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Publication or Company BUILD
Job Title Director of National Communications
Industry Marketing, Non-profit, Web Development
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Redwood City, CA
Job Requirements Position Summary:
BUILD is currently seeking a forward-thinking Director of National Communications (DNC) to oversee and maintain all of BUILD’s external communications and branding efforts. This position is a member of the National Development Team and reports directly to the Managing Director of Partnerships & Investments. The DNC will: design and execute the national communications strategy; maintain BUILD’s social media and traditional media plans; engage staff in maintaining brand management and oversee recurring PR projects such as the Annual Report and collateral updates. The DNC will ensure that BUILD’s digital & traditional media presence, marketing, branding and communications are modern, consistent and representative of a dynamic, growing, national non-profit organization. Successful candidates will demonstrate key competencies such as Strategic Thinking, Persuasive Communication and Initiative through a combination of previous education and work experience.

Candidate Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree required; advance degree preferred
• Minimum of 5 years of professional experience with at least 3 years of direct experience in managing a diverse communications strategy of a highly effective national organization
• Successful background of crafting, refining and/or managing a well-respected brand across a variety of communications platforms
• Some familiarity with standard graphic design (Adobe Creative Suite) and electronic communications programs required

Position Details:
• Location: Redwood City, California (San Francisco Bay Area)
• Full Time/Exempt
• Travel may be required to other regions and locations in pursuit of national projects.

BUILD offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. This includes comprehensive health benefits, a retirement plan with employer match, a generous paid time off program, and performance bonuses.

Application Instructions:
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume. Please be advised that you will receive an automated acknowledgement of your application. We will only contact applicants who are selected for an interview. BUILD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.
About Our Company Founded in 1999, BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college and career success. We believe that the power of student ideas in action drives youth to reach their fullest potential in school and beyond. Our four-year high school program offers a unique blend of entrepreneurship, academics, and personal support that attracts and motivates many students who are otherwise at high risk of failing classes and dropping out of high school and not pursuing post secondary education.

Our students develop their own business ideas, write business plans, pitch to funders, and launch real businesses. This real-world business experience makes school relevant and motivates them to succeed. To help them become college-eligible, students may also receive individualized academic support and advising for their school-work and college planning.

BUILD currently serves over 1,100 high school students at programs located in the San Francisco Bay Area; Washington, DC; and Boston, MA. We are embarking on an ambitious national expansion over the next five to ten years that will see us operating programs in at least a dozen cities reaching thousands more students each year.

BUILD is made up of a diverse, results driven and passionate team, better known as “BUILDers”, who work tirelessly for the students we serve. We work in a collaborative environment where perseverance, flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged and celebrated. For more information, see: www.build.org.
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