Communication Director

The Hay Institute is seeking a Communications Director to work closely with the Vice President of Development and a deeply committed and dynamic staff to create and implement internal and external communications systems.


·      Create and implement a 3-year comprehensive integrated communications plan across various print, digital, social media and PR that highlights and promotes the strengths and uniqueness of the Hay Institute’s mission.

·      Create and implement a system for ongoing communication with key constituents focused on retaining existing donors, nurturing new donors, engaging sponsors, corporate partnerships and other fundraising initiatives.

·      Write engaging and inspirational emails and e-newsletters to our donors and contacts, blogs for the 
website, articles for third-party magazines, etc.

·      Create, 
maintain and implement communication and marketing calendar

·      Create and distribute annual reports for the leadership, 
public, and donors

·      Create marketing communications templates for corporate and foundation prospects

·      Create marketing communications templates for individual and major gifts donors

·      Create vehicles for soliciting, thanking and recognizing donors

·      Spearhead and deploy a social media and PR strategy

·      Create digital fundraising templates and communication strategy and implementation


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

·     You are a compelling story-teller. Communications experience with a focus on sharing compelling stories that engage the reader.

·     Exceptional writing skills in all areas of communication including digital/online marketing, social media, and direct mail.

·     An incredible passion for our mission that inspires others and that you can skillfully communicate in your writing.

·     Strong collaborative and team spirit, combined with self-motivation and the ability to work independently.

·     Highly developed interpersonal skills possessing the ability to represent the organization to
senior level partner stakeholders.

·      Keenly interested in the latest trends in digital communication particularly as it relation to engaging donors.

·     Ability to juggle multiple high-priority, deadline-sensitive items.

·      Strong commitment to the Hay Institute’s mission, vision, and values.

·      Minimum bachelor's degree

·      Knowledge of basic computer programs (MS Office, Word, Excel)

·      Knowledge of basic design programs (Photoshop, Acrobat, Flash)

·      Knowledge of blog development and list management tools such as WordPress and MailChimp

·      Knowledge of social networking sites and protocols

·      Demonstrated resourcefulness in achieving stated goals

·       Desire to experiment with new technology to reach growing donor base

·      Excellent attention to detail

·      A positive, energetic personality that thrives in a supportive, mission-driven environment


You're a communication pro.

You take your role seriously, knowing that someone’s experience with the Hay Institute can start —or end—with you. Clear, consistent and compelling communication is everything to you. You're passionate about giving every person who interacts with the Hay Institute across all channels an unforgettable and transformational experience.

You take initiative.

You see something that needs improvement and you take action. You propose solutions to problems and research subjects that will help you do your job better. You’re proactive about making sure various departments have the information they need about your projects.

You have a team ethos.

You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced start-up environment, with people who are passionate about their work and mission. You’re excited to work cross-functionally with other departments.


Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please put the title of this position (Communications Director) as the email subject line.