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Singapore American School Communications Specialist (Advancement Focused) in United States


We seek a Communications Specialist to create and coordinate the communication work specifically related to the SAS Office of Advancement. This role will be positioned inside the school’s communications team but will take a special interest in serving the alumni engagement and fundraising efforts as the school engages in its first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign.

Responsibilities :

  • Writes and edits a variety of materials including, but not limited to, compelling and persuasive communications in support of the school’s alumni engagement and fundraising programs. Examples of such communications could include: event invitations, collaterals to promote campaign gift priorities, annual giving appeals, stewardship reports, special publications, feature articles, website copy, blog posts, speaking notes for school leaders at events, multimedia scripts, social media posts, and others

  • Work with content creators to create content across a variety of media

  • Research content and gather information relating to assigned writing projects, which may include interviewing subject matter experts

  • Fact-checks and proofreads written materials for sign-off by Chief Advancement Officer.

  • Liaises with internal and external individuals, including donors, prospects, and alumni, to ensure the completeness, accuracy, and consistency of messaging and content in relevant communications programs.

  • Prepares and coordinates timelines and work plans for writing projects, ensuring multiple, overlapping deadlines are met.

  • Problem-solving on writing-related projects, ensuring that all necessary factual material has been included in the written materials, and that feedback has been considered and incorporated into the final product while maintaining a focus on the audience’s needs.

  • Create processes to effectively manage content distribution

  • Be a team player. You’ll work closely with all departments to publicize our stories across multiple platforms

  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all records, correspondence, etc. in a well-organized and accessible manner

  • Fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position and abide by all Board policies

  • Creates content for the school community to be published in the appropriate channels based on the targeted audience (eNews, Journeys, social media, advertorials, webinars, etc.)

    Requirements :

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a high level of proficiency in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation are essential

  • Ability to adapt writing styles for various purposes, for different media requirements, and for different audiences

  • Ability to manage projects and work with a variety of stakeholders to see projects to fruition

  • Ability to synthesize concepts and ideas into clear, concise, and compelling written and designed documents Demonstrated ability in storytelling and persuasive writing

  • Ability to work effectively in a team-based environment but to also work independently and exercise good judgment

  • Ability to be thorough, accurate, and exercise a high level of attention to detail

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Tact and diplomacy skills in addition to awareness and ability to work within an environment that requires confidentiality

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure of high volume and meet daily deadlines.

  • Advanced research, fact-checking, communications planning and interviewing skills

  • Ability to track and plan numerous communications initiatives and create communications products through in-depth questioning and interpretation of complex ideas

    Additional Preferred Skills :

  • Chinese fluency

    Sound like you? If you want to work in a fast-moving, dynamic, and exciting environment we want to hear from you.