The Director of Communications is responsible for strengthening the impact of Urban Land Conservancy (“ULC”) through internal and external communications, fundraising, and events.

PRIMARY DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of Communications will be expected to work independently and perform a wide range of duties including, but not limited to the following:

Marketing and Communications

  • Responsible for all marketing activities including content creation, messaging and outreach, and overall marketing and communications strategy
  • Design and implement public relations strategy; manage execution across owned, earned, and paid media channels
  • Manage the generation, design, distribution and maintenance of print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to: newsletters, brochures, web content, social media messaging, news releases
  • Manage and create ULC’s brand identity, brand assets and messaging to ensure consistent, quality external communications
  • Ensure there is alignment internally with ULC’s brand strategy and messaging.
  • Responsible for website maintenance, updates, content sharing and design
  • Oversee all media related communications and relationships, maintain media contacts and act as point person for all ULC media outreach

 Partnerships and Collaborations

  • Support efforts related to advocacy and policy driven messaging to improve local, state, and Federal policies and legislation to better support ULC’s work
  • Work closely with third party policy advocates to ensure ULC’s mission is supported
  • Responsible for grant activities including research, writing or assisting in grant proposals and applications, grant submittals, securing contracts and budgets, and reporting
  • Represent ULC at community events and meetings as necessary, speaking on behalf of the organization related to projects, plans and overall mission
  • Participate in relevant conferences

General

  • Manage the planning and execution ULC private and public events, i.e. partner events, annual event, groundbreakings and grand openings, and ULC-led conferences and tours
  • Lead and/or facilitate special projects on an ad-hoc basis as directed by the President
  • Supervises Communications & Grants Manager

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or other related degree

Experience

  • Must have at least 5-7 years of experience in managing a marketing, public relations, or communications team or department

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Intermediate to advanced skills with Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • Excellent knowledge of WordPress
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to multi-task and manage priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
  • A commitment to maintain strict confidentiality

COMPENSATION

• Salary range is $80,000-$90,000 and is commensurate with depth of experience and overall qualifications

• Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) after six months, paid life insurance, AD&D, short- and long-term disability, and paid time off

How to Apply:
Using Communications Director as the subject line, please send your resume to HRapplications@urbanlandc.org.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYER:
It is the policy of Urban Land Conservancy to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.