Associate Director, Communications

Position: 
Associate Director, Communications
Organization Name: 
FADICA
Job Description: 

FADICA, a leading network of foundations and philanthropists committed to a vital Catholic Church and the common good, seeks candidates who desire to make an impact in faith-based philanthropy through effective communications and engagement. FADICA's mission is to enable its members to be informed, involved, and effective in addressing church and societal needs through their philanthropy.

FADICA seeks a highly motivated and team-oriented Associate Director, Communications who is a self-starter and who can implement creative and effective communications and marketing strategies. The ideal candidate has a track record of driving a successful communications effort in an entrepreneurial environment, in support of an organization’s goals and growth. FADICA is in the midst of an exciting strategic growth period, and the Associate Director, Communications is a critical role that will contribute to the organization’s impact on the Catholic Church in the world. The Associate Director will plan, create, and grow communications to both internal and external constituents, including member foundations and philanthropists, Church leaders, nonprofit stakeholders and partners, and the media.

THE ROLE

Communications Planning & Strategy

  • Develop communication strategies to enhance membership growth, engagement, and satisfaction to meet FADICAs’ mission, vision, and values and to serve its members.
  • Drive strategic communications to engage, invite, and attract members and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with relevant team members to develop new ideas and strategies for marketing and communications efforts.
  • Maintain and use data and analytics to inform strategies and decisions.

Member Communications

  • Write and curate content for internal communications to members, including quarterly newsletter, working group updates and event/program materials.
  • Draft and create content for the FADICA Member website in collaboration with VP, Philanthropy services.

External Communications

  • Provide strategic oversight and execution of external partnership growth and engagement.
  • Design and implement communications to external partners and stakeholders.
  • Curate and optimize FADICA’s public website content and social media accounts to communicate FADICA’s mission, initiatives, and member spotlights.
  • Amplify the impact of the organization and its members through the creation of communications content (e.g., press releases, infographics, briefs, etc.).
  • Support marketing strategies of the online Catholic Funding Guide (a signature online resource sponsored by FADICA), especially with consideration for integrated communications.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • Associate Degree / Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in communications and/or marketing, preferably for a nonprofit, philanthropic or membership organization.
  • Excellent communication and professional writing skills are critical.
  • Strong conceptual thinking and writing to narrate key concepts in ways that will be digestible and relevant for many audiences.
  • Experience in using a wide range of communications tools and channels, including various social media platforms, blogs, video, podcasts, etc.
  • Desire for continuous growth and innovation and positive attitude towards a collaborative team culture.
  • Aptitude for applying data to drive communications strategy.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and SharePoint), and the ability to learn additional programs as needed.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, an entrepreneurial mentality, self-starting work ethic, and a flexible resourcefulness.
  • Strong project management skills with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/priorities. Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Support for overall organizational strategic goals and commitment to furthering the mission of FADICA.
  • Comfort working within the Catholic faith tradition and interfaith environments.
  • Understanding of or interest in the Catholic social tradition (CST).

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

FADICA offers a competitive annual salary commensurate with experience and expertise with a target range of $75,000 - $90,000, and a benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life/disability insurance, an employer sponsored and matched 403(b) plan, and generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

Anticipated Start Date:  Spring/Summer 2022

TO APPLY

More information about FADICA may be found at: www.fadica.org

This search is being led by Allison Kupfer Poteet and Carmela Morales of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

FADICA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and fostering inclusion and a sense of belonging.