Senior Director, Marketing Communications Business Partners

Senior Director, Marketing Communications Business Partners

  • Full Time
  • Remote

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About JFF:  
Jobs for the Future (JFF) drives transformation of the American workforce and education systems to achieve equitable economic advancement for all. 
About the position:  
JFF’s Marketing Communications Business Partners (BP’s) support individual business units in achieving their programmatic goals and objectives by developing strategic communications plans, integrated marketing communications campaigns that raise awareness, generate engagement and drive action.  
This new role offers the opportunity to lead a team of Marketing Communications BP’s while working closely with business unit leaders and subject-matter experts to develop campaign funding proposals, budgets and timelines for creating campaigns, knowledge products and communications deliverables that support thought leadership in the field.  The Senior Director will work closely with individual Marketing Communications Business Managers to ensure that the appropriate staffing, systems, processes, and tools are in place to drive the delivery of program-specific strategic marketing communications efforts. 
Reporting to the Vice President, Marketing and Communications, you will oversee a team of 8 Business Partners who provide communications support to individual business units, including communications strategy, messaging and positioning, campaign planning, communications product management and promotion, and demand generation. You will be instrumental in coaching these individuals towards high performance and long-term professional growth and building collaborative rhythms that enable business partners to learn from one another, share best practices, and problem-solve together.   

As a senior leader on the Marketing & Communications Team, you will connect the dots between individual program groups and JFF’s enterprise communications strategy. This role is ideal for collaborative, creative, and strategic marketing and communications professionals who enjoy leading teams, projects, and processes to impactful outcomes.  
What you’ll do:   
Team Leadership  
– Determine resource allocations across program groups in alignment with each staff member’s skills and expertise, and program portfolio needs  
– Identify common needs, challenges, and best practices across the team and lead related improvement initiatives to increase effectiveness, innovation and quality of the team’s work 
– Set, track, and recognize team- wide goals, celebrate wins and successes, and build opportunities for regular exchanges of information, such as retreats, team events, and informal opportunities 
– Build a community of practice within the Business Partner model, empowering business partners, and creating a culture of support and trust while centering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) 
Strategic and Analytical Thinking 
– Develop and maintain common reporting structure across program teams, to measure progress towards marketing goals and impact of efforts within individual programs 
– Build opportunities for cross- collaboration between BP’s, practices and overall work 
– Manage client and business partner expectations, helping BP’s to strategize through challenges and new ideas 
– Identify areas of misalignment across the teams, helping to strengthen role scope and improve processes 

Marketing and Communications Strategy 
– Collaborate with members of the marketing operations, creative services and strategic communications teams on campaign and product development, project scoping and resourcing, messaging and storytelling 
– Support the development of program communications, strategies and project campaigns by providing guidance and feedback to Business Partners, ensuring activities are driving towards outlined success criteria 
– Connect OneJFF strategy throughout teams, ensuring a consistent voice in all internal and external communications 
– Generate consistent campaign performance KPIs and reporting to demonstrate impact of program communications efforts 

Project and Proposal Development  
– Support Business Partners in scoping communications deliverables for individual project proposals, including aligning budgeting, resource planning and timeline. 
– Ensure the rightsizing of program communications efforts and help Business Partners manage priorities across their portfolio. 
– Keep up to date with development pipelines and partnership development in order to forecast needs and ensure that the team’s capacity and capabilities stay ahead of program needs  
Who you are:   
– You have 10-15 years of experience in marketing and communications roles, which include leading teams, influencing and making strategic recommendations.  
– You possess broad knowledge of communications best practices, social impact marketing and advocacy campaigns.  
– You enjoy using your skills in people, project and budget management, and have proven experience leading teams to successful project outcomes. 
– You have demonstrated strengths in writing and verbal communications and are comfortable refining messaging, creating engaging content and presenting. 
– You have experience in a fast-paced, dynamic environment that requires collaboration and problem-solving, and you have the ability to turn broad, innovative ideas into actionable plans.  
– You are familiar with tools for digital marketing (such as HubSpot) and project management (such as Asana), and using web analytics to assess impact, and you regularly keep up with the latest tools, products and trends within the field. 
– You possess high energy and passion for JFF’s mission and the ability to apply JFF’s core values to all areas of your work 
– You model inclusive leadership, working effectively with colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds, and building and stewarding an organizational culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion 
– You build positive, effective, collaborative cultures and teams wherever you work 
– You are a curious and adaptive learner, with a willingness to take in new information, perspectives and data to inform your work  
– You demonstrate a growth mindset and a desire to continuously improve in your work  
 – You are able and willing to travel up to 10% as needed.  
What We Offer 
At JFF, we’re fueled by the desire to create a world where everyone has equal opportunity for economic advancement. Our team works hard to push the boundaries of what is possible, and in return, we provide a gratifying work experience, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits program that includes flexibility and choice as core values in order to support people wherever they are in their lives and careers. 
The salary range for this role is $140,000-$165,000 annually, in alignment to JFF’s Senior Director salary band and our compensation philosophy. Starting salaries for new hires will be determined based on a combination of the new hire’s relevant experience and market demands. 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at JFF:  
JFF is committed to sustaining a diverse community with a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and encouraging to all. JFF fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and cultivates diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience. As part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, JFF strongly encourages people impacted by the criminal legal system to apply.  
To apply:  
As part of your application, please include your resume and a thoughtful cover letter, addressed to Dan Obregon, Vice President Marketing and Communications, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. 
Positions at JFF are not eligible for employer-visa sponsorship or open to F-1 student visa holders.  
All JFF employees are required to be fully up to date on their vaccinations against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption has been requested and a reasonable accommodation approved.   

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