Communications & Marketing Director
Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)
Primary domain: Human Services
Postal code: 55413
Country: United States
$10M - $20M
Disrupt the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children two generations at a time.
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.
- 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;
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
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.
is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area
and overnight travel will be expected.
- 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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