Title: Director of Marketing and Communications
Reports to: CEO
Location: Newark
Posted: November 1, 2021

How to Apply

Overview of Responsibilities:

Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Marketing and Communications will be a strategic leader and key contributor in defining and building processes in this early-stage company. This individual will be responsible for setting and executing successful communication strategies and building out the necessary infrastructure to carry out those strategies. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding and passion for social justice communications and marketing, progressive leadership experience, and a willingness to be hands-on to support a high-growth non-profit organization as it scales and enters new communities.

The position reports to the CEO with strategic oversight from the COS. This position will be based in the Newark area.


  • Develop a best-in-class marketing vision and strategy to support long-term brand building in alignment with non-profit objectives
  • Own Project Ready’s external voice to the community by monitoring and setting the tone for all external communications
  • Leverage understanding and passion for the communities we serve to drive a resonant communication strategy that engages diverse populations
  • Develop, execute, and monitor social media presence across various platforms, including content strategy and creation, acquisitions, and campaigns
  • Build and oversee marketing and communications department initiatives
  • Partner with key leaders across the organization to build and implement marketing and communication strategies that drive the achievement of membership growth objectives and c3 campaign win’s
  • Proactively monitor market dynamics, including competitive activity and member feedback, to appropriately inform and shape a competitive communications strategy
  • Understand and foresee internal and external risks, and deploy communication strategies to protect Project Ready’s reputation in alignment with organizations values
  • Formulate and execute the annual marketing plan, with a focus on strategies to support brand reputation and awareness
    Ability to manage multiple consultants working toward a collective end goal

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience building innovative and successful marketing and communication strategies in an early-stage, high-growth environment
  • Ability to understand business objectives and translate them into compelling narratives
  • Experience building successful partnerships with internal and external partners to achieve business objectives
  • Deep understanding of healthcare communications, marketing, and the surrounding regulations
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to translate complex subjects into simple, compelling narratives
  • Strong leadership ability and experience managing and developing high-performing teams

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 3+ years of progressive marketing and communications experience
  • Experience leading local and national non-profit communications and marketing campaigns for social justice organizations
  • Experience developing and monitoring social media strategies to drive member engagement

How to Apply

Please send the following to Shennell McCloud at shennell@projectreadynj.org.

  • Cover letter answering the following questions:
    • What is it about our mission that resonates with your experience and interests?
    • What makes you an exceptional candidate for this position in particular?
    • Where did you learn about this opportunity?
  • Resume
  • List of Three References with phone numbers and emails (will only contact after notifying you)
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In addition to a competitive salary, Project Ready offers a full benefits plan.

Project Ready is an equal opportunity employer.