life Beyond Reed.

  • Evaluate and share outcomes of engagement and solicitation communications using metrics and data collection tools.

Listing Type
Communications | Education | Management | Marketing | Nonprofit
Employer Type
Direct Employer

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