Creative/Design, Direct Marketing/CRM/Database, Marketing: Communications
4 Year Degree
Do you love storytelling and want to be a part of an organization that is investing in education and opportunities for the future leaders of Chicago? The Manager of Marketing & Communications is responsible for increasing the public profile of DMSF through community outreach, marketing, digital communications and public and media relations. This position includes project management, executing a communications plan, writing, editing, collateral design, speech writing, management of the dmsf.org website and social media platforms, event support and general communications.
The position will be responsible for marketing and communicating the DMSF mission to a variety of stakeholders (donors, foundations, corporations, partner schools, scholars, families, alumni and volunteers) in support of the fundraising and education goals of the organization.
Construct and maintain an annual communications and public relations plan with specific and measurable annual goals.
Develop and design DMSF’s collateral materials and digital assets including but not limited to: the Annual Report, brochures, print newsletters, e-newsletters (scholar, alumni and donors), fundraising appeals, special events collateral, admissions recruitment, website management, press releases, media relations and social media.
Partner with the Executive Director on all talking points, speech writing, board and committee communications.
Provide event support to the development and education teams.
Position DMSF as the premier scholarship organization in Chicago and an honorable industry partner.
Serve as staff liaison for DMSF communications consultants and collateral print vendors.
B.A. degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, or related field preferred.
Minimum of 3 years of relevant Marketing and Communications experience required.
Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, including a positive and professional attitude.
Knowledge of the theories of internal and external communications, including electronic and social media, marketing communications and web development.
Experience working with website content management systems.
A working knowledge of graphic design programs such as Canva, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator and/or InDesign.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with DMSF volunteer leadership, donors, Murphy Scholar alumni, school representatives, volunteers and representatives from the business, foundation and education community.
Ability to think and plan strategically and creatively.
About Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund
The mission of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund is to give high school scholarship assistance and educational support to Chicago students from under-resourced neighborhoods. DMSF seeks to make a life-altering difference in the lives of its Scholars by providing them with the best opportunity to succeed in high school and college.
DMSF works to ensure that financial constraints do not hinder a young person’s ability to obtain a quality education. DMSF seeks to create three-way partnerships between college preparatory high schools, the families of bright and young people from financially under-resourced communities, and DMSF. Through these partnerships, young people who traditionally have very little choice in matters of education receive the opportunity to attend a high performing high school, participate in extracurricular activities, benefit from honors and accelerated high school classes, and take advantage of DMSF’s educational support services and programs.
By giving these Scholars the opportunity to attend college preparatory high schools, DMSF is making a difference in the lives of deserving young men and women, their families and their communities.