Director of Marketing & Communications

06 Sep, 2021


Director of Marketing & Communications

Urban Arts Partnership
New York, NY


Urban Arts Partnership is hiring a Director of Marketing and Communications – a new position. The Director will bring strategic marketing and communications skills in order to strengthen our brand and grow our constituency of donors, partners and students. The individual will work collaboratively with colleagues to craft, shape, and deliver compelling stories and campaigns. Reporting to the CEO and working closely with the Director of Philanthropy, Director of Institutional Giving, Chief Program Officer, and members of the Board of Directors, this position is a member of the Senior Leadership Team.


  • Develop a brand building and communications strategy to power the strategic plan including:
  • A comprehensive playbook for brand building, complete with ROI metrics and benchmarks for success, and specific roles/tasks for the fundraising and programs teams and the board
  • Develop branding and communications assets including:
  • A new website that tells the UAP story and the impact of our work; assume responsibility for increasing website traffic via SEO and lead generation
  • A bank of moving impact student stories and student artwork in various media formats. 
  • Press kits, annual reports, donor newsletters, etc. that tell the UAP story
  • Grow and manage social media channels by making meaningful improvements in quantity and quality of audience engagement. Develop social media campaigns to promote UAP’s story
  • Strategic plan development for use of e-blast communications and expanding the organization’s listserv
  • Promotional material to support UAP events (e.g. annual Color Ball gala, Golf Outing, etc.)
  • Help the CEO and Board Chair become catalytic ambassadors for the organization through:
  • A schedule of key events, panels, platforms that feature the CEO and/or Board Chair
  • Media impressions that feature quotes from the CEO and Board Chair
  • A strategic plan for story, feature and editorial publication opportunities
  • Assume responsibility for UAP’s public relation needs; pitch stories to editors and news outlets involving UAP


  • A collaborative, inclusive and focused leader
  • At least 5 years experience in marketing/communications
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience in planning marketing strategies, media campaigns, and successful public relations efforts
  • Strong business acumen including strategic, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working in an organization within the cultural sector is preferred
  • Likes a fast paced, low bureaucracy environment
  • Ability to create design assets a plus (graphics, videos, etc…) 


Please send a cover letter with salary requirements, as well as your resume to with “Director of Marketing & Communications” in the subject line. 

UAP is an equal opportunity employer.

Job posted: 2021-09-06