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Director of Communications

Dog Tag Bakery
Washington, DC
  • Expired: August 02, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Dog Tag Bakery, Inc. seeks an entrepreneurial, driven, and creative Director of Communications. The Director of Communications is a senior leadership position responsible for overseeing Dog Tags internal and external communications, overseeing all organizational strategic and creative communications efforts including development and implementation of a multi-year communications and marketing plan related to national awareness building and promotion of a consistent brand; oversight of an annual and project-specific budgets; developing and ensuring the integrity, quality, and consistency of communications assets; managing media requests and outreach; securing engagement opportunities for leadership; supporting promotional needs of all organizational programmatic areas; and support highly effective, engaging storytelling for the organization with key stakeholders that include board members, corporate and foundation funders, partners, academic institutions, and the members of the military community who we serve.

The ideal candidate should possess strong communications, marketing, writing and presentation skills as well as project, staff, and budget management skills. He/She will be expected to think and act strategically, creatively, and tactically. He/She should be a reliable collaborator within and across teams, be able to convey ideas and solutions clearly and compellingly at all levels of the organization and have a service-oriented mindset. He/She will be expected to serve as a trusted representative of Dog Tag internally and externally, both in person and in writing. He/She will need to innovate, adapt, and work efficiently and effectively and thrive in an entrepreneurial and mission-driven environment.

This position is currently remote in light of COVID-19 effects on the workplace; however, he/she will need to spend some amount of time in-person at our Washington, DC location.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

Communications Expertise

Develop and execute communications plans, strategies and accompanying budgets to support Dog Tags mission and vision and represent our diverse and underrepresented communities, voices, and stories with respect, authenticity, and sensitivity.

Work with leadership to develop organizational, program-specific, and project-related messages and positioning that support the organizations mission and goals.

Supervise the maintenance of Dog Tags brand and related outreach to ensure authentic, consistent, and high-quality representation in the use of our logo, website, social media platforms, mission, vision, messages, tag line, positioning and communications policies and guidelines.

Collaborate with all Dog Tag program areas (Office of the CEO, Programs and Community Impact, Development, and Bakery Operations) to support the development of tailored stakeholder communications plans and products for internal and external audiences. This includes print, audiovisual, online/digital, and presentation materials such as fact sheets, press releases, fundraising and annual reports, presentations and talking points, infographics, posts, blogs and newsletters, annual and impact reports, videos, pitch decks, etc.

Develop strategies and seek awareness-building opportunities for CEO engagement related to relevant issues and events

Put in place evaluation measures for communications strategies and programs.

Leadership, Staff Development and Recruitment

Serve on the Dog Tag Executive Team as a key organizational leader and representative internally and externally; collaborate throughout the organization to promote close and productive interdepartmental relationships and communication.

Collaborate with senior leadership to craft and lead the successful execution of annual goals and programmatic strategies that are aligned with Dog Tags strategic plan

Actively promote Dog Tags Core Values within and outside of the organization; ensure communications and related strategies and content rigorously reflect these values.

Support the professional development of communications staff and ensure training and professional development opportunities are made available.

Oversee all hiring activities of the communications team and support organizational best practices in recruiting diverse, highly qualified candidates that reflect the communities Dog Tag serves.

Organizational Culture

Support the senior leadership team and staff to make consistent and progressive steps toward organizational and programmatic consistency, sustainability, and scalability, particularly in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and wellbeing.

Ideal Qualifications

Clear understanding and enthusiasm for Dog Tags mission.

Bachelors degree or minimum 10+ years of communications, public relations, marketing, and/or branding experience; minimum of 7 years of people management.

Demonstrated experience and/or understanding of both the nonprofit arena and entrepreneurial approaches

Superior project management skills; agency or consulting experience a plus

Strength in hiring, recruiting, managing, developing, coaching, and retaining individuals and teams, empowering them to elevate their performance and level of responsibility.

Service-oriented approach, effective team player, collaborator, and facilitator

Superior verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

Ability to demonstrate a high level of tact and discretion to maintain confidential/sensitive information.

Strategic and independent thinking and problem solving

Results-focused approach tied to organizations performance measures

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Salesforce preferred

Occasional weekend and evening availability required

Dog Tag Bakery, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Dog Tag Bakery


Washington, DC
20022 USA



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