Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Marketing and Communications · San Carlos , California
Department Marketing and Communications
Employment Type Active - Full Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Employer: Village Enterprise

Industry: Nonprofit/International Development/Social Entrepreneurship

Function: Marketing and Communication

Duration: Two-year commitment with opportunity to extend

Location: San Francisco Bay Area preferably, Remote considered

Job Title: Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Position Type:  Full time

Start Date: December 2021

Travel: 10%+ - This role would include travel to field offices in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and sub-Saharan Africa




Village Enterprise’s mission is to end extreme poverty through innovation and entrepreneurship.  Village Enterprise has impacted the lives of over one million people living in extreme poverty in East Africa.The organization’s new strategy focuses on ‘scale and impact’, and has ambitious goals in both areas. Village Enterprise intends to impact the lives of 20 million people living in extreme poverty by 2030. Over the next three years, we plan to almost triple the number of people we serve (from 18,000/year to 45,000/year) and expand into new countries. To support this growth, Village Enterprise needs to develop and execute strategic marketing and communication strategies that elevates its brand and thought leadership.


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Village Enterprise’s VP of Marketing and Communications will join a passionate and dedicated team. As a member of Village Enterprise’s Leadership Team, you will manage the creation and implementation of an integrated communication and marketing strategy to support the achievement of our fundraising goals and to elevate our brand and visibility both in East Africa and globally. You will report directly to the CEO.




  • Expand donor acquisition through mass market channels for individual donors by means of engaging campaigns, website optimization, partnerships, networks, media and events with a focus on ROI.
  • Lead and steward the Village Enterprise brand as a means of broadening organizational awareness and increasing visibility with key stakeholder audiences.
  • Create and execute public relations strategies to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-value external audiences, including media and key influencers.
  • Develop and drive Village Enterprise's digital communications and social media strategies.
  • Establish and manage innovative marketing partnerships and networks to expand Village Enterprise’s brand awareness and drive new donor acquisition.
  • Collaborate with the Chief Development Officer and Chief Scaling Officer to jointly determine the optimal marketing strategy, and resources required, to best meet organizational goals based upon ROI.
  • Oversee development of all Village Enterprise marketing and communications collateral, including and not limited to, annual reports and Village Impact Reports.
  • Manage internal communications.
  • Determine metrics of success for investments in marketing and fund development activities.  Manage the process of measuring, analyzing and acting upon this data to improve outcomes.
  • Pragmatically problem-solve when challenges arise, while at the same time thinking innovatively about potential future solutions and desired outcomes.
  • Support other Development staff with copy editing and proposal creation.






  • 10+ years of experience developing successful, innovative and results-measured marketing campaigns. in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment. Experience in non-profit fundraising is preferred
  • At least 3+ years of management level experience.
  • Superior project management skills, including a strong track record of delivering projects on time and within budget.
  • Experience managing external partners, such as marketing and PR agencies
  • In-depth knowledge of current and emerging trends in marketing technology including web, SEM/SEO, email marketing tools (Pardot), donor/CRM databases (particularly Safesforce), social and mobile media.
  • Strong analytic skills and experience working with marketing analytics tools.
  • A collaborative team mentality. You have a teaching spirit but you also listen carefully and incorporate strong ideas from everyone on the team. You roll up your sleeves and do what it takes to execute projects successfully.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to collaborate with a culturally and geographically diverse team.  Previous experience working for a multinational organization and/or living abroad is a plus.
  • Demonstrated passion for innovative approaches to poverty reduction around the world, including but not limited to social entrepreneurship and business development in Africa.
  • Well-versed in using project management tools such as Slack, Airtable, Wrike, etc. a plus





Please apply through our application portal at this link:


Your cover letter should explain why your experience and background make you the ideal candidate for this position, and should be no more than one page. Please also include samples of writing and marketing materials developed.


Note: Please do not contact Village Enterprise to inquire as to the status of your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted through Nov 20th, 2021. 



Equal Opportunity


Village Enterprise will provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. Employment decisions at Village will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. Village does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or any other characteristic protected by the law. Village will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship to daily operations.

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  • Location
    San Carlos , California
  • Department
    Marketing and Communications
  • Employment Type
    Active - Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor