Reports to President/CEO, and serving as an integral organizational leader on Easterseals executive management team (Mteam). The VP of Integrated Marketing & Communications is responsible for overseeing Easterseals marketing and communication activities to strengthen brand marketing, drive philanthropy, advance other organizational priorities; and, increase Easterseals’ ability to provide services and advocacy. Lead team of PR/Communication professionals with the primary emphasis on driving all public relations, communications, media, and engagement for the organization at National and Affiliate network, across multi-communications channels including both internal and external communication.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Leads development, implementation and continuous improvement of an integrated marketing and communications strategies and supporting programs to advance Easterseals’ priorities and services.
Identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization, working with executive management team and staff to recognize internal and external marketing, communications and opportunities, solutions and execute appropriate strategies to support them.
Provides leadership and support to the Affiliates on the creation, development, and measurement of marketing and communications efforts.
Leads key areas of integrated marketing and communications efforts, advancing: brand development, implementation and marketing; multichannel marketing to raise awareness of and engagement with Easterseals among key stakeholders; website strategy and support to promote engagement; public relations, including effective use of media; and, executive and internal communications to increase understanding, alignment, engagement, and benefit across Easterseals.
Oversees crisis/issue-based communications and media, nationally and locally.
Leads marketing and communications efforts to improve Easterseals’ success in core service impact areas and advance Easterseals’ public policy priorities.
Collaborates with and supports Development, Public Affairs, Affiliate and Network Advancement, Strategic Initiatives, and other national office departments and activities.
Assists in the development of resources to support the marketing and communications activities of the organization.
Participates in formulating and administering policies and developing long-range goals and objectives.
Develops mechanisms which evaluate and assure the quality of the organization’s marketing and communications efforts.
Plans, organizes, staffs, manages and evaluates all aspects of the department, including priority setting and achievement, budget development and execution, personnel oversight, and reporting duties.
Represents the organization before professional groups, civic organizations and other interested groups, interpreting the mission, impact and value of Easterseals.
Understands and endorses the mission and values of Easterseals
Enthusiastically supports every team member by conducting business ethically and with integrity, demonstrates respect for fellow colleagues; shows dedication to improving quality, and is committed to customer service.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
An articulated belief in the mission of Easter Seals
Minimum of 10 years of experience in a senior management role.
Demonstrated experience in providing strategic direction for brand and supporting activities to achieve organizational goals.
Experience in building, mentoring, and coaching a team of marketing and communication specialists.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, Board of Directors, Affiliates, and staff.
Excellent knowledge of trends, pop culture, media, entertainment and current events.
Computer literate and competent with Microsoft Office Professional package including demonstrated proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel, InDesign/design skills a plus.
Ability to travel
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree required
Nonprofit experience required
15+ years’ experience in marketing/communications preferred
An understanding of social service and disability services a plus
We value the strength of diversity and inclusion. Easterseals is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans Employer and VEVRRA Federal Contractor. We encourage qualified applicants of all races, ethnic backgrounds, gender, disabilities and also Protected Veterans to seek employment at Easterseals.