Communications & Marketing Director

Jeremiah Program

Posted: 11/6/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Marketing/Communications

Primary domain: Human Services

City: Minneapolis

Postal code: 55413

State: Minnesota

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$10M - $20M


Mission statement:

Disrupt the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children two generations at a time.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Jeremiah Program (JP) seeks a creative and entrepreneurial leader for its
new Communications and Marketing Director (CMD) role to amplify and advance
JP’s innovative work disrupting generational poverty for single moms and their
children at the national level. 
Reporting to the Vice President of Development and Communications
(VPDC), the CMD will guide the strategy for all communications, website and
public relations messaging, and associated collateral materials to consistently
raise awareness of JP’s mission and ensure that JP is viewed as a primary
source within its diverse network and constituent base.


The Communications and Marketing Director will work closely with a
senior peer group within the organization as a partner on a variety of
strategic initiatives and manage a small team of communications professionals.
The ideal candidate has deep experience in strategic communications that
includes a blend of advocacy, media and brand building, online marketing,
storytelling, and a proven track record of growing and engaging diverse
audiences and elevating the profile of a national organization.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Works with the VPDC
    and other senior leaders to develop and execute an annual plan that
    inspires key audiences to action;

  • Broaden programmatic
    reach and deepen impact;

  • Create a public
    relations strategy that will allow JP to cultivate and enhance meaningful
    relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences;

  • Develop
    partnerships with organizations, corporations, community allies, and
    others to further JP’s mission and secure influencers;

  • Actively engage,
    cultivate and manage press relationships to ensure coverage surrounding JP
    programs, special events, public announcements, and other projects;

  • Prepare talking
    points, speeches, presentations, brochures, reports, press releases and
    pitches, and other organizational collateral material;

  • Identify significant
    public policy issues related to JP’s mission and formulate advocacy

  • Develop and manage
    regional and national external marketing efforts, including digital, to
    raise the visibility of JP and ensure engagement with multiple audiences;

  • Act as editor for
    the website and oversee website administration;

  • Oversee the
    day-to-day activities of the communications function including staff
    development, budgeting and planning;

  • Manage relationships
    with public relations, web development and design vendors; and

  • Track record of positioning an organization,
    political candidate, or cause in a competitive communications market.

Other Duties as Assigned

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • This
    is a full-time (40+ hours/week) position, and work days are typically
    Monday through Friday. Occasional evening and weekend work will be
    required as job duties demand.


  • Travel
    is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area
    and overnight travel will be expected.


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher;
  • Eight or more years of proven communications achievement and management, ideally in a social justice organization, or in an issue-based initiative or political campaign; Ability to coach and support senior leaders as spokespersons;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a matrix organization/cross-departmental teams;
  • Sense of humor coupled with a strong work ethic;  and
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice.

All candidates should have outstanding interpersonal skills, an ability to provide change leadership, and able to work effectively with a wide range of people while demonstrating integrity and professionalism. 


We offer competitive compensation, including employer-paid health and dental, life and disability insurance and generous time off.


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to email a current resume and thoughtful cover letter articulating your interest and fit for the role, including compensation requirements, to [email protected].


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