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"Increase Opportunities for Brighter Futures"

May 5, 2017

Jobs For Dyslexics, Inc., a nonprofit organization, is seeking three full-time volunteers to work remotely. The jobs may lead to full-time, paid positions at a future point.

Founded in 2013, JFD's mission is to help people who have dyslexia get jobs and keep them. We do this by working with business and civic organizations and providing people with dyslexia the support and tools they need to succeed.

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POSITIONS:
Communications Specialist
Assistive Device Program and ToolKit Manager
Development Manager/Outreach Speaker


Communications Specialist:Reporting to the VP of Corporate Strategy, you will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate the Jobs For Dyslexics mission. You will ensure that JFD is viewed as the primary source and conduit of job information for its constituent base.

 

This person will work closely with others within the organization as the communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives.

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan across the network's discreet audiences in collaboration with JFD team and constituents
  • Lead the generation of online content that engages audience segments and creates measurable action. Decide who, where, and when to disseminate the content.
  • Put communications vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness as well as to test the effectiveness of communications activities
  • Manage the development, distribution and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, and JFD website
  • Mentor and lead a team member responsible for JFD's website administration and coordination
  • Coordinate webpage maintenance; ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly
  • Track and measure the level of engagement within the network over time
  • Coordinate and organize annual meetings that engage the network's discreet audiences
  • Manage all media contacts Qualifications:

JFD is seeking a talented Communications professional who would like to assist in creating an organization that levels the playing people for a group of talented people who want the same opportunities as everyone without dyslexia.

The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical.

  • Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • A track record as an implementer; thrives managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently
  • Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to "manage by influence"
  • High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force

Assistive Device and ToolKit Manager

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), this person will spearhead development of JFD's assistive device collection and dyslexia Tool Kit. The manager will have the opportunity not only to build the Tool Kit but also assist in the design of its contents.

Responsiblities:

  • Develop and execute JFD's Assistive Device Collection and Tool Kit
  • Secure financial support from businesses that manufacture assistive devices
  • Manage the design, production and collecting of materials for the Tool Kit
  • Develop and maintain relationships with major contributors to the Tool Kit
  • Oversee interns working on materials for the Tool Kit
  • Create and execute a strategy for implementing seminars on how to use the assistive devices
  • Oversee organization of special events related to promoting the Tool Kit Qualifications:
    • Five-plus years of experience in development and/or project management
    • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills

    DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

    Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Development Manager will spearhead development efforts as JFD grows. The development manager will have the opportunity to build the development function from the ground up.

    Responsibilies:

     

  • Develop and execute JFD's annual fundraising plan
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Manage implementation of Raiser's Edge/oversee data entry/gift processing staff
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Create and execute a strategy for a base of annual individual donors
  • Oversee the organization's special events
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for corporate fundraising
  • QUALIFICATIONS:

    • BA or equivalent experience
    • 5-plus years experience in development
    • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
    • Knowledge of Raiser's Edge

 


 

“I was one of the ‘puzzle children’ myself – a dyslexic … And I still have a hard time reading today. Accept the fact that you have a problem. Refuse to feel sorry for yourself. You have a challenge; never quit!”

… Nelson Rockefeller, American businessman, philanthropist, public servant and politician

 

Jobs For Dyslexics
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