Who We Are:

For more than a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids’ perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential.

Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Summary of Opportunity:

The Director, Executive Communications and Engagement is a member of the Communications Department at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA). This role reports directly to the Chief Communications Officer and is responsible for planning, developing, and overseeing effective internal and external messaging and communication strategies for the CEO and other key executives that support the mission and vision of BBBSA.

The Director, Executive Communications and Engagement will develop, execute, and update CEO executive engagement plans to include employee engagement, thought leadership and external opportunities. They will also partner with subject matter experts to develop narratives and key messages, collaborate with peers to create, and execute program milestone communications plans and support other projects as needed.

Travel: <20%

Location: Full-time Remote anywhere in the U.S.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads conceptualization and execution of compelling, strategic executive communications for internal and external audiences nationally, including speeches, talking points, video development, webcasts, award nominations, etc.
  • Develops and executes strategic, targeted and impactful executive visibility and communication plans that support the organization’s thought leadership and PR strategies.
  • Directs outstanding writing and content development that elevates the BBBSA brand and supports the mission, vision and values of the organization while capturing the executive voice in a genuine, engaging way.
  • Collaborates effectively across the organization, building and maintaining strong relationships with leadership, directors, managers and staff to direct the execution of executive communication messaging and initiatives.
  • Orchestrates communications delivery through a variety of mediums, including print, digital, video and live events, working with appropriate partners internally and external vendors.
  • Partners in the development and execution of a cohesive social media strategy for the CEO that effectively leverages existing social media properties and consistently evaluates new opportunities to engage social media audiences.
  • Develop and monitor key metrics to measure reach and impact of communications to identify areas of success, opportunity and to inform senior leadership decision-making.
  • Partners with internal, external, and marketing teams to develop storylines and support executive readiness to engage in media relations, when appropriate.
  • Ensures alignment and consistency with organizational strategy and execution.
  • Manages related and other duties as assigned in support of department and business needs.

Culture

  • Demonstrates a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusion that reflects BBBSA’s commitment to JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion).
  • Creates a dynamic, supportive, and effective consensus-building relationship with key stakeholders both within federated, affiliate model and with legislators that is impactful across the BBBSA network.
  • Leads and manages resources (people and capital) that retains and cultivates positive, measurable success.
  • Monitors progress against performance targets; implements countermeasures as needed.
  • Key strategist and shaper of culture that embraces philanthropic partnerships.
  • Provides consistent follow-up after meetings.
  • Manages related and other duties as assigned in support of department and business needs.

Education & Related Work Experience

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree OR related experience equivalency.

Years of Related Work Experience: A minimum of 8-10 years of relevant experience, preferably in executive level writing.


JEDI Commitment

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) is an integral part of our values and mission. We recognize, affirm, and celebrate the diverse backgrounds, lives, and experiences of all of our stakeholders, including youth, families, donors, volunteers, and staff. We ensure the opportunity for all voices and perspectives to be heard and honored. In the workplace, we foster an environment where all people can be their best selves. We affirm that every person [regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation, marital or veteran status] has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We strive to realize the full potential that is within all of us by ensuring that all voices and perspectives are heard and honored. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

BBBSA provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, age, sex, familial or marital status, pregnancy, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and ordinances. 

Americans with Disabilities Act

Employee must be able to perform all essential job functions, with or without reasonable accommodation. 

Job Responsibilities

The above statements reflect the general duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job and should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position.  BBBSA may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.  

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is directly recruiting and hiring for this position. We are not engaging any staffing/recruitment firms or agencies for this position. If any candidate profile/resume/identifying information is sent to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and/or Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies, we will not pay any referral or firm fees in relation to this information.