Communications, Fund Development and Operations Manager

Summary

Under the direction of the Assistant Director the position will manage and implement functions in the following areas:

1) Fund development;

2) Developing and maintaining sound administrative and record-keeping systems;

3) Ensuring compliance with all grant requirements, including maintaining appropriate documentation

4) Managing and implementing the agency’s communications, with Executive Director guidance and approval of all communication pieces (annual report, flyers, email blasts, websites, social media, videos, and press releases)

5) Managing IT contracts and communication contracts as required.

6) Staffing the Vibrant board and other committees as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Communications, Fund Development, and Operations Manager is responsible for supporting the Executive Director, Assistant Director and Finance Manager in the overall operations for KCLBA, a public corporation who manages the disposition of the tax reverted properties. The incumbent will:

Fund Development
  • Oversee and manage database of Land Bank friends, colleagues and sponsors and funders
  • Research and grow potential funding and grant opportunities
  • Write grant applications and funding requests
  • Play a lead role in ongoing fund development activities of the Land Bank, writing letters, coordinating meetings, and supporting the Executive Director’s fund development program goals
  • Advertise events and obtain sponsorships
  • Attend meetings with funders and serve as a point person to the agency for funders, as assigned
  • Oversee Communications Strategy and serve as a point person to the press when authorized by Executive Director
Administrative
  • Serves as main contact with website vendor and manage web content and ensures timely updates to the Land Bank’s websites
  • Manage day to day office including office coverage and facility rental
  • Other duties as assigned
Compliance
  • Completing required property related grant and Land Bank documentation, including maintaining good electronic and paper filing systems
  • Understand and ensure timely and accurate completion of grant-required documentation and reporting
  • Generally, serve as key staff person on grant compliance matters, ensuring files are kept in good order throughout the organization, are checked periodically and providing support to other staff regarding grant compliance
  • Draft and submit all grant reports including coordination with program and finance staff
  • Other duties as assigned
Communications/Community Outreach
  • Develop annual report or oversee management of the same
  • Represent Land Bank at outreach or community events as needed
  • Write press releases, flyers, email campaigns as directed
  • Manage the agency’s Facebook pages
  • Develop sponsorship solicitation materials for Land Bank
  • Write grants
  • Serve as a lead staff person to manage contracts with third
  • Other duties as assigned
Supervision

Supervise the Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree required in business administration, communications, community development, public administration, urban planning or other related fields. Community development experience desired. Master’s Degree is a plus. Knowledge of community development strategies a plus.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Grant writing experience
  • Communications and press experience
  • Fundraising experience
  • Ability to manage projects
  • Ability to develop and maintain administrative systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and produce accurate work within deadlines
  • Strong diplomacy and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility, ability to re-prioritize and respond to pressing needs
Proficiency in the use of computers for:
  • Microsoft Office suite – Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher
  • E-mail
  • Website maintenance or administration (WordPress) preferred
  • Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • InDesign
Travel

The incumbent will attend training and other events as well as travel within the County for postings and property assessments.

Additional Details

This is an exempt, full-time position. Office hours are generally 8 AM to 5 PM. Evening hours are required on occasion for community events. Compensation: $53,900 to $66,200 along with generous benefits package including paid time off, health/life/disability insurance and 401(k) retirement match.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should respond by submitting a cover letter and resume to landbank@kalamazoolandbank.org 

We believe the strength of our organization depends on our commitment to value, respect and embrace diversity, and we look forward to hearing from talented people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer.