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Director of Communications, Washington, D.C.
Purpose of the Job
The Director of Communications leads the marketing and communications efforts of Coptic Orphans, nationally and globally. He/she oversees the development and dissemination of key message(s) and develops strategies to engage supporters, partners, stakeholders, and the media. In consultation with program and donor relations staff, he/she develops new products and campaigns for the organization, while ensuring that existing products are effectively marketed. He/she is part of the organizations senior management and bears final responsibility for the success of Coptic Orphans marketing and communications efforts. Along with the Director of Donor Relations, he/she shares responsibility for achieving the organizations overall annual fundraising goals.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
:Develop and implement 5:year strategic communications plan that integrates products, campaigns, and platforms (digital, media, print, etc.) with the primary goal of increasing organizational outreach and revenue.
:Develop and implement annual communication strategic plans, in line with Coptic Orphans overall strategic goals.
:Create and disseminate organizational and marketing materials (e.g., email blasts, speeches, annual reports, brochures, special event materials, newsletters, press releases, etc.)
:Develop and implement marketing campaigns with specific fundraising goals.
:Create and communicate internally the key Coptic Orphans messages associated with each program, product, and campaign.
:Manage data collection, dissemination, and analysis in support of marketing, communications, and donor relations.
:Develop and market new Coptic Orphans products, including working with other staff and focus groups to conceptualize and design.
:Manage and monitor the brand (print and web) to ensure consistency.
:Expand Coptic Orphans use of videos to communicate impact and success stories.
:Position staff as experts on Egypt and fatherless children among international organizations, funding agencies, universities, government bodies, and other potential partners and stakeholders.
:Identify publishing opportunities and speaking engagements at conferences, forums, panels, etc., to raise organizations profile among target audiences.
:Proactively identify and cultivate new media contacts in countries where Coptic Orphans has offices.
:Oversee development and launch of new Coptic Orphans website and blog.
:Ensure that Coptic Orphans supporters receive a constant flow of fresh and innovative content by constantly updating social media (Instagram, LinkedIn, FB, Twitter).
:Identify new online platforms and technologies, e.g., mobile donations technology, webinar services, cutting:edge social media, and integrate their use into strategic plan.
:Manage relationships with graphic designers, writers and other contractors as needed to support implementation of strategic communications plan.
:Develop system to harvest and bank stories from all staff, sponsors, participants, and volunteers that demonstrate Coptic Orphans impact and successes.
:Supervise Communications Associate(s), interns, and volunteers, and, in consultation with their direct supervisors, provide direction to other staff as needed to achieve goals of strategic communications plan.
Supervisory Responsibilities
:The Director of Communications supervises the Communications Associate(s), interns, volunteers, and, in consultation with their direct supervisors, other staff on as:needed basis.
Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills
:A minimum of BA in communications, English, marketing, , journalism, public relations or closely related field. Masters degree is desirable and will be considered with preference.
:Ten years of experience in leading communications, marketing, or media projects; international experience is preferred.
:Demonstrated experience with wo


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