Founded in 2004, Brilliant Corners provides innovative housing and housing-related services to those transitioning from or at risk of homelessness or institutionalization. We develop, own, and manage multi-family supportive housing and licensed residential care homes. Additionally, we implement a broad array of scattered-site, one-on-one supportive housing, and clinical case management programs through partnerships with developmental services, homeless services, veteran services, and health care sectors.
In short, we do good work.
We have offices statewide with a staff of passionate people. While we are growing rapidly, we are also selective: We're seeking inspired, talented people who want to be effecting profound change and who have fun doing it.
The Marketing and Communications Manager is a new position that will support senior staff in developing and implementing the organization's first-ever strategic communications plan to enhance both internal and external communications and support business development. We are seeking an outstanding writer and editor who can quickly digest complex content and produce high quality materials for a variety of audiences. This individual will work across programmatic areas at Brilliant Corners, requiring the ability to set priorities and manage time well.
Develop and implement a communications plan. Create a clear roadmap that includes defining target audiences, articulating mission and vision, crafting messages, and developing strategies as well as a timeline for implementation.
Develop a compelling elevator pitch for the organization, and for key departments. Develop a training program to disseminate to all staff.
Assist with the redevelopment of brilliantcorners.org and maintain the site post-launch
Monitor and assure that all organizational communications vehicles have a unified brand identity and meet production quality standards.
Develop and produce printed materials in conjunction with program staff, especially writing/editing and laying out fact sheet.
Assist senior staff in identifying speaking opportunities based on their areas of expertise and help draft submissions to conferences.
Assist program staff in developing dynamic and compelling presentations for meetings and public speaking.
Scan news coverage of supporting housing and Brilliant Corners and identify opportunities for opinion essays or content corrections.
Work with publicist, graphic designer, web designer, and/or photographers as needed to develop and maintain materials, and to develop and implement specific projects or campaigns that require outside expertise.
Support the grant-writing process.
You have ninja-level summarizing skills. You can take complicated stuff and make it easy for the average person to understand. You're able to quickly understand a complex scenario and distill it down to the key elements. You have a knack for stripping away the distracting details and capturing in a few words what really matters.
You sweat the small stuff. You believe it's the little things that make the big thing work well. You believe that details are important, and they need to be right. You know that sometimes a word here or a design element there may have a huge impact on tone and message.
You have really big ears. You are an active listener. You're able to ask great questions, listen intently to the answers, and then ask more questions. People often remark about what a team player you are or how well you collaborate with others.
You thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. You're resourceful and at ease with ambiguity and rapid change. You possess a positive, can-do attitude, and are adept at identifying creative solutions that turn challenges into opportunities. You can handle many important responsibilities at once, and you're rigorous about prioritization.
At least 5 years of experience in journalism, non-profit communications, marketing or grant-writing
Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, Journalism, or Communications
Experience with homeless, veteran, and/or developmentally-disabled populations highly desirable
Knowledge, Skills and Ability
Outstanding writing and editing abilities - ability to absorb new, complex material quickly and generate excellent written product in a short period of time
Strong visual sensibility
Experience with WordPress, InDesign, PowerPoint and other presentation software highly desirable
Excellent organizational skills
Enthusiasm for the mission of Brilliant Corners
Location: San Francisco or Los Angeles
Start date: open till filled
Status: Exempt, full-time
Benefits: Health, dental, vision, retirement match, long-term disability, life insurance, flex spending, commuter plan, sick leave and vacation pay
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Travel required: Occasional travel to San Francisco, Los Angeles and other locations
Brilliant Corners does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Brilliant Corners is committed to fair hiring practices and does not ask applicants to disclose conviction history before extending a conditional job offer.
Disclaimer: Brilliant Corners does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms / employment agencies / third-party recruiters for any of its employment opportunities. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Brilliant Corners about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms / employment agencies / third-party recruiters to any employee at Brilliant Corners via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Brilliant Corners; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by Brilliant Corners as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.