Marketing and Communications Director

Humboldt Area Foundation
November 2, 2020
Bayside, California
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Amy Bruce
(707) 442-2993


About Humboldt Area Foundation

Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF) serves the residents of Humboldt, Trinity, Del Norte, and Curry counties by promoting and encouraging generosity, leadership, and inclusion to strengthen our communities. Through the generosity of local donors, HAF has awarded more than $80 million in grants and scholarships since 1972. HAF, along with its affiliate Wild Rivers Community Foundation, focuses its grantmaking and program efforts on strengthening community capacity and transforming our communities’ ability to solve problems and address the root causes of those problems. Long-standing programs of the foundation include the Native Cultures Fund and the Northern California Association of Nonprofits, and current initiatives include Building Healthy Communities—a 10-year initiative focused on improving the health and wellbeing of Del Norte County and Tribal Lands—and the Equity Alliance of the North Coast—a collaborative effort to understand and improve racial and social equity through education, dialogue, and coaching opportunities.

About the Opportunity
If you are a dynamic and multitalented generalist Marketing and Communications Director, Humboldt Area Foundation, Wild Rivers Community Foundation, and affiliates need you! In this position, you will have purview over all aspects of the organizations’ marketing, communications, and brand identity efforts. You will join the team at a moment ripe for a fresh look at the organizations’ brand, along with their marketing and communications channels. A Director, you will collaborate closely and enthusiastically within the leadership team to unify, cross-promote, and harmonize our initiatives and affiliate identities.

The Marketing and Communications Director will develop and oversee powerful, clear, and inspiring strategies to express and amplify the Foundation’s efforts, impact, and vision. Twin goals for this position are 1) to create and foster thought leadership on national, regional, and local issues that impact our region and the communities we serve, and 2) to drive opportunities for public engagement, event and conference participation, and audience building locally and nationally.

In this role, you will execute the marketing and communications strategy through multiple means including traditional media, graphic identity, social media, presentations and publications, storytelling, and more. Employing internal and external resources, as Marketing and Communications Director you will design persuasive and creative campaigns and materials that promote generosity and amplify giving.

Key Qualifications

A successful candidate is expected to have a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field. To be considered, candidates must have five years of progressively responsible work experience including planning, marketing, communications, public relations, and media, leading to the knowledge, skills, and abilities as described above. Finally, candidates must have experience supervising and mentoring staff and partners, as well as experience managing consultants, budgets, and contracts.

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