Director of Communications, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

Posted by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting on October 25, 2022

The director of communications is responsible for guiding a team to tell the story of the yearly meeting and Quakers. This includes inward-facing “voice” and content for the Quaker community, plus public-facing marketing and PR.

The director ensures that our communications 1) strengthen relationships internally and externally and 2) follow guidelines for consistent, effective, messages that are clear and in alignment with best current practice. This is done through managing strategy and implementation, including direct leadership of staff and volunteers, and generation of creative content (written and visual).


  • In collaboration with the Deputy General Secretary, develop and implement PYM’s media strategy in alignment with our strategic imperatives.
  • Manage communication policies, standards and practices to guide effective communications. Ensure the standards are clearly articulated for all staff and volunteers who engage in communications. Remain aware of and incorporate emerging practices and evolving standards.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and volunteers to recruit their content points, then write them into stories/messaging for communications channels.
  • Generate written content; copyedit and proofread the writing of others.
  • Manage recurring projects, such as routine email to PYM Friends and event publicity, in a timely and coordinated manner
  • As time allows, develop strategies and content for local media and manage PYM’s public relations profile.
  • Direct special communications projects.
  • With the Communications team, write development appeals, market Quakerism, and publicize PYM events with data collected from others.
  • Support the Communications team and broader staff in meeting Communications goals.
  • Manage communications channels including print and e-communications, social media, website, and marketing.
  • Develop and communicate clear messages about Quakers and PYM, both within the Quaker community and to the public.

Learn more and apply.

Review of applications began on October 5th and will continue until the position is filled, with an anticipated hire and start date in November/December 2022.

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