MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER/DIRECTOR
Every day, something amazing is happening at the Center for Civic Innovation. One day, we’ll have an event with a panel of powerful speakers where the audience asks thought provoking questions, and the next day, we’ll graduate a cohort of incredible community entrepreneurs designing solutions for their own neighborhoods. Every day here is special and different, giving us dozens of stories that need to be told to the public about what we do and why we do it.
We are looking for someone to join our leadership team to shout about this work from the rooftops to the rest of the world as our Marketing and Communications Manager or Director.
The main responsibilities for this position include:
Crafting and maintaining a public narrative/voice for the Center for Civic Innovation
Developing consistent content about our programs and the people we serve
Managing a communications calendar and strategy for email, social media, and blog
Managing our social media content and presence
Managing all public communications, from our email to our blog
Managing relationships with local press and media
Managing relationships with media vendors and marketing related consultants
Working with designers and creatives to bring our content to life visually
Representing the organization at external events to share info and learn
Developing community marketing partnerships with other civic organizations
Creating fundraising content to attract individual donors and members
Managing website content and functionality
We’re looking for someone who is:
A creative and talented writer! Writing is your superpower. You can use it to both inform and inspire people in a tweet or a long email. You can make boring information sound fascinating and you can tell the whole story about something that happened, from beginning to end, concisely and clearly and without leaving out the meaning and message. This role requires you to craft messaging for different audiences at different times.
Good at getting people excited about coming to things! We put on a lot of events at the Center for Civic Innovation, and we want to treat each of our events with the attention they deserve. You are someone who can craft language that makes it clear what the event is and what people will learn and experience by coming to it. You are also someone who is always reaching out to people you know, saying, “Have you seen this? You NEED to be there!” And in response, people say, “Well, if they said I should go, I definitely should.”
Able to work a room. This role requires spending time in rooms full of diverse people. Sometimes that’s people we already know and love. Other times, it’s a room full of strangers that were basically just waiting for you and your awesomeness to arrive. You’re the kind of person who, not in a creepy way, can talk about our work with everyone, while also learning from what other people are doing. You’re a good listener and you’re a good communicator.
Ready to get us some good press! We don’t chase press, but we recognize that press gives us an opportunity to tell our story to a larger audience. We want to keep a good relationship with the storytellers of our city and beyond. We want someone who understands how to maintain those relationships.
A good team player and manager. This role provides marketing and communications support across our teams, and all of our teams have differing needs and priorities. You are someone that can sort through that without stress. You’re able to juggle multiple priorities and still deliver in a timely fashion.
Good with working with creatives. Creative partners, volunteers, and service providers all have their own style and swag. This includes designers, photographers, and videographers. You are someone who has an eye for a brand and you can work with others to incorporate changes in a way that respects their work and meets our deadlines.
Flexible. We are still a start up and that means every day is still a bit crazy. Sometimes we scale back rapidly and other times, we scale up rapidly. You are someone that can adjust as need be, with the understanding that the work is a part of a larger team effort.
At least 3-5 years of marketing and communications experience
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership ability;
Experience working with diverse range of people & organizations, able to connect with both community members and decision makers;
Familiarity with MailChimp, Adobe, Google Docs, and online CMS
Ability to prioritize assignments and demonstrate a high degree of initiative;
Time management skills; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
Reliable mode of transportation.
The Center for Civic Innovation does not discriminate based on age, color, sexuality, gender expression, religion (creed), national origin, disability, veteran status or former incarceration status.
Must have reliable transportation, computer and Internet access. Must be available to work nontraditional hours such as late nights and weekends. Main office will be at The Center for Civic Innovation with off-site, in-community locations also available.
SALARY & TERMS
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. We will interview for this position on a rolling basis until filled.
Please send a cover letter and writing sample (link to a blog post, op-ed, paper) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cover letter should include the following:
An example or story of why you care about Atlanta and social impact work
How you view the role of marketing and communications in a social organization
The word “dinosaur”