WIT is hiring: Marketing and Development Manager
The Marketing and Development Manager will support the day-to-day operations of Washington Improv Theater’s marketing and development programs while advising on strategic direction for both. This role assists in the oversight of the work of interns and outside vendors, reporting to the External Relations Director.
Marketing and Communications
- Manages the day-to-day of WIT’s marketing and communications tasks, including social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) and email marketing. Assists the external relations director in developing overall strategies.
- Helps conceive and execute short and long-term strategies to promote WIT’s performances, classes, and organizational trainings as well as other organizational priorities. Stewards an organization-wide marketing calendar for all programs.
- Develops and executes WIT’s email marketing program via MailChimp
- Creates content for WIT’s website including community interviews and news items
- Assists the External Relations Director in developing and implementing institutional marketing strategies and events
- Monitors and analyzes web traffic with Google Analytics
- Assists in the creation of marketing materials including performance programs, print/online ads, and other collateral
- Conduct prospect research and identify donor cultivation strategies for individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
- Implement and manage individual giving campaigns.
- Drive consistent donor engagement and stewardship, including individual donor outreach as well as general donor communications (including the monthly donor enewsletter).
- Support WIT’s annual fundraiser and grant applications
The following lists are broken into skills and qualities that are essential and helpful, respectively.
- Essential skills/qualities:
- Enthusiasm for WIT’s mission and strong working understanding of what we do
- Dedication to WIT’s values including fostering an inclusive environment and helping develop WIT as an anti-racist organization
- Strong writing abilities and competency conveying information clearly and for various audiences
- The ability to pitch and implement creative, enterprising ideas to achieve results
- Strong attention to detail
- Ability to track multiple projects and deadlines independently.
- Helpful skills/qualities (we don’t expect a candidate to have all of these):
- Strong understanding of branding fundamentals including visual brand and organizational voice.
- Experience with Adobe Suite and Canva with an eye for concise and visually appealing marketing materials.
- Experience with programs including Google Suite (Sheets, Docs, etc), WordPress, Salesforce, EventBrite, and MailChimp
- Technical troubleshooting ability, including website and Google suite
- Experience marketing and driving audience to events
- Proficiency in social media platforms including audience engagement strategies and follower-building activities. Ability to create compelling content including video is a big plus.
- Understanding of development principles and practices.
Direct starting compensation for this full-time role is $55,000. In addition, benefits include full individual health insurance coverage for employees, 3% IRA contribution match, telework and flexible scheduling, and 4 weeks paid leave. WIT’s offices are currently 100% virtual, but staff will sometimes be expected to attend local meetings, performances, and other events. Because of this, candidates must be based in the DC metro area.
We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to WIT’s success. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. WIT is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter via this form. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis and considered through April 26 (although applicants are encouraged to submit as soon as possible).
WIT is dedicated to sharing the creative, collaborative power of longform improvisation in DC. As the District’s only nonprofit improv theater, we are guided by the belief that improv is for everyone. We tap into the creativity of everyday Washingtonians through accessible classes and ground-breaking, audience-responsive performances.
Re-founded in 1998, we serve thousands annually through affordable or free performances, multi-level eight-week classes each quarter (enrolling 1,700+ annually pre-pandemic), monthly free introductory workshops (programmed in every DC Ward), our workplace training program WIT@Work (clients include nonprofits, corporations, government agencies), and multiple community outreach efforts: after-school programming at DCPS, Project Create, and Sitar Arts Center, classes for veterans, workshops aimed at ESL participants, workshops for women experiencing homelessness.
WIT requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including at least one booster shot. You’ll be asked to provide proof that you’re fully vaccinated upon your start date. You’re considered fully vaccinated two weeks after you receive the second dose of a two-dose vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen).
WIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process – including the online application and/or overall selection process – you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.