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Director of Communications

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PNP Staffing Group
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Published 23 days ago

PNP Staffing Group is proud to have been retained by All Star Code to lead their search for a Director of Communications

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All Star Code is a non profit computer science education organization serving Black and Latino young men. Few organizations prepare this group for careers in the innovation economy. Our ultimate goal is to close the wealth, income, and opportunity gaps. Our mission is to create economic opportunity by developing a new generation of boys and young men of color with an entrepreneurial mindset who have the tools they need to succeed in a technological world. Our vision: All Star Code envisions a country where all young men of color have access to the tools of success, and where the ability to thrive is available to all who are willing to dare greatly.


Director of Communications

All Star Code seeks an entrepreneurial, highly organized, creative communications and marketing professional to serve as Director of Communications. The Director will play a leadership role in advancing the organization’s mission, brand, and platform. The ideal candidate will be willing to roll up their sleeves, operate at various levels and with diverse partners, and manage multiple projects. Our next Director of Communications is committed to All Star Code’s vision & mission and creatively curious about how to “tell our story”. The Director of Communications will report to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities

●    Develop and implement an integrated communications strategy and plan to support All Star Code’s communication and engagement objectives - to run the organization (core programming and fundraising) and grow the organization (strategic plan implementation)

●    Evaluate the effectiveness of communications strategy, plan, campaigns activities, and broader network engagement

●    Lead the generation of online content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action. Decide who, where, and when to disseminate.

●    Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all collateral (print, digital) including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, All Star Code’s website

●    Managing external vendors including: Public relations firm, website vendor, graphic designer, copywriting

●    Lead team member(s) responsible for All Star Code’s website administration and ongoing coordination

●    Manage development and distribution of ASC’s annual report

●    Leading the draft of press releases, media pitches, and messaging. Proactively shaping storylines and events.

●    Building relationships with key national and regional media outlets.

●    Develop thought leadership for ASC across sectors including: Boys and young men of color, STEM education (Computer Science), technology and entrepreneurship, School-College-Career pipeline, learn to code organizations, diversity, inclusion, and equity.

●    Support ASC Executive team with op-eds, talking points, speaking appearances, and internal communications

●    Manage and mentor Communication Associate (direct report)

Qualifications and Preferred Experience

●    7 to 10 years of experience in communications, marketing, or related fields

●    BA/BS preferred, graduate degree a plus


●    A proven track record of developing communication strategies and implementing key initiatives

●    Experience managing digital elements of campaigns and initiatives, including website content, social media, email management, and online advocacy and organizing tools

●    Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with reporters and editors, and in successfully positioning subject matter with the media to achieve high-impact placements

●    Graphic design sensibility or strong familiarity with the use of graphic design as a key communications element preferred

●    Highly collaborative style; ability to manage multiple priorities, strong project management skills

●    Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills

●    Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to "manage by influence"

●    High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels

●    Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters

●    Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives


Leadership pillars and competencies

●    Maintain an environment of professional, safe, and appropriate behavior at all times

●    Demonstrate initiative, organizational skills, foresight, and a commitment to excellence

●    Able to work independently and be accountable to fundraising goals (“goal oriented”)

●    Fully supportive of All Star Code’s commitment to inclusion, equity, diversity: valuing diverse perspectives and opinions; enthusiastic about engaging in dialog about systemic oppression and the impact on the population we serve

●    Good “eye” for well-designed and compelling communications

●    Authenticity of manner; strong instincts to support and prioritize colleagues’ needs

●    Ability to relate to and build strong relationships with a wide variety of people, genuine curiosity about others

●    Understanding of small team work dynamics and willingness to collaborate across departments on creative solutions

●    Flexibility and creativity to manage rapidly changing circumstances

●    Ability to coach and support senior leaders and program stakeholders as spokespersons;

PNP Staffing Group is proud to have been retained by All Star Code to lead their search for a Director of Communications

FULLY REMOTE


All Star Code is a non profit computer science education organization serving Black and Latino young men…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

$85,000 - $95,000

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Arlene Shapiro, Executive Recruiter with PNP Staffing Group. ashapiro@pnpstaffinggroup.com

Please send resume and cover letter to Arlene Shapiro, Executive Recruiter with PNP Staffing Group. ashapiro@pnpstaffinggroup.com

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