Nonprofit Development & Communications Manager

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Nonprofit Development & Communications Manager

ISF is looking for a Development and Communications Manager who is genuinely passionate about ISF’s goals and objectives and is willing to work relentlessly for the greater good of society. If you have the energy, commitment, and innovative spirit to build a successful entity with endless potential, this position could be right for you. This position can be completed remotely, though candidates within the Berkeley, CA region are preferred.

You will love this job if:

  • You want to help make a positive impact in representing Muslims and Islam in the US
  • You really enjoy doing a variety of tasks rather than the same thing over and over
  • You’ve worked as a writer and storyteller are familiar with nonprofit marketing and fundraising, and have an excellent track record
  • You are a natural problem solver

This job is not right for you if:

  • Your job is just a paycheck, and the idea of being on a mission to help American Muslims impact public policy and public opinion doesn’t float your boat
  • You need more structure and a lot of guidance in your work
  • You tend to like “the big picture” more than the details
  • You don’t have the required experience

The candidate will work closely with the Program Manager and Development team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or BA from an accredited US institution
  • Six years of full-time professional marketing and nonprofit development experience
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Attention to detail- can’t be stressed enough!
  • The ability to multitask, be efficient, and work under multiple deadlines is essential!
  • Is a storyteller and strong writer with the ability to write both technical and human interest-style stories
  • Knows how and when to shift to breaking news and rapid response
  • Ability to manage projects from the planning stage to implementation
  • Branding experience to lead a graphic designer, videographer, and digital marketing consultant
  • Experienced in using Mailchimp (or similar platforms), email segmentation, and A/B testing
  • Experienced in donor acquisition and retention campaigns
  • Nonprofit fundraising experience
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Experienced in digital marketing and ads to lead consultants
  • Experienced in branding to lead a graphic designer and videographerFamiliarity with Muslim culture and traditionsMust stay informed on matters relating to ISF’s four verticals (Film, Journalism, Public Interest Law, Public Policy)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS degree in marketing, communications, nonprofit management, or related field
  • Familiarity with digital marketing and SEO and knowledge of Criteo, Adroll, Google Ads, and Microsoft Ads
  • Grant writing

General Marketing Responsibilities:

  • Create an annual marketing plan that includes programs and development outreach, expansion, and campaign implementation
  • Work with staff and consultants (graphic designer, videographer, and digital marketing team) to lead and manage marketing outreach and implementation of marketing plan
    Ensure up-to-date brand-aligned look for physical and online marketing assets and platforms
  • Stay informed and implement the most recent and relevant marketing strategies
  • Understand different audiences and create engagement through segmentation
  • Create all outgoing communication, such as mass emails and social media posts, and ensure creativity, accuracy, and professionalism

Social Media and Ads:

  • Direct a refreshed social media branding aligned with ISF’s design and brand decisions
  • Manage, design content, post on, and monitor organizational social platforms
  • Create consistent, relevant, fresh messaging and visual presence across Instagram, Facebook, YouTube,
  • LinkedIn and Twitter to demonstrate the impact and ISF’s mission, vision, and values
  • Guide the digital marketing consultants to use marketing strategies and ads to increase the number of followers and active engagement
  • Respond to questions raised on social media
  • Guide the design of graphics and support with video creation related to ISF’s mission, programs, and achievements of alums
  • Development and Fundraising: Support/lead online events and donor campaigns, including Giving Tuesday, Year-End Giving, Ramadan, Peer to Peer, and other online events, and track analytics related to engagement to provide post-campaign insights
  • Lead organic and paid digital marketing campaigns connected to fundraising goals
  • Write development content for fundraising events with the collaboration of the development team
  • Web design/content creation (WordPress) and familiarity with CRMs, email marketing programs (MailChimp), and text messaging marketing platforms
  • Implement marketing strategies such as Giveaways and Cause Marketing to grow an email list for new donor prospects
  • Plan and support community outreach program for the organization by engaging Muslim student associations and other professional groups
  • Be experienced in data importing, data sorting, and segmentation


  • Create interactive written and digital stories and posts to appeal to a range of populations, including potential scholarship recipients, filmmakers and media professionals, event attendees, corporations, nonprofits, and colleges and universities
  • Create and implement a marketing strategy for program outreach to reach applicants
    Stay informed and engaged with ISF alums with the support of the program manager for storytelling and collection of impact stories
  • Lead the creation of video testimonials by alums for marketing purposes and donor stewardship

Compensation will be commensurate with the quality of the candidate, within the range of $65,000-$85,000. ISF offers a generous benefits package, including health insurance, retirement contribution, technology stipend, ten paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 5 sick leave days, and two weeks of paid maternity/paternity leave.

Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] and add the email subject line: Nonprofit Development & Communications Manager Job Application. No calls, please.

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