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26 Jun 2018

Full-Time Director of Marketing and Communications

Build Change – Posted by buildchange Anywhere

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Job Description


Job Title:                             Director of Marketing and Communications

Industry:                              Non-profit/International Development

Function:                             Marketing, Communications, Social Media, Fund and Partnership Development

Job Location:                      Denver, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, DC, or New York City

Start Date:                          Immediate

Term:                                   At-will employment

Salary:                                 Competitive, based on experience


Founded in 2004, Build Change is an innovative non‐profit social enterprise whose mission is to save lives in earthquakes and hurricanes. We do that by designing disaster-resistant houses and schools; training homeowners, builders, engineers and government officials to build them; working with governments to develop and implement building standards; partnering with the private sector to improve building materials quality and create jobs; and facilitating access to incentive-based capital for reconstruction and retrofitting by partnering with financing institutions and government subsidy programs.

To learn more about us and our programs in Haiti, Indonesia, Colombia, Guatemala, Philippines, Nepal and the Caribbean, visit

As Director of Marketing and Communications, you will lead Build Change’s marketing efforts and set the strategy for all communications. In partnership with the CEO and Board of Directors, you will develop and implement the annual marketing and communications plan. You will grow and manage Build Change’s community across social channels and platforms and as a member of the senior management team, you will be able to contribute to strategic planning and budgeting, and support your peers within our country programs by providing them with innovative communications strategies. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with related staff of supporting foundations and corporate partners.

You are prepared to creatively manage Build Change’s marketing assets, including: website, social media accounts and content, Annual Report, quarterly newsletters, appeals, success stories, promotional videos and other outreach materials. Additionally, you have inventive ideas for Build Change’s biannual fundraiser event in San Francisco, which you will expand upon for fundraising and marketing events to new regions. You will also ensure that Salesforce and other CRM and marketing tools are well utilized and organized, and train others to use them. 


You have:

  • an innovative, fresh approach to marketing that leads to an increase in followers and donors, and in brand recognition
  • outstanding and outgoing interpersonal skills, a high energy level, and an ability to speak persuasively in front of large and small groups
  • superior, professional and versatile writing, presentation, and communication skills with the ability to adapt based on audience

Your experience includes:

  • a minimum of 8 years in a similar professional position with a proven track record of leading successful marketing and communications programs
  • effective planning and implementation of fundraising events that build deeper connections with an increasing number of followers and supporters
  • direct response fundraising

You are able to:

  • competently manage social media, donor data management systems and e-newsletters
  • work independently, including some evenings and weekends, and travel as needed
  • speak passionately about Build Change’s mission

You would describe yourself as:

  • drama-free, optimistic, flexible, humble, patient, and having a good sense of humor
  • pro-active, self-motivated, and able to work independently while also contributing fully as a team member
  • fluent in English

And maybe you also:       

  • have worked in the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia or emerging nations
  • have experience in international development
  • understand basic engineering and construction principles
  • speak Spanish, French or any of the languages spoken in our program countries

How to Apply

ARE YOU INTERESTED?  Then please visit and select the link for this position.  Applications will be accepted until filled.  Qualified women and citizens of Build Change’s program countries are strongly encouraged to apply.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  No calls please.

Job Categories: Housing / Homelessness. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: communications, development, Disaster Relief, international, marketing, and social media.

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