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VP of Communications

Website Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation

build a more equal and resilient world

The Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation works to build a more equal and resilient world. We bring people together to support each other through three key initiatives, LeanIn.Org, OptionB.Org, and the Dave Goldberg Scholarship Program.

We are looking for a VP of Communications to support strategic communications for LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org, including developing core messaging, and managing rapid-response communications and executive communications. The ideal candidate is a passionate professional with trusted relationships with high-profile media stakeholders, and a track record distilling complex information and research into simple consumer-friendly messaging, and experience managing and developing teams.

Due to COVID-19, our team is working remotely on PDT hours through September 2021. Beyond that, this full-time position will be based out of our office in Palo Alto, CA. We have a hybrid work model: three days a week in the office and two days a week remote.

  • Responsibilities
    Lead the team on communications strategy, message development, and press relations for the organization
    Frame compelling narratives for LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org content and generate high-quality media coverage with strong message pull-through
    Drive thorough communications plans internally, for use across departments and with principals
    Support C-level executive communications programs, including thought leadership platforms, content and executive visibility
    Shape the organization’s response to current events and important dates associated with our work
    Develop inclusive messaging that resonates across broad audiences
    Manage, develop, and empower a strong internal communications team and work collaboratively with our social, marketing and digital teams
    Build and maintain trusted media relationships and identify opportunities to develop new partnerships
    Craft press releases, pitches, Q&As and other PR materials
    Serve as liaison with our external media consultants as needed
    Oversee planning and execution of open press events
    Run point on principal appearances and interviews
  • Requirements
    15+ years experience in driving the creation and execution of complex communications plans; preferably for consumer-facing or start-up brands
    Passion for the mission of LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org; background in politics and/or gender equality space a huge plus
    Rich experience staffing and prepping senior executives, as well as rapid response and issues management communications
    Track-record securing top-tier coverage and strong relationships with media who cover gender equality
    Strong advocate for equity, inclusion, and uplifting marginalized voices
    Excellent writing skills with ability to craft thoughtful, inclusive communications (internal communications, messaging, talking points, etc.)
    Proven strategist and innovative thinking that thrives in a fast-paced environment with the ability to work cross-functionally and build consensus
    Experience managing outside communications and creative service partners

The Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for age, race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. It’s important to us that people of all backgrounds see themselves represented and included in our work, so we actively encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

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