Family Office Financial Services (FOFS)
  • 14-May-2019 to 13-Aug-2019 (PST)
  • The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Full Time

About the organization:

Philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad founded The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to advance entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science and the arts. The foundation has created groundbreaking independent institutions in each of its three investment areas, including The Broad Center, which develops leaders to help transform America's urban public schools, The Broad Institute, a global leader in genomics, and The Broad, a museum in downtown Los Angeles devoted to showcasing great contemporary art. For more information, please visit www.broadfoundation.org.

About the position:

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation is looking for a Deputy Communications Director to work with the Chief Communications Officer of the Foundation across all areas of philanthropic focus.

Deputy Communications Director responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Build brand awareness and understanding through social media campaigns, presence at events, and community engagement
  • Analyze existing digital and print communications and create fresh, comprehensive campaigns including social media, website design, blogs, newsletters and similar outlets
  • Draft all written materials for the Foundation's senior leadership, including emails, speeches, website content, memos, and more
  • Participate, as necessary, in other communications-related activities including, but not limited to, events, press releases, etc.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; master's degree a plus
  • 5+ years of successful experience in communications
  • Experience working in complex organizations with direct interactions with senior leadership; non-profit and/or K-12 public school experience a plus
  • Experience prioritizing and managing multiple competing demands and set priorities in a time-sensitive environment while maintaining superb attention to detail and meeting deadlines
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including strong written and oral verbal communication and ability to positively engage with individuals with a range of backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to build authentic partnerships, to collaborate and to work with efficiency and diplomacy
  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team, always with flexibility, enthusiasm and determination
  • Experience responding to and managing communications crises preferred

In addition, the candidate must be:

  • Innovative, progressive and strategic communications leader deeply committed to the Foundation's mission of expanding learning opportunities for K-12 public school students, increasing public access to the visual and performing arts, and supporting scientists in their efforts to find cures for disease
  • A tenacious and skillful facilitator and problem solver, with the ability to anticipate issues before they arise and prioritize them appropriately once they do and move projects forward
  • A good listener who can be both empathetic and pragmatic
  • Organized and capable of functioning in a dynamic environment with a can-do attitude
  • A trusted colleague with good instincts and strong personal and intellectual integrity

Additional Information:

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the job.

Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background and reference check. You must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Compensation:

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with skills and experience. The foundation offers excellent benefits including a variety of health plans and a 401(k) plan.

Schedule/Status: Full-time, exempt

Location: 

This position is based in Los Angeles, California.  Regular attendance in-office is required.

To Apply:

To be considered for this position, please upload your letter of interest and resume to this applicant link.  We will only contact applicants chosen for further consideration.  No phone inquires please.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin (including associational and perception-based harassment and discrimination based on national origin), ancestry, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, medical condition (as defined by California law), genetic information, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law with regard to employment opportunities.

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