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Sr. Director of Strategic Communications & PR

Phoenix, Arizona
Permanent | Job ID #69252 | Posted 12 months ago

Our non profit client is looking for a passionate, mission-driven Sr. Director of Strategic Communications & PR to join their team and report to the EVP & COO.

Ideal candidate is extremely detail-oriented, great at liaising with executives, has an expertise in crisis communications, superb writing skills, and a background in regulated industries or at a large PR agency. 


  • Work closely with both external partners & internal stakeholders on the production of all marketing, advertising, PR, and graphic communications, including but not limited to messaging, newsletters, brochures, flyers, website content, speeches, presentations, annual reports, events, etc.
  • Be accountable for quality, consistency, and effectiveness of all corporate communications to create a cohesive culture of communication that supports the company’s mission and values
  • Plan for the organization’s growth with focus on the brand's growth, competitive analysis, market growth and brand positioning, alongside executive leadership 
  • Create annual marketing plans and marketing communications budgets for all departments, including fundraising efforts 
  • Implement strategies to maximize resources and infrastructure
  • Plan and execute all internal and external events
  • Manage team from hiring & staffing to coaching, development, performance improvement, and annual reviews


  • 7 years’ experience in marketing, advertising, corporate communications, crisis communications and media relations in a regulated industry or large PR agency
  • 5 years’ experience as a marketing lead and professional, liaising with executives and guiding PR communication programs from concept to launch
  • Strong ability to think strategically and build business growth plans
  • Demonstrated writing skills, including news, business and persuasive writing
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, including proven effectiveness in one-on-one, group communications and media relations
  • Demonstrated project management skills and strong attention to detail, even under pressure/tight deadlines
  • Bachelor's Degree in marketing, media relations, or other related field, or equivalent experience within a marketing leadership role

This position is Hybrid Onsite in Phoenix, Arizona.

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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