Director of Comm & Mktg

Idaho, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 13, 2023

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This is a mid-level position working in collaboration with executives as well as other internal and external decision-makers. The director oversees the development and delivery of communication strategies and tools to advance TASC’s mission and strategic initiatives, and provides consultation and support to executive staff and other leaders in order to communicate the strongest elements of TASC to our most influential external audiences.     Marketing/Communications Strategy and Collaboration 
  • With executives, prioritizes and sets direction for agency messages and communication activities based on TASC’s strategic initiatives, external factors, and internal resources. 
  • Provides counsel and works in collaboration with TASC executive and leadership staff on external communications and marketing strategies and deliverables with  priority to overall agency positioning and alignment with TASC’s policy agenda and program services. 
  • Develops and implements action plans related to assigned priorities on TASC’s strategic plan.
  • Works in close partnership with senior leadership over policy, consulting, and operations on collaborative strategies and initiatives to meet agency priorities.
  • Leads multifaceted communications strategy across multiple channels (print, online, social, etc.).
  • Collaborates with senior leadership to develop and execute strategies to market TASC’s services to criminal-legal system, child welfare, health, and other stakeholders.
  • Promotes consistency of TASC brand voice and visuals.
  • Guides the creation of digital, visual, and print materials.
  • Oversees tracking of engagement across various platforms.
  • Serves as a member of Management Council.
Content Strategy, Development, and Delivery  
  • Leads the standards of TASC’s online visibility and interactivity, including  oversight of website and social media content. In partnership with other leadership staff, utilize TASC website, blog and other social media and online tools as strategically appropriate to advance the agency’s mission.
  • Provides overall guidance and assignments regarding content development for print, online, video, and other products.
  • Oversees media relations, including developing strategic messages and talking points; preparing leadership staff for media interviews; giving media interviews as appropriate; coordinating media outreach; and responding to media inquiries. 
  • In alignment with CEO and executives, handles crisis communications.
  • Ensures standards for appearance of agency branding materials. Provides direction and oversight of production and dissemination of reports, position papers, public information materials, and related content representing the agency as a whole, its policy positions and offerings. 
  • Assures that agency content—written and visual—advances TASC’s mission by promoting health and justice and uplifting TASC’s mission, TASC’s clients, and the agency’s staff and leaders. 
  • Monitors and responds to relevant advances in communications technology to ensure that TASC’s communications  tools represent TASC appropriately and professionally. 
  • Develops press releases, slide decks, blog posts, talking points, fact sheets, brochures, award nominations, and other materials that promote TASC’s expertise.
  • As needed, revises/rewrites/edits key materials produced by colleagues( e.g., policy briefs, reports).
Strategic Initiatives and Events Per agency/executive priorities, leads or co-leads local/state/national initiatives and events that position TASC’s expertise in health and justice. Examples: collaborate with external organizations to create events; support TASC Leadership Awards event; develop social media campaign for Gambling Awareness Month, etc.   Team Leadership and Management 
  • Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the activities of the Communications and Marketing department.
  • Works with the VP of Policy to oversee and manage external partners (consultants, freelancers, etc.)
  • Works with team and agency colleagues to develop coordinated resources for both external and internal communications
  • Assures completion of department and individual goals, reporting, and evaluation as per agency standards.
  • Plans and manages department budget. 
Other Duties  
  • Assures timely completion of required training and documentation  (e.g., agency trainings and HR forms).
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in communication or journalism from an accredited college/university or related field
  • At least three years of management experience 
  • Knowledge of and interest in TASC-related issues (e.g., social justice, criminal justice, addiction recovery, etc.) as well as governmental affairs and social policy.
  • Ability to prepare written materials for various audiences, including reports and correspondences.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders, a diverse staff, colleagues and partners 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of systems and client populations related to TASC programs.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Ability to represent TASC in a positive and professional manner.
  • Good computers skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and the Internet.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills. 
 If you are interested in this position, please visit the TASC website at and apply online.   TASC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free workplace. The agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran or military status or any other protected status in accordance with federal and state law.

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