Communications Director

Coptic Orphans
Fairfax, VA
Dec 05, 2022
Dec 08, 2022
Full Time
A$ A' "A' ?Communications DirectorPurpose of the JobThe Director of Communications leads the promotion and communications efforts of Coptic Orphans, nationally and globally. S/He oversees the development and dissemination of key message(s) and develops strategies to engage supporters, partners, stakeholders, and the media. In consultation with program and donor relations staff, S/He develops new products and campaigns for the organization, while ensuring that existing products are effectively marketed. S/He is part of the organization's senior management and bears final responsibility for the success of Coptic Orphans' promotions and communications efforts. Along with the Director of Donor Relations, S/He shares responsibility for achieving the organization's overall annual fundraising goals.Essential Functions and ResponsibilitiesDevelop and implement a 5-year strategic communications plan that integrates products, campaigns, and platforms (digital, media, print, etc.) with the primary goal of increasing organizational outreach and revenue.Create and disseminate all print and digital communications including annual reports, email blasts, newsletters, the website and story-telling videos; while maintaining a consistent message and preserving the brand. Analyze their effectiveness in engaging with donors and raising funds using various tools to include focus groups, google analytics, and resulting funds raised.Identify publishing opportunities and proactively identify and cultivate new media contacts to show program impact and success; and raising the organization's profile among target audiences in countries where Coptic Orphans has offices.Ensure that Coptic Orphans supporters receive a constant flow of fresh and innovative content by updating social media (Instagram, LinkedIn, FB, Twitter).Identify new online platforms and technologies, eg, mobile donations technology, webinar services, cutting-edge social media, and integrate their use into a strategic plan.Manage and grow the communications team to support the development and execution of the communications strategy; promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality; and mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis.Supervisory ResponsibilitiesThe Director of Communications supervises all Communications employees, contractors and consultants in the US and Egypt offices.Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and SkillsA minimum of BA in communications, English, marketing, journalism, public relations or closely related field. Master's degree is desirable and will be considered with preference.Ten years of experience in leading communications, marketing, or media projects. International and nonprofit experience is preferred.Outstanding writing, presentation and communication skills and editorial expertise; eloquence in all communications a must. Skills in spoken Arabic are a strong plus.Proven excellent interpersonal communication, teamwork, and organizational skills.Experience with Adobe Creative Suite products, Photoshop, video editing software, WordPress, Windows Movie Maker or other design and web applications is a plus.Travel RequirementsMay involve occasional international travelOur BenefitsCoptic Orphans offer a wide range of benefits including comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, optional Short-term and Long-term Disability coverage, access to onsite fitness, Employee assistance program and paid time off. Employees have the option to participate in a company-sponsored 403(b) retirement plan.

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