Director of Communications

03 Sep, 2019


Director of Communications

Springfield, VA

Director of Communications

Reporting to the Senior Vice President (SVP), the Director of Communications will set
and guide the strategy for all communications and public relations messages to
articulate Alteristic’s mission and oversee the consistent implementation of the Alteristic
branding guidelines. The Director of Communications will ensure that Alteristic is viewed
as the primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information within a diverse network
and constituent base.

The Director of Communications will work closely with the leadership team as the
communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives.

• Work with the SVP to develop, implement, and evaluate the annual
communications plan across the organization’s discreet audiences in
collaboration with the Alteristic team and constituents
• Lead the generation of online content that engages audience segments and
leads to measurable action.
• Put communications vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness as
well as to test the effectiveness of communications activities
• Work with the External Relations team to develop an editorial calendar and
oversee its implementation
• Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and
electronic collateral including, but not limited to, training materials, newsletters,
brochures, videos, and website
• Produce materials for donor engagement including content for grant
• Mentor and lead a team member responsible for Alteristic’s website
administration and coordination
• Coordinate webpage maintenance—ensure that new and consistent
information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly
• Track and measure the level of engagement within the organization’s network
over time
• Oversee asset management including videos, photographs, recordings and their
• Work with SVP to manage all media contacts

• Alteristic is seeking an accomplished Director of Communications who has at
least 7 years of communications experience and covering areas such as website
oversight, production of printed materials, and donor communications.
• The ability to transform knowledge into exciting and useful messages, and
disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is
• Master’s degree in advertising, communications, public relations or a similar area
of study or relevant experience
• 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
• Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”
• Experience with most up-to-date industry software and technologies (e.g. Adobe
Creative Suite)
• 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
• Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating
and implementing new initiatives

How To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a resume, and a letter of interest to: Please put “Director of Communications” in email subject

Alteristic is a non-profit organization that tackles societal issues at local, national, and global levels. Alteristic
provides comprehensive prevention education, consultation, and training that addresses sexual assault,
dating and domestic violence, stalking, harassment, suicide and other issues. Committed to optimizing and
activating inherent human good, Alteristic equips and mobilizes communities to create social norms that
ensure safety, respect, and the opportunity to thrive for all people.

Rigorously evaluated and shown to move the needle, Alteristic was founded on the principles of the widely disseminated Green Dot violence
prevention strategy. Alteristic works with domestic and international communities, educational institutions,
government entities, and corporations to amplify the actions of individuals toward transformational social

Alteristic values and respects the diverse viewpoints and experiences and individual differences of all
people. Alteristic is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all interested job seekers to apply.

Job posted: 2019-09-03