Vice President of Communications, The Franklin Institute

Posted by Franklin Institute on July 10, 2017

As one of the leading science centers in the country, The Franklin Institute is an educational and cultural center that directly reaches more than one million people each year with informal science learning experiences engaging students, adults, and families. While having a national reputation and nearly 200 years of history, The Franklin Institute prides itself as being the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a top-five tourist destination in the City of Philadelphia, and an anchor of the local economy.

We are seeking a senior level executive who brings creative leadership and vision to The Franklin Institute’s strategic communications and marketing efforts. The Vice President of Communications develops a strategy for communications and marketing that positions The Franklin Institute, its brand, and its programs and experiences as leading on a national and global stage and with a diverse set of stakeholders. Additionally, this vital position secures high-impact press for the organization and its spokespersons and acts as a spokesperson on media interactions that help promote The Franklin Institute. The Vice President of Communications will support the external and internal communications team to develop processes to streamline operations, prioritize media and speaking opportunities, and build trust and awareness for the Institute’s brand.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience at a senior management or executive level experience leading a comprehensive marketing and communications program to advance an organization’s mission and goals. Background should include leading a diverse team of individuals and skill sets both in-house and with external consulting partners. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university required, graduate degree highly preferred. Must be a creative thinker with a passion for the Institute’s mission and a track record of translating thinking into action plans and output. Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and exhibit a polished professional demeanor with executive presence and a persuasive manner. Demonstrated track record of strategic thinking and execution skills is critical. Excellent project management skills and abilities are essential to success in this role.

NOTE: If applying through LinkedIn directly, please attach a cover letter and resume. You can also email resume and cover letter directly to [email protected].

We offer competitive salary and benefits. Send resume with salary requirements to: THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE, Human Resources Department, 222 N. 20th St., Phila, PA 19103, email: [email protected] or fax 215-448-1121. EOE. For more information on The Franklin Institute, please visit

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