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Marketing & Communications Director
About Community Music Center (CMC)
Community Music Center’s mission is to make high quality music accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, regardless of financial means. We’re committed to centering equity and inclusion in our programs and across all aspects of our organization. We are a nonprofit institution founded in 1921 with branches in the Mission District, Richmond Districts, and at partnership sites throughout San Francisco serving 3,300 students annually. In early 2024, we’ll be opening an expanded campus at our Mission District Branch.
Community Music Center is seeking a highly experienced, organized, innovative professional for the role of Marketing & Communications Director. This person is responsible for strategy, development, and implementation of all of the organization’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal, to increase student enrollment, donations, community engagement, and general awareness about CMC. This role requires a leader who is comfortable with managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced and creative environment. This position supervises CMC’s marketing staff (1 FTE) and vendor relationships and reports to the Executive Director.
Essential Job Duties:
Developing and Implementing Marketing and Communications Plans
- Develop comprehensive marketing and communications strategies and plans aligned with CMC’s brand, target audiences, and core objectives to increase enrollment and visibility through the use of consistent messaging, market research, and clearly defined campaign goals.
- Develop high-quality written content and design materials, including website copy, blog posts, social media, email campaigns, press releases, advertising campaigns, marketing collateral and other communication materials that adheres to CMC’s brand guidelines.
- Oversee CMC’s social media accounts, create content, and monitor analytics optimizing to increase growth and engagement.
- Provide leadership for the marketing department through excellent project management setting deadlines, clear goals, and delegating tasks.
- With the Executive Director, develop and monitor an annual budget for Marketing; track ROI when possible.
- Manage public relations for CMC, monitoring the media for PR opportunities, maintaining a PR list, alerting the media about key performances or programs, coordinating interviews, drafting press releases, and developing pitches.
- Work with CMC’s Board Marketing Committee Chair to organize meetings, develop agendas, advance work of this committee, and report to the Board of Directors.
Developing Key Organizational Materials
- Plan, develop, and oversee the design of CMC’s key materials, e.g. annual report, organizational collateral, student and donor communications, signage, and branded materials. Oversee marketing staff and outside designers work.
- Collect content (photography and video) of CMC programs and events.
- Develop and produce monthly Do Re Mi newsletters, special event or campaign announcements, and fundraising appeals and oversee marketing staff on other email campaigns.
- Develop video projects that support student recruiting and engage donors.
- Work with the website design firm and outside vendors to launch CMC’s new website in early 2024.
In collaboration with CMC’s Marketing Staff
- Provide marketing support for all CMC departments, including faculty members.
- Promote CMC concerts and events both publicly and within the CMC community.
- Manage the content, organization, and performance of CMC’s website.
- Use CMC’s social media presence to engage and expand our community; explore emerging tools and communities.
- Table at events as needed
- Help with prioritization, project planning, and relationship development for CMC’s volunteer program, coordinated by marketing staff.
- Manage, coach, and mentor marketing staff as needed.
- 5+ years of experience in Marketing and Communications.
- Experience elevating brands through messaging and consistency
- Excellent project management skills; ability to meet deadlines and take ownership of various projects with multiple stakeholders.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and communication in a cross departmental collaborative environment that values diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, and works effectively with people of varied backgrounds, experiences, points of view, and aspirations.
- Experience with managing employees, volunteers, and vendors.
- Experience with marketing and communications planning, budgeting, ROI measurement.
- Interest in music, community arts, arts education, and/or cultural arts
- Experience with leading marketing campaigns for organizations undergoing expansion is a plus.
- Experience working on website redesign projects is a plus.
- Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills; ability to write in a variety of styles across media.
- Ability to coordinate and manage a variety of tasks and deadlines.
- Print and digital design skills; proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, video editing skills would be an advantage.
- Knowledge of new media marketing techniques and best practices.
- Experience with WordPress, Mailchimp, Basic HTML, MS Word
- Social media strategy and management.
- Management of Google Workspace.
- Elementor plugin
- Google AdWords
- Management of Google Analytics (GA4)
- PR firm management
- Spanish language
Working conditions: Full-time, non-exempt, hybrid position. Occasional evening and weekend hours required.
How to apply:
Please submit your resume, a thoughtful cover letter, and three writing samples in a variety of styles in a single document PDF to CMCstaffopenings@sfcmc.org with your name and “Marketing and Communications Director” in the subject line. Application deadline is September 8th. After that date we’ll still accept applications on a rolling basis.
Research has shown that people from groups who have been affected by gender, racial, and/or disability discrimination often apply to work opportunities only when they meet 100% of the requirements. We are most interested in having candidates who are passionate about CMC’s work and ready to approach the opportunity with enthusiasm leveraging their skills towards CMC’s mission and goals. We encourage applicants to apply whether or not they meet all the requirements.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with job requirements and experience, anticipated in the range of $75,000-$85,000 annually. CMC offers healthcare, dental, vision and supplemental benefits packages, 403(b), and paid vacation, and more.
Non-Discrimination Statement and Policy
Community Music Center does not and shall 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, students, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Faculty Job Openings
Drum Set Instructor
CMC is hiring drum instructors for our Mission District Branch to teach private lessons. The ideal candidate will possess the skills and passion to teach people of all ages, varying from beginner to more advanced levels. Knowledge of Latin percussion styles is highly desired. This position is for in-person teaching.
- Mission District Branch, Saturdays, 9:00am–5:00pm
Email a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com. Please include “CMC Drums Faculty Position” in the subject of your email and the studio(s) for which you are available in your cover letter. Only those being considered will be contacted. No phone calls, please. CMC is an equal opportunity employer.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
The faculty of Community Music Center share the belief that the joy and satisfaction of learning to make music should be available to everyone, regardless of age, talent or means. Community Music Center seeks instructors with experience teaching a variety of styles, including western classical, jazz, rock, blues, Latin, flamenco, middle eastern and Chinese music.
Compensation: Private Lessons $45/hour, Group Classes $48/hour
Community Music Center expects faculty to provide well-rounded, quality music instruction:
- encourage creativity, originality and personal expression
- establish consistency in attendance and progress
- demonstrate the value of proper practice habits
- exercise flexibility and sensitivity in response to the student
- tailor teaching to the individual needs, abilities, and goals of each student
- teach a full pallet of fundamental musical skills
- turn momentary failures into positive lessons
- review previously learned material to establish continuity
- answer the students’ questions and encourage follow-up inquiry and research
- inspire students through passion, talents and love for teaching which in turn will foster their musical and personal growth