Director of Communications
Full-Time Exempt, Benefit Eligible

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WEAVE is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, racial equity, and inclusion.

 

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

 

Position Summary: The Director of Communications is responsible for executing WEAVE’s internal and external communications strategy including marketing, branding, website maintenance, social media, media relations, and electronic and print publications. The Director of Communications is a highly collaborative person who brings together diverse input from employees, board members, community partners, etc. ,and leverages communications best practices and emerging opportunities to consistently promote WEAVE, its services, and its goals throughout the region. The Director of Communications will play a key role in forming, executing, and growing the When Everyone Acts Violence Ends campaign.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Communications & Community Relations

  • Responsible for all internal and external communications documents and collateral ,including design, production, approval, vendor selection, outsourcing.
  • Collaborates with agency staff and volunteer leaders to develop and execute When Everyone Acts Violence Ends campaign, related initiatives, and resources.
  • Responsible for preparing annual communications plans and determining deliverables, Key Performance Indicators, and costs.
  • Responsible for monthly analysis of Key Performance Indicators and identifying strategies to meet goals.
  • Manages communications budget.
  • Leads agency editorial committee to align messaging to agency needs and activities.
  • Coordinates production of monthly external electronic newsletter and internal staff newsletter including soliciting content, editing, designing layout, and scheduling.
  • Works with Director of Philanthropy to design electronic donor appeals and communications and manages scheduling.
  • Drafts weekly internal email covering operational and program changes, updates, etc.
  • Reviews social media and email efforts for WEAVE retail locations and provides input to retail employees to ensure compliance with brand guidelines, etc.
  • Reviews proposals for advertising, sponsorships, etc. and makes recommendations.
  • Responsible for overseeing retail social media in the absence of assigned retail employee.
  • Represents WEAVE at community events and professional networks.
  • Assists with management of agency’s info, donate, and media email accounts.

 

Website

  • Responsible for maintaining and updating of www.weaveinc.org.
  • Works with website designer to address problems with functionality.

 

Social Media

  • Responsible for aligning social media messaging to mission, vision, and priorities.
  • Develops comprehensive social media strategy, designs and schedules posts, and monitors analytics.

 

Media Relations

  • Serves as point of contact for media inquiries, identifies spokespersons and schedules interviews.
  • Prepares talking points, fact sheets, and materials as needed
  • Prepares and distributes press releases and follows up to secure coverage of activities.
  • Responsible for tracking media activities and reporting monthly.

 

Other Responsibilities

  • Serves on the Leadership Team
  • Responsible for developing budget projections for marketing and communications efforts as part of agency annual budgeting process.
  • Other job duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • BA degree in marketing, communications or related field and a minimum of three years’ related experience.
  • Outstanding computer skills include Microsoft Suite, graphic design software, and capacity to learn various online design, database, and project management programs.
  • Knowledge of social media channels and ability to develop tailored content.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Comfort with web-based content management systems.
  • Excellent oral communications skills.
  • Ability to organize time effectively and work on a variety of projects in the same timeframe.
  • Proficiency with office machines, including computers, database systems, scanners
  • High level of accuracy, organizational skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain a cooperative, professional demeanor with clients, volunteers, staff and community members.
  • Occasional lifting of boxes up to 25 lbs.
  • Complete WEAVE’s peer counselor training program (post-hiring requirement).
  • Valid California Driver’s license and reliable transportation, including vehicle insurance.
  • Meet social justice requirement hours (8 per calendar year)

 

 

ADA Job Characteristics:

Work environment is primarily in an office setting. Local travel (driving) may be required to attend off­site meetings or manage court filings. Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs., extend both arms above the head and/or reach below the waist, stoop, squat, crawl, bend the back to open lower­level filing drawers, or to retrieve items, climb stairs, or use an elevator. Must be able to sit frequently and/or stand when filing, using copier, etc., and use fine manipulation (hands and wrist) to operate a keyboard, take notes, utilize desk calculator, file and copy documents. Need corrected vision to normal range frequently for reading computer monitor and hard copy documents. Speak in normal vocal tone and range, and communicate clearly and concisely to others. Apply above average reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties.

 

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