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Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Senior Communications Officer (SCO) has senior‐level experience in a relevant or transferrable communications role. SCOs are skilled in developing strategies and messages, and executing a variety of communications tactics (e.g., marketing, digital, media relations, etc.). With guidance from the Director of Communications, the SCO works autonomously with internal and external partners, and manages contractors, teams, and individual employees. He/she has some experience managing budgets, requires little editing to their writing, and can confidently share recommendations.
The SCO will work in partnership with the Director, communications colleagues, and other staff to advance Foundation and programmatic goals. The SCO will help to develop effective communications strategies and have responsibility for significant projects, including serving as the primary communications strategist on select initiatives and institutional communications.
Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to:
Mail: The James Irvine Foundation
Human Resources Department
One Bush Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94104
Application deadline: Open until filled
The James Irvine Foundation offers an attractive benefits package. The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applicants who reflect the diversity of California. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (“FCO”).
The Foundation greatly appreciates all expressed interest.Download the Full Job Description