Strategic Communication Officer

Hours: Full-Time, Salaried Position
Date: October 6, 2017

This full-time position is responsible to the president for all duties related to internal and external communication. Duties include serving as the primary writer for the organization and oversight of all print, web-based and social media communications along with editorial writing and media outreach.

Our open position requires strong strategic and analytical skills, demonstrated maturity, seasoned judgement and a passion for our mission of fostering economic freedom through education.

We will hire a person who is organized, flexible, and able to travel to our grantmaking areas up to 30% of the time. Professional presence, relationship building and the ability to interact effectively with a variety of people are essential.

We value problem solving, individual liberty and economic freedom. The principles behind The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and Toxic Charity guide many of our actions. We believe that grantseekers are equal partners in the funder/nonprofit relationship. Candidates should share these values and interests and work compatibly with these ideals.

A minimum of five years’ experience in marketing or communication is required, as is a bachelor’s degree in communication or a related field.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, references, salary history, any available samples of communication planning and five writing samples to


Additional Information

Strategic Communication Officer Position

Position Summary
Responsible to the President to provide the internal and external messaging needed to achieve the Foundation’s mission.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Preserve and enhance the integrity of the Dekko Foundation, its founder and mission.
  2. Oversee and direct the style and tone of communications to external stakeholders.
  3. Create, implement and evaluate the success of comprehensive communications needed to achieve the Foundation’s strategic initiatives.
  4. Develop and serve as the primary writer for internal publications such as newsletters, releases, email announcements, planned publications, web-based communications, social media, video, special projects and special assignments.
  5. Interface with grantseekers, responding promptly and respectfully to a variety of inquiries.
  6. Participate, and at times lead, multidisciplinary teams, addressing current and emerging foundation priorities.
  7. Learn and perform the key role of Dekko Foundation program officer.
  8. Undertake special projects, as assigned.
  9. Maintain collegial working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.
  10. Any other responsibilities as assigned by the President.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, salary history, any available samples of communication planning and five writing samples to