Careers

Lead Associate Teacher (“Quiet Time” Program)

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005. Our mission is to reduce the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among under-resourced populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has served more than 500,000 children and adults worldwide, with a focus on underserved middle and high school students, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. In addition, DLF offers programs for companies and government agencies, the proceeds of which help support our mission-directed programs.

What is Transcendental Meditation?
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a simple, easily-learned, evidence-based technique, practiced for 20 minutes twice a day, sitting comfortably in a chair. During TM, the body gains a profound state of rest and relaxation while the mind is wide awake and the brain functions with increased coherence. More than 350 peer-reviewed studies verify the physiological and psychological benefits of Transcendental Meditation for reducing stress and stress-related disorders, including hypertension, anxiety, depression, and insomnia, while increasing creativity, energy, intelligence, and focus.

The Opportunity
DLF seeks to appoint a highly-organized and dynamic Lead Associate Teacher to run the Quiet Time meditation program at/across our New York City schools. The role of the Lead Associate Teacher will ensure successful implementation of the Quiet Time program, manage all daily scheduling, lead a team, and serve as the primary liaison between the DLF Programs team and school administration. This role would best suit a detail-orientated person who has experience with managing a busy schedule and has strong knowledge and experience in educational environments.

To be successful in this role, you should be passionate about working in an educational setting to support achievement and success with students of all ages. As a solutions-oriented member of the program team, you will be adept at supporting organizational strategies and processes while ensuring project effectiveness.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee Quiet Time (QT) program components and work with school staff and the QT team to run the program.
  • Inspire and facilitate students and staff to practice Transcendental Meditation.
  • Make QT a positive program with high satisfaction from all stakeholders (parents, students, teachers, administrators, DLF, donors).
  • Work with principal and other school administrative staff as appropriate and as needed to carry out successful implementation of the QT program.
  • Manage and support QT staff at the assigned school site: Participate in recruiting and hiring team members, inspire team members to take ownership for the success of the QT program at the site, and create and maintain regular daily and weekly meetings to support team members with performance and growth.
  • Develop and run best practices in QT training for school staff and develop continued support and coaching program for classroom teachers running QT.
  • Track progress of all QT sessions/classrooms and develop strategies for celebrating successes and providing additional support when needed.
  • Coordinate TM training for students and staff, including proper follow up.
  • Support students in their meditation through individual and group follow-up meetings
  • Maintain database (Saleforce) with all required information; review and analyze data to track progress.
  • Engage in daily and other periodic activities to develop rapport with students and the school community. Build relationships with students regardless of their current level of engagement with QT.
  • Oversee the creation, monitoring, and follow-through of group and individual support systems that inspire students to participate in QT and TM.
  • Maintain the program budget in coordination with program leadership and the finance team.
  • Coordinate with teachers and administrators regarding implementation of research and survey protocols and instruments in collaboration with DLF Directors.
  • Coordinate weekly calls with on-site team and Education Director and attend bi-weekly Education Team meetings at DLF Office.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience.
  • A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience working in schools or with teenagers, or at least a strong desire to do so.
  • Experience managing teams and ability to motivate teams to accomplish collective goals.
  • Strong organizational skills: Managing schedules, databases, and working with spreadsheets.
  • Friendly, warm, able to connect with both students and adults easily.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced school environment.
  • Flexibility – this is key in an ever-dynamic school environment.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Fluency in Spanish advantageous.

Competencies (to be assessed during interview process and further developed as an employee)

  • Fostering growth
  • Thinking critically
  • Organizing and planning
  • Coaching and developing colleagues
  • Commitment to mission
  • Communicating
  • Building relationships
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Accountability
  • Setting direction
  • Driving execution
  • Learning continuously

To Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (with job title in subject area) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

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Manager, Government Support – Either Washington, D.C. or New York City, with frequent travel to both locations

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005. Our mission is to reduce the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among under-resourced populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has served more than 500,000 children and adults worldwide, with a focus on underserved middle and high school students, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. In addition, DLF offers programs for companies and government agencies, the proceeds of which help support our mission-directed programs.

What is Transcendental Meditation?
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a simple, easily-learned, evidence-based technique, practiced for 20 minutes twice a day, sitting comfortably in a chair. During TM, the body gains a profound state of rest and relaxation while the mind is wide awake and the brain functions with increased coherence. More than 350 peer-reviewed studies verify the physiological and psychological benefits of Transcendental Meditation for reducing stress and stress-related disorders, including hypertension, anxiety, depression, and insomnia, while increasing creativity, energy, intelligence, and focus.

