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Director of Communications

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Role Description

The Director of Communications drives the strategy for and oversees all external communications regarding the organization and sponsored activities or viewpoints. The Director of Communications prepares annual communication action plans based on the organization goals set by the Executive Director and manages the Communications Team.

  • Responsible for the delivery of a communications action plan that aligns with organization objectives, clearly delineates goals and methods of evaluation, and budgets for estimated activity costs and resource needs.
  • Leads the Communications Team, ensuring oversight of the communications strategy implementation, including fundraising activities, social media, public relations, and digital marketing needs.
  • Communicates regular updates on the status of communications targets to the Executive Director.
  • Works with the Director of Development to align event communication and community awareness strategies, including the development of materials and/or communications to support outreach, fundraising, and volunteer and donor appreciation activities.
  • As a member of the Executive Director Team, support the development of the overarching organizational strategy, and provide quarterly updates for communication to the Board.
  • Participates in Executive Director Team meetings and activities, and communicates updates and highlights to the Team.

Time Commitment: 10 hours a week
Role Commitment: 2 years

This role is expected to be generally accessible to the Executive Director Team and the Development Team, as well as responsive to emails. As a point of escalation for the Communications Team, the Director of Communications should be able to be reached within 24 hours for urgent issues, barring times of leave when a delegate should be identified.

As Rukundo International is a small, growing organization, the Director of Development is expected to be a hands-on role, whereas all Development Team duties are expected to be performed by the Director of Communications in the absence of other Communications Team members. The Director of Communications will have full support of the Executive Director and other Functional Directors.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in developing communication strategies, including social media platforms.
  • Experience in leading and managing large teams.
  • Experience managing a budget and understanding financial statements.
  • Demonstrates initiative, creativity and flexibility in problem solving
  • Demonstrated capacity for interpersonal relations.
  • Ability to work independently and supervise others.
  • Committed to the mission of Rukundo International.
  • Experienced with MS Office programs
  • Qualified degree or equivalent experience
Reporting Structure

Reports to the Executive Director

Oversees the Social Media Manager, Public Relations Manager, and Digital Marketing Manager.

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9601 Shadow Oak Drive, Montgomery Village, MD 20886, US

Mission Statement

Rukundo International (RI) is dedicated to fostering global awareness between children and adults in the United States and children in East Africa. Our programs provide an opportunity for individuals to authentically learn about new cultures and develop meaningful relationships with those outside their community.


RI was formed to provide educational opportunities, healthcare and nutrition, community-based support, and hope to orphans and other underprivileged and at-risk children and their extended families in Kabale, Uganda.

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We'll work with your schedule.


9601 Shadow Oak DriveGaithersburg, MD 20886



  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Management
  • Fundraising


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours/week
  • Previous experience with management and fundraising.

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