Fellowship Square (FS) provides affordable housing and services to seniors. Our office is located in Reston, VA and we have four multi-family housing properties around Metro DC totaling 670 units for nearly 800 residents. Our properties are independent living environments though our focus is to help residents age-in-place by providing programs and services that help them achieve their own personal wellness goals. We are seeking an enthusiastic, competent, and resourceful External Relations Manager to add to our small and effective staff.
This person plays a significant role in improving and expanding Fellowship Square’s network and brand image. The External Relations Manager is tasked with developing and cultivating long-lasting partnerships, donors and supporters. Along with creating and managing successful fundraising campaigns, the External Relations Manager will perform communications and marketing assignments that help to expand the presence and image of the organization. The External Relations Manager will serve as brand ambassador at community events; help to coordinate and plan the Fellowship Square Annual Meeting and other fundraising events; interface with vendors, volunteers, donors and others to promote Fellowship Square’s mission.
The most appealing candidate will have the following characteristics:
Highly organized, manages times efficiently
Adapts to a fast-paced office environment with changing priorities
Relates to people from a diverse background
Exhibits strong interpersonal skills to manage key stakeholders
Sincere, friendly, courteous
Delivers quality customer service to residents and others
Displays a “can-do” attitude
Resourceful and makes good decisions
Productive in the office as well as out of the office
Job responsibilities fall within the following program areas:
Fundraising and Event Planning
Lead the production and planning of annual campaign and special appeal campaigns
Create and manage a planned giving society
Analyze giving trends and develop campaigns and events to generate new income
Manage eTapestry database and input new and updated donor and prospect information
Create and disseminate fundraising/donor reports as needed
Generate thank you letters to all donors
Develop and manage donor and volunteer recognition program including annual event(s)
Lead the planning of the FS Annual Meeting and other fundraising events
Conduct prospect research and grant writing; manage grant pipeline
Provide administrative support to the PR/RD and Annual Meeting committees
Meet specific fundraising goals; manage fundraising and event budgets
Other fundraising and event responsibilities may be assigned
Marketing and Communications
Develop and implement annual communications plan to promote FS, its mission and programs
Develop and implement marketing plans for the Fellowship Square Annual Meeting and other events
Promote Fellowship Square through community events; ensure availability of materials, signage; schedule staff and volunteers as needed to attend events
Develop and implement social media strategy
Write and manage production of FS eNewsletter
Develop and produce annual report
Oversee redesign of website; manage updates
Assist with stakeholder surveys as needed
Assist in development and production of collateral materials
Manage communications/marketing budget
Other marketing and communications responsibilities may be assigned
Education and Experience Required
A Bachelor’s degree is preferred with a minimum of five years of demonstrated leadership in the nonprofit sector including a successful track record of fundraising and development. Experience in the housing or senior service field a plus.
Candidates should understand the nonprofit sector and be able to apply their experience and expertise to several categories listed in the job description. The ideal candidate has strong written and oral presentation skills. We are looking for someone who can work well in a collaborative environment yet is very much a self-starter that is able to make good decisions on their own. Candidates should be adept at time management and organization. The ability to develop and manage multiple projects from start to finish is necessary. Strong teamwork, ethical behavior, ability to quickly adjust to change, work under pressure, travel throughout the Washington DC area and deliver positive customer service for all stakeholders is required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. Experience with Constant Contact, eTapestry, SharePoint and WordPress is preferred.
Salary range is $50,000 - $60,000, commensurate with proven experience and results. FS offers a flexible work environment and many professional development opportunities. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, paid time off, and short-term/long-term disability, and life insurance.
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about FS at www.fellowshipsquare.org
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience and results; bonus and merit pay available annually based on performance and achievement of stated goals.
About Fellowship Square Foundation
We Provide Affordable Housing and Services
Since 1960, the Fellowship Square Foundation has helped Washington, DC area older adults and people with disabilities live in places where their physical, social and spiritual needs are met every day.
A Fellowship House is A Place to Call Home
For those with limited income and resources, the high rents typical to the Washington, DC area make it difficult to find a place for a many seniors and those with disabilities to call home. Our four communities provide well managed, safe and attractive apartment living for 780 people who meet income criteria set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.