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In support of its mission, AIGC now seeks a Director of Marketing and Communications who will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of AIGC’s external communications and public relations. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Marketing and Communications will develop, manage, and implement AIGC’s overall Comprehensive Marketing Plan (CMP), encompassing marketing, advertising, promotional and communications activities of the organization, and develop a major communications strategy to support AIGC’s fundraising and sustainability plan, scholarships, and scholar support programs. The ideal candidate is a proven marketing leader with an eye for detail and understanding of how to leverage story to communicate values to build a national platform. This is an exciting opportunity to build a new marketing strategy that highlights the premier organizational funding and empowers the next generation of Native leaders across all sectors.
The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with a history of building and executing strong marketing plans. S/He/They will have previous experience growing and managing high functioning marketing teams. While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:
• Master’s Degree in marketing, communications, or related field required, plus 10 years’ experience in marketing, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five years’ experience in a supervisory capacity.
• Ability to utilize fundraising software to identify, track, cultivate, and communicate with donors and potential donors; Raiser’s Edge Donor Management software experience a plus.
• Able to report results efficiently and accurately to Executive Team and Board.
• Familiarity with American Indian history and culture; ability to stay current with trends in philanthropy and current Indian Affairs events.
• Superior written, verbal, and presentation skills to effectively communicate with all levels within the organization, external partners, funders, donors, tribal partners, the public, and media.
• Strong relationship building and interpersonal communication skills.
• Experience leading and supporting marketing strategy through the effective stewardship of resources.
• Proven track record of effectively leading teams through strong project management by tracking, reporting, holding managers accountable for achieving goals, and fostering a culture of collaboration, trust, and high achievement.