Director of Marketing and Communications

December 2, 2019
New York, NY
Job Type
171 W 85th Street
Contact Name (not public)
Aelish Sullivan


About DOROT: DOROT, which means “generations” in Hebrew, was founded in 1976. We provide a dynamic partnership of seniors, volunteers, and professionals dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults to help them live independently as valued members of the community. Our wide array of programs – conducted on-site, in the home and in the community – are designed to combat loneliness and social isolation. Compassionate care and a commitment to excellence are hallmarks of our programs and staff.

DOROT is an innovative leader in mobilizing volunteers of all ages to improve the lives and health of the elderly and address the challenges of an aging society. DOROT brings the generations together in mutually beneficial partnerships, engaging over 7,000 volunteers a year in meaningful and impactful programming that touches the lives of seniors.

DOROT’s clients range in age from 60 to over 100, vary in physical mobility and economic status, and come from diverse backgrounds. DOROT serves the Jewish and wider community and offers a lifeline of support to older adults in our catchment area (the Upper West Side from 59th to 125th Streets, East Side from 14th to 96th Streets and Westchester County).

Position Summary: The Director of Marketing and Communications will proactively, strategically, and creatively advance DOROT’s visibility, reputation, and relevance particularly in the field of aging and volunteer engagement..

The Director will broaden our reach, deepen engagement, and inspire the public and community to give, engage, and volunteer. This person will also develop, integrate, and implement a broad range portfolio of communications, public relations, media, and community engagement tools and practices.

This newly created position is ideal for an innovative and agile Marketing and Communications professional to advance DOROT’s mission. In this role, you will be responsible for implementing marketing, communications, social media, and public relations through:

  • Raising DOROT’s profile via traditional and digital media platforms.
  • Crafting comprehensive and distinctive marketing campaigns that exceed constituent expectations.
  • Elevating DOROT’s brand and visibility as an innovative and engaged community partner.
  • Deftly collaborating with internal and external partners to achieve objectives within timelines and budget.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead and oversee the development and execution of donor communication messaging and strategy as well as all marketing materials.
  • Serve as lead for collateral creation, including oversight of graphic design and video production for individual programs and departments.
  • Manage website by creating and updating all content while analyzing site data to track and improve content reach.
  • Manage social media presence by creating and updating content across multiple platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
  • Develop and manage our blog to engage with donors, identify donors with interest in our mission, and ultimately connect them to opportunities to give back.
  • Analyze social media platform data to track and improve content reach.
  • Develop and execute regular electronic communications.
  • Develop annual marketing, communications and public relations plans.
  • Analyze the impact of communications, advertising, and public relations effectiveness.
  • Develop and sustain successful relationships with DOROT staff and external partners.
  • Other duties as assigned by the CAO



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 7-10 years of experience in marketing communications, public relations, or journalism
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills
  • Demonstrated track record of positioning an organization to achieve measurable outcomes in a competitive communications environment
  • Knowledge of a variety of mass and alternative media
  • Expertise in the fundamentals of multiple disciplines, including the principles and ethics of public relations, promotion, marketing, business communication, planning, and budgeting
  • Ability to simultaneously lead multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time pressure with minimal supervision
  • Strong negotiation, collaboration, time management, organization and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent promotional and communications skills
  • Extensive writing and editing experience with skills in a variety of print and online communications media
  • Ability to identify mutually beneficial partnerships through sponsorships and cause marketing
  • Demonstrated use of social media to engage and deepen relationships with the media and public
  • Excellent judgement and creative problem solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Familiarity with the field of aging, social isolation, volunteerism and/or intergenerational programming is a plus
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office software is essential (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

How To Apply

If you would like to be a part of this vital community agency, please send your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, via email to Judy Logan at and Aelish Sullivan at

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