Development and Communication Director

Development & Communications Director

Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship – Caribbean (BCoEC)

 Your role is:  

To create and oversee the implementation of the BCoEC’s strategic approach to business development and communications which may include corporate donations and grant solicitations.

By reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Development & Communications Director (DCD) is responsible for directing the internal and external communications between the BCoEC, its entrepreneurs and the public (including sponsors, donors, media and other partners). With a regional remit throughout the Caribbean, this role is responsible for managing the image of the BCoEC as the gold standard in support of the entrepreneurs within the Caribbean through planning and organizing fund development activities, overseeing the internal and external communication activities and promoting the organization.

The DCD will also participate in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives, and be accountable and responsible for specific projects as assigned.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Fund Development Activities: Design, oversee and execute strategy and structure for paid components of the BCoEC Programme which include identifying potential donor partners, organizing funding of the BCoEC, preparing appropriate applications for funding, monitoring and evaluating all fundraising activities, managing timelines for the various fundraising activities, monitoring trends in the region and adapting fundraising strategies as necessary, in line with overall BCoEC objectives.
  • Internal & External Communication Activities: Design, oversee and execute strategy to drive engagement through the internal communications as well as external communications which include securing positive placement and exposure of the BCoEC and its entrepreneurs in the media, recruiting and securing the support of partners, developing and managing a database of key contacts, designing and coordinating the execution of BCoEC events and representation at events, monitoring and evaluating all communication activities, ensuring alignment with the overall BCoEC objectives.
  • Promotional Activities: Design, oversee and execute strategy to promote the BCoEC’s story to potential donors, maximizing public awareness of the fund development activities of the organization, coordinating the design and execution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts and building relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organisation.

You should be:

  • A creative and innovative person seeking to constantly develop new ways and create new opportunities to drive fund development activities
  • An inspired team leader dedicated to maximizing the full potential of your fellow team members to go above and beyond ensuring that the Centre’s fundraising goals are realized
  • A tireless team player with a passion for making the world a better place by helping to create and foster an environment of continuous improvement
  • Analytical about events, programmes and donor needs
  • An effective communicator always seeking to maintain positive relationships and lead in a positive manner
  • A decisive leader with excellent organizational skills with the ability to make clear, sound and timely decisions while responsibly assessing problem situations and generating possible solutions in an ethical manner.

You should have:

  • A University degree in Business Studies or a related field
  • Experience working with start-ups
  • 3-5 years of fundraising experience
  • Knowledge of fundraising management
  • Knowledge of special events planning and management
  • Proficiency in the use of fundraising software and cloud-based software including Google Drive, Dropbox, and Salesforce
  • Proficiency in the use of databases, spreadsheets and the Microsoft Suite of products, in particular, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

The DCD usually works in a standard office environment whether at the BCoEC or remotely but the BCoEC may require him/her to travel outside the workplace at times. Additionally, the DCD usually works a standard work week (Mondays to Fridays) but the BCoEC may require him/her to work some evenings and weekends to monitor fund development and promotional activities.

At this time, we are only able to consider applicants who have the right to work in Jamaica. If you do not, but wish to be a part of this great initiative, we hope you’ll consider volunteering or fundraising for us. Please click on the link below for more information:

If you strongly believe you are a great fit for this position, we encourage you to apply now by sending your C.V. along with a thoughtful cover letter to

Applications close on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 5:00pm


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