Director of Marketing and Communications – A Wider Circle – Silver Spring, MD

The Director of Marketing and Communications will work closely with our founder and President, coordinating presentations and media connections and together pursuing sponsorships and long-term relationships that will elevate the organization and the movement.
As we move through 2019, our sights are set on greater expansion of current programs and launching the national plan referenced above, as well as bringing greater workforce development opportunities locally to those in underserved communities.

The conditions faced by those in poverty have not changed at nearly the proportion of the expenditure in this country on programs and services addressing it. There has been a significant output for a modest outcome, and we are working hard to help change that.
In the coming year, the organization will pursue without compromise outcomes such as ensuring that everyone in our midst has their basic needs met as well as opportunities to pursue employment with the expectation of success. We are addressing this both at our headquarters in Silver Spring and at our neighborhood centers within low-income neighborhoods. The centers are holistic in their approach, with a primary focus on jobs and housing support.

The Director of Marketing and Communications will be a major voice of A Wider Circle in communications with outside stakeholders. We are looking for someone with the energy and enthusiasm to propel the movement to end poverty and bring people across all sectors into our work. The Director of Marketing and Communications will cultivate public media relations and write press releases to create an awareness of programming, events, and poverty-related issues. Other key components of this position include assisting with website oversight, social media presence, and the development of effective marketing and promotional materials.
Poverty is a national humanitarian crisis, and we look for team members who bring a high level of urgency to the work – and who see this as more than just a job.

Qualifications
At least 10 years professional experience in marketing and/or related areas
Commitment to the movement to end poverty
Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate at a very high level in different mediums, including press releases, social media, and everyday marketing materials
Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, Publisher, and similar programs
Experience in website management
Professional experience in using social media as a marketing tool

How To Apply
jobs@awidercircle.org

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