Director of Marketing and Communications

Location
10017, New York City
Salary
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Posted
Jan 10, 2019
Ref
003074
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

Position Summary: Children’s Aid is seeking a talented and experienced professional who will work closely with the vice president and the Marketing and Communications team to execute a wide range of marketing and communications efforts in support of the organization’s anti-poverty mission. The Director plays a vital role in the daily management and strategic operations of the Marketing and Communications Department, including serving as the organization’s main content producer and/or editor for various communications such as messaging documents, annual reports, media materials, newsletters, marketing materials, and executive and internal communications. The Director also plays a lead role in the organization’s media outreach efforts. This role calls for a talented and versatile professional who will capture the essence of the Children’s Aid story in developing its messaging and help shape the strategy to reach various audiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with VP to lead media outreach efforts, including media relations and press releases; ensure messaging is consistent and supports the Children’s Aid mission and strategic goals.
  • Work with VP to guide annual departmental work planning and goal setting efforts.
  • Lead the NY Times Neediest Cases Campaign team, including hosting monthly meetings, serving as liaison with team members and NY Times staff members, and producing regular reports.
  • Establish strong relationships with internal development, policy, and program teams.
  • Serve as editor of Children’s Aid print and electronic media; lead cross-departmental teams to coordinate writing, production, editing, and delivery of print and electronic media produced by the Marketing and Communications Department.
  • Lead the Marketing and Communications team in identifying and creating content for the web site, annual report, program collateral, and policy pieces.
  • Set timelines, deadlines, and production schedules for major communications and development publications.
  • Assist the VP in brand guardianship to ensure brand integrity across all communications platforms.
  • Develop messages and materials to advance policy strategy and promote programmatic impact.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in communications, marketing, journalism, or English plus five to seven years’ experience in progressively responsible positions managing nonprofit communications.
  • Ability to direct, manage, and evaluate communications and marketing plans and activities.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills; ability to apply writing skills for a variety of formats and audiences.
  • Strong staff management and organizational skills; self-starter with ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of education and/or youth development issues.
  • Investment in the needs of children living in under-resourced communities.

Please apply online through Children’s Aid website – Job ID: 003074

https://childrensaidrccorp.peoplefluent.com/res_viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-22252&ERFormID=res_newjoblist&ERFormCode=any

Children's Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

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