MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Reports to: Chief Development Officer
Status: Full-time, Administrative Exempt
Location: New York, NY/Remote
The Director of Marketing and Communications will build upon the great progress Point Foundation has made in effective, positive, and multi-faceted communications to take the organization to the next level in public awareness and profile. Elevating the organization’s national profile is a strategic priority for Point and the Director will be integral to achieving this objective.
The Marketing and Communications Director will use all forms of communication to build, maintain and manage the reputation of Point Foundation. Under the direction of the Chief Development Officer, they are responsible for overseeing all external and internal communications including public and media relations, organizational key messages, website, social media channels, collateral content materials and the management of outside consultants.
Founded in 2001, Point Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest scholarship fund for LGBTQ+ students of merit pursuing their dreams and goals through higher education. Well beyond the tuition and other financial assistance that opens doors otherwise closed to these students, Point Foundation empowers its LGBTQ+ scholars to achieve their full academic and leadership potential despite the obstacles often put before them and go on to make significant impact on society.
Since 2015 Point has significantly expanded its scholarship offerings and number of awards. What began as a single scholarship program that supported exceptional LGBTQ+ students at four-year colleges, universities, or graduate schools, now includes a Community College Scholarship Program, a BIPOC Scholarship initiative, and a portfolio of Opportunity Grants. In addition to tuition, housing, books, and other expenses, Point Foundation’s programs are dedicated to supporting student leaders with mentorship, leadership development opportunities, and a range of conferences and professional and networking interactions to advance their academic and professional pursuits.
Through its people and its programs, Point Foundation is building the next generation of LGBTQ+ leaders, across the country, and in virtually every professional field. Point Scholars are doctors and teachers and artists. They are lawyers and businesspeople and entrepreneurs. They are elected officials, nonprofit executives, scientists, researchers, and more. Leveraging the tools, networks, and benefits of education made possible by Point’s support, Point Alumni can ascend to positions of leadership as openly LGBTQ+ people, and as such are helping create a more accepting, inclusive, and equitable world.
To learn more about Point Foundation, please visit www.pointfoundation.org
Strategy and Management
Social, Digital and Integrated Marketing
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary for this position is $85,000. Employee benefits include full medical insurance (health, vision, dental, life), flexible spending account, retirement plan, and generous vacation and sick schedules.
Please submit a complete cover letter and resume. Use your cover letter as an opportunity to let us know why you would like to join our team at Point Foundation and your professional and/or lived experience that you believe make you a uniquely qualified candidate for this role. Only candidates that meet the required qualifications will be contacted. Due to the expected high volume of applications, we are unable to accept phone or email inquiries.
Due to COVID-19, our team is working remotely until it is safe to resume travel and work from our offices. This position will be fully remote for the time being. In person events/meetings and/or retreats (L.A.) will occur, and candidates should expect a possible revised work plan implemented in the future.
Point Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to having the rich diversity of our community reflected in our workforce. It is the policy of Point Foundation to provide equal membership, employment, and service opportunities to all eligible persons without regard to race, religion, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, membership in any labor organization, political ideology/affiliation, and; for employment only, height, weight, and record of arrest without conviction, disability of an otherwise qualified individual, or any other legally protected basis, to the fullest extent provided by applicable federal, state, and local law. This policy applies to employment, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with outside vendors and customers, use of contractors and consultants and in dealing with the public.