Digital Communications Director

Salary Range: $60,000 - $75,000
Location: Washington, D.C.
Reports To: Executive Vice President/COO

Purpose and Description

Under the supervision of the Executive Vice President/COO, the Digital Communications Director will have direct responsibility for developing and implementing communication strategies to broaden awareness of Meridian’s programs, events, and activities, strengthen Meridian’s brand as a premier global leadership organization, and increase external engagement with Meridian’s work and philanthropic opportunities. This position will collaborate closely with the Creative Director and External Affairs team.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and implement Meridian’s multi-media Communications strategy with unified messaging, tone, and narrative arc; ensure adoption and promotion of “core” messaging for organizational consistency
  • Interact with and engage external audiences through compelling storytelling, data analytics, digital communications platforms, and social media
  • Coordinate with Creative Director to develop, prioritize, and schedule institutional communications pieces and collateral material creation
  • Oversee inter-departmental Communications Committee and social media team to facilitate and execute communications strategies
  • Coordinate with Creative Director and Communications Committee to ensure website is updated and accurate; serve as content driver for website, blog, and other publications as needed
  • Work closely with all Programs to ensure continuity on all creative aspects related to visual elements of Meridian events, including branding, video, print, signage, and website
  • Maintain and develop media relationships in relevant sectors to facilitate appropriate coverage in print, online, and broadcast media outlets

Other duties and special projects as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Experience/Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Digital Media, or related fields
  • Minimum of 4-6 years of communications/social media experience in a non-profit, association, political campaign, or government agency
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Superior written and verbal English communication and writing skills, to include proofreading and editing
  • Demonstrated experience in all digital and social media platforms
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other team members as well as program teams in a diverse environment
  • Relentless energy, keen attention to details, and strong organizational skills
  • Pro-active, self-starter, and self-learner, who takes initiative to identify gaps and find and/or create custom solutions

Physical Effort and Dexterity

  • Not applicable

Visual Acuity, Hearing, and Speaking

  • Excellent verbal and written command of the English language

Environment and Scheduling

  • Interest in working with an international not-for-profit professional exchange organization
  • Interest in working within a diverse work environment

This position is classified FLSA exempt.

Employer’s Statement and Rights

This position posting does not list all the duties of the job. If an offer is made, you will be presented with a detailed job description. Applicants will be evaluated based upon their demonstrated ability to perform the tasks listed above, and their education and experience. The employer has the right to revise this posting at any time. Neither this posting nor the job description is a contract for employment. Meridian is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualified candidates should apply by e-mail only to HR@meridian.org. Subject line should read "Digital Communications Director" only and a cover letter, with salary expectations, and resume should be attached. Only candidates being considered for this position will be contacted. Submissions which do not follow the above instructions will not be considered as applicants. NO PHONE CALLS in reference to this position will be accepted.