Director of Marketing & Communications-Global Not for Profit-Chicago Area

Marketing & Communications-Global Not for Profit-Chicago Area

Director of Marketing & Communications

Ref # 801

Are you an experienced marketing & communications leader who wants to make a difference in the global community? Passionate about using your combined talents to integrate marketing, branding, PR & social media? Are you a change agent who leverages relationship and influencer abilities to increase buy in & participation? Record of successes in your professional career?

Global not for profit with Chicago area offices seeks experienced Director of Marketing & Communications to oversee global marketing strategy for internal & external audiences. Will also develop & promote its brand.

Candidate will:

Develop, implement & evaluate marketing, PR & social media programs; manage 30 person team of communication pros.

Lead & drive marketing communications’ innovations for humanitarian service organization. Report to: Chief Communications Officer. Local talent, please.


Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

  • 15+ years’ marketing experience required, including 8 years in PR and/or marketing communications, and 5+ years overseeing social media programs.
  • 10 years of management experience required.
  • Experience communicating to global audiences. Prefer experience in non-profit or association.
  • Able to speak multiple languages preferred, but not required. Non-English language skills or cross-cultural experience highly desired. Understanding of worldwide political, economic & social considerations prevalent in world community, preferred.

Specific Qualifications:

  • Strong track record of brand building plus successful & measurable integrated marketing programs. Able to develop & implement PR plans, including media relations, internal/external communications, required. Strong connections within international & national news media desired.
  • Must have strong understanding of digital & social media tools, including email campaigns, paid media & their roles in marketing & PR.
  • Experience using market research & focus groups to segment target audiences, develop & implement marketing plans and/or products.
  • Able to analyze digital & traditional marketing campaigns.
  • Understanding of video & print production processes.
  • Experience leading cause-marketing campaigns; creating & placing PSA or advertising campaigns
  • Able to manage large staff & budgets required.
  • Microsoft Office required.
  • Experience leading both internal & external resources.
  • Experience in developing & presenting executive level status reports.

Knowledge and Skills:


  • Team builder who engages & motivates team members.
  • Big picture thinker when integrating different communication channels. Able to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Balances solutions against economic, technical, & human factors.
  • Innovative thinking, flexible & change oriented.
  • Shows initiative, enthusiasm, and persuasiveness.
  • Translates “how we’re doing” data into “how we can make it better”.


  • Clearly and confidently communicates to executive management, senior leadership, project stakeholders, & technical staff
  • Understands creative & effective storytelling; how to execute in print & digital space – using video, photo & written word.
  • Communicates effectively across diverse cultures & nations.
  • Represents audience’s point of view in design & communications.
  • Articulates information & opinions in factual manner, debates openly, & takes action.
  • Organizes large volumes of information into intuitive & easy-to-navigate groupings.


  • Work with executive leadership & Foundation to develop integrated marketing programs to support organization’s goals, including: programs, tools, events & membership; humanitarian & educational activities, fundraising, cause marketing & corporate partnerships. Present at public events, Board presentations etc.
  • Drive & analyze long-term marketing, PR, social media & internal/ external relations strategies to ensure mission compatibility.
  • Conduct & use market research & focus groups to identify trends.  Segment target markets, develop & execute marketing plans.
  • Oversee proactive media outreach to national & international print, broadcast & Internet outlets. Counsel CCO on story development.
  • Support efforts to develop strong global brand. Oversee key elements to implement brand repositioning. Coordinate internal marketing to align with brand strategy.
  • Manage strategy & execution of Global Image campaign: paid & donated portions: PSA creation & media donation; paid media strategy/plan/execution.
  • Oversee & implement social media strategy across divisions.
  • Oversee participation in thought leadership opportunities, including World Economic Forum, Davos etc.
  • Lead efforts to gather, chronicle & communicate about organization’s rich history.
  • Identify & implement tools to measure marketing, PR/ social media. Share quarterly results with leadership.
  • Develop personnel & operational budgets for group.
  • Identify, evaluate & maintain relationships with agencies & vendors.
  • Supervise marketing, public relations & social media staff.
  • Work with headquarter’s staff & indirectly with project team members located in 8 international offices. Oversee project team members globally; may include consultants, interns, & contract staff.

To apply, please forward your resume and samples, along with the answers to the 10 questions from to Your follow up call to 312-863-5401 will help separate you from your competition. Lynn Hazan & Associates.

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