Director – Communications
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) is a business organization of hundreds of Silicon Valley’s most dynamic and accomplished companies working to shape the innovation economy of California and the nation. Founded by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, for over 40 years the SVLG has worked to address issues that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley. Today the SVLG Is focused on the region’s economic competitiveness with a special focus on the issues of community development, diversity & inclusion, climate change, and infrastructure.
We are currently recruiting a Director of Communications to join the organization. The position reports to the Sr. Vice President, Media & Communications. The position does offer some work location flexibility and due to Covid-19, the entire staff is working remotely from home offices. Our primary office is located near Downtown San Jose and Mineta International Airport.
The Director of Communications plays a crucial role on SVLG’s MarComms team in developing and driving SVLG’s communication strategies to external audiences across platforms. The ideal candidate will create original content and help our policy teams create content. This included (but is not limited to) videos, multimedia graphics, blogs, press releases, and other materials.
As Director of Communications, you will be the primary media contact for incoming press requests and should be able to handle and assign to policy teams as requests come in. They will work with the Sr. VP of Communications and Media to shape the messaging and help push out narratives that are sticky in our local idea marketplace and strategic in their impact.
The ideal candidate will work well both independently across our Public Policy, Major Events and Business Development team to develop media strategies and content. Must also have a strong team player ethic. Someone who can see the bigger picture and their part in it within a quickly transforming department being rebuilt from the ground up.
Someone with proven communication, social media, writing, and multimedia skills. Knowledge of Silicon Valley issues is a plus. As is an understanding of the public policy and business landscape along and key technology policy issues. This position will require someone with an eye for detail and copy-editing, someone who is a self-starter and team player, and who can meet tight deadlines.
Please submit three writing samples and links to media content created along with your cover letter.
Benefits: The benefits package includes paid holidays and vacation, medical/dental coverage for employees with a 10% employee contribution, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage provided at no cost, 401K plan participation after six-month employment.
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. All employment with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group is At Will.
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