A Gift For Teaching (AGFT) seeks an experienced Communications Manager to lead the
public relations, marketing, and communications efforts in support of the organization’s
A Gift For Teaching (AGFT) is Central Florida’s primary provider of the resources and
educational tools that enable children to create, express themselves, problem solve and
experience a sense of accomplishment. The organization has become a major player in the shared
quest to bring about greater academic achievement and advancement for thousands of high-needs
children by providing more than $62 million of donated educational supplies. To learn more,
please visit www.agiftforteaching.org.
The Communications Manager will grow the AGFT brand through planning, directing, and
implementing marketing communications activities, including website content, advertising, brand
management, marketing materials, special projects/community relations, publications, event
support, and social media.
Additionally this position will play an integral role as a member of the Development team while
supporting AGFT in its internal and external communications.
Support efforts to increase public awareness of mission and vision through regular
communication with major stakeholders (media, funders, community/corporate leaders, teachers,
educators, volunteers, etc.) using tools such as publications/e-newsletters, e-mails, media
alerts/press releases, etc.
Develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive communications strategy to support the
organization’s mission, goals and objectives.
Lead and manage a coordinated online presence, including social media tools and Web site.
Responsible for design of publications, marketing collateral materials, and audio/visual
Assist with creative strategy for campaigns and events such as annual fundraisers, PUSH
campaign, and drives.
Ensure integrity of brand through newsletters, program updates, program fact sheets, and
direct mail letters, as well as all collateral materials, including event literature, marketing
packets, bulletins, announcements, brochures and exhibit display boards.
Responsible for co-leading and managing the organization’s Public Relations and Marketing
Committee with the Director of Development.
Capture and craft AGFT stories of various constituents through photos, videos, and print to
be used in a variety of communication pieces, including the blog, e-news, and website.
Manage and build relationships with established and new outside vendors to secure print,
graphic design, and/or public relations services.
Write and/or submit award nominations, and seek out new opportunities for AGFT and its
Assist other departments in design and transmit of e-communications.
Provide writing and editing support for all external communications.
Support a positive and high-functioning work environment by acting with integrity, honesty,
and respectfulness toward co-workers and participating in team-building activities such as
staff retreats, office celebrations and meetings.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required, preferably in marketing,
communications or related field.
Requires excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills for print and online
Familiarity with AP style desired.
Ability to think strategically, manage multiple projects and easily adapt to shifting
Knowledge and passion for digital and emerging media (e.g. social media, blogs).
Excellent customer service skills when talking in person, on the phone, email and online.
Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality.
Experience in managing committees and vendors.
Experience in nonprofits, philanthropy and/or membership organization desired.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, databases, and graphic design programs (Adobe Creative
Suite, InDesign, Illustrator).
Ability to work under tight deadlines and manage projects independently.
Ability to work both independently and with a team.
AGFT offers a competitive salary with health, dental and vision benefits; vacation, personal
and sick time, including a paid winter break.
After more than a decade in operation, and a successful track record of creating awareness of
the organization, AGFT seeks to grow its community and corporate funding support with an
AGFT pursues messaging that connects the organization with new and existing supporters by
showing how our ability to provide school supplies to needy students significantly increases
their chances for a successful school experience.
Current key messages
We provide essential school supplies to students in need in Central Florida public schools.
We recycle surplus materials by repurposing them for use in our schools.
We save teachers hundreds and school budgets thousands of dollars by providing free
resources for students in need.
We provide a central location for the community to donate gently used supplies and reach
the maximum number of students.
We are a fiscally responsible non-profit with low overhead expenses of only 4.3%.
For every $1 received by AGFT, $10 worth of school supplies goes back to the classroom.
Students need tools and experiences to succeed in school and life.
We provide support for teachers who work in high-need schools.