Director of Communications

Director of Communications

Job Description

Job Summary:  The Director of Communications is responsible for advancing GRIH’s mission, growth, and member service through internal and external communications strategies. This position directs efforts related to member communications, marketing communications, media relations and publications. This position reports to the chief executive officer or an executive he designates.


  • Develop and implement communications strategies to advance GRIH’s mission, growth, and member service, marketing strategies to potential members, and increased exposure of GRIH’s mission, benefits, and projects.
  • Manage GRIH’s external and member communications, including social media, advertising, marketing campaigns, published newsletters, membership surveys, regular member emails, etc.
  • Cultivate, promote, and safeguard GRIH’s unique brand and serve as a spokesperson.
  • Direct GRIH’s media relations strategy, maintaining and growing list of media contacts and increasing publication distribution.
  • Draft and ensure original op-eds are placed in respected traditional and online media.
  • Craft and post press releases and staff statements.
  • Update GRIH’s websites and marketing materials, as needed.
  • Secure television, radio, and print news coverage for GRIH’s activity, members, and staff.
  • Identify opportunities to further GRIH’s exposure.
  • Build and maintain relationships with allies and partners.
  • Participate in speaking engagements and on panel opportunities to showcase the work and mission of GRIH, as needed.
  • Track, evaluate and report all communications activities for internal and external reporting.
  • Represent association at national and state level conferences, as needed.
  • Actively participate in staff calls and leadership team meetings.
  • Other duties as needed to fulfill mission of the association.

Hours and Compensation

This is a full-time position paid based on skills and experience.

Employee Benefits

The Company offers a comprehensive employee benefits program, including:

  • Full medical/dental/vision package, a retirement plan after two years of consecutive employment with an employer match of 3% subject to the plan’s terms and revisions;
  • 10 working days Paid Time Off (PTO); however, PTO is only available for use after 6 consecutive months of employment. PTO may not be accumulated or carried over years;
  • Paid Federal and select state holidays.

To apply for this position, go to Indeed.com or send your resume to: jkent@grassrootinstitute.org.