Now Hiring: Director of Marketing

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Position Overview

Third Plateau, a growing multi-disciplinary social impact strategy firm, is looking for a self-directed professional to serve as a Director of Marketing. The position will primarily focus on overseeing and managing the firm’s marketing strategy and brand management, as well as play a critical role in content creation. The role will report to a Third Plateau Vice President.

Application Deadline: Rolling, with initial reviews beginning May 8

Start Date: ASAP

Location: Remote. United States - any location, with access to office space in the Bay Area and Sacramento, California. Please note that being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment and Third Plateau, as we are not able to sponsor applicants for work visas at this time.

Starting Annual Salary (Exempt):

  • Director 1: $85,000 - $105,000
  • Director 2: $105,000 - $120,000

A compensation committee of at least one department head, co-founder, and the COO will meet to discuss band and potential starting salary within the band by weighing the candidate's expected contribution in terms of previous experience and expertise against current Third Plateau employees. We commit to sharing the reasoning used to determine starting salary with you. The expectation is not for new team members to be hired with a starting salary at the top of the band, but to have a salary that adequately compensates experience and expertise while countering pay inequality and upholding internal parity.

Benefits: In addition to collaborating with an incredible team of social impact professionals, benefits include:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement plan with employer matching
  • Regular high fives
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Wellness program ($500/year)
  • Dedicated professional development budget
  • Cell phone and home internet reimbursement ($110/month)

What You'll Do

The Director of Marketing will oversee the firm’s promotional efforts to help elevate and grow the organization’s visibility and reach with funders and nonprofits working to drive meaningful social change across the country. The Director will be responsible for setting and leading a comprehensive and aligned marketing strategy on multiple platforms that maximizes Third Plateau’s external positioning and presence, including conveying our brand effectively and consistently in alignment with the organization’s mission and values.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Marketing Strategy and Brand Management (50%)

  • Develop and then oversee strategic marketing direction for Third Plateau, particularly bringing visibility to our work with nonprofits, private foundations, fiscal sponsorship, and cross-ideological coalitions.
  • Collaborate on business development efforts to set marketing priorities, identify target audiences, and uncover insights for marketing and branding strategies.
  • Lead the ideation, development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic marketing tactics (marketing, brand, campaign, website, social media, advertising, etc.).
  • Formulate marketing goals and objectives in alignment with Third Plateau’s strategic plan into an annual marketing plan, specifying deliverables, workflows, and quarterly reporting to leadership on marketing plan tactics with key performance indicators.
  • Development and management of a marketing budget for activities and tactics in accordance with the marketing plan.

Content Creation (25%)

  • Contribute to Third Plateau’s marketing operations, including preparing branded materials (presentations, proposals, etc.), and managing the execution of inbound and outbound marketing efforts (e.g., overseeing an editorial calendar and basic copywriting).
  • Develop a compelling narrative for the firm’s Democracy Team, which helps convene, connect, and advise funders, organizational leaders, scholars, opinion influencers, and other key stakeholders working to improve American democracy.
  • Craft and strategically push out messaging to attract new initiatives in search of fiscal sponsorship support.
  • Create simple graphics for social media, newsletters, and other communications.

Organizational Stewardship (25%)

  • Tend to internal administrative items (e.g., emails/slack, timekeeping, expenses, HR).
  • Participate in internal activities (i.e., full team meetings, peer learning communities, culture-building activities, and regular check-ins with your supervisor).
  • Engage in individual and teamwide professional development/learning opportunities.

What You'll Need

  • 7+ years of professional marketing and/or communications experience plus strong project management skills.
  • Be an organized self-starter able to prioritize and juggle multiple assignments.
  • Sound understanding of marketing principles and trends that promote services for nonprofits and funders in the social, public, and private sectors.
  • A nuanced understanding of, and multifaceted experience with, communicating for social change, including narrative development and storytelling, strategic communications, and diverse audience targeting.
  • Graphic design skills
  • Expertise with digital marketing, graphic design, and analytical platforms, including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google Analytics, MailChimp, and graphic design platforms such as Canva, Photoshop, or InDesign.

Who You Are

To be successful in this job, you will excel in the following key areas:


You stay on top of your work, can handle many moving parts with ease, and have a habit of building sound processes where there were none before.

Attention to detail
You can simultaneously focus on the big picture while also paying attention to the smallest details of a project.

You are a strong and creative communicator. You can translate complicated information into accessible insights. You’re a capable facilitator and interpersonal communicator - verbally, visually, and in writing.

Learning quickly
You are a quick and perceptive learner and are able to acknowledge what you don’t know.

You collaborate effectively in a cross-functional team. You find ways to contribute that work for you and add value.

Calmness under pressure
You are able to manage a fast-paced work environment and can stay focused when juggling many projects and deadlines, including when they arise at the last minute.

You are excited about the idea of building something meaningful. You notice problems and want to find ways to be a part of the solution.

How to Apply

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Yet, women and other people who are systematically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement.[1] If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you're new to this field, returning to work after a gap in employment, looking to transition, or take the next step in your career path, we will be glad to have you on our radar. Please use the application form to tell us about your interest in our field and what you hope to bring to this role.

If you are interested in applying, please take some time to review Who We Are, What We Do, Our Values, and Our Commitment to DEI. After learning about us, submit your application using the following form as soon as you can, with the first review starting May 8.

The application will detail instructions for uploading an anonymized resume, as well as a series of short answer questions. The application cannot save your progress, so please complete it in one sitting, as your progress will be lost if you navigate away before submitting.

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At Third Plateau, we believe in the power of diverse teams. In our recruiting efforts, we always seek to reach a broad and diverse pool of applicants to ensure our final candidates are not a homogeneous group in terms of demographics or experience. You can read more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) here. Furthermore, we’ve been and are continuing to experiment with our own application process to decrease implicit and explicit biases as much as possible. We ask that you anonymize your resume, and anonymously review answers to our application’s questions to understand how your strengths and skills could look on our team. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds to apply. Third Plateau is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, age, religious creed, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics.


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