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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

JOB: Director of Marketing/Communications/Public Relations @ Salt Lake Film Society (Deadline: Jan 10)

Salary: Competitive for nonprofit sector average
Job Description: Reports to: Executive Director
Works in a team with: Operations Director, Development Director

Salt Lake Film Society (SLFS) is currently seeking a Director of Marketing, Communications & Public Relations. Qualified individuals must possess a high productivity rate and the ability to work in a deadline driven fast-paced non-profit environment. SLFS is a $2M organization with a small team of dedicated individuals committed to quality and success of 2 film venues, 16 community projects, and over one hundred special events annually. Ideal candidates will excel in a collaborative work environment, possess a working knowledge of arts non-profit mission-based organizations and be willing to make a full commitment to the growth and success of the organization. Passion for and knowledge of American independent, international and documentary cinema preferred.

Job Summary

The marketing director is responsible for planning, designing, building strategic initiatives for implementation of all of the Organization’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities including internal management of key and contract marketing staff and ongoing collaborations with the development and operations departments. The director will oversee the creation and implementation of all support materials and services for events, operations and organizational development that occur 365 days a year. Additional responsibilities include oversight of the marketing and design staff and coordination at the strategic and tactical levels with the other functions of the organization.

Required Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Access and other like-database programs 
  • Proficiency with HTML 
  • Some experience with CSS coding languages 
  • Some independent cinema knowledge
  • Motivated, enthusiastic worker with a solid work ethic to get the job done
  • Ability to work 40 hours per week Mon-Friday, office hours 9am-5pm plus weekends and nights as needed. 
  • flexibility: must be able to take on more hours needed for attending and administering special events. 
  • Meetings: Required Directors and Managers meetings weekly including measuring and reporting progress on strategy for the marketing department. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Equivalent of five years marketing experience 
  • Understanding of non-profit fast-paced environments
  • Proven ability to produce high volumes of work at high productivity rates
  • Ability to compartmentalize work through systems like GTD (Getting Things Done) so that multiple tasks can be in rotation but big-picture strategy and milestones are reached.
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in design and execution of marketing 
  • Communications and public relations activities experience 
  • Working knowledge of social and digital media platforms in marketing
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and negotiating or sales skills
  • Experience developing and managing budgets
  • Experience hiring, training, developing, supervising and appraising personnel 
  • Demonstrated successful experience with visual campaigns that cross mediums 
  • Proven skills at writing press releases and making presentations
  • Experience overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications with rapid turn-around.
  • Computer literacy in word processing, data base management and page layout 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time on quick deadlines through creative implementation of the brand 
  • Occasional late nights, and weekends required although standard week is business hours.
  • No vacations January, September, October annually or agreed upon vacation black-out dates set by ED and Senior Management. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Wordpress 
  • Bachelors or Graduate degree in applicable field.
  • Design, layout or artistic vision a plus
  • In-depth knowledge of independent cinema world including exhibition, venue operations, festivals or equivalent in the arts. 
  • Very clear understanding of a high-volume of work and high-expectations of productivity with measured outcomes. 
  • Network of vendor or media contacts that lead to cost savings
  • Experience working with volunteers 

NOTE: How to apply instructions.
Select candidates will be chosen from the applicant pool to be given the opportunity to send a resume, see the full job description and to interview in person.
If you have not had a request for resume by January 21, you have not made the cut to the resume/interview round.

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Status: Paid Vacations, Sick leave, no medical or retirement benefits

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a 1pg cover letter-of-interest and 1pg salary history to Tori Baker via tori_baker@saltlakefilmsoceity.org prior to the closing date. Select candidates will be chosen from the applicant pool to be given the opportunity to send a resume, see the full job description and to interview in person.

If you have not had a request for resume by January 21, you have not made the cut to the resume/interview round.
Closing Date: Jan 10, 2013 EOB

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