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Vice President of Communications and Outreach
Compelled by our guiding principles and values of philanthropy, justice and nondiscrimination, Rose Community Foundation works to enhance the quality of life of the Greater Denver community through our leadership, resources, traditions and values. Since its founding in 1995, the Foundation has granted more than $260 million to nonprofit organizations and initiatives focused on Aging, Child and Family Development, Education, Health and Jewish Life in the seven-county Metro Denver area – recently adding a cross-programmatic community action overlay of support for nonprofit organizations serving immigrants, refugees and communities vulnerable to discrimination and hate crimes. In addition to strategic grantmaking, the Foundation drives systems change as a thought-leader and convener locally, regionally and nationally. The Foundation helps individuals, families and groups define and achieve their philanthropic goals across a wide range of issue areas while stewarding, investing and managing designated funds, donor-advised funds, legacy gifts and endowments.
Rose Community Foundation is seeking an experienced, talented and enthusiastic communications professional to develop, manage and implement communications, marketing, public relations and outreach strategies. With the goal of developing a more outwardly facing institutional profile to advance our mission on all fronts, the Vice President will work with the President and CEO and other key staff members to develop a multi-media strategic communications plan highlighting the work of the Foundation and our grantees and its impact on our community, to amplify the Foundation’s thought leadership on key issues and policy matters, and to promote a multi-generational culture of philanthropy. In addition to strategic thought partnership with the President and CEO and the Foundation’s Program and Philanthropic Services departments and leading the small communications and outreach team, the Vice President will play a key, hands-on role in implementing external and internal communications strategies by writing and editing content across multiple platforms and building key media and community relationships. In short, this person must be a thinker, planner and a doer.
The Vice President of Communications and Outreach will:
- Provide strategic leadership and vision for all external and internal Foundation communications, media relations, branding, marketing and outreach activities, while directing the strategy, planning, development, management and budget for the communications department
- Oversee and participate in the production, writing and editing of content for all institutional communications, including website, publications (written and electronic), press releases, social media, speeches, advertisements and internal communications
- Lead and manage the Communications staff; manage vendors and contractors
- Serve on the cross-departmental executive team and participate in relevant affinity groups
- Collaborate with Program, Philanthropic Services and Initiatives staff to create communications strategies and marketing materials that are consistent with Foundation messaging standards and engage internal and external stakeholders, including staff, trustees, committee members, funders and partners, donors and prospects, grantees, community leaders and relevant affinity groups
- Direct and perform proactive and reactive media and public relations activities including pitches, creation and dissemination of news releases, responses to media inquiries and cultivation of key media relationships
- Develop communications strategies to amplify the Foundation’s advocacy and policy work
- Evaluate advertising and sponsorship opportunities
- Provide strategic support to Foundation events and forums
- Stay abreast of innovations and best practices in the field and sector
- Participate in the Foundation’s forthcoming strategic planning process
Education, Experience and Skills
We are seeking a Vice President of Communications and Outreach with a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and at least 10 years of experience in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or a relevant field. He or she will have demonstrated communications leadership experience in a multi-faceted organization, a proven record of developing, motivating and managing professional staff and a sophisticated understanding of available communications tools. Technologically adept and forward-thinking, he or she must be a multi-channel communicator with expertise across digital, social and traditional platforms and have a strong record of sound judgement in managing and strengthening the image of a high-profile organization or brand. Deep knowledge of the Greater Denver community and the nonprofit, philanthropic or public sector is preferred.
The Vice President will have proven experience developing, implementing and managing strategic communications plans. Demonstrated experience using online platforms to communicate and increase market exposure is required. He or she will have exceptional writing, editing, oral communication and presentation skills with an unparalleled attention to detail and expert copy-editing skills. Excellent project management skills with a history of managing complex projects, delivering quality work on time and within budgetary guidelines. Proven experience hiring and managing outside consultants/contractors preferred.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have expert knowledge of the
Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word), Internet research and social media platforms as well as experience with relational database and CRM software, email marketing systems, project management software and website content management systems.
The ideal candidate will have a positive, can-do attitude and a good sense of humor. Self-motivated and intellectually curious, he or she will be a life-long learner, excellent listener and strong communicator. The Vice President will be a self-confident professional with highly developed interpersonal skills and a propensity to take initiative and be proactive. A true team player and highly collaborative, he or she must be a relationship-builder, excited by the opportunity to work as part of a team as well as independently – fostering positive working relationships along the way both internally and externally. The Vice President will be a creative and strategic thinker. Highly organized and systematic, he or she will take pride in ensuring every detail is explored and executed correctly. The ideal candidate will work quickly and effectively with multiple tasks from multiple sources with ease – demonstrating talent for distilling, synthesizing and packaging diverse and complex information. An affinity for nonprofit, policy and philanthropic work are musts. Valuing excellence and reputation, the Vice President must be passionate about the Foundation’s mission, vision and values as well as who we are, what we do and where we are going.
The Vice President of Communications and Outreach supervises two full-time employees and reports to the President and CEO. This position does not have administrative support.
Salary and Benefits
This full-time, exempt position’s salary will be commensurate with background, experience and sector benchmarks. Rose Community Foundation currently offers a competitive benefits package including employer-supported health, dental, vision and life insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage, a 403(b) retirement plan (including a matching program after one year of employment), paid time off including holidays, professional development opportunities and a matching gift program. EOE
How to Apply
Submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. on March 7, 2018. Interested candidates should email their cover letter, résumé and salary requirement to: Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “VP of Communications and Outreach.” No phone calls please.
