Friday, November 06, 2009


director of marketings actors fund
The Actors Fund
New york, NY United States

ORGANIZATION: The Actors Fund, a nonprofit human services organization founded in 1882, serves all professionals - and not just actors! - in film, theater, television, music, opera, and dance through programs that address their unique and essential needs.
REPORTS TO: Chief Advancement Officer
New York, NY

SUPERVISES: Design and Communications Associate and Internet Design Associate, as well as volunteers and interns as required. Works closely with outside consultants including graphic design firm and press representatives.

COORDINATES WITH: Chief Operating Officer, Chief Advancement Officer, Executive Leadership Team, and staff across all programs and areas as pertains to communications.

PURPOSE of POSITION: The Director of Communications & Marketing will develop, implement, and supervise the strategic planning and tactical implementation of all components of The Actors Fund’s marketing, communications, and public relations program.

•Work with the Chief Advancement Officer and other senior staff to build and implement an effective communications plan to expand The Fund’s presence, broaden the public’s awareness of our mission, and advance our development campaigns.
•Pitch stories, create newsworthy events and build media relationships to secure high impact coverage that promotes the organization’s goals.
•Conduct media relations, including maintaining comprehensive targeted media lists, writing talking points, speeches, news releases, and op-ed pieces.
•Develop persuasive messages that support The Fund’s strategic initiatives, programs and organizational mission; ensure messages are accurately and consistently communicated by staff and volunteers.
•Oversee website development, content, and grow online presence.
•Manage the production and distribution of materials in print and online formats to targeted external audiences.
•Design and implement regular board and staff training and information sharing to improve staff strategic communications understanding
•Oversee The Actors Fund brand maagement and the style guideline.

1.Minimum five (5) years experience in a senior communications position of a non-profit organization or similar experience in an ad agency or communications firm.
2.A successful track record of developing and leading marketing and communications programs in various media, including online.
3.Demonstrated ability to secure sustained, effective press coverage; initiative and energy to create opportunities and get results.
4.Experience with website marketing and web communications.
5.Proficiency in a variety of computer programs, including Word, Excel, Power Point, and design tools (such as PageMaker, FrontPage, and/or Photoshop).
6.Effective skills in time management, budgeting, and program oversight.
7.Ability to generate and deliver persuasive and clear verbal and written communications.
8.Outstanding interpersonal skills; must have credibility, good judgment, honesty, and integrity.
9.Managerial experience in performing arts/entertainment and/or human services preferred.
10.Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the entertainment industry.
11.The ability to work comfortably with high net worth and well-known individuals.
12.Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.

Kathleen O’Connor
The Actors Fund
729 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10019
212.536.7672 (fax)


Anonymous said...

Paul, you are a great "actor". Why don't you apply ?

hal samis said...

Please Paul, forward this job opening to Judith Beville.

I can see her passing the hat for the Will Rodgers home for Retired Actors at the beginning of the next Town Board meeting.

Thank A Veteran said...

A lesson that should be taught in all schools . . And colleges

Back in September, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a social studies school teacher at Robinson High School, did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks out of her classroom.

When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks.

'Ms.. Cothren, where're our desks?'

She replied, 'You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.'

They thought, 'Well, maybe it's our grades.'

'No,' she said.

'Maybe it's our behavior.'

She told them, 'No, it's not even your behavior.'

And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period. Still no desks in the classroom.

By early afternoon television news crews had started gathering in Ms.Cothren's classroom to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room.

The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the deskless classroom, Martha Cothren said, 'Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he/she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you.'

At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it.

Twenty-seven (27) War Veterans, all in uniforms, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall... By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned..

Martha said, 'You didn't earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. Now, it's up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. Don't ever forget it.'

By the way, this is a true story.