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We’re on a faith-rooted mission to equip courageous leaders to heal the world.

Our team is comprised of many diverse creeds & cultures — and all of us share a commitment to social justice.

If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us at [email protected].

Job Title: Vice President, Communications

Reporting to Auburn’s Senior Vice President and managing and mentoring our Director of Digital Engagement in this exciting role you’ll lead the development and implementation of comprehensive communications strategies in partnership with Auburn’s team. You will cultivate and raise Auburn’s public profile and image in all media, including editorial coverage, written materials, collateral, videos, social and other new media, etc., and will manage and develop internal communications to a diverse staff, partners and affinity organizations. This role and the VP, Strategic Philanthropy have a close working relationship, partnering together on strategy as these functions directly impact and influence each other will be crucial and another exciting component of this function.

This position will directly manage communication activities that promote, enhance, and protect Auburn’s brand position and advance the cause of the multifaith movement for justice. You’ll guide the strategy for all internal and external institutional communications platforms, including the web properties, social media, print collateral, video content, press engagement and public relations messages to consistently articulate Auburn’s mission. In consideration of the diverse venues in which Auburn communicates with the public, this position must be highly effective at internal and crossdepartmental collaboration.

Our ideal candidate is curious, innovative and engaging. We are seeking someone who is energized and creatively excited by Auburn’s commitment to drive ideas and facilitate conversations and strategies in support of leaders, groups and institutions operating at the center of local and national movements.


  1. Institutional Communications Strategy
  2. Public and Media Relations
  3. Marketing & Collateral Materials
  4. Branding
  5. Programmatic Strategic Communications
  6. Departmental Administration



  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.), preferably in communications or related field.
  • At least 10 to 12 years of communications/public relations experience (5+ at the executive level).
  • Is a demonstrated wordsmith who writes clear, concise and compelling press materials, speeches and briefs swiftly.
  • Thrives in a fast paced, high volume environment. The ability to manage competing priorities at once is paramount to the position’s success.
  • Is highly collaborative and is a relationship builder and unifier with colleagues at all levels. • Has strong existing relationships with industry media.
  • Is interested in theological issues and religious communities.
  • Loves leading and mentoring a team – and is also a ‘doer’ who leads by example.
  • Approaches their role strategically and creatively.



For employment consideration, the optimal way to contact us is via e-mail. We have engaged Héctor Cariño at People Architects Group, LLC to manage this search.

  • All applications must include (all in PDF format):
    • Resume
    • Thoughtful cover letter (including how you became aware of this opportunity: job portal, referral, etc.)
    • Writing sample (between 5 to 7 pages)
    • Link to portfolio
  • All applications will be received via email.
  • No phone calls or snail mail.
  • E-mail applications to: [email protected]
  • Subject Line: VP, Communications/YOUR NAME

Download PDF for EEO statement and more information about Auburn.

Application deadline is Monday, June 04, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST