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Dream Corps

Director of Marketing and Communications

Communications · Oakland, California
Department Communications
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor
Compensation $105k - $125k, Depending on Experience

Reports: CEO

Location: Oakland, CA

Salary: $105k-$125k


Dream Corps closes prison doors and opens doors of opportunity. We bring people together across racial, social, and partisan lines to create a future with freedom and dignity for all. We are working to build a future where "we the people" means all of us.


#cut50 is a bipartisan effort to cut crime and incarceration across all 50 states. We bring together leaders impacted by the criminal justice system with unlikely allies spanning the political divide to push for criminal justice solutions.

Green For All is fighting for a world that is green for all, not green for some. We are working at the intersection of the environmental, economic, and racial justice movements to advance solutions to poverty and pollution.

Dream Corps Tech is a national program cultivating future leaders and entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds, creating a pipeline of diverse talent that will shift the culture of the tech sector.


Dream Corps seeks an experienced marketing and communications strategist with the vision and expertise to build a growing non-profit organization with diverse programs, into a leading social change brand with one voice that is heard loud and clear across the US. 


  • Oversee all media relations, communications, strategy, and narrative change work, with an initial focus on leading an organization-wide rebranding. 

  • Implement marketing strategies to enhance our impact, to reach and engage new audiences, and to attract high-quality media coverage of Dream Corps’ work.

  • Work closely with engagement, development and program staff, to develop communications strategies focused on creating awareness and thought leadership for Dream Corps and our three associated program’s #cut50, Green For All and Dream Corps Tech.


  • Extensive experience and a proven track record working at a high-level in communications, media relations, or public relations, preferably in advocacy or nonprofit organizations.

  • Commitment to collaboration. At Dream Corps we are committed to using our established communication tools as a way to build relationships and create a future that is good for us all.

  • The mindset of our staff impacts our work. Possession of the following attributes will help you be successful on our team: flexibility, honesty, humor, inclusivity, and open-mindedness. We work hard and are action oriented in our approach to solutions.

  • Ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and life experience is essential.



  • Strategic vision and management experience to successfully lead a department of diverse talents within an organization of diverse needs and fast-moving opportunities and challenges.

  • Media relations experience working with media outlets at national, regional and local levels, including print media, TV and digital media.

  • Excellent communication and messaging skills.

  • Familiarity with digital platforms and a commitment to learning and adapting to new and emerging tech/platforms.

  • Project management and collaboration experience including inter-departmental or multi-disciplinary projects and shepherding projects from inception to completion.

  • A profound and well-articulated commitment to social justice.

  • Cultural fluency and successful track record of working with diverse audiences, including elected officials, community leaders, bipartisan audiences and the public.


  • Expertise in rebranding and relaunching an organization.

  • Understanding of a broad range of Dream Corps’ issues and advocacy strategies.

  • Experience successfully working with celebrities and influencers to promote brands and issue awareness.

  • Knowledge of boundaries between 501(c)3 & c(4) organizations and their missions and messaging.


Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Your cover letter should describe:

  1. Your communications related experience.

  2. Your unique qualifications for this position.

  3. Where or how you learned of this job posting.

Dream Corps is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, sex, gender identity, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status or record of arrest or conviction. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strive for a workforce that reflects the populations that we serve.

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  • Location
    Oakland, California
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor
  • Compensation
    $105k - $125k, Depending on Experience