Director of Communications

Position Description: Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director of Communications will develop and implement the strategy for all communications, including website content, social media, leveraging events and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate the Community Foundation’s mission. The Director of Communications will ensure that the Community Foundation is viewed as the leading organization promoting philanthropy in the region.

The Director of Communications will work closely with the President & CEO, Communications Committee Chair and its members, staff and communications/marketing vendors to achieve annual planned objectives. The end result will be to raise the organizations profile, highlighting the Community Foundation’s considerable accomplishments and community impact.

Duties and Responsibilities:
◾Communications Planning and Execution– Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan in collaboration with the President & CEO and the Communications Committee.
◾Media Relations – Manage media relations in order to raise the Community Foundation’s profile in the media and in the community.
◾Website Management – Manage the organization’s website content and drive forward the analytics. Ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly.
◾Annual Report – Create the organization’s annual report and distribution strategy, working with the appropriate firm to develop the report’s graphics and with staff for theme and content.
◾Social Media Management – Develop online, social media content with staff that engages the Community Foundation’s various audiences, such as Donors and Grantees. Increase measures, such as Facebook Likes and Twitter Followers.
◾Effective Story Telling – Communicate the value and positive outcomes of the Community Foundation’s work. Communicate to the public about the Community Foundation’s grantmaking and programs, highlighting stories of impact.
◾Communications Support for Staff – Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, and website. Work with staff to provide collateral needed to execute strategic plan goals.

Qualifications:
The Princeton Area Community Foundation is seeking an accomplished Director of Communications who has between 7 to 10 years of communications experience, ideally in an “in-house” leadership role within a complex (number and variety of constituents) nonprofit entity, and covering areas such as website content, newsletters, and donor communications. The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical.
◾Thorough understanding of and strong commitment to the Community Foundation’s goals and mission.
◾A talent for identifying stories from grantees to highlight the Community Foundation’s impact among various audiences.
◾Bachelor’s degree required.
◾Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies.
◾Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills.
◾A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently.
◾High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels.
◾Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, trustees, volunteers, donors, grantees, and organizational allies.
◾Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.

Salary/Benefits ◾Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
◾Benefits: Comprehensive package offered
◾Hours: Full-time position

Please submit your resume, cover letter and 3 references to the attention of Jeff Vega, President & CEO, Princeton Area Community Foundation at jvega@pacf.org.

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