Space Center Houston
Executive Nonprofit Opportunity: Details
Space Center Houston
Vice President of Communications and Marketing
Space Center Houston is a nonprofit science and space exploration learning center with extensive education programs. The center is the cornerstone of the nonprofit 501(c)(3) Manned Space Flight Education Foundation’s science learning mission and offers rare exhibits, attractions, educational presentations and hands-on activities that tell the story of NASA’s human space flight program from its beginnings to the challenges and opportunities of today. A Smithsonian Affiliate, Space Center Houston has the largest collection of space artifacts in the American southwest.
Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice President of Communications & Marketing creates and oversees the implementation of a communications and marketing strategy to advance the Space Center’s strategic plan framework, its brand and drive attendance. This encompasses developing and implementing integrated communications and marketing plans for new and existing exhibits, education programs, events, community initiatives, and other outreach efforts to advance Space Center Houston’s mission, communicate a consistent message, and drive attendance. With a department of 8, the VP creates, implements, and manages center-wide strategies and timeliness for communications, marketing, advertising, community relations, social media platforms and media relations.
Space Center Houston seeks a proven communications and marketing professional who has consistently demonstrated the highest standards of practice by striving for excellence, fostering creativity, building organizational brand, and contributing to staff/team efforts. A proven nonprofit background, particularly in a science center/museum or other cultural organization is highly preferred.
Experience in communication and marketing strategy development and implementation in support of development and capital campaigns is also preferred.
A high level of experience in leveraging earned media (television, news reporting, etc.) and information-based reporting and marketing (paid promotion) is required. Proven ability to research, recommend and implement communication initiatives through the use of social media and advancements in technology is required.
A bachelor’s degree in Communications or a related field is required. Demonstrated leadership experience for longer than 5 years is desired. Previous experience in the museum/science center, hospitality or communications industry would be valued.
Applications for the position are being received exclusively by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. To apply, please click on the Apply Now link below; then click on Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Space Center Houston.
For more information about Space Center Houston please visit www.spacecenter.org.