Communities In Schools of Chesterfield is currently hiring for the following position(s):

Development and Outreach Coordinator

Position Status: Part-time / 24-28 hours week
Location: Communities In Schools of Chesterfield | 1808 Coyote Dr., Suite 100, Chester, VA 23836
Reports to: Director of Development and Outreach

Job Description:
Communities In Schools of Chesterfield is looking for a dynamic and resourceful Development and Outreach Coordinator to support our fundraising and communications work. In this part-time role, the Coordinator will work directly with the Director of Development and Outreach to advance the organization’s fund development, marketing campaigns, and donor cultivation and retention efforts.

To be successful in this part-time position, you must be highly organized, eager and open to learn new skills, possess the ability to work well with limited supervision, have strong communication skills, be goal-oriented, and enjoy working with a team.

As part of the Communities In Schools of Chesterfield team, you will be joining a group of passionate, hardworking, and mission-driven individuals. This work is fun, creative, fulfilling, and challenging.

Job Duties:

  • Producing and scheduling social media posts
  • Executing monthly eNewsletter
  • Drafting and submitting occasional grants
  • Updating website content
  • Assisting with organizational fundraising events
  • Supporting the execution of development and communications-related meetings
  • Supporting Director of Development with donor cultivation, stewardship, and retention efforts
  • Designing communications collateral
  • Assist with donor records and acknowledgements


Qualifications and Experience:
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years or more of work experience.

Your Skill-set:

  • Keen attention to detail
  • Highly organized
  • Sharp writing skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates creativity in coming up with fundraising opportunities and executing event
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision-making skills
  • Efficient time management in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Sensitivity to the work we do and the individuals and families we serve
  • Professional and ethical representation in community and workplace
  • Sound decision making and problem solving
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office application

Would be nice:

  • Artistic/creative experience/interest
  • Experience using Canva
  • Experience using a donor management system
  • Experience with WordPress/website management
  • Experience with social media campaign development
  • Experience with crafting newsletters

Additional Details

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, reach with hands and arms, handle paper files, records, computer and equipment controls; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit and drive. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception. Occasional movement throughout school buildings will be required.

Work Environment: The employee regularly works in an office environment. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Jenni Field at [email protected] No phone calls please.


Program Coordinator

Job Description: Program Coordinator
Position Status: Part-time / 20-25 hours week
Location: Communities In Schools of Chesterfield | 1808 Coyote Dr., Suite 100, Chester, VA 23836
Reports to: Program Director

Position Summary:
Communities In Schools of Chesterfield is looking for a dynamic and resourceful Program Coordinator to support CIS Site Coordinators and CIS Program Director in the areas of mentoring, workforce development, events, donation and volunteer management.

Specific Tasks:

  • Support the mentoring programs across all CIS Sites. This includes recruitment, screening, assignment and training of all mentors. In addition, the Program Coordinator will support the CIS Site Coordinators in managing/organizing the mentor programs from the school side.
  • Develop the workforce development program for CIS high school students, ensuring their success post-graduation.
  • Support CIS school-based and affiliate level events. This may include some occasional evening and weekend events.
  • Manage all affiliate level donations, including distribution to the school sites, thank you notes to partners, and keeping in-kind records.
  • Help secure and connect resources to support identified student and school needs.
  • Plan and support “All Site Volunteer Week” across all CIS Sites.
  • Provide general support of all CIS programming.
  • Maintain a positive CIS image inside and outside the school. Understand, demonstrate, and communicate the mission and goals of CIS.
  • Establish and maintain a positive and productive relationship with both school and CIS staff.
  • Attend CIS local, state, and national meetings and trainings as appropriate. Demonstrate commitment to improving professional competence.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, reach with hands and arms, handle paper files, records, computer and equipment controls; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit and drive. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception. Frequent movement throughout school buildings will be required, including unloading/loading of donations.

Work Environment:
The employee regularly works in an office environment. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Jenni Field at [email protected] No phone calls please.