The Opportunity
The Manager, Government Support plays an essential role on the David Lynch Foundation teams for philanthropy and government. The successful candidate will report to both the Executive Vice President and the Chief Philanthropy & Communications Officer and work closely with other positions to significantly expand Government giving and contract opportunities in both Washington, D.C. and around the country in support of DLF programs – both continuing and new. The position will serve as lead staff in understanding, recommending, and handling appropriate RFPs and institutional opportunities and related invoicing/reporting that will grow this important revenue stream.

Responsibilities
The Manager, Government Support is a fundraising professional with particular experience in government support mechanisms. Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing all activities required to research, prepare, submit, and handle government RFPs, grant proposals, and reports to a wide variety of government sources.
  • Interesting prospective partners and funders in the work of DLF and gaining opportunities to introduce DLF and develop funding support.
  • Managing the Government pipeline, calendar, and database for funders and prospects in this, including developing and meeting all deadlines.
  • Identifying highest potential funders and new strategies for gaining support.
  • Establishing and maintaining contact with funding entities and recommending activities that bring them into contact with DLF programs and management.
  • Working with the Chief Financial Officer and program staff to build program budgets for government outreach.
  • Complying with all interim and final grant reporting/invoicing as required by government donors and with contracting agencies.

Qualifications
The Manager, Government Support will have a minimum of three (3) years of recent experience in Philanthropy in a Government or Institutional Giving capacity as well as the following characteristics:

  • A mission-driven orientation with the energy to grow Government Support on behalf of DLF.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to inspire the respect and confidence of stakeholders, fundraising prospects, and foundation and corporate professionals.
  • Superb judgment.
  • A professional and resourceful style.
  • The ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Experience with donor databases and the ability to optimize their use in support of fundraising needs.
  • Experience with budget planning processes.
  • Strong work in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power-Point as well as databases (Salesforce preferred).
  • An articulate spokesperson on behalf of the David Lynch Foundation, its mission, and organizational culture.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Competencies (to be assessed during interview process and further developed as an employee)

  • Fostering growth
  • Thinking critically
  • Organizing and planning
  • Coaching and developing colleagues
  • Commitment to mission
  • Communicating
  • Building relationships
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Accountability
  • Setting direction
  • Driving execution
  • Learning continuously

To Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (with job title in subject area) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

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Chief Program Officer, Knowledge Development & Delivery

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005. Our mission is to reduce the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among under-resourced populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has served more than 500,000 children and adults worldwide, with a focus on underserved middle and high school students, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. In addition, DLF offers programs for companies and government agencies, the proceeds of which help support our mission-directed programs.

What is Transcendental Meditation?
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a simple, easily-learned, evidence-based technique, practiced for 20 minutes twice a day, sitting comfortably in a chair. During TM, the body gains a profound state of rest and relaxation while the mind is wide awake and the brain functions with increased coherence. More than 350 peer-reviewed studies verify the physiological and psychological benefits of Transcendental Meditation for reducing stress and stress-related disorders, including hypertension, anxiety, depression, and insomnia, while increasing creativity, energy, intelligence, and focus.

The Opportunity
The Chief Program Officer, Knowledge Development & Delivery will serve as a key member of the Executive Team and lead all TM instruction knowledge development (in coordination with the Knowledge Advisory Board) and the delivery of all programmatic activities and reporting. This leader will articulate and implement the strategic program plan; oversee a portfolio of programs and projects; work with the Chief Program Officer, Evaluation & Learning to evaluate the effectiveness of programs; help promote and diversify the Foundation’s funding mix with the Philanthropy team; provide mentoring, guidance, supervision, and professional development to program staff; and help raise the Foundation’s profile. This leader will oversee a program portfolio that includes: 1) Education, 2) Veterans, 3) Women’s Health, 4) Recovery, and 5) New, yet to be developed, programs/projects/partnerships.

To be successful in this role, the candidate will flourish in a fast-paced environment and help lead efforts to constantly and consistently improve performance. This person will also bring a successful history of leading, managing, and influencing teams, with a strong commitment to developing internal talent. This position requires a solutions-oriented leader who is adept at developing and implementing organizational strategies and processes while ensuring programmatic effectiveness.

