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The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert


Position Title:                                 Director of Communications

Reports to:                                     Executive Director/CEO

Classification:                                 Full-time/Exempt

Term:                                               Ongoing

Compensation:                              $65K dependent on experience + comprehensive benefit program

Recruitment Date:                        November 1, 2021 until filled



Position Summary:

The Director of Communications will be a member of The Center’s senior leadership team and be responsible for all aspects of The Center’s strategic and day-to-day communications efforts. The director will develop and implement an org-wide strategic communications plan containing measurable goals and objectives, and oversee The Center’s brand and key messages across all communications channels including website, social media, press, content development, e-blasts, development and program campaigns.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead a comprehensive communications and marketing plan, including measurable goals and objectives based on a comprehensive analysis of Center offerings, resources, financials, internal and external stakeholders, and the results of our branding and digital enhancement initiative. 
  • Develop and maintain a marketing-communications calendar, coordinate communications functions and sources within The Center, and lead special projects, as applicable.
  • In collaboration with a consulting firm and key stakeholders, lead the ongoing implementation of new digital assets, messaging toolkit and other elements across all organizational communications.
  • Develop comms-related internal policy, protocol and procedural guidelines.
  • Provide oversight, guidance and leadership for the Digital Content Manager.  
  • Oversee and coordinate all communications outputs including digital media (web, email, social media, video previews), direct mail, onsite communications (signage, multimedia), advertising (print, radio, TV, online), etc.
  • Create a regular schedule to coordinate with and assist relevant internal departments on marketing-related matters to create necessary outputs and maximize results.
  • Establish media protocols and train board, staff and volunteers as necessary.
  • Plan and execute press outreach and campaigns including releases, strategic media placement and press conferences as needed. Prep ED/CEO and other leadership staff as needed. Manage all media relations to positive effect.  
  • In collaboration with other departments, increase Center-produced event visibility, strengthen attendance and participation in pre-identified programs and services, and increase Center membership program through targeted outreach. 
  • Develop a crisis communications plan; manage all breaking news situations.
  • Assess and continually transform website and web channels to achieve specific outcomes and maximize effectiveness.
  • Apply strong decision-making, creative-thinking, and problem-solving skills to successfully promote The Center’s mission, services, programs and events. 
  • Recruit, train, and schedule marketing and communication volunteers including brand ambassadors, bloggers, photographers, graphic designers, video producers, and researchers.
  • Seek pro-bono services in branding, marketing, advertising, social media and public relations.

Required Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor degree required with concentration in marketing, communications or business preferred. Other majors, such as Journalism also accepted or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum five (5) years of related experience in marketing or communications, ideally with a non-profit and/or human/social services provider. 
  • Management experience, including budget creation and analysis, and staff supervision.
  • Commitment to inclusive, multi-cultural programming; prior experience working with and in coalition with diverse LGBTQ and/or BIPOC communities with an understanding of intersectional oppressions.
  • Knowledge of the latest technology and communications vehicles.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic and collaborative environment.
  • Extremely organized with high attention to detail and ability to be self-directed; works well under pressure and moves quickly from task to task.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues, needs and interests of LGBTQ youth, adults, families and community, including knowledge of the spectrum of gender and nonbinary identity and issues.
  • A strong commitment to the mission and work of The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert.
  • Fluency in a language in addition to English desired.


To apply, please submit a cover letter outlining your interest and applicable skills along with a CV/resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • The LGBTQ Community Center of The Desert

    The McDonald/Wright Building

    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    760.416.7790 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
    EIN # 33-0937301

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