Founded in 1994, the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy works throughout the state of South Carolina with the professional staff of nearly 180 organizations to carry out its mission to improve the health and economic well-being of individuals, communities, and the state of South Carolina by preventing teen pregnancy.  It takes a dedicated and committed group of individuals and team members to successfully complete the daily work and achieve the overall mission of the SC Campaign. 

Communications & Development Director
Operations Assistant


Position Summary:

The SC Campaign is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, and passionate individual to serve as its Director of Communications & Development and lead the organization’s efforts related to these two areas. The SC Campaign is proud to have a diverse funding stream that includes state and federal funding, foundation and corporation giving, and individual contributions.  The Director of Communications & Development works closely with members of the communications and development department, Chief Executive Officer, and Board of Directors to build financial and community support for the SC Campaign’s future growth.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

Department Oversight
  • Oversees the coordination and delivery of strategic, statewide communications and development strategies and events;
  • Supervises staff within the communications and development department and manages workload of communication consultants;
  • Collaborates with Chief Executive Officer and other members of the Senior Management Team to make strategic and visionary decisions for the organization;  
  • Ensures that the organization’s mission, vision, and brand standards are pertinent and practiced throughout the organization;
  • Assumes direct responsibility for budget preparation and oversight of fundraising activities and actively tracks all spending across multiple grants related to communications and development;
  • Participates in professional development activities to enhance knowledge and skills.

Communications

  • Works with members of the communications and development department and across grant deliverables to establish goals and objectives, strategic plan and time line for all communications and development activities;
  • Plans dissemination strategy for stakeholders to include: legislative supporters, funders, community-based organizations, private donors, foundations, etc.;
  • Assists with advocacy efforts along with the SC Campaign’s lobbyist and CEO;
  • Coordinates all pro-active media outreach and press relations for the organization including the exploration of media coverage, contact with editorial boards, preparation of press releases and press conferences;
  • Manages strategic data releases for the organization including the annual teen birth data release and special events including Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and Let’s Talk Month;
  • Manages reactive media for the organization and develops response strategies including position statements, talking points, opinion pieces, letters to the editor and web postings;
  • Manages the SC Campaign’s publications portfolio including the design, creation and dissemination of materials; 
  • Incorporates existing web strategies into the overall communication plan for the organization and identifies new areas for growth.
Development
  • Along with the Chief Executive Officer:
  • Identifies donor prospects through suggestions from staff, past and current Board members, and existing donors and colleagues and subsequently grows the SC Campaign donor base;
  • Educates, researches and solicits major gift prospects;
  • Manages annual giving campaign to include mailings, online solicitations, social networking, etc.;
  • Manages budget for fundraising activities;
  • Oversees all donor communications and development database in an effort to build relationships with existing donors and develop relationships with new donors;
  • Plans and implements fundraising events for the organization;
  • Actively works to secure funding for the Summer Institute and other organizational events and programs including sponsorships, exhibitors, and advertisers;
  • Assists with grant writing as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Masters Degree in Communications or related field preferred and a minimum of 5 years managing communication/development efforts within an organization OR Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of experience.
  • Previous experience in nonprofit fundraising/resource development to include major gifts, annual appeals, special events and similar activities
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time.

Application Procedure:

Submit cover letter describing your interest and experiences, your resume, and references to:

SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Attn: Director of Communications and Development

Open until filled. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
The SC Campaign offers a competitive salary and benefits package. 

Operations Assistant


Position Summary:

The Operations Assistant works closely with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of SC Campaign offices. He/she performs a variety of complex tasks that can change daily and that require flexibility. In his/her role as receptionist, the Operations Assistant functions as the face/voice of the organization to the public; however, he/she also plays a pivotal internal customer service role. He/she must be extremely well-organized, flexible and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting an office with great diversity among both individuals and programs. In addition, he/she will perform some basic bookkeeping functions, primarily accounts payable.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. Executive Support Duties
  • Oversees the COO’s calendar and interacts with both internal and external parties to coordinate a variety of meetings as well as helps to prepare the COO for scheduled meetings
  • Assists the COO and Director of Finance with administrative and clerical tasks as needed
  • Provides support to the COO with HR duties to include but not limited to scheduling interviews, preparing correspondence for candidates, preparing for New Employee Orientation, professional development opportunities, internal communications, etc.
  • Assists the COO in updating and improving internal operations processes and procedures as needed 
  • Represents the COO at meetings as needed, and takes notes
  • Assures discreet handling of all business, recognizing the confidential nature of the COO’s work
2. General Operations Duties
  • Serves as receptionist and greets guests/visitors both in person and over the telephone.
  • Handles multiple line telephone system including conference bridge and fax line. 
  • Responds to inquiries from public and forwards calls/information as appropriate. Also checks and forwards emails received at campaign@teenpregnancysc.org as appropriate.
  • Stays abreast of staff schedules to ensure proper handling of calls. 
  • Records and prepares minutes of staff meetings as well as prepares the agenda and other materials; distributes staff meeting minutes within 72 hours after each scheduled staff meeting.
  • Prepares purchase orders/check requests for General & Administration/Operations
  • Coordinates travel (company car, hotel, airline and rental cars) for the Operations staff as needed
  • Works in collaboration with the Development/Executive Assistant and the Capacity Building Associate
  • Maintains relationships with all vendors and oversees maintenance of all equipment (fax, copier, postage meter, telephone, etc.). 
  • Maintains a relationship with building supervisor and/or landlord to address any needs and concerns that arise relative to our office space.
  • Tracks postage and copier usage monthly and forwards report as appropriate
  • Assists the COO in researching and selecting software and hardware
  • Acts as the primary staff contact relative to IT to include initial troubleshooting of computer/technology issues and referrals to our contracted IT company
  • Assists with researching, pricing, and purchasing office equipment and furniture as needed.
  • Responsible for ordering, storing and maintaining office supplies inventory, including toner for printers and copiers, paper, etc.
  • Continually seek ways the overall office can become more efficient and maintain a positive work environment
  • Prioritizes and manages multiple projects simultaneously, and follows through on issues in a timely manner, including providing status updates, etc. as needed
  • Oversees training room and other common areas: 
  • Maintains calendar for Campaign training/conference/board rooms and conference line to ensure first priority for Campaign-sponsored activities.
  • Prepares rental contracts and rents training spaces to outside groups as available.
  • Prepares outgoing mail for pick-up; distributes incoming mail; ensures drop-off of mail at Post Office as needed (especially outgoing checks).
  • Signs for and distributes UPS/Fed Ex/DHL packages appropriately and in a timely manner.

3. Finance Support Duties
  • In collaboration with the Accounting/HR Specialist, processes accounts payable including, maintaining W-9s and preparing 1099s, etc.
  • Assists with filing
  • Other duties as assigned

Ideal Candidate

The Operations Assistant should possess an AA or AS degree and at least one year of relevant experience or at least five years of relevant work experience required; knowledge of Microsoft Office and Office administration including familiarity with technology and AV equipment; excellent written and verbal communications skills; attention to detail with a high level of accuracy; excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; and must be able to manage multiple priorities and on-going projects in a fast-paced environment. Double entry bookkeeping or accounts payable processing experience is preferred.

Application Procedure:

Submit cover letter describing your interest and experience, your resume, and references to:

SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Re: Operations Assistant
campaignjobs@teenpregnancysc.org

Open until filled.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
The SC Campaign offers a competitive salary and benefits package.