Communications & Development Coordinator

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Gardena, CA
United States

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Environmental Charter Schools (ECS) is a growing network of free public schools in South Los Angeles that is graduating college ­bound leaders who care about their communities. Our vision is that our students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to graduate from college, inspired to discover their own sense of purpose, and empowered to become quality stewards of their communities.


Environmental Charter Schools is seeking a Communications & Development Coordinator to support the development team in fundraising and outreach efforts, including the development of content, materials and fundraising programs that will engage its existing base of supporters and grow its efforts in reaching new audiences. This position is responsible for crafting and communicating the story of ECS and its stakeholders through a variety of mediums, including newsletters, website, videos and social media. This position is also responsible for engaging media to further the reach of the organizations messages and mission. Under the supervision of the Development Manager, the Communications & Development Coordinator will be responsible for the following:


  • Create and manage an ECS Communications Calendar
  • Produce and send a variety of email content and communications (announcements, e-newsletter, fundraising appeals)
  • Engage with social media audiences by posting content following best practices in social media management and initiating conversations pertinent to the work of Environmental Charter Schools
  • Expand the social media and web presence of Environmental Charter Schools by creating comprehensive strategic campaigns, including campaign content and post-campaign analytics reports
  • Maintain and update ECS websites with fresh content including event announcements, photos, news articles, and newsletters
  • Serve as an excellent storyteller for the organizations mission through features of students, staff, alumni and families
  • Build authentic communications/media relationships with various constituents and audiences
  • Research new venues and outlets through which ECS can share events and initiatives
  • Work with leadership to identify outreach opportunities and implement campaigns around key programs and issues, including monitoring media cycles and updating media lists
  • Development of media advisories and press releases; proactive outreach to news outlets, with follow up and tracking as necessary
  • Create local angles for national press releases
  • Work with ECS staff to support media coverage of signature events such as Career Day, Green Ambassadors Institute and Earth Carnival
  • Support content creation for ECS collateral and fundraising materials
  • Create system for tracking, analyzing and reporting statistics in order to measure results for website, e-newsletter and other online marketing efforts
  • Support development of the Annual Impact Report for donors and other supporters


  • Assume responsibilities within the Development Team as directed by the Executive Director and Development Manager, including but not limited to correspondence, donor data entry and donor recognition
  • Coordinate bi-weekly campus tours, including setting up registration forms on website, following-up with guests prior to and after visits, collecting data on tour guide scholarship donations and training and management of student tour guides
  • Support the management of donor database
  • Support event planning, as needed


  • Work alongside passionate, creative and energetic team
  • Potential for individual growth, leadership opportunities and helping to define the role of Communications and Development within Environmental Charter Schools.


  • At least three years of experience in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Advanced MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite skills (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Proficiency in website maintenance and backend programming including HTML required
  • Social media savvy including experience with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube including experience tracking analytics and reporting
  • Familiarity with MailChimp and Wordpress
  • Familiarity with Donor CRM
  • Experience working on collaborative and shared documents
  • Experience with fundraising and development activities
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends to cover events
  • Ability to shoot and edit video/photography a plus
  • Our perfect candidate will demonstrate a passion for relationship building and communication, and a commitment to personal and organizational growth and efficiency

ECS does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of age, actual or perceived race, actual or perceived gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. ECS complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. Only completed applications will be considered.

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Contact Name:

Marcela Pak

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(310) 425-1603

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