Reports to: Executive Director
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Communications will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate Legacy of Life Foundation’s mission.
The Director of Communications will work closely with a senior peer group within the organization as the communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives.
-Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan including all content for written material as well as speaking engagements in collaboration with the Legacy of Life Foundation team and constituents.
-Lead the generation of online content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action. Decide who, where, and when to disseminate.
-Put communications vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness as well as to test the effectiveness of communications activities.
-Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, and Legacy of Life Foundation’s website.
-Mentor and lead a team member responsible for Legacy of Life Foundation’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 network over time.
-Manage development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, annual report, e-newsletters, and Life Foundation’s website.
-Coordinate and organize annual meetings that engage the network’s discrete audiences.
-Write all direct mail ask campaigns
-Manage video projects
-Write and catalog all client stories and be ready to release stories as needed
-Manage all media contacts.
-Oversee the continued development and use of the Legacy of Life Foundation brand.
-Oversee, or execute as needed, all copy intended for public consumption to ensure its alignment with the strategic communications plan.
-Oversee, or execute as needed, the development of all print and branded materials
-Oversee, or execute as needed, the development of electronic communications,
including Legacy of Life Foundation’s website, bi weekly electronic newsletter and other electronic communications.
-Create content and increase audience engagement on Legacy of Life Foundation’s social media channels.
-Exercise judgment to prioritize media opportunities, and prepare talking points,speeches, presentations and other supporting material as needed.
-Serve as lead point person on media interactions that help promote and/or impact the organization and actively cultivate and manage press relationships to ensure coverage of Legacy of Life Work
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
5+ years experience in a communications role
Experience managing and executing across several communications media
Strong written communication skills, required
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, required
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, preferred
Experience with WordPress and/or HTML, preferred
Willing to execute day to day tasks and work independently
Capable leader, manager and coach for board, intern or volunteer talent
Good entrepreneurial work ethic and a desire to “get the job done”
Willingness to share own ideas, even amongst senior staff and board members
Ability to prioritize and follow through effectively
Extremely strong writing skills needed for direct mail and story-telling the client testimonies
Dynamic public speaker
Skilled in digital multimedia
This position is salaried, commensurate with experience. Send applications or inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org