Job Summary

Students for Educational Justice (SEJ) is seeking a part-time Development and Communications Coordinator to manage and support internal and external events, development projects, and support aspects of organizational communication with stakeholders. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Coordinator will ensure high-quality, effective event management, development efforts, and program operations. The successful applicant will be responsible for building strong relationships with the community, students, and interns. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual with excellent people skills, organizational skills, and programmatic skills. A successful candidate will have a passion for supporting students in their efforts towards achieving racial and educational justice. Successful development coordinators are proactive, self-motivated employees who perform well in a team setting. They consistently work to accomplish goals and increase their organization’s revenue.

Communications Responsibilities

  • Manage external communications
  • Develop content for our social media platforms
  • Maintain and update SEJ website
  • Assist and manage our student intern(s), when necessary
  • Attend relevant meetings and events

Developmental Responsibilities

  • Assist with development/fundraising initiatives, including data entry and database management (CRM experience a plus), preparation of weekly/monthly reports, planning and execution of special events, scheduling donor cultivation, and solicitation calls/meetings, grant writing, and reporting
  • Ensure messaging is consistent and compelling across mediums – stories, emails, appeals, grant proposals, event promotions, social media posts, and more
  • Work in partnership with the Executive Director and Development Committee to create and execute a robust stewardship and communication plan to ensure board members and donors stay up-to-date and engaged in key organizational happenings
  • Work in partnership with the Development Committee and lead planning efforts for SEJ’s three main fundraising events
  • Any other administrative tasks as needed by the overall team/organization

Qualifications

  • Professional written and interpersonal communication skills;
  • 1-3 years working in fundraising or grant writing
  • Must be comfortable presenting information at meetings and conferences, and representing SEJ in the broader community
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Experience with donor relationship management databases and grant writing
  • Self-motivated and performs well in a team setting
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Passion for equity in education
  • Ability to foster relationships with community and external partnerships
  • Familiarity with the New Haven area is ideal

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation commensurate with experience

How to Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter in either PDF or Word format to Briyana Mondesir at info@students4edjustice.org. In the Subject line please type SEJ Development and Communications Coordinator.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Vaccination Information

SEJ requires an individual who is newly hired into the organization to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with SEJ’s Executive Director after a decision has been made about whether or not to make you a conditional offer of employment.


SEJ does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation.

SEJ complies with all applicable civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristics in any of its educational programs or activities, including employment. Protected characteristics (or protected classes) include race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, alienage, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law.