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Communications Director

Company: Episcopal Community Services
Location: National City
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

Founded in 1927, Episcopal Community Services (ECS) is a non-profit organization that is breaking barriers and transforming communities to cultivate a strong, vibrant San Diego through programs rooted in tradition of action and faith in God - where all have unlimited potential. ECS provides more than $30 million in health and human services in the areas of early childhood education, behavioral and mental health, and homelessness. ECS welcomes and serves all. Every client is served regardless of ethnic background, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, or religious creed. ECS is searching for a Communications Director who embraces our mission and possesses a strong commitment to supporting the life-changing services we offer. The Communications Director is a member of the organization---s senior leadership, who is responsible for brand positioning, reputation management, and the development of communications strategics and tactics in alignment with the organization---s mission to break barriers and transform communities. This person is skillful and effective at building relationships, internally and externally, to drive broad awareness and support for the organization among donors, clients, volunteers, churches, partners, advocates, and community members. This position reports to the CEO, and partners with the CEO to position ECS to increase awareness and maximize programmatic impact in the community. The Communications Director collaborates extensively with diverse stakeholders, including the Leadership team, Board of Directors, partners, grantors, and clients to build awareness of and support for ECS. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Strategy and Planning --- Collaborate with the CEO and Leadership team to create and implement marketing communications strategies (including brand stewardship, media strategy, messaging, and public relations) targeting key audiences in support of strategic priorities, agency and programmatic goals. --- Partner with Program leadership to develop and sustain communications strategies to engage clients, policy makers, and build philanthropic support. --- Develop and manage marketing communications investments, and manage vendors contracted with ECS for Public Relations and other support. --- Track and report communications outcomes for the ECS Board, Resource Development Committee and Leadership Team. Marketing, Communications and Branding --- Oversee and manage agency---s brand strategy and implementation for consistency in all print and digital assets ensuring alignment with agency---s core values and mission. --- Serve as the primary content editor for marketing and communications projects, including newsletters, annual reports, white papers, brochures, and other print and electronic collateral; engage and supervise additional content writers, as needed. --- Train and support staff, board and key volunteers in agency branding and messaging to ensure consistency of messaging across platforms, communications, and events. --- Lead and guide the development of print and electronic collateral, including but not limited to brochures, promotional videos, newsletters, press releases and annual reports. --- With the Development team, lead print and digital fundraising campaigns and appeals content and collateral for individual and institutional donor audiences. --- Support the planning and production of special events, including marketing, promotions, event collateral, media coverage and runs-of-show. Digital Media --- Manage digital marketing strategy, messaging and content development for donor, volunteer, and partner audiences. --- Support program and advocacy teams to develop messaging and share content to relevant client, community, and advocate audiences. --- Lead collaborative cross-departmental efforts to capture and share content related to programs, activities, clients and impact to support fundraising and donor engagement goals. --- Supervise agency-wide email marketing strategy to improve efficiency and reach. --- Maintain and develop the ECS website. Media and Public Relations --- Actively maintain and develop relationships with English and Spanish media outlets and cultivate media interest in ECS initiatives and activities. --- Develop and implement media strategies aimed at brand awareness-building, fundraising and volunteer outreach. --- Write speeches for events and presentations, and articles, press releases, letters to the editor, opinion editorials. --- Support the Leadership Team and Program Leadership with media coaching and support in responding to media requests. EDUCATION: Bachelor---s degree or equivalent experience in Marketing, Communications or Digital Media are required, advanced studies highly valued. EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 10 years--- experience in a related position or commensurate related experience. Experience as a journalist and working with nonprofit organizations a plus. Fundraising experience and/or interest in learning about nonprofit fundraising is preferred. The position demands a creative and strategic thinker who is collaborative, effective, focused, organized, and detail-oriented, possesses strong writing and editing skills, and has strong interpersonal skills. An understanding of data management, analysis and reporting is also required to help sustain and grow marketing reach. OTHER/SPECIAL: Ability to pass a physical examination, tuberculin skin test, alcohol and drugs, including marijuana. Fingerprint clearance and criminal check required. Free from exclusion and debarment. Verification of current driver---s license and automobile insurance required for personal car usage. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, including booster is required. Compensation: DOQE. For additional information and to apply, please visit our website:

Keywords: Episcopal Community Services, National City , Communications Director, Executive , National City, California

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