Director of Communications

11 Jan, 2021

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Director of Communications

EAH Housing
San Rafael, CA

Job Details

Description

Position is for the Director of Communications to work in the corporate office of EAH located in San Rafael, CA. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field such as: Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Urban Planning, Law/Paralegal, Public Policy. Master’s degree preferred. 10 years of related work or field work experience in matters related to affordable housing policy, marketing, communications, fundraising or advocacy, with increasing levels of supervisorial experience. Salary commensurate to experience.

COMPANY OVERVIEW

EAH Housing has been developing, managing and promoting Affordable Housing since 1968. We are one of the largest and most respected nonprofit housing development and management organizations in the western United States. With a staff of over 450, EAH develops multi-family communities, manages over 100+  properties in California and Hawaii, and plays a leadership role in local, regional and national housing advocacy efforts.

At EAH, we put our core values into action on a daily basis. We recognize that training is a critical investment in the success of our employees and in the continued excellence of EAH. Please visit our website to learn more about our culture and read employee comments to learn more about what it would be like to work at EAH.

For immediate consideration, please apply to requisition DIREC02270 on our website at www.eahhousing.org/careers

POSITION OVERVIEW

Provides key leadership and direction to the Communications team and assists the organization with the implementation of long-range initiatives. This position is responsible for supporting Real Estate Development and Real Estate Management departments’ new business goals and for creating, implementing, and continuously refining a comprehensive communications package that enhances the image of EAH Housing in the community. Creates and grows traditional and digital publicity/promotion efforts and supports the creation of new business opportunities. Assumes the roles and responsibilities of the Vice President of Communications as assigned or necessary. Shares in the mission and core values of EAH Housing as a nonprofit housing organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Business Development

  • Guides business development strategies, proposal packages and capacity building as the company grows.
  • Directs data and messaging for success in new business.
  • Manages programs and projects with cross-functional teams.
  • Builds internal solutions around new business strategic priorities.

Corporate Capacity Building

  • Develops best practices and establishes company communication protocols. Champions and facilitations implementation of new protocols
  • Promotes workplace culture and disseminates corporate communications organization-wide.
  • Develops the design, implementation, and publicity of EAH strategic initiatives.
  • Implements and oversees an effective organizational contact database that allows for improved and tailored communication with government and elected officials, donors, vendors and advocacy groups.
  • Implements and optimizes systems and infrastructure for interdepartmental projects and company initiatives.

Corporate Communications

  • Designs, reviews and assesses communications campaigns.
  • Leads design strategies and content strategies for EAH marketing, publications and outreach materials.
  • Reviews and aligns policies, procedures and methods to match areas of dynamic change within EAH.
  • Implements crisis communications protocol with staff and other involved EAH departments.
  • Works in collaboration with interdepartmental staff, vendors, and consultants.
  • Acts as company spokesperson in certain circumstances

Community Relations & Advocacy/Education

  • Supports departmental efforts around policy initiatives affecting affordable housing.
  • Represents EAH at appropriate meetings, community/industry events, and activities.
  • Engages in committees, conferences, and research to stay informed of issues and policies pertaining to EAH and the affordable housing industry.

Fundraising and Events

  • Coordinates grant writing, special appeals and direct mail.
  • Develops strategies and solicitation of major donors.
  • Oversees fundraising and promotional events.

Other

  • May provide support to other duties in the Communications Department as needed.
  • Attends mandatory meetings and trainings.
  • Actively participates in EAH’s Injury and Illness Prevention Plan.
  • Regular and predictable attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Directly supervises the Communications team including Marketing, PR , Relationship Manager, Initiatives and Grant Writer, consultants and other communications team members. Hires, trains, and manages schedules. Provides ongoing performance feedback including coaching, counseling and disciplining as necessary. Conducts regular meetings for purposes of problem solving, encouraging and training.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field such as: Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Information Design, Digital Media/Media Arts, Urban Planning, Law/Paralegal, Public Policy. Master’s degree preferred.10 years of related work or field work experience in matters related to affordable housing policy, marketing/graphic design, communications, fundraising or advocacy, with increasing levels of supervisorial experience.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS

EAH Housing conducts criminal background checks on all candidates who have received a conditional job offer. Once you have received such an offer, you will be required to submit and pass our criminal background requirements. Please be advised that certain roles may also require fingerprinting due to legal requirements.  If onsite housing is a requirement of the position, any household members over 18 years of age who will be living onsite with the candidate must also undergo a criminal background check and tenant screening.  Satisfactory completion of background check and fingerprinting requirements is a requirement of employment with EAH.

BENEFITS

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, as well as a 403(b) retirement plan with company match. We also offer a generous vacation accrual, holiday schedule and work schedule flexibility.

EAH Housing is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled Employer.  CA BRE #00853495 | HI RB-16985

 

 

Qualifications

Behaviors

Preferred

Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause

Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Motivations

Preferred

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Education

Preferred

Bachelors or better in Communication or related field.

Masters or better in Communication or related field.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job posted: 2021-01-11