The Center for Growth and Opportunity strives to conduct world-class, policy-relevant research in the areas of (1) innovation & entrepreneurship, (2) health, wealth, and human capital, and (3) business, government, and civil society. Another key goal of the Center is to provide students with immersive, research-based mentorship and to actively build a network of scholars conducting research in
About the Opening
The Senior Director of Communications at the Center for Growth and Opportunity will lead the strategic development, implementation, and management of internal and external communication strategies, including media relations, marketing, digital, publications, and creative teams. As a member of the leadership team, the senior director will work closely with leadership to advance the profile of the organization, promote research, and expand the size and scope of key audiences.
This position is a new role at the CGO. Due to rapid growth in the organization, we have identified the need for a communications professional with years of leadership and tactical experience. We are constantly creating and innovating at the CGO, and this job would be no exception. This role offers someone the opportunity to grow and learn professionally and personally by building foundational capabilities.
As our organization grows, this position has the possibility to expand as well. This could become a Vice President, or equivalent, role over time.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
- Guide the overall marketing, media relations, and communications strategies of the Center.
- Develop and implement communication strategies and plans to promote research and opportunities as represented in research, publications, events, fellowships, and other activities.
- Oversee the development and maintenance of the Centers marketing and communications materials, which includes: websites, brochures, social networks, blogs, and videos so that organization brand and research are communicated consistently and effectively.
- Manage crisis communications and serve as chief spokesperson as requi red.
- Bachelor’s degree with 7+ years experience in relevant communications, public relations, media, crisis communications, and/or marketing positions.
- Non-profit marketing, media relations, and communications experience is a plus.
- Demonstrated track record of identifying communication opportunities and developing and leading communication strategy.
- Relevant work experience with non-profit research and education institutions including universities, policy think-tanks, or other policy related groups.
- Familiarity and well-established relationships with the policy and opinion-shaping community, especially in think tanks, media, and on Capitol Hill.
- Proven experience building brand awareness of an organization through marketing, public relations, and earned media.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy with the ability to develop and maintain cooperative and successful working relationships with outside constituencies and partners, as well as staff, contractors, and supporters
- Experience supervising growing teams and individuals with a wide range of skills and experiences.
- Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a deadline-driven environment both independently and as part of a team.
- Understanding of and passion for CGO’s mission.
To apply, qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- Cover letter detailing: 1) your interest in the position/the mission of the
CGO, 2) your preferred office location and/or availability to work from CGO’s
office, and 3) your salary requirements
- A brief writing sample
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.
Questions can be directed to Lauren Skiver, Talent Manager at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.
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