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Marketing and Communications Director

Purpose of the position

Generate and develop strategies that position and strengthen the presence of the CDF at the national and international level with a primary and measurable focus on critical groups of stakeholders, with particular emphasis on those groups that impact the organization's fundraising capacity. Position requires close collaboration with the Development team. 

Required profile

  • Postgraduate degree, at a minimum a Master's degree in careers related to Marketing, Communication, Social Communication, Journalism, Public relations.
  • Management of office utilities, personnel management, knowledge of design programs, market trends.
  • At least 8 years working in similar positions, preference given to those with at least 2 of these years working in Latin America.
  • Minimum 8 years leading marketing and communication teams.
  • Minimum 8 years working on institutional communication projects.
  • Minimum 3 years experience with fundraising campaigns.
  • Experience with multicultural teams.
  • Experience using web and social metrics to drive successful outcomes.
  • Bilingual 100% spoken and written in Spanish and English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ease of joining a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team. 
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment that presents numerous opportunities, unforeseen events and challenges, and is characterized by limited logistical resources and geographic isolation.
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability
  • Service Orientation
  • Organization
  • Leadership
  • Decision making
  • Work under pressure
  • Fund Raising Campaigns


  • Identify and target key stakeholder groups at the local, national, and international level such as current and future donors, conservation NGOs, the scientific community, the population of Puerto Ayora.
  • Tailor a targeted cross-platform strategy to drive strategic outcomes with each stakeholder group.
  • Prioritize and develop messaging campaigns that impact each group with a strategy associated with qualitative and quantitative outcome-driven metrics that can be assessed by ED, CDO and the Board.
  • Prepare, implement, and update the CDF communication and marketing strategy; plan and budget its execution annually.
  • Lead the Communications and Institutional Promotion teams.
  • Socialize with clear communication to all members of the team the metrics by which they will be evaluated.
  • Manage communication and marketing funds and allocate them to drive priority outcomes identified by institutional leadership.
  • Provide support to other areas.
  • Others related to the position.

Conditions of Employment

The Director of Marketing and Communications will be supervised by the Executive Director of the CDF, will be based in the Office of the Charles Darwin Research Station on the island of Santa Cruz, in the Galapagos archipelago, Ecuador.

The Director of Marketing and Communications will faithfully comply with the rules, regulations, and procedures manuals of the CDF, and will also observe and strictly comply with the rules and regulations of the GNPD. The benefits will be negotiated according to the profile of the candidate.

How to apply

Those interested in this position should send the following information via e-mail to ( ):

  • Updated resume.
  • Letter of interest, describing their skills according to the minimum requirements for this position.
  • Three professional recommendation letters, including the names and email addresses of the references.
  • Names and email addresses of two references that can give a personal recommendation of the candidate.

We kindly ask you to send all the necessary documents in a single PDF file. If you need additional information, contact the same e-mail.

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