About Meyer Foundation
The Meyer Foundation pursues and invests in solutions that build an equitable Greater Washington community in which economically disadvantaged people thrive. We envision a just, connected, and inclusive Greater Washington community in which systemic racism and its consequences no longer exist.
Meyer Foundation Values:
Racial Justice & Shared Humanity
We believe racial equity is a moral and justice imperative that benefits all humanity. We are committed to advancing racial equity in all our spheres of influence in the interest of building a just, connected, inclusive future in which everyone thrives.
We recognize solutions to racial injustice are built through the collective efforts of diverse people, perspectives, and sectors; and by shifting power and voice to our community members who have been most directly affected by racial injustice.
We use our resources and relationships to create opportunities, build capacity, and contribute to the strength, resiliency, and equity of the Greater Washington region.
We manage the long-term financial well-being of the Foundation consistent with our beliefs, mission, and vision while acting boldly to achieve racial equity.
ABOUT THE POSITION
We seek to hire a Director for Strategic Communications. Working with and reporting directly to the President and CEO, this position will develop and implement comprehensive communications and external affairs strategies that support and advance the Foundation’s mission and vision. The Director for Strategic Communications will direct all communications functions of the Foundation, managing the communications budget, projects, and contractors. They will support and advise Foundation leadership and staff on internal and external communication and serve as press contact. They will be responsible for maintaining the Foundation’s website and web presence across social media channels. The Director for Strategic Communications will draft speeches, media posts and other organizational statements, developing and maintaining communications tools for the Foundation.
The Director for Strategic Communications will be someone who has a deep understanding of and commitment to racial justice, with demonstrated experience leading communications strategy for a mission-driven organization. The ideal candidate will have a record of supporting leadership and collaborations with community partners. They will be a seasoned communications generalist with skills executing, as well and leading, teams to execute communications projects. They will have a proven record of using communication strategies to successfully influence target audiences and help shape and/or change opinions on urgent as well as more long-term issues of interest to the organization(s) they have represented.
HOW TO APPLY
Click here for more information or to apply. To apply for the Director for Strategic Communications position, submit your application via Survey Monkey after reading the information below.
To complete the application, you will need to upload the following:
- Your resume;
- 1 to 2 writing samples such as an article, press release, op-ed, or blog post; and
- One of the following:
- A multimedia sample-this can be a link to a video, graphic, webpage/website, podcast or something similar, OR
- A creative brief or sample of a brief strategic communications plan.
You will also need to respond to the following questions. Please do not include a cover letter.
1) How would you describe your experience communicating with a racial and/or economic justice lens on behalf of an organization?
2) Please describe your experience supporting thought leadership at an organization.
3) How would you describe your experience leveraging social media to support an organization’s mission and vision? What are some tactics you have used?
4) Please describe a time when you had to manage a crisis as a communications professional. How did you navigate and overcome the crisis?