Communications Officer Job Vacancy Arusha at The School of St Jude | September, 2018

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Communications Officer Job Opportunity Arusha at The School of St Jude | Deadline: September 30th, 2018
Use your skills to help one of Africa’s most successful international education charities! The School of St Jude is a 100% charity-funded education institution that provides free, high-quality education to 1,800 of the poorest and brightest students in the Arusha region of Tanzania.
We are seeking a creative and energetic individual to fill the position above based in Arusha, Tanzania at The School of St Jude.

Purpose: To contribute to supporter retention and renewal by delivering high quality sponsor and donor stewardship, proactive relationship management and targeted written communications.
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Key Responsibilities
  • Draft, review and update supporter communications to ensure content accuracy and quality.
  • Develop new and innovative ways to engage supporters through communications tools.

Planning and Implementation
  • Update and implement supporter communications timelines and monitor workflow for team members to ensure adherence to deadlines.
  • Manage Outlook inbox to ensure supporter queries are responded to and actioned in a timely, accurate and courteous manner in line with the house style. Ensure all inbox communications are recorded correctly in supporter database and filed into appropriate outlook folders.
  • Coordinate the production of communications collateral with graphic design.
  • Coordinate the distribution of communication collateral in collaboration with team members.
  • Maintain accurate records, create templates and produce reports in supporter database.
  • Identify solutions to supporter issues in consultation with Head of Department.

Track, monitor and record progress of supporter communications against KPIs for monthly management reports.

Other Duties
  • Participate and support fellow staff in school mission related activities such as all School Celebration Days throughout the year.
  • Participate in student selection process, in particular working after hours on rest days and public holidays up to 20 Saturdays per annum.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by Head of Department and Manager.

Qualifications, Skills & Attributes
  • Ability to monitor day-to-day outputs and quality of work.
  • Strong creative writing skills and the ability to write in a professional yet personable house style.
  • Ability to develop engaging supporter communications.
  • Diploma or Degree in Communications or Marketing viewed favourably.
  • Detail orientated.
  • Great team player.
  • Energetic, consistent and dedicated personality.
  • Design editing skills (InDesign and Publisher) viewed favourably.

Qualifications, Skills and Competence
  • Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism or any relevant course.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Excellent written English, oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to write engaging content for supporters of the program.
  • Photography and videography experience desirable.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Organisational skills, good time management and ability to work independently.

Attributes you need to be a successful St Jude’s international staff member
  • Be flexible, open-minded, and tolerant and appreciate the complexities of working in a rapidly growing charity in a developing country.
  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to make a positive difference performing a variety of tasks; from the mundane to the fun and interesting!
  • Work well independently and as part of a team of Tanzanian staff and international volunteers.
  • Have good emotional and physical health and the energy and drive to take on new challenges.

What we can offer you
  • A Local Wage that will allow you to live comfortably in Arusha – a vibrant gateway to Tanzania’s world-famous national parks.
  • International Employees Benefits Package including: house benefit allowance and access to furnished on-campus accommodation (WiFi included); plus contract completion bonuses.
  • Mid-Morning Tea & Lunch (during working days)
  • Opportunities for Career Development.
  • Welcoming community of international and local employees.
  • Two weeks paid Christmas holiday in addition to the annual 28 days leave
How to apply
Complete the following:
  • Cover letter (subject line must include the reference number: TSOSJ/HR/CM/4/17
  • Up to date Curriculum Vitae
  • A completed Application Form
Email the documents to [email protected]