Are you a passionate, forward-thinking, independent, detail-oriented communications professional looking for a leadership role focused on purpose-driven work as part of a high impact organization? Let’s talk.
We seek a proactive, results-driven Chief Communications Officer who is eager to help build creative and strategic communications plans to help drive major public policy change across the country. In this role, you will lead the creation and implementation of integrated communications planning, managing strategies from ideation to execution, and leading internal and external team members to achieve our goals.
As Chief Communications Officer, you will be a key senior member of our team responsible for managing internal and external communications professionals. You will work side-by-side with both fellow senior team members and our partners to develop and execute communications plans that support both our state campaign efforts and the organization itself. You will also be a key thought partner and advisor to our President & CEO. Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
Building strategic communications plans to support the work of our state teams and national organizing efforts.
Collaborating with communications team members to coordinate all planning and execution of projects and project deliverables related to state campaigns and our organization via multi-platform communications plans.
Collaborating with senior executives to achieve goals.
Leading the development of communications content and materials including press releases, social media content, briefing documents, speeches, talking points, brochures, videos and print and digital ads.
Overseeing media relations management and strategy.
Managing crisis communications as needed.
Developing paid media campaigns.
Event planning and supervision.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
We want you to thrive in this role. Success in this position requires an organized, assertive, adaptable, creative, detail-oriented, proactive and self-motivated collaborator in a close-knit team environment. You will need the following skills:
Exceptional writing, communication, storytelling and project management skills.
Helped lead public policy and/or advocacy campaign communications.
Has experience leading and developing digital communications strategies across platforms (social media, email, web, etc.)
Skilled problem-solver who anticipates and identifies risks and works to mitigate and resolve issues before they occur.
Well-developed time management skills with the ability to consistently meet reasonable deadlines.
Proactive in engaging the team to ensure deliverable deadlines are met successfully.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and various marketing tools and content programs.
Has established relationships with national reporters, producers and editors
Has worked in the cannabis space
Has experience writing/reporting about the cannabis space
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or a related discipline.
Minimum of 5 years of communications, marketing, public relations, or related experience (exceptions may be made based on breadth of experience).
At least 2 years of leading, developing and executing successful, comprehensive communications and outreach strategies.
Crisis communications management.
Thrive in a high volume, fast-paced, ever-changing communications environment
Experience in journalism is a plus.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Competitive salary commensurate with your experience
Medical, eye, and dental coverage available
Generous vacation time and paid sick days
Retirement planning options
Professional development opportunities available
Sponsored professional organization and association memberships available
Represent MPP as needed at special events, meetings, etc.
Bonus potential throughout the year and end of the year based on individual and team performance
A supportive, collaborative team of like-minded individuals who are passionate about their job and the organization’s mission
HOW TO APPLY
Please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we aren’t able to respond to everyone, but will contact applicants we want to invite to interviews. No phone calls please.
The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is the number one organization in the U.S. dedicated to legalizing cannabis. We've passed 14 medical cannabis laws, and we've run winning campaigns and legislative efforts in 11 of the 19 legalization states. No organization in the movement has changed as many cannabis laws, impacted as many patients and consumers, created as many new markets, or done more to end cannabis prohibition in the U.S. than MPP.
MPP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, MPP complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.