Director of Marketing & Communications

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center) is an engaging cultural center located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, which connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s ongoing struggle for human rights. We are currently seeking an experienced and motivated Marketing & Communications professional with a proven track record of leadership, business sense, creativity and innovation to lead our Marketing and Communications work.  The right candidate will come with a belief in our mission to create dynamic and empathy-building experiences, teach history’s connection to the present, and inspire the change-maker in each of us to promote civil and human rights.



The Director of Marketing & Communications is the key leader responsible for development, planning, budgeting and implementation of the organizations marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal. This person will direct and measure the impact of marketing and public relations strategies implemented internally and externally. The Director will serve as a strategic liaison with all departments to assess, advise, and support their marketing needs. 

Reports To:  Jill Savitt, President & CEO

Duties & Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Create, implement and measure the success of a comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations program that will enhance the organization’s image locally, nationally and globally
  • Facilitate internal and external communications
  • Work with marketing & communications team in creation of press releases, annual reports and articles on behalf of The Center
  • Support all departments with communications, marketing and promotional needs
  • Oversee campaigns across multiple media channels including print, online and digital media
  • Act as the organization’s lead representative with media; provide guidance and counsel to organizational leaders involved in media interactions
  • Influence present and future products by determining and evaluating current and future market trends.
  • Plan marketing and branding objectives
  • Ensure brand messages are consistent
  • Deepen relationships with all media to ensure the most effective messaging and positioning of the organization
  • Lead all areas of content generation and production across all media platforms
  • Provide leadership to marketing, promotions and the group/event sales functions of the Center
  • Foster relationships and partnerships with local and state tour agencies, associations, visitor bureaus and youth organizations
  • Build, maintain and manage The Center’s outreach databases and create segmented communications for various target audiences
  • Manages a team of marketing, graphic design, and communications professionals, ensuring proper training, skills and professional development needs are being met
  • Other duties as required to ensure first class delivery of the organization’s marketing strategies


Core Competencies 

  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in marketing, sales, communications or public relations with demonstrated success 
  • Five (5) or more years in a management / leadership role 
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, marketing, journalism, communications or public relations; Master’s degree a plus 
  • Previous experience in a nonprofit public service environment preferred 
  • Previous experience in museum, arts institution, and/or human rights institution a plus 
  • Operates within anti-racist frameworks when approaching tasks, community, and colleagues 
  • Exceptional analytical, budgeting organizational and problem solving skills 
  • Strong writing and editing skills with acute attention to detail is a must 
  • Excellent leadership and problem solving skills 
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills  
  • Must have a positive attitude 
  • Highly organized 
  • Strong media relationships and demonstrated ability to consistently pitch, engage and secure media interest and coverage 
  • Ability to handle the public in potentially stressful conditions 
  • Working knowledge of relevant online media, including web design and impact, social media marketing strategies, strategies for increased online visibility, etc. 
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and reasoning skills 
  • Strong knowledge of the Atlanta museum and tourism industry 
  • Capable of managing multiple priorities 
  • Ability to work a variable schedule based upon the needs of The Center, which include occasional nights and weekends 

Physical Requirements 

  • Capable of working on a computer for extended periods of time 
  • Extended periods of sitting, standing and/or moving 
  • Cognitive ability to process information, analyze and make decisions 
  • Ability to lift, carry, and or move up to 25 pounds 
  • Bending, reaching, kneeling 

Employment Eligibility 

NCCHR is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on age (40 and over), race, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, and the statuses protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Application Instructions

About Us 

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center) is an engaging cultural center that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s ongoing struggle for human rights, whether at a local, national or global level.  Our purpose is to create a safe space for visitors and attendees to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they come away inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities, workplace, and lives.  The Center has a local footprint in downtown Atlanta, Georgia with a national reach in the ongoing pursuit of civil and human rights for all. To learn more, visit our website 

Interested and qualified candidates please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to [email protected].