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Director of Communications

The Director of Communications is responsible for the promotion of the organization and its mission and the marketing and distribution of educational materials and opportunities.

Work includes the planning and coordination of the organization’s marketing program, including promoting properties for sale by the Endangered Properties Program (EPP), publications, traveling exhibits, educational programs, and the general promotion of the organization.  The Director of Communications also serves as the facilitator of the annual conference, awards program, tours, production of the quarterly magazine, and other similar activities.  The job’s responsibilities will evolve as demographic, financial and technological changes dictate.

The Director of Communications reports to the President and works closely with the EPP staff on property advertising and marketing materials, the fundraising staff on event planning and marketing materials, and the accountant in budgeting and project management.

Work Location and Schedule:  This is a salaried position at the Preservation North Carolina Headquarters Office in Raleigh.  With the exception of meetings and travel, presence at the Headquarters Office during office hours is generally expected.  Where appropriate, arrangements may be made at employer’s option for telecommuting.  Due to the nature of communication and education work, some evening and weekend work will be required.

Supervises:  Any interns and volunteers assigned to Communications work.

Qualifications:  Graduation from a four-year college or university and at least six years work experience; prefer at least 2 years experience in non-profit marketing, historic preservation, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; enthusiasm for the cause of historic preservation; must be a self starter with tremendous attention to detail; ability to network and develop relationships with constituent groups and leaders in the field; strong oral and written communications and design skills; strong public speaking skills; strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects with multiple deadlines at the same time; ability to work with a variety of people from different backgrounds; willingness and ability to travel within the state; willingness and ability to work occasionally on weekends and/or evenings as needed; experience with website administration and social media management; knowledge of computer systems, graphics design, photo editing, data and word processing software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and Adobe InDesign, Illustrater and Photoshop.

The Director of Communications position requires previous work experience (at least 6 years) in the following areas:

  • Digital and Print Marketing
  • Brand Development
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Website Management
  • Writing (grant writing a plus)
  • Event Planning

Equal opportunity employer.

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