Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF) serves the residents of Humboldt, Trinity, Del Norte, and Curry counties by promoting and encouraging generosity, leadership, and inclusion to strengthen our communities. Through the generosity of local donors, HAF has awarded more than $80 million in grants and scholarships since 1972. HAF, along with its affiliate Wild Rivers Community Foundation, focuses its grantmaking and program efforts on strengthening community capacity and transforming our communities’ ability to solve problems and address the root causes of those problems. Long-standing programs of the foundation include the Native Cultures Fund and the Northern California Association of Nonprofits, and current initiatives include Building Healthy Communities—a 10-year initiative focused on improving the health and wellbeing of Del Norte County and Tribal Lands—and the Equity Alliance of the North Coast—a collaborative effort to understand and improve racial and social equity through education, dialogue, and coaching opportunities.
For more information, visit https://www.hafoundation.org
About the Opportunity
If you are a dynamic and multitalented generalist Marketing and Communications Director, Humboldt Area Foundation, Wild Rivers Community Foundation, and affiliates need you! In this position, you will have purview over all aspects of the organizations’ marketing, communications, and brand identity efforts. You will join the team at a moment ripe for a fresh look at the organizations’ brand, along with their marketing and communications channels. A Director, you will collaborate closely and enthusiastically within the leadership team to unify, cross-promote, and harmonize our initiatives and affiliate identities.
The Marketing and Communications Director will develop and oversee powerful, clear, and inspiring strategies to express and amplify the Foundation’s efforts, impact, and vision. Twin goals for this position are 1) to create and foster thought leadership on national, regional, and local issues that impact our region and the communities we serve, and 2) to drive opportunities for public engagement, event and conference participation, and audience building locally and nationally.
In this role, you will execute the marketing and communications strategy through multiple means including traditional media, graphic identity, social media, presentations and publications, storytelling, and more. Employing internal and external resources, as Marketing and Communications Director you will design persuasive and creative campaigns and materials that promote generosity and amplify giving.
You are a skilled collaborator and enjoy active participation with staff and board members, and proactively generate input and learning from the community. You are highly effective at annual planning, budgeting and resource management, and in the use of technology tools such as website design and analytics, CRM systems, and collaboration platforms. Crucially, you are dedicated to our organization’s racial equity commitments, and play a key role in helping the organization live into and communicate these core values. You have a strong ethic of servant-leadership, mentorship, and adaptability.
You have broad marketing and communication skills, and enjoy having a variety of projects and workstreams to put those skills to work. This includes an understanding of modern print and online communications and the ways people get and use information in today’s world; experience with design and production of effective and engaging print materials, websites, and social media.
A successful candidate is expected to have a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field. To be considered, candidates must have five years of progressively responsible work experience including planning, marketing, communications, public relations, and media, leading to the knowledge, skills, and abilities as described above. Finally, candidates must have experience supervising and mentoring staff and partners, as well as experience managing consultants, budgets, and contracts.
Visit https://www.hafoundation.org/About-Us/Employment-Opportunities for a detailed position profile and instructions on how to apply.
Compensation and Benefits
An offer is expected to be in the $64,454-80,568 range depending on experience, plus health benefits, retirement benefits, paid holidays and sick time.
Please email the following two (2) documents as well as your salary requirements in Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A cover letter
Humboldt Area Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and without regard to race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Applications submitted for this position do not constitute a promise of employment.
Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF) and our affiliates are committed to diversity throughout our programs, environment, and workforce. It is our mission to “promote and encourage generosity, leadership, and inclusion to strengthen our communities” and our belief that taking active and intentional steps to ensure equal employment opportunity and create a working environment that is welcoming to all, will foster diversity and promote excellence in our work. To effectively serve a growing diverse population we endeavor to hire and retain staff who are sensitive to and knowledgeable of the needs of the continually changing communities we serve.