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Director of Community Engagement

BALLE | Bay Area CA 90001 USA | Full Time | Posted: 12/17/2012

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Director of Community Engagement

BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) is a membership-based national organization working to spread solutions, connect innovators and drive investment to the localist movement. The energy around the Local movement is palpable and BALLE is uniquely positioned to lead the movement, at its tipping point, into the future.

As BALLE grows to meet the excitement in the field, we are expanding our team: the Director of Community Engagement candidate is currently in a marketing and communications role (ideally in a membership base/association organization) and is responsible for community engagement and overall strategic communications. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in community engagement, marketing and public relations and should possess exceptional communications skills with a minimum of 5 + years relevant experience ideally in the living economies movement.

The position is accountable for leading BALLE’s efforts to support and grow our expanding business alliance of values-aligned entrepreneurs, business networks and local economy funders. This candidate will develop and implement comprehensive marketing and communications strategies to ensure that knowledge is easily disseminated, meaningful conversations are stimulated, stories are shared and that the BALLE community thrives.

This is a new position with strong existing support but unlimited opportunity to bring new ideas, passion and contributions to a dedicated team.


Develops and implements short and long-term communications strategies and plans including ongoing analysis of audiences, messages and communications vehicles for BALLE as a whole and for specific products linked to our key programs;
Creates and delivers a strategy for managing BALLE’s online presence to ensure the optimum mix of content, community and communication is employed to reach critical engagement, moderate conversations and encourage participation;
Works with Sr. Director of Community Engagement to ensure membership and sponsorship expansion inclusive of identifying opportunities, developing leads, negotiating contracts, and all sponsor related benefits;
Creates and manages the creation of website content, online forums and social media tools to connect leaders, spread solutions and help drive investments to the local economies sector;

BALLE actively seeks applicants who will contribute to the diversity of the Localist movement and our team. Full job description at (link to website).
This is a full-time position based in the Bay Area, CA. BALLE offers a competitive compensation package, with benefits, commensurate with experience. To apply, send a resume and a compelling cover letter that very specifically describes why you would be a good fit for this particular position with Director of Community Engagement in the subject line to: Applications will be evaluated as they arrive, but should be submitted no later than January 7, 2013. No phone calls please.

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Location Bay Area, CA, 90001, United States
Categories Community Improvement/Capacity Building/Economic Development
Function Communications/PR

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Contact Name April Claxton
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