Director of Communications

08 Apr, 2021

Jobs

Director of Communications

Character.org
Sterling, VA

About Character.org:

Our mission is to serve as the national and global advocate and voice for character. We are widely-known for our 11 Principles Framework for Schools: A Guide to Cultivating a Culture of Character. More recently, Character.org has expanded its mission to provide character-focused resources to parents and families, sports and after-school organizations, policymakers, and workplace leaders.

Position Summary:

Character.org seeks a dynamic, creative, and purpose-driven individual to be its Director of Communications, a leadership position with a direct reporting relationship to the President. The Director will oversee the organization’s existing communications platforms and develop new strategic approaches to increase our visibility and stature.

Responsibilities

· Set and guide a strategic brand/marketing/communications plan to broaden awareness of our mission and programs

· Curate and oversee new content and features for our website

· Manage an events calendar and content for our digital newsletter

· Significantly enhance and expand our social media practices, presence, and impact

· Develop a digital marketing strategy for our National Forum (usually held in October)

· Oversee communications for our National Schools of Character program

· Oversee communications for our Promising Practices program

· Develop dissemination strategies for each of our new initiatives (surveys on character-related topics, social media campaigns)

· Manage all media contacts (e.g., New Reports, Op-Eds, Press Releases)

· Manage part-time social media coordinator

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years experience in a communications role

· Willingness to work remotely

· Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all staff, board members, volunteers, donors, participating schools and “partner” organizations

· Excellent writing/editing and verbal skills

· Graphic and web design experience (preferred)

· Relationship builder

· Self-starter, able to work independently, entrepreneurial, enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives

  • Experience and ability to scan public issues of the day and develop character-focused statements that align with our mission

This position is salaried, commensurate with experience. Competitive Benefits.

Notice of non-discrimination:

Character.org is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Character.org to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding equal opportunity. We center equity in all our work and in our hiring practices.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@character.org. Your cover letter should give us a sense of who you are and why you think Character.org is a good fit for you. The cover letter should also include your salary requirements.

For questions, please email the Character.org staff at careers@character.org. No calls, please.

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About Character.org:

About Character.org:

Our mission is to serve as the national and global advocate and voice for character. We are widely-known for our 11 Principles Framework for Schools: A Guide to Cultivating a Culture of Character. More recently, Character.org has expanded its mission to provide character-focused resources to parents and families, sports and after-school organizations, policymakers, and workplace leaders.

Job posted: 2021-04-08