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Director, PR and Communications

Committee for Children -   Seattle   WA

Posted 13 days ago

Salary: Not Disclosed

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Note: This position is located in the Seattle area or eligible to sit remotely in any of the following states: AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MN, NJ, NM, NY OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, WAHi, we’re glad you’re thinking about joining us.

Are you looking for purpose-driven work where PR and Communications makes a positive impact on communities around the world? If so, then Committee for Children is an amazing place to grow your career as a Director, PR and Communications. We’re a social enterprise dedicated to advancing the well-being of children through social-emotional learning (SEL).

As a Director, PR and Communications at CFC, you’ll lead a team of communicators, develop strategy, and execute on key organizational goals and objectives. You’ll serve as a strategic thought partner to CFC’s Vice President, PR and Communications, and will provide discerning leadership at all times. You’ll create comprehensive and strategic communication plans that build support for the organization’s priority areas, increase brand affinity, and enhance the overall reputation of the organization around the globe.

You’ll also utilize your writing and editing experience and strong storytelling ability to connect ideas and tell a powerful and compelling narrative in a range of mediums. You’ll keep a clear pulse on strategic issues and relevant trends to help inform strategy on communications campaigns and media relations. You’ll be responsible for leading the planning, development, and implementation of CFC’s reputation management and media relations strategies and will have budgetary responsibility over activities related to key initiatives.

Our team is collaborative, creative, and passionate about our work. Every day brings new challenges, and we jump at the opportunity to solve them. If you’re looking for an environment that values your unique perspective and empowers you to do great work, then CFC is the place for you.

We’re also growing fast, which means you’ll have an opportunity to make an impact every day. Growth at CFC isn’t just up. It’s up, left, right, around, and through. You’ll have a say in the direction your career takes, the skills you learn, and the way we use recruitment to transform the lives of children.

Let’s talk about benefits.

What we do matters. But we can’t achieve our goals unless we empower every team member to pursue their own goals and live a more fulfilling personal life. Our benefits, perks, and rewards are aimed at doing just that: helping you live your best life while you’re at CFC.

We cover 100% of your premiums for medical and dental coverage and 60% for your dependents’ medical and dental premiumsRetirement plan plus company match up to 6%; CFC also makes an annual contribution on your behalf at the end of the year!A flexible work subsidy: $100 per month that you can use on things like phone and internet costs, office supplies, or commuting costs16 paid holidays (including winter break and 1 floating holiday), 3 weeks of vacation in your first year, and separate sick leave accrual Monthly contribution to childcare expenses

What you’ll do when you join us:

Strategy

Synthesize the organization’s narrative strategy and global storylines into annual and quarterly communications strategies and plans Create strategies and tactics for high-impact engagement, relationship-building, and earned placements with journalists and content creators Lead, focus, and direct business unit staff and cross-functional teams as an authoritative representative of the PR and Communications business unit to achieve the organization’s mission and goals Advise VP, PR and Communications, and other executives on SEL landscape, media trends, and strategy and messaging needs Develop and implement executive-level communications Support issues management framework through media and stakeholder engagement

Public Relations, Messaging & Analytics

Implement proactive and reactive plans to contribute to the successful positioning of CFC Lead the development and execution on impactful PR campaigns Build and maintain exceptional relationships with journalists Develop messaging frameworks in collaboration with various key groups Oversee and develop communications campaign materials, including talking points, press releases, Q&As, fact sheets, timelines, and presentations to further elevate the organization’s reputation Monitor, track, and assess the impact of the organization’s narrative messages Identify market trends and developments that could positively or negatively impact the organization Craft risk/vulnerability assessments and points of view on how and when to respond to a crisis or issue

Relationship-Building

Provide senior leadership and internal teams with timely, strategic counsel, guidance, and advice to protect and enhance the organization’s reputation Manage and mentor PR and Communications staff members toward successful measurable objectives and outcomes, opportunities for growth, and retention Oversee a portfolio of relationships with influential stakeholders including media journalists, influencers, partners, and collaborators Motivate internal stakeholders by bringing a positive, solutions-focused attitude to everything you do and providing mentorship and guidance for junior staff Drive cross-functional alignment on goals and results Cultivate and manage proactive and reactive media relationships

Here’s what we’re looking for:

10+ years of experience in relevant aspects of journalism, public relations, strategic communications, issues-driven communications, political science, or PR agency work Minimum of 5 years’ experience in leading and managing of a diverse team for conceptual content creation Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with the ability to clearly articulate complex issues and deliver compelling information to key audiences Ability to synthesize nuanced information and identify meaningful story angles for the appropriate internal and/or external audience A strategic, creative, and detailed storyteller, with validated experience in executive presentations and speaker training, messages, editorials, blog posts and social media Excellent organizational and effective interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently while managing and coordinating multiple projects with minimal supervision and a high level of competency Demonstrated ability to lead large-scale projects involving many constituencies Superior knowledge of employee, community, government, and media relations principles and practices

Transform the lives of millions.

Grow your career while you do it.

At Committee for Children, we’re dedicated to advocating for policies to enhance, gathering research to support, and developing educational programs to advance the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning (SEL). Our goal is to impact the lives of 100 million children around the world by 2030.

We’re best known for our innovative Second Step® family of SEL programs, which blend research and rigor with intuitive design to help young people build strengths that will help them realize their goals throughout life. And we feel like we’re still just getting started. We believe that if you make a positive impact on enough children, the ripple effect will help a family, school, community, and ultimately, the world.

We’re proudly building a more equitable workplace.

We’re committed to providing a place that empowers you to bring every bit of who you are to work. When you’re able to be yourself, you do your best work. It’s as simple as that. And to that end, we’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, without regard to race, color, age, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, genetics, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Apply now and help us achieve our vision of safe children thriving in a just and peaceful world.

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