DIGNITAS is Looking for a Communications and Community Coordinator: Apply!

Dignitas is a leading education development organization. We use an innovative training and coaching approach to empower schools and educators in marginalized communities to transform students’ opportunities. We imagine a world where schools are a vibrant place for all children to develop the skills and strength of character to thrive and succeed.

Reports to: Evidence and Communication Manager
Team: Strategy and Growth Team
Supervises: None

Reporting to the Evidence and Communication Manager, the Communications and Community Coordinator fulfils an important role in Dignitas’ growth and impact. The role will entail design and implementation of communications and community building strategies that will help to build a strong organizational brand and profile that is representative of Dignitas’ growth and impact; and online and offline engagement that leads to new opportunities for impact. Working closely with the Evidence and Communication Manager, you will be responsible for Dignitas’ online presence and digital communication, and the growth of membership communities such as Lead Now and Dignitas Alumni Learning Champions.

Key Task or Responsibility Expected Outcome
1) Lead organizational communications to strengthen Dignitas’ brand and online presence across a variety of platforms
a) Guided by key communications’ messaging as determined by Dignitas’ Communications Strategy,
manage the development and implementation of Dignitas’ Communication Calendar on a 6-12 month
rolling basis.
b) Design all social media content.
c) Draft, have approved and circulate quarterly newsletters via an organizational mailing list.
d) Grow and maintain an organizational mailing list via website and community sign-ups, bearing in mind best data protection and privacy practice.
e) Compile, and regularly share across platforms (internal and external) impact stories from Dignitas’ field activity and school partnerships.
f) Manage the Dignitas website blog

 Dignitas’ communications are guided by a comprehensive strategy that offers clarity, guidance, and reference across the team.
 Dignitas has a strong, visible brand supported by a strong organizational profile that engages
stakeholders, attracts support, and gives voice to our vision and mission.
 Dignitas’ online presence is consistent and aligned to Dignitas’ values.

Manage all online platforms in accordance with the Communications Calendar (Mailchimp, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter), including associated handles such as Lead Now, and Keep Kenya Learning.
h) Monitor and make recommendations on Dignitas’ website content in line with Communications
i) Lead an annual review of Dignitas’ Communications Strategy
j) Identify and track suitable metrics to measure quantity, quality and impact of Dignitas’ online
k) Support the Evidence and Communication Manager in writing, editing and designing organizational
reports as required.

 Dignitas is able to measure the success of our Communications Strategy

2) Support the design and delivery of Dignitas events, including, but not limited to, donor and partner events, alumni events, program events and graduation ceremonies.
a) Ensure availability of current brand collateral at events
b) Provide planning and logistical support across the Dignitas team, cognizant of intended outcomes and available resources
c) Document events for online and offline communication, including newsletters, social media
and website highlights including event participant quotes, images and other representations of event
activity and outcomes.
d) Ensure data protection and privacy policies are comprehensively followed during events, and
appropriate participant consent acquired before, during and after as required.

Dignitas events represent the brand, work and impact well, meet strategic outcomes, and are adequately documented for broader communication aims.

3) Design and implement community building activities that offer growth and impact opportunities to Dignitas
a) Ensure the establishment and growth of a vibrant online LeadNow community, including the
coordination of community content, activity and events in conjunction with the relevant member(s)
of School Support Team, and the Digital Program Officer.
b) Design and implement for the integration of Dignitas program alumni and traditional cohort
members in broader organizational activity.

 Dignitas hosts a vibrant online community of educators engaged through LeadNow
 Dignitas alumni form an impactful movement of educators who will create positive change in the education sector.

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4) Curate Dignitas’ Alumni Learning Champions annual calendar of events and engagement:
a) Lean on programming offerings to alumni for insight, and opportunities for synergy.
b) Promote engagement with Dignitas’ Alumni online
community through strategic design and implementation of platform activities and engagement strategies
c) Design and implement an annual calendar of offline and online events that cater to Dignitas alumni
across cohorts and locations, and respond to the alumni learning champions strategic objectives.

 Dignitas alumni have a meaningful way to engage that aligns with our alumni strategy
 Dignitas resources such as the online community platform are strategically utilized to ensure sustainability of impact.

Other Activities
Undertake other duties (within individual competence and capacities) necessary to support the
activities of Dignitas, as and when required by line management.
Who are we?

  • We are passionately purpose-driven
  • Committed to impact
  • Focused on vision and mission
  • Consistently pursuing excellence
  • We co-create solutions with schools, communities, and system actors
  • Going further, together
  • Giving voice and influence to lived experience
  • Investing in community partners for program delivery
  • We find joy in our work, our team, and our communities
  • Bold, but kind
  • Seeking out, and building on, strength
  • Strategically leaning on each other’s experience and expertise
  • Celebrating Dignitas School Leaders’ passion, success and influence
  • We are always listening and learning
  • Leaning on data, and informed by evidence
  • Driving innovation, agility and growth
  • Centring empathy
  • Allowing individuals to thrive
  • We found partnerships in trust and transformative impact
  • Acting with integrity
  • Always offering transparency
  • Building credible relationships
  • Ensuring credible impact

Candidate Profile
 Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Business or other relevant field
 A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in a similar environment
 Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
 Ability to think strategically, and proactively solve problems.
 Ability to juggle several competing priorities from different projects at the same time.
 Demonstrated attention to detail, following procedures, meeting deadlines and working
and problem-solving independently and cooperatively.
Key skills, mindsets, and knowledge to be successful in the role include:
 Belief that all students can achieve at the highest levels
 Conviction that all school leaders can develop and grow, and dramatically improve learning
outcomes of their schools
 A heart for education and the belief that access to a quality education can transform lives
 Self-awareness, integrity, and empathy
Dignitas’ work environment requires:
 Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborative work environment
 Willingness and ability to give and receive tough feedback
 Dedication to results-orientation
Work Location and Remuneration
The candidate will be based in Nairobi but must have the ability to travel to various parts of
Kenya as required (minimal). Salary is commensurate with experience and competitive with the
non-profit education sector in Kenya.
The candidate should have permission to live and work in Kenya.

How to Apply

To apply for the post, please send a tailored CV and covering letter to [email protected],
with ‘Application for Communications and Community Coordinator’ in subject line.
Please note that the covering letter should be no more than two pages of A4 and should
summarize your relevant skills, experience and motivations for applying and for working with
us. It is, therefore, an important part of the application and will be used as part of our selection
Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applicants
must already possess the right to live and work in Kenya.

Advertisement: March 7th-15th
First Round interviews: March 18th -19th

Shortlisted candidates may be asked to complete a task for the Interview Panel. Details will be
communicated in due course.

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