DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Company: Queens Community House, Inc.
Location: New York
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Queens Community House (QCH) is a multi-site nonprofit
organization serving the diverse population of Queens through a
broad network of programs for children and youth, adults and
families, and older adults. Our mission is to provide individuals
and families with the tools to enrich their lives and build
healthy, inclusive communities. We are a modern interpretation of
the traditional settlement house, bringing to our work innovative
leadership and a passion for social and economic justice. We
welcome amazing individuals who have diverse backgrounds and
experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated
to change lives.
We are seeking a Director of Communications who will coordinate the
organization's overall communications strategy. This position
reports to the Chief Strategy Officer and is part of QCH's senior
The Director of Communications is responsible for creating and
implementing a comprehensive communications strategy that promotes
and advances the mission and profile of QCH. The position requires
experience in media relations, strong writing and editing skills,
and social media expertise.
Areas of responsibilities include:
--- Responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the
success of a comprehensive marketing, communications and public
relations program that will enhance QCH's image and position within
the marketplace and the general public.
--- Ensure articulation of QCH's desired image and position, assure
consistent communication of image and position throughout QCH, and
assure communication of image and position to all constituencies,
both internal and external.
--- Responsible for editorial direction, design, production and
distribution of all QCH publications.
--- Provide counsel to QCH Program Directors on marketing,
communications, outreach and public relations.
--- Manage all media relations activities including: building
relationships with print, radio and TV reporters and pitching
stories; writing press releases; tracking news coverage.
--- Serve as point of contact for media and public questions.
--- Manage QCH's website, ensuring content is accessible, timely,
and well-organized, and also work to increase site traffic.
--- Manage QCH's social media presence, implementing strategies to
grow the organization's
following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms.
--- Develop online relationships with influencers, QCH partners,
funders and supporters.
--- Work closely with the Development Director to create
promotional and fundraising materials,
--- Develop and implement a plan for communicating regularly with
donors and other
organizational supporters, through regular newsletters, e-blasts,
and other forms of
--- Bachelor's degree or higher in Communications, Public relations
or a related field required
--- A minimum 5 years of skills, knowledge and experience in the
design and execution of marketing, communications and public
relations activities required
--- A minimum 5 years of overseeing the design and production of
print materials and publication experience required
--- Passion for the QCH mission and vison
--- Experience with basic desktop publishing and video
--- Strong time-management and organizational skills
--- Strong oral and written communications skills
--- Experience and comfort using a variety of social media
--- Good story-teller
Queens Community House offers a competitive salary commensurate
with experience and a
comprehensive benefits package. The benefits package includes
medical/dental/vision offerings, life
insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a 403b plan. We value
health and wellness too and as such
staff can earn up to 27 annual leave days (17 in your first year),
12 sick days, and enjoy most federal
holidays. Staff can also take advantage of an array of professional
Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Salary: $55,000- $65,000 -range; commensurate with experience
Schedule: 35 hours per week
We are a passion-led, mission-driven organization - one that looks
to continually enrich the lives of our
diverse member community. If you would like to join our team,
please submit your cover letter and
resume, with subject line "Director of Communications" to
Queens Community House, Inc. provides equal employment
opportunities (EEO) to all employees and
applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
gender, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic
information, marital status, amnesty, or
status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal,
state and local laws.
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