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Employment Opportunities

Director of Marketing and Communications

Overview: This position directs the organization’s communication activities, including publications, newsletters, email marketing, direct mail, public/press relations, video production, creation/maintenance of website, social media, and production of the organization’s annual report.

Reports to: President and CEO

Key Responsibilities 

Support and Manage Marketing Activities:

  • Work with staff team to prepare annual marketing budget based on strategic plan goals
  • Coordinate and manage workflow with outside marketing firm
  • Create and manage annual marketing calendar for marketing related activities and special events
  • Serve as the primary copywriter and project manager for all print, online, email, direct mail and social media
  • Create donor stories through interviews and photo shoot coordination
  • Serve as staff photographer/journalist

Online Communications:

  • Develop and implement a social media plan and editorial calendar
  • Manage and update website content and serve as staff liaison to contract web designers
  • Generate social media content and posts
  • Generate email marketing campaigns including 3 monthly e-newsletters
  • Track and assess electronic marketing activities

Media Relations:

  • Primary staff writer for all press releases and media pitches
  • Collaborate with President/CEO in production and distribution of monthly columns to local news outlets
  • Serve as primary media contact
  • Provide assistance as requested to President/CEO

Video Production and Audio-Visual Support for Special Events:

  • Coordinate production of videos for Toast to our Towns Gala working with video company 
  • Create and provide AV support for all events 
  • Produce videos internally for website and social media 
  • Provide marketing support for Youth Advisory Council annual fundraiser



Education: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, graphic design, nonprofit management or related field.

Experience: 5 or more years’ experience in nonprofit marketing and communications preferred. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite. Experience in Constant Contact and web design is a plus.

The selected candidate must have strong written, organization, and interpersonal communications skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Candidate must be able to work occasional events outside normal business hours and be able to lift 25-50 pounds.

The selected candidate must have a familiarity with mainstream social networking sites and a track record of successful relationship building with the online community by maintaining Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and other social media accounts.

Salary/Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience and will range from $50,000-$60,000. Health, 401-k retirement plan with company match, paid time off and 10 paid holidays.


How to Apply 

Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 writing samples to Phillip Hanson at hanson@thcf.org. Only email applications will be accepted. Writing samples may be mailed to 4200 Little Blue Parkway, Suite 340, Independence, Missouri, 64057. Applications without writing samples will not be considered.


About Truman Heartland Community Foundation: Truman Heartland Community Foundation is a public charity committed to improving area communities by promoting and serving private giving for the public good. Founded in 1982, THCF serves the region with more than $61 million in charitable assets and annual grants surpassing $5 million. THCF serves individuals who, through their private giving, wish to support the public good and help them do it in the most tax-wise and effective manner. Through the Community Foundation, donors can set up their own family foundations, scholarship funds, field of interest funds, endowment funds, charitable gift annuities and many other charitable vehicles which utilize shared resources of the foundation to maximize the impact of their philanthropic dollars. In addition to donor services, the Community Foundation provides asset development for nonprofit organizations, gives grants to nonprofits, assists organizations in gift planning and serves as a leader in addressing community issues.



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