Overview of Position

FCF seeks an experienced professional to lead the creation and implementation of a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy for the organization as our first-ever Director of Marketing & Strategic Communications. For this role, we are looking for an ambitious, creative, and mission-oriented storyteller to catalyze our capacity to communicate more compellingly about our work, elevating our model for community-driven philanthropy and sharing the collective impact of our Members and Grant Partners. Our ideal candidate is someone who will be energized by the opportunity not only to use their creativity and technical expertise in service to our mission, but also to provide leadership and inspiration to our executive team as a real thought partner, especially as we deepen and expand our work to respond to our community during this time of crisis and potential for lasting social change.


With expertise and knowledge in fields such as brand and campaign development, content marketing, web analytics, online fundraising, and event marketing, the Director of Marketing & Strategic Communications will be responsible for managing all marketing and communications in support of FCF’s mission and its Grant Partners and Members. Reporting directly to our CEO and working in close collaboration with senior leadership, they will oversee a broad range of activities to reach, influence, and inspire thousands of mission-driven individuals. This position offers an opportunity to lead and grow during a pivotal time for the organization and for the philanthropic, corporate social responsibility, and tech for good ecosystem.


Primary Responsibilities

1. Marketing and Strategic Communications

  • Design, create, and define the organization’s brand, marketing, and communications strategy to ensure FCF is effectively and consistently telling its story and reaching diverse audiences

  • In partnership with the CEO, Board of Directors, and senior leadership team, serve as the subject matter expert on what the voice of FCF should be

  • Advance a comprehensive marketing and communications agenda to strengthen FCF’s brand and leverage the organization’s assets to elevate its profile in the community

  • Drive multi-channel, multi-pronged marketing campaigns

  • Oversee the management and creation of digital marketing/advertising and FCF’s online and social media presence

  • Create and produce a variety of content for a range of prospective and current audiences: Members, Grant Partners, corporations, foundations, and other philanthropic partners 

  • Manage the creation of collateral and deliverables, e.g., FCF’s website, newsletters, announcements, email campaigns, flyers, social media posts, presentation decks, press releases, blog posts, and videos

  • Adopt, measure, and report on leading marketing and web analytics metrics, e.g., qualified leads, costs per action, net promoter scores, open, conversion, and bounce rates, etc.

  • Develop innovative approaches or apply traditional ones depending on organizational goals, e.g., creative methods vs. traditional fundraising appeals

  • Identify areas of internal and external communications that need attention and collaborate to put systems in place

  • Create, manage, and edit the marketing and communications budget

  • Applies business acumen to deliver results; liaise with the business and development teams in fundraising for ongoing and sustained growth capital

2. Partnerships, Stakeholders, and Team-Building

  • Collaborate with FCF’s business, membership, grantmaking, programs, operations, and events teammates to co-create and implement strategies that recruit, engage, and appeal  to different stakeholder segments

  • Vet and manage any FCF marketing/communication partner(s) or vendor(s)

  • Adopt a customer service approach to learning; be proactive in understanding stakeholders’ interests and objectives

  • Participate in FCF’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging practices, supporting the work of the Board of Directors, senior leadership, and outside consultants to ensure that communications materials reflect our values

  • Advance internal communications and perform a range of critical tasks, as needed


Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum of 7-10+ years of experience in marketing, executive or internal communications, or PR roles

  • Mission-driven and values-aligned, with an understanding of the issues facing the nonprofit sector, especially in the Bay Area, and a personal and professional commitment to the ongoing work of furthering racial and economic equity 

  • Superior visual and written communication skills

  • Excellent project management capabilities and the ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Experience with marketing, communications, media platforms, general information systems, and a cloud-based CRM database (Salesforce Lightning preferred)

  • Experience in Mac and Google Suite

  • Expert-level knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills; welcoming of diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives

  • High degree of comfort with remote work and ideally, experience with creating design strategies for remote programming, learning, and communications

  • An interest in philanthropy as a means to support meaningful social change and an understanding of current developments in the field, especially regarding community-driven funding models

  • Comfort navigating ambiguity and change, in nonprofit and/or startup-type environments, and a willingness to pivot quickly in response to community needs


Position Details:

  • Full-time (based on 40-hour week) exempt position with flexible work schedule

  • Salary of $120,000 per year  

  • Attractive benefits package available, including unlimited PTO, medical and life insurance, parental leave, 401(k)/403(b) matching

  • Based in Oakland, CA. This position will be remote until January 4, 2021. We will then resume our former working arrangement, which was in-person team meetings and events with an option to work remotely 1-2 days per week as feasible. Must be available for 4 working evenings per month in support of our programming, which will be remote for the time being and then transition back to in-person when it is safe and feasible to do so.  


How to apply: 

Full Circle Fund strives to have a workplace and organizational culture that reflects our vision for equity, diversity, and belonging where the unique contributions of all team members are valued and celebrated. We welcome all qualified candidates to apply for this position and encourage applications from candidates whose lived experience gives them expertise in working with the communities we serve via our nonprofit partners. 


We have retained People Power as our search partner for this hire. Please send all application materials to the attention of their Director, Kate Brumage via email at using the subject line: “Application: Director of Marketing & Strategic Communications, FULL NAME”:


  • A thoughtful cover letter 

  • A resume

  • Two (2) examples of creative visuals and/or integrated campaigns 


We are eager to fill this key position as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the goal of having this position filled by September.


If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to


Hiring process: 

Qualified applicants will be invited to an initial brief screening interview via phone or video. Selected candidates will then be invited to a longer-form interview via video and may be asked for supplemental writing samples and/or to meet informally with additional team members.


We appreciate your time and interest in contributing your talents to Full Circle Fund’s mission! You will receive an email auto-reply to your application. We wish we could respond personally to all applicants, but only those chosen to interview will be contacted. Please do not contact Full Circle Fund directly. If you have questions regarding your qualifications for this position, our process or internal timeline for hiring, or suggestions for how to improve this announcement or opportunity, please email People Power at: 


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

Full Circle Fund is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application. Full Circle Fund will also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco's Fair Chance Ordinance.

Valerie Neumark, Andrew Goldsworthy and Jason Mickela

Co-founders, Rootid

Creating a better world requires teamwork, partnerships, and collaboration and Rootid is proud to be a part of Full Circle Fund's changemaker community. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to leverage our resources and give more effectively to Bay Area nonprofits. Rootid looks forward to continuing our strategic partnership for many years to come!

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