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Position Title: Communications Director Supervisor: Executive Director
Department: General Administration Full or Part Time: Full-Time
Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Exempt Starting Salary Range: $70,000-$77,000
Position Code: Revision Date: July 2023
About Safe Passage
Safe Passage is a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the aftermath and prevention of
domestic violence and relationship abuse Safe Passage provides services to address survivors’ holistic
needs for recovery and physical safety. Services include trauma-informed counseling and support groups
for survivors, families and children, community education, and individual and policy advocacy.
Our Mission: Safe Passage is dedicated to creating a world free of domestic violence and relationship
abuse. We support survivors and their families. We engage our community. We advocate for systemic
Safe Passage is an organization made up of survivors, women, trans folks, people of color, immigrants,
people with disabilities, and LGBQ people. Oppression and violence disparately impacts us and we
strongly encourage people from these and other impacted communities to apply. We aspire to foster a
work environment that is inclusive as well as diverse. Survivors come from all different backgrounds, and
so do our employees. We encourage you to apply if you believe you have the skills and experience to
thrive in this role and contribute to our mission at Safe Passage.
The Communications Director will manage the agency-wide communications activities while working
closely with all departments. The Communications Director uses creative strategies and analytics to
meet the agency’s communication goals and will work to raise Safe Passage’s profile and expert status.
The CD will manage Safe Passage’s communications calendar and activities, initiate and manage media
coverage for the agency, and coordinate the development of digital and print publications, video, and
other new media content. The CD will also initiate activities to increase utilization of Safe Passage
The Communications Director role is new to Safe Passage and is designed to build on a history of brand
development and general communications currently held by several departments. First year priorities
include start-up of an agency-wide communications committee, establishment of an annual
communications plan, and promotion of agency processes for managing external and internal
Agency Leadership Contribute to agency wide efforts to create a culture of non-violence, anti-racism, inclusion, and
to actively seek ways to contribute toward efforts toward building an inclusive and
organizational culture through relationships, transparency, knowledge, and modeling
Agency Wide Communication Management- 30%
to generate website content; and work with technical vendors
plans in alignment with agency strategic plans
multiple channels both internally and externally
communication guidelines to increase brand reputation for Safe Passage
brand guidelines and visual identity
Community Engagement and Communications – 30%
materials, print programs, and digital materials
reports and work with staff to create dissemination plans for program materials
strategies in alignment with program goals
Fund Development Communications – 30%
appeals, monthly donor communications, the Hot Chocolate Run, and other campaigns
fundraising event including emails, social media, press, radio and other outlets
Other duties as assigned – 10%
In strong collaboration with the Community Engagement & Fund Development Departments and in
alignment with the strategic plan, the Communications Director will represent Safe Passage at
community events, and foster relationships with external stakeholders and collaborators.
Expectations of all employees
In the performance of essential job responsibilities, Safe Passage employees are expected to:
work efforts with other employees and organizations
Work Hours and Schedule
35 hours per week, Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm, hybrid on-site/remote schedule with some
required flexibility for evening and weekend needs (including in-person attendance required for events
Years of Experience
Bachelor of Arts in Communication
At least three (3) years of relevant communications and marketing experience required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Required Outstanding communication (writing and editing) and interpersonal skills; ability to relay
Instagram, and Facebook Advanced word processing and data entry skills using Microsoft programs (especially Word and
Excel) and Google Suite; ability to assess and implement new software Experience with web and communications software such as Wordpress and mailchimp
backgrounds, including people with different racial, ethnic and class backgrounds, people of
different genders, and people with disabilities
Photoshop, and Canva
Tools & Technology Requirements
Tools & Technology Requirements for all staff: High level of proficiency and comfort utilizing and
troubleshooting technology, including but not limited to PC systems, google suite (gmail, drive,
calendar), zoom and web conferencing, electronic databases, and cloud-storage programs.
Safe Passage is a supportive, collaborative workplace that fosters growth in its employees, both
personally and professionally. We strive to hold an environment that encourages growth, creativity, and
flexibility. We are advocates for livable wages, self-care and work-life balance, and our compensation
package reflects this. Employees receive 3 weeks of accrued vacation for the first year, 4 weeks starting
year 2, and 5 weeks after 9 years, prorated for part time. We provide three personal days, and ample
holiday and sick time. Benefits include health and dental insurance, and a 401(k) with agency match.
Safe Passage works to earn its position as a justice-centered employer of choice in Western MA. Safe
Passage provides a bilingual pay premium of $1/hour for staff who possess language competency that is
likely to be utilized in their position.
To apply: Send resume and cover letter with the subject “Communications Director” to
Social & Legal Services
ROCK HILL, SC
25 - 50
$10M - $50M
Social & Legal Services
Safe Passage is committed to providing quality services and advocacy with a multi-team approach to victims and survivors of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual trauma in our service area. As staff and volunteers, we provide new opportunities for all victims and survivors as they work to grow beyond their situation. New opportunities constantly arise and these are just a few new categories of volunteering. Please contact us if you have the desire to volunteer for our organization!
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