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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 12:07 AM


Safe Passage

Safe Passage/Camino Seguro serves 500 children and their families in the impoverished Guatemala City garbage dump community.  Through holistic education, daily meals, health care, social support services and adult education, Safe Passage aims to break the cycle of poverty and help these families find opportunities beyond the garbage dump.  Safe Passage is currently transitioning from an after-school reinforcement program to an accredited full-day school, adding one grade level each year.  The Annual Fund and Communications Manager will play an important role in ensuring Safe Passage’s financial stability throughout this transition, as well as ensuring appropriate messaging of all progress and updates to the program.

Summary of Position:

The Annual Fund and Communications Manager (AFCM) works to advance Safe Passage’s mission in two principal ways:

  1. Through the development and implementation of the annual giving campaign (appeal letters, cultivation mailings, annual report, etc.)
  2. Through the management of Safe Passage’s communications, brand, and online presence.

The AFCM works closely with the Associate Director of Development to ensure the success of the Annual Fund, and collaborates with all members of the development staff in the U.S. office to ensure appropriate cultivation and stewardship of all donors.  The AFCM also works closely with the Communications Coordinator in Guatemala to facilitate a steady stream of content (stories, photos, videos and other information) from our program site in Guatemala to our U.S. office.  The AFCM creates social media content, blogs, e-newsletters, appeal letters, cultivation pieces and other marketing materials using the information received from Guatemala.

This position reports to the Associate Director of Development and is supported by an external graphic designer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

     Manage the annual production calendar and ensure timely completion of all Annual Fund materials

     Develop and write content of all Annual Fund materials (appeal letters, “impact update” cultivation mailings, email appeals, annual report, etc.)

     Work closely with contracted graphic designer to a) ensure all materials meet the Safe Passage brand guidelines, b) ensure all materials are sent to the print house on time and c) create marketing materials as needed (brochures, business cards, etc.)

     Manage the Safe Passage website (WordPress), including content writing and maintenance

     Manage online donation pages (via Blackbaud Online Express)

     Manage social media (with help from Communications Coordinator in Guatemala)

     Write and send monthly e-newsletters and other mass emails (via Blackbaud Net Community and MailChimp)

     Participate in the appropriate stewardship of all donors

     Event support as needed

Education and professional attributes

     Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years of experience coordinating an annual giving campaign.  The ideal candidate will also have at least 2 years of experience in non-profit communications.

     Strong technical knowledge of fundraising/CRM systems such as Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, or equivalent

     Demonstrated experience working with online platforms such as WordPress and MailChimp, or equivalent

     Excellent verbal and written communications including copywriting and persuasive writing

     Highly organized and detail-oriented

     Enjoys working on a small, collaborative team

     Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)  desired

     Fluent in conversational Spanish desired


This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package.  Salary commensurate on experience.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: Safe Passage’s office is currently located in Yarmouth, ME but will be moving to the Pineland campus in New Gloucester in late October.

Safe Passage is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Job Information

How To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to: No phone calls please

Category: Development/Fundraising, Marketing/Communications

Job Type: Full-Time

Salary: Based on experience

Start Date: Immediately

Region: Portland Area

Specific Location: Pineland/New Gloucester

• Location: Portland, ME

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