Director of Communications Marketing The Beeck Center for Social Impact Innovation
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Director of Communications + Marketing - The Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation
The Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation is looking for a Director of Communications + Marketing to help promote our work and increase the profile of the Center with policy makers, businesses and philanthropic organizations. This role is equal parts market positioning, strategy and execution of the Center communications as well as helping to raise awareness around our key programs with key stakeholders and partners to achieve lasting collective impact.
The Director of Communications + Marketing will enhance our work, especially as it relates to using tools such as data, design, and technology for better outcomes in society. We are looking for an experienced professional who is committed to learning about what we do, cares about social impact, and can use modern tools to reach our most important audiences. The right candidate will be entrepreneurial, strategic, and a doer. We need someone who knows how to develop a strategy to market the work and raise the brand of the Center, work with partners for cross-promotion, and drive communications across a number of platforms and channels. The Director of Communications + Marketing will be confident serving as a trusted communications architect and storyteller for the organization.
The Director will lead the strategic process to refine and implement our communications plan, working closely with the Executive Director. The ideal candidate:
Has a strong track record in social sector marketing and/or communications
Can translate complex and wonky work into engaging content
Has worked in a growing organization
Can drive and execute a strategy
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Communications + Marketing will integrate strategic communications into our day-to-day operations and into the execution of our overall organizational roadmap.
The Director will supervise 1-2 communications staff including a Storyteller-in-Residence and will also work closely with our Student Analysts. As such, the Director should have management experience and be an inclusive leader and coach for other team members as well as a strong team communicator.
At least 12 years of experience including 5 years in a management position in a nonprofit organization, private sector company, foundation, or government agency
Belief in the Beeck Center's mission to bring lasting change to the world by scaling social impact solutions for people
Understanding of the public interest technology, civic technology, or data for good space, including trends and leading collaborators. Ideally, would also have contacts and media connections in the space
Demonstrated ability to craft and implement strategic plans for communications and marketing
Demonstrated leadership creating and executing strategic communications across multiple online platforms
Adept at managing up and down, balancing management and strategy with execution.
Experience managing direct reports
Experience initiating differentiating creative and innovative solutions - including digital advertising, email marketing, content creation, influencer engagement, blogger relations, media management, and relationship building
Experience leveraging digital and social advertising and effectively managing promotional resources to build engagement
Entrepreneurial spirit and a natural tendency to be nimble, adaptable, collaborative, approachable, as well as calm and collected under pressure
Understanding of reporting, metrics, and analytics with a finely-tuned sense for demonstrating value and providing actionable insights
Previous experience recruiting, selecting, and managing design, website and other contractors
Experience coaching principals and senior leaders to serve as spokespeople
Familiarity with general project management tools such as Asana and Slack as well as communication-specific tools such as Hootsuite, and creative tools like Adobe and InDesign
Ideal candidates for this position will also have: Video editing experience, visual design skills, Adobe Creative Suite experience, and experience managing and working with students
Before submitting your application to Georgetown University, visit Beeck Center Careers to learn more about the recruiting process, timeline and supplemental application requirements.
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