3. Director of Communication

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Signup Deadline: 02-21-2023
Starts: 02-22-2023
Ends: 02-22-2023


Purpose of Job:
To uphold the mission and vision of DONA International. To govern, establish and oversee policy,
direct the activities of leadership, committees and management, and approve all actions
pertaining to the business of DONA International. To promote and represent DONA International
to the membership and world at large.

Duties/Major Areas of Responsibility:
• Provide organizational leadership and advisement
• Formulate and oversee policies and procedures
• Adopt, review and fulfill strategic initiatives
• Determine, regularly evaluate and monitor DONA International’s programs and services
• Attend all Board of Director meetings and participate in teleconference meetings
• Provide oversight of the board, committees, management and others involved in the
governance, leadership and administration of DONA International’s business, finances
and programs
• Evaluate committee structure to meet current and future organizational needs
• Submit semi-annual reports pertaining to activities within the respective department(s)
• Ensure necessary resources for the health and development of DONA International
Additional Duties/Major Areas of Responsibility:

• Work to maintain the public face of DONA International as a reflection of the vision and
mission of the organization
• Oversee (volunteers, contractors or staff) marketing campaigns for the organization
• Collaborate with contractors, staff, and volunteers to create/carryout marketing initiatives
• Respond to requests for information and carry out interviews with media outlets
• Recruit and maintain an active Marketing and Public Relations Committee
• Oversee the activities of the committees, subcommittees and contractors of the
Marketing and Public Relations division
• Production and publication of the International Doula (DONA International’s quarterly
publication for its membership), the eBlast updates, DONA International’s e-mail newsletter
for its membership, and the DONA Doula Chronicles blog
• Oversee and maintain the production and publication of all DONA International
publications, including but not limited to, brochures, position papers, display
advertisements, the web site and any and all other outgoing documents and publications
so that they reflect current and consistent information and policy
• Review, edit and approve the publication and/or distribution of DONA International
documents and materials distributed by the Certification Committee, Education Committee,
Public Relations Committee, Conference Committee, Advocacy Committee and any such
other outgoing documents and publications so that they reflect current and consistent
information and policy
• Review and approve any stipends paid to volunteer translators and contractors before
forwarding to Executive Director

• The Publications Review Committee, which evaluates all DONA International publications,
including but not limited to, the International Doula, the eBlast update, the web site, and all other outgoing documents and publications which contain DONA International’s name and
or logo. Standing members include the President, President-Elect, Director of Education,
International Doula Managing Editor, eBlast update Editor, and Blog Manager. Additional
members as required.
• The Editorial Committee reviews and edits material for inclusion in the International Doula.
The Editorial Committee is comprised of volunteer DONA International members, who report
to the Managing Editor under the direction of the Director of Publications.
• The Review Committee evaluates the appropriateness of content for inclusion in the
International Doula prior to final selection. Standing members of the Review Committee
include the President, President Elect, Director of Publications, Director of Education,
Intercultural Director and Director of Public Relations. Intercultural and Public Relations
directors will provide additional approval for design and images prior to publishing.

Responsible to:
Board of Directors

Required Qualifications:
• Education in and/or knowledge of public relations, marketing and media issues
• Experience, knowledge, training and facilitation skills in the areas of birth equity, cultural
diversity, cultural awareness, and/or cultural humility is strongly preferred
• Leadership and management experience, preferred
• Excellent organization and communication skills
• Commitment to serve
• Phone, email and Internet capability
• Education in and/or knowledge of public relations, marketing and media issues
• Excellent writing and editing capabilities
• Efficient computer skills, including desktop and internet publishing
• Knowledge of publication market framework
• Knowledge of issues or concerns to doulas and growing families
• Ability to manage volunteers
• Good people skills

Duration of Term:
One (1) three (3) year term
Time Needed (Per Week):
Variable according to position: 10 +/- hours, dependent upon the cycle of activities

Application Procedure:
1. A resume' or curriculum vitae
2. A one (1) page letter of intent, which covers the applicant’s goals for the position,
demonstrates a working knowledge of the time commitment and responsibilities of the
position; expresses a desire to serve DONA International and explains why the applicant is
the right person for the position
3. Reference phone and email contact information for three (3) people who can attest to the
applicant’s qualifications
4. List of your doula community involvement, connections and contact information
5. Disclosure of any potential conflicts of interest should be made with application
6. Signed Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure Agreement

 Applications are due by Saturday, October 15, 2022

Leadership Positions:

1 (1 open slot)

Experience Required:

As indicated in the job description


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