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Director of Development Communications and Marketing

Department: Development
Location: Columbus, OH


The Director of Donor Communications and Marketing will develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive communication and marketing strategies for all areas of development including the annual fund, major gifts, events and stewardship. The Director develops, executes, and supports comprehensive communications plans and projects that increase engagement and achieve development objectives with key constituent groups, including donors segments, board members, and supporters. The Director oversees a copywriter, budgets, and resources responsible for producing integrated communications media that inspire giving among diverse constituencies in support of the organization’s fundraising campaigns and philanthropic activities. The Director cultivates and stewards relationships with key stakeholders to inspire a culture of creativity as part of a broader, synchronized development department.

Position Specific Responsibilities:


Supervise the Development Writer (Copywriter).


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Bachelor’s degree and five to seven years communications experience required, preferably in a non-profit setting.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Considering the relatives costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.  Ability to apply accounting principles to various bookkeeping issues including financial statement reporting, budgeting, and internal controls.


Ability to establish rapport among a variety of internal and external constituents.   Ability to lead with a respectful, positive regard for employees and volunteers.



Valid Ohio Driver’s License


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to walk.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed.


Planned Parenthood operates 19 health centers throughout Ohio. We offer reproductive healthcare services for women, men, and young people; supporting people of color, those with low incomes, and the LGBTQ community. Planned Parenthood offers numerous education programs for the women, men, and youth of Ohio. We also offer prenatal programs, supporting vulnerable mothers in their communities.

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio seeks to help people develop a positive view of sexuality and provide them with information and skills to take care of their sexual health now and in the future. Sexuality is a healthy, lifelong aspect of us all. The programs, resources, and services offered by Planned Parenthood center around core, fundamental beliefs.

· We believe that youth and adults have the right to accurate information and access to health services.

· We respect youth and adults as valued members of the community with much to offer.

· We trust youth and adults to make responsible decisions when they are provided information, taught skills, and given support to do so

Planned Parenthood is an equal opportunity employer – Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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