over 1 year ago
Jinja DEAF (Deaf Education Access Fund) is a charity supporting the education of children and young people with hearing impairments in Jinja District, Uganda.
We promote equal access to education and employment with a focus on quality sign-bilingual education and promote activities which foster understanding and inclusion within their families and communities.
Our current activities include funding full-time specialist sponsored workers in schools, providing grants for learning materials and sponsoring sign language and inclusion workshops for parents and educators.
For these young people, this support means the difference between gaining an education, fluent communication, opportunities and social relationships, and staying home in isolation, devalued and without language or hope for change.
About the Role
We are looking to recruit a trustee who can build a cross-platform communications strategy to i) raise awareness of our charity, ii) engage with former, current and future supporters and iii) encourage donations. This means thinking of ideas of how to maintain and build our supporter base via website, newsletter, mail distribution, and social media. Any ideas to help secure a sustainable future for the charity are welcome!
Alongside the rest of the board, the communications trustee is a participant in all trustee discussions and decisions.
Our board of trustees meet three to six times per year in North London. We plan fundraising, steer administrative decisions and closely monitor activities and spending to ensure responsible scrutiny of funds. Trustees are paid with tea and excellent biscuits and our costs are minimal, so nearly all the money raised by our generous supporters is directed to our activities.
If you are a people person with enthusiasm for networking and public relations alongside making a big difference to a small charity, then we would really like to hear from you. Ideally a commitment of at least three years would be welcomed.