Communications and Technology Coordinator
Latino Community Foundation of Colorado
Compelled by our guiding principles and values of philanthropy, justice and nondiscrimination, Rose Community Foundation works to enhance the quality of life of the Greater Denver community through our leadership, resources, traditions and values.
The Latino Community Foundation of Colorado (LCFC), an initiative of Rose Community Foundation, is seeking a competent and creative professional to coordinate the communications and technology work that supports the LCFC’s operations.
This position will play a critical role as LCFC continues its growth and transition to become its own 501(c)(3) by highlighting and managing key outward facing messaging around LCFCs work and statewide impact to stakeholders, the Latino community, donors, partners and the general public through use of the latest technological applications and platforms. They will also be responsible for coordination, maintenance and design of the communication’s technology infrastructure that supports all communications work as well as other applications.
Charged with providing communications and technology support of LCFC’s day-to-day operations and assist LCFC in designing and migrating to a new technology infrastructure.
LCFC Collateral Materials:
- Design, produce and disseminate collateral materials for LCFC initiatives and annual events including event logos, invitations, programs/journals, signage, social media postings, and graphics for events
- Produce and disseminate quarterly LCFC newsletter, annual report and other e-blast communication
- Manage LCFC communication content for consistency and brand messaging
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram):
- Create and manage content for social media communications
- Management and maintenance of social media mediums
- Manage, interpret and report on user analytics
Social Media Application:
- Create original content
- Migrate information to the application, keeping it fresh and up-to-date
- Implement campaigns to draw people to the platform
- Manage, interpret and report on user analytics
- Maintain and manage troubleshoot, update, user technical support platform
- Create and manage content
- Maintain and co-manage with web company designer
- Develop and update web-pages as needed
- Monitor and analyze usage of web-based communications and make recommendations for improvements and changes
- Assist with designing on-line donor campaigns and execute the strategy
- Create social media strategies that support LCFC events
- Manage and maintain e-mail lists current
- Coordinate and oversee the maintenance and management of all communications technology (social media, website, Latino Force Platform and other technology)
- Provide support for the integration and migration of technology
- Assist LCFC staff with identifying best technology applications and support user integration
- Explore new opportunities for the use of technology to better support communication among initiative partners and among staff as LCFC expands its state-wide footprint
- Coordinate and assist with audio visual/technology needs at LCFC events
- Interpretation of website and social media user analytics for staff to evaluate projects, initiatives, reach and impact
- Creation, organization, management of archival systems for photos and messaging materials
- Provide support in building presentations, training material, program or initiative related collateral materials
- Update/build on internal communications standards
- Support and management of technology and equipment during LCFC transition and thereafter
- Other duties as assigned
As a member of the LCFC’s support team the Communications and Technology Coordinator should be a role model for LCFC culture and stay abreast of philanthropic, economic, and social trends related to the Latino community of Colorado.
The candidate must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, meet deadlines with little supervision, and be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. The ideal candidate will be able to carry a project from concept to delivery.
Education, Experience and Skills
The candidate will have a proven history of effective multitasking and time management with unparalleled attention to detail and eye for design and organization skills. They must have successful experience working on multiple projects while delivering quality work on time – all while remaining nimble and responsive to evolving priorities and needs.
The candidate must be an excellent writer and editor with the ability to create and develop original content and analyze third party information to determine if it is appropriate and aligned with the LCFC mission.
The Coordinator must be an intermediate level user of core technologies including operating technology systems, Microsoft Office 365 (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Illustrator, Publisher, Photoshop), Adobe (Acrobat, Illustrator) and online marketing tools (social media management, email marketing, video editing and graphic design).
We are seeking a person with combination of education and relevant experience. At least two years’ experience in a professional environment and at least an associate’s degree from a credited college or higher; or at least five years of an equivalent proven track record in performing the duties described in the job description.
The candidate must be comfortable and confident working with technology as well as working in the nonprofit, business or philanthropic sectors including work with the Latino community of Colorado. Bilingual and/or bicultural are a plus.
The ideal candidate will have a flexible, positive, can-do attitude and a good sense of humor. Motivated, creative and curious, she or he will be a life-long learner and excellent listener. This candidate will have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple stakeholders. A true team player and highly collaborative, he or she must be excited by the opportunity to work as part of a team as well as independently – fostering positive working relationships along the way. An affinity for nonprofit work including community-based relationship building is a must. Valuing excellence and reputation, the Coordinator must be passionate about the LCFC’s mission, vision and values as well as who we are, what we do and where we’re going.
The Communications and Technology Coordinator reports to the Director of Evaluation and Special Projects of the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado. This position does not have administrative support.
Salary and Benefits
This full-time, non-exempt position’s salary will be $38,000-$40,000, commensurate with background and experience. Rose Community Foundation currently offers a competitive benefits package including employer-supported health, dental, vision and life insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage, a 403(b) retirement plan (including a matching program after one year of employment), paid time off including holidays, and a matching gift program. EOE
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should email their cover letter and résumé to: Search Committee at email@example.com with the subject line “LCFC Communications and Technology Coordinator.” No phone calls please.