Director of Marketing & Communications

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Director of Marketing & Communications

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Location:  Oakland, CA

Salary Range: $105 - $125, Depending on Experience

The Dream Corps is seeking an experienced marketing and communications strategist with the vision and expertise to build a growing non-profit, with diverse programs, into a leading social change brand with one voice that is heard loud and clear across the US. 

The new role of Director of Marketing and Communications at the Dream Corps will oversee all media relations, communications, strategy, and narrative change work, with an initial focus on leading an organization-wide rebranding. 

The director will develop and implement marketing strategies to enhance our impact, to reach and engage new audiences, and to attract high-quality media coverage of Dream Corps’ work. Working closely with engagement, development and program staff, the director plays a leadership role in communications strategy focusing on creating awareness and thought leadership for Dream Corps, and our major initiatives, #GreenForAll, #YesWeCode, and #cut50.

The director is a member of the Dream Corps leadership team, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. 

Candidates for the position must have:

EXPERIENCE:

  • Extensive experience and a proven track record working at a high-level in communications, media relations, or public relations, preferably in advocacy or nonprofit organizations.

SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES: 

Required

  • Strategic vision and management experience to successfully lead a department of diverse talents within an organization of diverse needs and fast-moving opportunities and challenges.

  • Media relations experience working with media outlets at national, regional and local levels, including print media, TV and digital media.

  • Excellent communication and messaging skills.

  • Familiarity with digital platforms and a commitment to learning and adapting to new and emerging tech/platforms.

  • Project management and collaboration experience including inter-departmental or multi-disciplinary projects and shepherding projects from inception to completion.

  • A profound and well-articulated commitment to social justice.

  • Cultural fluency and successful track record of working with diverse audiences, including elected officials, community leaders, bipartisan audiences and the public.

Desired

  • Expertise in rebranding and relaunching an organization.

  • Understanding of a broad range of Dream Corps’ issues and advocacy strategies.

  • Experience successfully working with celebrities and influencers to promote brands and issue awareness.

  • Knowledge of boundaries between 501(c)3 & c(4) organizations and their missions and messaging.

TO APPLY: 

Please apply here. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Your cover letter should describe:

  1. Your communications related experience.

  2. Your unique qualifications for this position.

  3. Where or how you learned of this job posting.

Dream Corps is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, sex, gender identity, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status or record of arrest or conviction. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strive for a workforce that reflects the populations that we serve.

Organization Overview:

Dream Corps brings people together — including very unlikely allies — to create a better future for all. We work to close prison doors and open doors of opportunity. While acknowledging the “battleground” issues that divide us, we focus on the “common ground” solutions that unite us.

Since our founding, through three core programs, we’ve impacted millions of lives by working with stakeholders from all walks of life to:

Transform the criminal justice system (#cut50);

  1. Increase opportunity in the tech sector (#YesWeCode);

  2. Build an inclusive green economy (Green For All); and

  3. Shrink the culture of intolerance, fear, and division.