Director of Communications

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
Job Description

Would you like to have meaningful work with an employer that values work-life balance, and colleagues that are all-in, big hearted and solution focused? If so, then SFBFS might be the employer for you!

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) welcomes people of all backgrounds and circumstances, providing a judgement-free zone for individuals and families throughout Sacramento County. A staff of more than 80 and several thousand volunteers take our mission of fighting food insecurity one step further by offering education and support for families wanting to shape their best tomorrow. More information is available at www.sacramentofoodbank.org.

Applicants must e-mail resume, cover letter, SFBFS employment application (found at https://www.sacramentofoodbank.org/) to employment@sacramentofoodbank.org for consideration.

No phone calls please.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Director of Communications is responsible for leading and implementing Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services’ (SFBFS) Marketing and Communication plans and strategies including public relations, media relations, on-line giving, digital communications, key messaging, storytelling, and brand experience. The Director of Communications works with the Director of Development and President/CEO to manage strategic communications planning, marketing, public relations as it relates to fundraising efforts. He/She Marketing is responsible for both internal and external factors related to organizational messaging.

The Director of Communications will (including but not limited to):

  • Craft universal messaging to be shared with public about SFBFS organization
  • Serves as primary public speaker with President/CEO on behalf of SFBFS in all media, public, print, radio, TV and interview formats
  • Creates and implements annual communication calendar/plan
  • Train and lead staff to support marketing efforts including production of all collateral items
  • Oversee Web site development and maintenance along with social media presence
  • Act as point of contact for media agencies and complete public relations duties for daily operations and special events including press releases and media outreach
  • Participate in outreach events, specifically speaking to groups about how their contributions can impact programs and services
  • Lead staff communications training
  • Other duties as assigned

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with at least 4 years of progressive experience in a similar role
  • 3+ years in Director level role, w/ staff supervisory experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge in nonprofit fundraising and marketing
  • Experience and knowledge of project management and coordination
  • Ability to maintain knowledge and professional development in market research, business trends and communication trends that may impact needs and resources
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office and other software
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A working knowledge of Sacramento area and various channels of communications throughout the county
  • Visionary and creative leadership in communications with an outstanding record of accomplishment
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong relationships with community leaders, board members, staff, and volunteers
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to make inspiring presentations to the public and media

POSITION DETAILS

  • Full-time, exempt position; Monday - Friday; occasional weekends and holidays as needed
  • SFBFS’ Family Services campus location, with occasional travel to Food Bank Services campus
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision/life/AD&D/LTD/retirement and more
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