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Associate Director of Marketing and Communications


This position oversees implementation for all marketing to advancement audiences with a special focus on fundraising and engagement. This position builds pathways to fundraising success by creating a culture of philanthropy and deepening engagement among alumni and other advancement audiences via strategic communications.

Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive and cost-free medical and dental insurance for you, and a 60% discount on medical and dental insurance for your dependents, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities. This is a full-time, exempt role with typical work hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one hour unpaid lunch. Salary for this position starts between $62k and $72k per year. Pay offers are dependent on experience and are determined in conjunction with an internal pay equity assessment. This is not a remote position.

Who You Are

  • You have five years of experience working in marketing, communications and/or fundraising.
  • You have the demonstrated ability to successfully manage and implement marketing and communications campaigns on several traditional and digital mediums.
  • You have experience managing direct mail projects with multiple assets and audience segmentation. 
  • You have demonstrated experience managing multiple projects with many moving parts and deadlines.  
  • You are a highly organized individual with demonstrated experience working in a position that requires superb attention to detail.
  • You are an effective collaborator with demonstrated willingness to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. You understand that relationships with stakeholders are important. 
  • You have strong skills in writing content for different platforms and audiences.
  • You are flexible and able to accommodate last-minute changes. You know that feedback is invaluable and seek it out. You are comfortable receiving feedback. 
  • You have demonstrated experience setting key performance indicators for fundraising and communications campaigns and in creating, analyzing, and interpreting campaign performance metrics. 
  • You have demonstrated commitment to advancing equity. You are self-aware and comfortable working on teams with varying gender, racial, socio-economic, ability, sexual orientation, and cultural identities. 

What You’ll Do

  • Understand Reed’s fundraising and  engagement goals and develop a strategic communications pieces based on these goals
  • Plan and lead marketing and communications campaigns for fundraising and donor engagement on several mediums such as direct mail, email, social media, and text
  • Concept and execute a variety of marketing and fundraising campaigns in collaboration with other members of the advancement communications team and other partners
  • Coordinate with internal and external partners to lead all direct mail projects with multiple assets and complicated audience segmentation in coordination with internal and external partners manage complex direct mail projects 
  • Work with campus partners in creation and review of marketing materials
  • Contribute creative, innovative, and technologically savvy ideas to the development of fundraising and engagement campaigns
  • Work collaboratively with a wide swath of partners across the Reed community
  • Evaluate and share outcomes of engagement and solicitation communications using metrics and data collection tools

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required.

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

Finalists for the position will be asked to provide work samples.

Reed College replies to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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Reed College is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.