Preemptive Love Coalition is a global peacemaking movement working to end war. We do this primarily by working in polarizing conflict zones, providing emergency relief to families persecuted by terrorism and violence and jobs for displaced families.
Reports to: Chief Marketing Officer Direct Report: Communications Team About Preemptive Love Welcome to the world’s most diverse community of peacemakers, Preemptive Love Coalition (PLC) stretches across Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, and the…
Hours: Full time, Contract
Reports to: Chief Marketing Officer
Direct Report: Communications Team
About Preemptive Love
Welcome to the world’s most diverse community of peacemakers, Preemptive Love Coalition (PLC) stretches across Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, and the United States to provide relief and leverage communities through job creation and social innovation. We provide food, water, and medicine to those who need it most, while violence is still happening. We create jobs, providing capital for refugee families to start businesses, coaching and leveraging their success through creating connections to the global marketplace. At the center of everything we do–every food delivery–every family we serve–is the pursuit of peace between communities at odds.
About the team
Content is the rocket fuel to Preemptive Love’s growth. Our global Communications team produces world-class digital and print content telling unforgettable stories of the people we serve, highlighting urgent needs around the world and the work we do to meet them, and equipping our community of donors to be peacemakers right where they live. We aim to be fast, nimble, willing to take risks and say hard things, and—above all—always inviting people to join us in the way of preemptive love. We are generalists united by our shared belief in the power of storytelling to change lives, and specialists highly skilled in written, video, and audio content production.
Essential Function: The Director of Communications & PR is a senior leadership role, responsible for overseeing Preemptive Love’s content strategy to increase donor engagement with our peacemaking work around the world. This role manages all digital and print communications, leads a global team to create content representing our work, develops messaging guidelines to ensure brand consistency, and represents the organization to the media. The Director of Communications works closely with the Marketing and Dev teams to deliver content that drives revenue growth, and with the Program team to ensure that the work of the organization is represented in our content.
- Develop, set and manage the initial overall communication strategy for the entire organization, including core messaging for donor’s engagement.
- Plan and develop all the campaigns communication strategy, including working in messaging guidelines for each campaign.
- Put communications vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness as well as to test the effectiveness of communications activities
- Interact with journalists and across all media channels, acting as a point of contact to build all media relationships.
- In close collaboration with the Director of Marketing, develop and manage all content strategy and contribute directly to all the content creation, ensuring high impact core messaging.
- Work with all departments to curate outbound and inbound communication as it relates to programs, development, social media channels, and the website.
- Represent CEO in any media channel, for content strategies and PR opportunities, or find the appropriate spokesperson.
- Develop short and long term communication goals and strategies in alignment with the mission of Preemptive love Coalition (PLC) and execute plans and strategies to achieve proposed outcomes.
- Track and measure the level of engagement within the network over time.
- Manage development, distribution, and maintenance of all electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, annual report, e-newsletters, and PLC webpage.
- Coordinate and organize recurrent meetings that engage the network’s discreet audiences.
- Look for creative ways to monetize the existing communication structure and leverage content to maximize partnerships and expand PLC reach into other organizations.
- Leverage PLC core values and key strengths to improve, broaden, and multiply influence around the world through all types of outward and inward-facing communication
- Manage the expansion of new channels of communication to include video segments, podcasting, Periscope or other exploratory mediums that are not in effect today.
- Ensure visual, written and stylistic consistency across all channels.
- Additional duties as requested.
Competency—knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
- Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to represent PLC to multiple constituents, from diverse backgrounds, in multiple contexts.
- Proven track record working with little oversight, is self-motivated and maintains a positive attitude.
- Strong work-ethic, with the ability to work and be managed remotely.
- Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies
- Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”
- High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels
- Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
- Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.
Required education and experience:
- Minimum of 7-10 years of proven experience progressively responsible for Marketing and/or Communications management roles.
- Bachelor’s degree, and master’s degree preferred.
- A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently
Language requirements: Fluent in English
Physical demands: None
Travel: Intermittent travel will be required for insights and first-hand experience with programming and to participate in meetings and events that are not in the local/regional area.
Additional eligibility qualifications:
- Fluency in Spanish and/or Arabic is a plus.
Affirmative action plan/equal employment opportunity (AAP/EEO) statement:
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, men, bilingual and bicultural individuals, veterans, and members of other minority or marginalized groups. Please see Equal Employment Opportunity for more information. Both the organization and employee agree to comply with the zero tolerance policy for any type of abuse, harassment, molestation, intimidation, or sexual and labor exploitation.
Disclaimer of Other Duties: Additional duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice by direct supervisor based on organizational or programmatic priorities and goals.
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, men, bilingual and bicultural individuals, veterans, and members of other minority or marginalized groups. Please see Equal Employment Opportunity for more information.