Marketing and Advancement Manager

LUMIN Schools

LUMIN Schools (LUMIN) was founded in 2002 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in response to the alarming number of Lutheran schools that had recently closed or were in danger of closing in Milwaukee’s urban community. LUMIN’s organizers determined to reverse that trend by developing a network of high-performing schools focused on academic excellence, leadership development and spiritual growth; and supported by human care and social services designed to address the numerous barriers to learning confronted by urban students.

Today, LUMIN operates four schools in Milwaukee, one in Wauwatosa, and a two-campus school in Racine. Nearly 100 percent of LUMIN's students attend school thorugh one of the Parental Choice Programs.

Position Details

Marketing and Advancement Manager
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

LUMIN Schools seeks a high-energy, mission-driven professional who has a passion for telling a moving story and inspiring people to get behind a great cause. This position supports the marketing, communications and advancement goals of all LUMIN Schools. The Marketing & Advancement Manager will assist with building awareness of the LUMIN Schools brand, growing enrollment in schools, attracting talented teachers to our schools, and raising money in support of annual operations and future growth.

Key responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:


  • Manage LUMIN Schools’ social media accounts and monitor individual school pages
  • Act as primary LUMIN Schools website administrator
  • Gather content from schools, including videos, photos and stories, and craft them into evocative marketing pieces that showcase our students, teachers and mission at work
  • Create flyers, posters, direct mail pieces, and signage using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Develop and execute plans to engage media with schools and/or network, including writing media alerts and press releases Plan, write and layout LUMIN’s newsletter Illuminations
  • Manage marketing lists for mass mailings/emails Assist with buying, monitoring and analyzing ad placements
  • Assist with planning small events (e.g. spiritual retreat for staff, media event at school)


  • Write grants to request financial support of LUMIN Schools’ operations, network growth and programs
  • Write reports to funders in alignment with grant agreement parameters
  • Develop/execute stewardship plan for current donors
  • Assist with managing Salesforce database of donor/marketing contacts
  • Plan and coordinate distribution of annual fundraising appeals, including solicitation letters, digital campaigns, direct mail, etc.
  • Plan small to medium fundraising events to engage donors with LUMIN’s mission
  • Support larger programmatic/capital campaign development efforts
  • Must be mission-focused, relating all activities back to LUMIN's mission and core values
  • College degree required, preferably in marketing, communications or journalism
  • Proficient computer skills, particularly with Microsoft products and Google apps
  • Experience using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms. Experience managing social media for a business preferred
  • Basic video editing skills
  • Basic graphic design skills
  • Comfortable writing for a variety of mediums ranging from social media to letters and grants
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple tasks
  • Have a customer service mindset
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must have valid Wisconsin driver's license and be willing to drive to schools and other offsite locations
  • LUMIN Schools is a Christian employer. All employees must identify as a Christian

This is a salaried position with compensation based on applicant's experience. A full benefits package will be offered, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, pension and more. 

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