THINK Together Director of Marketing and Communication in Santa Ana, California


The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of Think Together's marketing strategies, marketing communications, branding, and public relations activities. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Director will be an integral part of the organization to ensure that strategic goals of fundraising, brand awareness, business development and volunteer engagement are met.

The ideal candidate will bring a creative yet practical approach to marketing, familiarity with K-12 education issues and demonstrated expertise in nonprofit communication strategies and digital media channels. He/she will be an organized and seasoned professional with a track record in increasing brand recognition, engagement and financial support. This individual will have experience in leading and developing a marketing and communications team but willing to roll up their sleeves and work in a dynamic team environment.


  • Determine strategy and annual goals, develop a comprehensive and integrated plan for communications and outreach
  • Utilize external and internal data to set strategies and goals and monitor progress
  • Strategically expand the organization's digital presence via email, social media and digital ad campaigns and strategies
  • Increase visibility in the community by identifying opportunities for sponsorships, events and partnerships
  • Develop communication pieces and implement campaigns that promote brand recognition and increase philanthropic support
  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity and collaboration with team members across regions and departments
  • Manage, prioritize, follow through and report on multiple marketing and communication projects
  • Oversee the annual budget
  • Analyze market trends and recommend changes to ongoing marketing and business development strategies based on analysis and feedback
  • Create press releases, advertisements, and other marketing materials
  • Oversee the development of content for external audiences to ensure strong, consistent and accurate messages to key audiences
  • Deepen relationships with all media to ensure the most effective messaging and positioning of the organization
  • Manage and support team of three marketing and communications professionals
  • Perform other duties as required


* * Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals are essential * Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances. Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision * Ability to translate knowledge into engaging messages and disseminate them to the right audiences though the best distribution channels * Willing to travel between work sites to attend meetings and events * Demonstrated interest and commitment to Think Together's mission


  • Bachelor's Degree in marketing, advertising, business or relevant area, Masters preferred
  • 7 years experience in communications, marketing or public relations, ideally in a leadership role
  • At least two years experience in nonprofit administration
  • Deep understanding of digital advertising and social media tools/ opportunities
  • Expertise in email marketing platforms, donor database software knowledge preferred
  • Superior communication skills, strong track record as an implementer
  • Able to work effectively - in a team environment and in self-directed situations
  • Able to maintain positive personal relationships with in a wide variety of individuals and situations.

Computer & Equipment Skills:

  • Word processing
  • Use of typical office equipment
  • Microsoft Office Suites
  • Internet software
  • Social Media Platforms

Please include a copy of your Resume and Cover Letter when applying for this position. Thank you.

Worker Category: Full-Time

Posted On: 03/12/2018

Requisition ID: 1723

Job Class: Clerical or Admin