Communications Director
Communications Director - Oakland, CA

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Position: Communications Director

Organization: The Kapor Center

Location: Oakland, CA

The Kapor Center is seeking a creative, progressive, hands-on media strategist to join the Kapor Center leadership in order to drive our external communications efforts, using reasonably limited resources to amplify our impact. Given that our organizational DNA thrives at the intersection of information technology and social justice, we’re interested in working with a communications professional with an expertise in planning and implementing tech-driven strategies and activities that will enable us to share – and ultimately influence – social impact efforts and movements.

Additionally, as the Kapor Center solidifies its unified brand and related programs, the Communications Director will rank as the lead internal advocate for the management and maintenance of that brand.

The Communications Director will begin by conducting an assessment of communications opportunities and possibilities in order to determine the scope and direction of this work

Compensation and Benefits:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

About The Kapor Center:
The Kapor Center is currently a fast-morphing community of three organizations: the Mitchell Kapor Foundation (, Kapor Capital (, and Kapor Enterprises. We’re working to better align the tech-driven social impact mission and goals of these three organizations under a unified Kapor Center umbrella. Broadly stated, we believe in leveraging the power of information technology to benefit underserved communities in the United States.

About Koya Leadership Partners:
Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained search and consulting firm that works exclusively with non-profits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit

Significant professional experience managing communications functions such as messaging, brand management, collateral materials, and social media.

Strong ability to develop and implement communications initiatives with appropriate input from leadership and staff.

Familiarity with how foundations, nonprofits, and social impact investment companies function. Experience working with individual donors is also beneficial.

Passion for social justice, equity, and progressive movement-building; deep understanding/analysis of U.S. race/gender/class power dynamics.

Ability to execute on a number of diverse projects simultaneously; comfort with taking initiative and making progress amidst competing priorities

Excellent judgment and political savvy; personal reputation for integrity and ethics

Self-starter; highly motivated; hands-on professional

Customer service orientation and ability to collaborate with strong and visionary leadership

Exceptional verbal and written communications skills

Not Specified

Commensurate with Experience

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