Marketing & Communications Director

Humboldt, Trinity, Del Norte, or Curry County
$64,454-80,568 depending on experience, plus health benefits, retirement benefits, paid time off
Nov 04, 2020
Dec 04, 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

About the Opportunity
If you are a dynamic and multitalented generalist Marketing and Communications Director, Humboldt Area Foundation, Wild Rivers Community Foundation, and affiliates need you! In this position, you will have purview over all aspects of the organizations’ marketing, communications, and brand identity efforts. You will join the team at a moment ripe for a fresh look at the organizations’ brand, along with their marketing and communications channels. A Director, you will collaborate closely and enthusiastically within the leadership team to unify, cross-promote, and harmonize our initiatives and affiliate identities.

The Marketing and Communications Director will develop and oversee powerful, clear, and inspiring strategies to express and amplify the Foundation’s efforts, impact, and vision. Twin goals for this position are 1) to create and foster thought leadership on national, regional, and local issues that impact our region and the communities we serve, and 2) to drive opportunities for public engagement, event and conference participation, and audience building locally and nationally.

In this role, you will execute the marketing and communications strategy through multiple means including traditional media, graphic identity, social media, presentations and publications, storytelling, and more. Employing internal and external resources, as Marketing and Communications Director you will design persuasive and creative campaigns and materials that promote generosity and amplify giving.


You are a skilled collaborator and enjoy active participation with staff and board members, and proactively generate input and learning from the community. You are highly effective at annual planning, budgeting and resource management, and in the use of technology tools such as website design and analytics, CRM systems, and collaboration platforms. Crucially, you are dedicated to our organization’s racial equity commitments, and play a key role in helping the organization live into and communicate these core values. You have a strong ethic of servant-leadership, mentorship, and adaptability.

You have broad marketing and communication skills, and enjoy having a variety of projects and workstreams to put those skills to work. This includes an understanding of modern print and online communications and the ways people get and use information in today’s world; experience with design and production of effective and engaging print materials, websites, and social media.

A successful candidate is expected to have a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field. To be considered, candidates must have five years of progressively responsible work experience including planning, marketing, communications, public relations, and media, leading to the knowledge, skills, and abilities as described above. Finally, candidates must have experience supervising and mentoring staff and partners, as well as experience managing consultants, budgets, and contracts.

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