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Director, Philanthropy Communications

Vulcan Inc.    posted about 4 years ago

FullTime | Seattle, WA


"The Director, Philanthropy Communications develops, manages and executes Vulcan’s philanthropic communication and marketing strategy including media relations, promotions, special events and campaigns across all philanthropic programs and initiatives. This position is expected to seek input from leaders across multiple departments that interact with Vulcan Philanthropy in order to develop the most impactful communications strategies and implementation plans for our philanthropic investments. The Director, Philanthropy Communications will have a sharp focus on achieving the Mr. Allen’s philanthropic goals and respective communication objectives specifically focusing on meaningful and measureable impact in addition to awareness and engagement. The position will influence the development of programs, and will stretch program officers to consider the potential impact that strategic and integrated communications can have on their issue areas of interest. This position is not a reactive position; rather, a proactive and strategic partnership with the Senior Director, Vulcan Philanthropy and the program officers. Understanding current communication trends, mediums, tools and opportunities and being willing to challenge status quo while maintaining the integrity and professionalism of Vulcan communications is critical to amplify accomplishments and achieve Vulcan Philanthropy’s goals. Further, this position will contribute to Vulcan’s overall strategic communications to ensure the positive public image of Vulcan’s projects and initiatives, business, and top executives among diverse external audiences locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Develop, manage and execute communications campaigns across various initiatives and philanthropic efforts. This may include public relations, marketing and engagement campaigns, advocacy programs, special events and coordination with Government Affairs efforts at a local, state and national level. Serve as needed as a spokesperson for Vulcan Philanthropy. Develop, oversee and report on qualitative and quantitative ‘market research’ programs to inform development and evolution of Vulcan Philanthropy initiatives and program goals. Report on communication metrics, lead effective debriefs with relevant teams to understand and incorporate the learnings from those metrics and evolve current communication plans based on performance. Select, hire, and manage vendors and contractors across multiple disciplines including public relations, advertising and marketing firms, freelance writers, campaign organizers, and others. Manage a small team of communications professionals by providing effective direction, leadership and coaching to build a creative and talented team. Work across communication platforms to deliver strategies that connect initiatives and propel the impact across Vulcan, Inc. and its affiliates. Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Knowledge, experience, skill, and/or ability Required Strategic communications role in Corporate, Non-Profit or Government position with preference given to corporate environment. Ability to develop a strategic communications strategy and associated plan. Demonstrated success in achieving impact through the implementation of communication and public relations plans with measurable results. Ability to listen to, translate and guide feedback received from Executives including company/organization Founder. Write convincing and compelling communications. Digital media experience. Experience managing a public relations agency Crisis management experience. Executive suite advisor and counsel experience. Superior written and verbal communication skills. Proven success as a leader, with ability to manage a team. Strong initiative and flexibility working in a fast paced environment. Preferred International communications and public relations experience. Solid knowledge of and/or ability to build knowledge quickly in the following issue areas: Climate Change, Marine and Terrestrial Wildlife Conservation, Illegal Fishing and Sustainable Seafood, Ocean Acidification, K-12 Education and Community Giving Management Responsibilities: May directly manage one or more employees. Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Required computer skills MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) Education/experience/certifications Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from accredited institution and at least 10-12 plus years relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience. "
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