Preparing Spanish-speaking children with superior dual language education.

COMMUNICATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Job Description

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Communications and Development Associate is
responsible for executing a wide range of administrative, communications and development
office functions to support the mission of the Charlotte Bilingual Preschool. The Associate works
collaboratively with faculty, staff, donors, volunteers and the Board to accomplish the Preschool’s
strategic objectives.

Job Responsibilities

Fund Development

  • Receives, receipts and acknowledges donations
  • Employs best practices to ensure accurate record-keeping and produces regular donor reports for ED, Finance Office and Development Committee
  • Develops and maintains data entry procedures to ensure consistent and accurate record-keeping
  • Supports the Development team in the execution of the annual development plan, which includes the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors through direct mail appeals, fundraising events, and individual asks
  • Communications/Social Media
  • Works with the volunteer Marketing Committee to draft and execute an annual marketing/communication plan which includes strategies for using social media to increase awareness about the Preschool to potential families and donors
  • Collects and reports on analytics for employed marketing/social media strategies

Volunteer Coordination

  • Recruits, places, monitors, assesses and retains volunteers to meet organization’s needs

Other

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
  • Communications and Development Associate

Education/Experience/Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with 2-3 years experience or demonstrated interest in the fields of education, communications or fund development
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office required. Proficiency with fundraising software and social media networks helpful.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors
  • Bilingual Spanish-English required with high level written and verbal communication skills in both languages
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Emotional maturity, solid stress management skills
  • Resourceful team-player who can also work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with discretion, adapt to various competing demands, and provide the highest level of customer/client service and response
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Forward looking thinker who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
  • Mission-driven

Interested in Joining our team?

As our bilingual school grows we will be looking for energetic, creative, people to join our team. We serve birth to 5-year-olds, most of whom have limited English language skills, few economic resources and would enter kindergarten without any preschool experience if not for our school.
We use an emergent curriculum, support the unique needs of dual language learners, offer a comprehensive parent program and value the uniqueness of each child.
We maintain a N.C. license with a five-star rating.
While parents pay a small tuition, we must raise the vast majority of our resources through volunteers, corporate and private donors and some public dollars.
If interested in joining our team, email us.

 

Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Substitute Teacher applications always accepted

In our part-day preschool classrooms we serve 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds, most of whom have limited English language skills, few economic resources and would enter kindergarten without any preschool experience if not for our school.

We value the uniqueness of each child through a Reggio Emilia inspired emergent curriculum, employ a dual language approach and connect with our comprehensive parent program. Most teachers/Teaching Assistants work a full day, working with a class of 18 children in the morning and a different group of 18 in the afternoon session. 

Specific Qualifications:
•Self-starting educator who motivates and instructs through identification of individual student strengths
•Honors and embraces diversity with demonstrated respect and sensitivity to the Latin American culture and community
•Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field and/or ECE credential
• Demonstrated success teaching/leading groups of young children
• Proficient in spoken and written English and Spanish
• Lifelong learner who seeks out professional development
• Participates eagerly in all aspects of school life
• Contributes to the school culture of connectivity, compassion and collaboration
• Adept with online education tools and Microsoft Office, especially Outlook

Teachers can expect a collaborative learning environment, a fast pace with high expectations, professional development opportunities, a competitive compensation package, and full-time positions on a school calendar schedule.