The Pop Culture Collaborative is seeking an experienced visionary to be its first ever Vice President of Communications and Storytelling. This senior leader will report to the Chief Strategy Officer and oversee the design, creation and execution of a robust brand, communications, and storytelling strategy to key stakeholders across multiple sectors including: leaders within philanthropic and investor communities, social justice movements, as well as entertainment and other mass media industries. They will lead the communications strategy collaboratively within a broader, entrepreneurial team to advance the organization’s ambitious field-building and impact goals, ultimately to achieve an expanding field of artists, strategists, producers, designers, philanthropic leaders, and public figures around a visionary goal to ignite public yearning for a just and pluralist society through narrative change and pop culture. The successful candidate will utilize their deep knowledge of and passion for serving underrepresented and marginalized communities to advance the storytelling and communications narrative on a broader scale. The VP of Communications and Storytelling requires entrepreneurial instincts, brand strategy expertise, public relations sensibilities, and editorial and content production experience. The successful candidate will work with self-direction, a collaborative spirit, a passion for pop culture and social justice, have an advanced level of social emotional intelligence, and possess cultural competency and/or professional experience working with diverse groups, particularly BIPOC communities, women, transgender, nonbinary, queer, and/or disabled people.
The VP of Communications and Storytelling will be central in the ecosystem of the Pop Culture Collaborative team, partners and allies. Responsibilities for this position include:
High-Level Strategy Development
Program Implementation and Team Oversight
Financial and Project Systems Oversight
The Pop Culture Collaborative is a small, but expanding, team that operates remotely (work from home or co-working space) from all around the country. While this role is also remote, it will require travel (20%) once pandemic restrictions are lifted.
This is a salaried position at an annual starting range of $115,000-$125,000 based on experience. This role is for full-time employment that includes the Collaborative’s benefits package: paid vacation, personal, and sick leave; standard health, dental, and vision; employer contributions to a 401k retirement account; parental/dependent leave; and a commuter transit benefit.
The Pop Culture Collaborative (“the Collaborative”) is a first-of-its-kind philanthropic resource and funder learning community working to transform the narrative landscape in America around people of color, immigrants and refugees, Muslims, and Indigenous peoples—especially those who are women, queer, transgender, and/or disabled—through partnerships between the social justice sector and the entertainment, advertising, and media industries.
With the vision and backing of a bold set of philanthropic investors (“Managing Partners”) and other donors, in 2016 the Collaborative began grantmaking to advance this vital work – and accelerate the impact of artists, social justice advocates, culture change strategists, tech innovators, academics, and others to affect change through entertainment and narratives in mass media. In just five years, the Collaborative has scaffolded, resourced, and nurtured the pop culture for social change field from the ground up, and tested a powerhouse set of narrative change focused grantmaking strategies.
For more about the Pop Culture Collaborative, visit www.popcollab.org.
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The Pop Culture Collaborative is a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc. (RPA). RPA is an equal opportunity employer. For more on The Pop Culture Collaborative, visit www.popcollab.org.
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