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USA - TX, Houston - Communications and Marketing Director

at Habitat for Humanity

Posted: 7/31/2019
Job Reference #: 577586
Keywords: marketing

Job Description

Title
USA - TX, Houston - Communications and Marketing Director

Posting Description
The Communications and Marketing Director supports HHFH’s mission, vision and values by:

increasing community awareness and maintaining the favorable public image of HHFH through public relations, communications, marketing, events and other representation of HHFH; and
exhibiting a commitment to our community, social perceptiveness, excellence, collaboration, innovation, respect, accountability and ownership.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develops and implements communications strategies and tactics to engage the community, supporters, volunteers, staff and other stakeholders
  • Leads or supports implementation of fundraising and other events such as the Building a Dream Luncheon, home dedications, donor/volunteer appreciation and Global Village and helps ensure that they are within budget and meet revenue objectives
  • Identifies and solicits prospects for in-kind donations for events, materials and other communications and marketing related services
  • Creates and promulgates press relations, including content creation, promotion and tracking and image protection
  • Collaborates with other HHFH staff to create, execute and manage marketing collateral and initiatives including direct mail and thematic builds
  • Creates and manages website, social media and other online content to enhance the image of, raise funds for and promote events and programs of HHFH, including the HHFH ReStores
  • Creates and manages email communications to stakeholders, including regular newsletters
  • Assists management in preparation of image/brand initiatives to promote HHFH and respond to concerns that may impact the positive image of HHFH
  • Assists management in communications with staff, Board, sponsors, volunteers and general public
  • Coordinates home dedications and other homebuyer and/or homeowner events and/or programs
  • Adheres to the budget set by management and the Board of Directors
  • Supervises communications and marketing staff and works with the entire management team
  • Performs other duties, projects and activities as assigned by management
     
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS REQUIRED
  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communications, marketing, business or related field
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in communications, marketing or related field
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Willingness to engage in “hands-on” work as needed to meet objectives
  • Excellent event planning skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to set and adhere to schedules
  • Strong customer service and people skills
  • Analytical and organizational skills
  • Creativity and flexibility to adjust to new situations and changing needs
  • Ability to work extended hours, including some weekends and evenings
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Ability to perform essential functions of job which include both indoor office and outdoor settings
TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIRED
 
  • Exemplary MS Office skills
  • Website management a plus
  • Working knowledge of basic graphics design and CMS platforms
  • Working knowledge of current social media platforms and interactive marketing

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
 
  • Must be able to perform essential functions of job.  Reasonable accommodation is available
  • Regular and frequent exposure to outdoor weather conditions (hot, humid, rain, and cold)

To apply for this position: Email your resume to: bbaildon@houstonhabitat.org
Please include the position title “Communications Director” in the subject line.
No Phone Calls Please

ONLY CANDIDATES WHO FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS JOB ADVERTISEMENT ON HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Auto req ID
5000BR

Function
US Affiliate

Position Category
Affiliate-Opportunity

Position Type
Affiliate

Geographic Location
North America

Location
Houston, TX

About
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. HFHI has an Administrative Headquarters based in Atlanta, Georgia, an Operational Headquarters based in Americus, Georgia and Area Office bases of operations in Manila, Philippines for our Asia and the Pacific work, San Jose, Costa Rica for our Latin American and the Caribbean work, and Bratislava, Slovakia, for our Europe, the Middle East and Africa work.

HFHI is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Affiliate Name
Houston Habitat for Humanity