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Director of Marketing and Communications
Title:Director of Marketing and Communications


Job Title: Director of Marketing and Communications 
Industry: Non-Profit/International Development
Function: Communications and Marketing
Reports to: The Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Job Location: Remote
Start Date: Immediate
Term: Full-time, at-will
Salary: $80,000 - $95,000, based on experience


Founded in 2004, Build Change is a nonā€profit social enterprise whose mission is to greatly reduce deaths, injuries and economic losses caused by housing and school collapses due to earthquakes, extreme weather, and fire.  Our global experience shows that home improvement programs focused on improving existing housing can be carried out successfully across a range of country and disaster contexts. To do this, we implement programs that are both economically and socially sustainable. Our approach looks beyond construction and engineering to create an environment in which people want to improve the safety of their homes, and in which it is possible and affordable for them to do so. Systems change can only be achieved by overcoming the major barriers to success for resilient housing programs, which include People, Money, and Technology. Build Change is currently active in South East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, and the United States. 

Build Change is the recipient of multiple awards, including a 2017 Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship, 2016 OpenIDEO Urban Resilience Challenge Winner, and was a top-three finalist in IBM’s inaugural Call for Code Developer Challenge in 2018.


You will lead the development and execution of Build Change’s annual communications and marketing plans in collaboration with the executive team and field leadership. This will include the development and coordination of a communications calendar, including the regular engagement of our key audiences, the securing and preparation of speaking events for key staff and leadership, and regular dissemination of information on our programs and successes. You will grow and manage Build Change's community of supporters across social channels and platforms and advise your peers within our country programs by providing them with innovative communications materials and strategies targeting the Build Change markets and audience. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with counterparts in supporting foundations and corporate partners.

You are prepared to creatively manage Build Change's marketing assets and inputs to Build Change’s: website, social media accounts and content, Annual Report, quarterly newsletters, appeals, success stories, promotional videos and other outreach materials. Additionally, you have inventive ideas to contribute for Build Change’s various fundraising events.

You have:

  • an innovative approach to marketing that leads to an increase in followers and donors, and strong brand recognition
  • outstanding interpersonal skills, a high energy level, and an ability to speak persuasively in front of large and small groups
  • superior, professional and versatile writing, presentation, and communication skills with the ability to adapt based on audience

Your experience includes:

  • 5-7 years in a similar professional position with a proven track record of successful marketing and communications activities
  • facility with websites, social media platforms and metrics for tracking communication effectiveness

You are able to:

  • work independently, including some evenings and weekends, and travel as needed
  • speak passionately about Build Change’s mission
  • You would describe yourself as:
  • optimistic, flexible, humble, patient, and having a good sense of humor
  • pro-active, self-motivated, and able to work independently while also contributing fully as a team member
  • fluent in English

And maybe you also:

  • have worked in the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia or emerging nations
  • have experience in international development
  • understand basic engineering and construction principles
  • speak Spanish, French or any of the languages spoken in our program countries


Then please visit www.buildchange.org/about/careers and select the link for this position. Build Change is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified women and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

Build Change is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. It is the policy of Build Change that qualified individuals with disabilities not be discriminated against because of their disabilities in regard to job application procedures, hiring, and other terms and conditions of employment. It is further the policy of Build Change to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all aspects of the employment process. Build Change is prepared to modify or adjust the job application process or the job or work environment to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of the applicant or employee to enable the applicant or employee to be considered for the position he or she desires, to perform the essential functions of the position in question, or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated employees without disabilities unless the accommodation will impose an undue hardship.


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