Director, Communications

Kessler Foundation | East Hanover, New Jersey

Job Summary

The position’s primary focus will be on creating strategic communications that enhance the visibility and reputation of the Foundation.  Areas of responsibility will include media relations, publications, web, and social media.

Reports To

Senior Vice President, Grants and Communications


Specific responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to) the following:

  • Manage media and public relations; monitor media coverage and social media activity.  Assist with regional/national outreach.
  • Supervise (and collaborate with) communication staff to plan and implement projects.
  • Promote the Foundation’s research, work, and mission through a variety of communications channels such as print, web, and social media. 
  • Plan, develop, manage, and promote special projects related to disability employment.
  • Liaise with colleagues (management, development staff, researchers) and external contacts (public relations contacts, government relations firms, agencies, collaborators) to promote the Foundation’s activities.
  • Formulate style guidelines, policies, and standards for marketing, publications, media outreach, and internal communications activities.
  • Analyze/summarize communications activities, including media outreach, media monitoring, and social media analytics.



  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in public affairs, public relations, health policy, and/or related field, including experience designing, managing, and supporting communication strategies for medical/scientific/pharmaceutical audiences.
  • Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in English, Journalism, or related field preferred.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong decision-making ability and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize/manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.

How to Apply

To apply, please send résumé and cover letter (including salary requirements) to

Kessler Foundation