Director, Strategic Communications - Tenders Global

Director, Strategic Communications


Amideast is in the process of instituting an internal team model, in which strategic communications, fundraising, and business development will work in unison to support all Amideast through a strategy-based and systems-led approach to growth. The new position of Director of Strategic Communications is responsible for creating and overseeing a unified strategic communications strategy for Amideast. Reporting to the Vice President of Business Development, the Director of Strategic Communications will collaborate closely with the Senior Director for Business Development and the Fundraising Officer as part of an integrated core team committed to Amideast’s continued growth. This is a role that needs to be effective on strategic and implementation levels. It requires an understanding of Amideast’s strategic objectives, priority work areas, and revenue streams and the impact that an integrated communications approach can play in the organization’s success.

This leadership role requires a strategic and innovative thinker who also has the experience to help guide Amideast’s strategic communications processes to maximize results and enhance revenue and partnership-building. The Director Strategic Communications will play a leading role in creating and implementing a unified strategic communications plan across the organization, and in training staff at our DC headquarters and in our country offices.

Strategic Planning
• Create and support a strategic communications plan to meet Amideast’s mission goals, working closely with the Vice President of Business Development and the other members of the Senior Leadership Team
• Ensure all messaging, marketing, fundraising, and events are working to support big-picture goals of the organization
• Contribute new communications strategies to help Amideast achieve its mission goals, increase revenue, build new partnerships, and expand its customer base
• Lead strategy to raise the profile and name recognition of Amideast and its services in diverse markets
• Incorporates tasks and/or projects related to objectives as directed by the Amideast Senior Leadership Team

Brand Management
• Create and oversee Amideast’s brand strategy and management, ensuring Amideast’s brand furthers our mission and that messages are properly and consistently packaged and distributed disseminated across all Amideast offices across the globe
• Optimize the use of technology to support the brand
• Serve as a key steward of the Amideast brand; work with internal teams to develop a messaging style guide and playbook to package the brand for communications across all areas of Amideast’s work, from specific programs to events to publications, to media and press
• Provide guidance in branding and messaging to be reflected in all Amideast marketing materials and support Amideast leadership in preparing tailored messaging for key engagements with potential new donors and partners

Relationship Management
• Foster strong relationships within the organization and work with fellow staff to ensure a collaborative and team-driven approach among business development, fundraising, and communications team members and other internal partners to support external communications for all Amideast programs and offices
• Ensure sharing of ideas, expertise, and knowledge among colleagues at Headquarters and country offices

Representational Responsibilities
• Represent Amideast at key events and conferences in collaboration with Amideast teammates as appropriate

General Duties and Responsibilities
• Exercise a high degree of professionalism, accuracy, and ethics, in all activities, services, and products
• Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor

Fiscal Management/Budget Responsibilities/Judicious Use of Resources
• Exercises fiscal responsibility in the utilization of all assigned Amideast resources
• Manages a modest budget, preparing forecasts and plans in line with Amideast budgeting and reporting processes

Problem Solving and Judgement
• High-level judgement and problem-solving skills are required, as the incumbent is frequently faced with situations requiring immediate action

Professional and Organizational Knowledge
• The position requires that the incumbent quickly develop a deep understanding of Amideast, its policies and procedures, its organizational culture, and regional and divisional interdependencies
• The position requires an understanding and respect for the organization’s systems and workflow

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