Development & Communications Manager (Remote) - Blue Sky Center

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Development & Communications Manager (Remote) - Blue Sky Center


Type: Full-time employee

Compensation: Salaried (non-exempt) $55,000 plus benefits

Hours: 35 hours/week, average

Reports to: Executive Director

Hire Date: Position will remain open until filled


The Development and Communications Manager will be responsible for helping shape the vision and voice to drive growth and sustainability of current programs, maintain Blue Sky Center as a model of economic and cultural resilience for rural communities, and build new vision and programs to elevate the Cuyama Valley and support its residents.

Responsibilities include:

Develop and pursue diverse fundraising strategies, including grant opportunities, donor relations, and earned revenue.
Working with program staff to coordinate events to market Blue Sky Center’s earned revenue streams (i.e. Blue Sky Camp, Cuyama Beverage Co, and the L88 Airstrip)
Collaborating with Blue Sky Board of Directors and Finance Circle to establish annual fundraising goals and strategies for reaching them.
Collaborate with program staff to strategize, design, and execute multiple communications and marketing campaigns (e.g. newsletters, public relations presentations and articles, annual reports, marketing materials).
Supervise and manage staff, interns, and volunteers, including holding regular check-ins to establish goals, guiding staff with project-specific work, and performing annual staff reviews and professional development plans.
Develop healthy board policies for board management and recruitment.
Take part and lead presentations throughout the country to passionately convey the interdependence between resilience and inclusivity as it relates to community and economic development.