Responsibilities

  • Play a key role in advancing TM instruction knowledge and develop staff to meet the increasing demands for the use of the TM technique with underserved populations.
  • Lead the overall strategic planning, service delivery, management, and reporting of programs and projects.
  • Directly supervise program directors, managers, TM teachers, assistants, and coordinators.
  • Work closely with program staff to develop their skills and confidence.
  • Maintain frequent communication with project leaders, identifying successes, best practices, and challenge areas needed for development.
  • Provide guidance on how to troubleshoot program, project, and staff performance challenges.
  • Establish annual staff priorities and goals, track results, and hold the team accountable against these goals.
  • Determine staffing plans to achieve program goals and objectives.
  • Manage and allocate resources efficiently and effectively, working with staff to balance workloads and ensure that the right people are stacked against the appropriate projects.
  • Work closely with the Finance department to budget and monitor programs and projects (using cost per student and other key metrics) to ensure sound fiscal, expense, and personnel management.
  • Use and enhance the existing Salesforce CRM platform to increase efficiency, transparency, collaboration, and dashboard reporting.
  • Participate in the fundraising process to help the Philanthropy team communicate the program narrative and help the Foundation meet its funding targets.
  • Oversee all program/project contracts.
  • Represent the David Lynch Foundation externally on relevant committees and task forces, and speak on behalf of the Foundation at targeted engagements, conference panels, and trainings.
  • Monitor emerging external environmental needs that may enhance and grow program breadth and depth

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 15 years working with programs.
  • A minimum of 10 years overseeing programs in a leadership capacity.
  • Experience with developing people to meet changing environments.
  • Experience in working with databases (Salesforce preferred).
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Grace under pressure.
  • A collaborative nature.
  • Advanced degree a plus.

Competencies (to be assessed during interview process and further developed as an employee):

  • Fostering growth
  • Thinking critically
  • Organizing and planning
  • Coaching and developing colleagues
  • Commitment to mission
  • Communicating
  • Building relationships
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Accountability
  • Setting direction
  • Driving execution
  • Learning continuously

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter (with job title in subject area) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Only PDF or MSWord formats will be accepted.

The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

Associate Director of Philanthropy - Chicago

General Position Summary
The Associate Director of Philanthropy for the Chicago Region is part of the David Lynch Foundation Philanthropy team and works closely with both the Director of the Chicago Region and the Chief Philanthropy & Communications Officer of DLF to develop, plan, and execute a comprehensive fundraising plan covering all facets (individual and institutional) for DLF program and operational needs in the Chicago region. The position is responsible for identifying and cultivating prospective donors, stewarding current donors to maintain and increase their donations, and utilizing all methods – traditional and new – to increase fundraising support and reach budgeted goals in coordination with the Chicago office and the national (New York) office.

Essential Responsibilities
The Associate Director must be an entrepreneurial and results-oriented individual who is self-motivated, committed to working at the highest level of quality, able to work both independently and in collaboration, manage multiple priorities, and thrive within tight deadlines. The ability to maintain focus on overarching goals and objectives is essential. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation of best practice fundraising in Chicago, with a track record of using effective strategies and tactics to obtain and maximize contributed income.

The Associate Director must believe in and be dedicated to the David Lynch Foundation’s mission, have experience in regularly using and optimizing a donor database to provide information and target funding appeals, be open to new ideas, and embody creativity in fundraising. The Associate Director must have a focus on customer service when working with donors and be collaborative in dealing with new ideas from different areas of the Foundation, including Senior Management, Programs, and Communications.

The Associate Director will:

  • Plan, develop, and implement all components of donor appeals using electronic and print methodology in collaboration with the New York-based national Philanthropy team.
  • Research, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals and reporting, in coordination with the National office.
  • Have lead responsibility for overseeing the management and use of donor records in DLF’s donor database (currently CauseView from Salesforce).
  • Maintain and cultivate donor relationships for donors under the Major Gift ($25,000) level, in coordination with the Director, DLF/Chicago and the National office.
  • Research and recommend new individual and institutional (foundation and corporate) donor targets and opportunities.
  • Oversee the timely sending of donor acknowledgements and will prepare higher-level donor acknowledgements, in coordination with the Director, DLF/Chicago and the National office.
  • Prepare and distribute donor appeals, in coordination with the Director, DLF/Chicago and the National office.
  • Optimize opportunities for individual support with Communications and DLF Live (live productions).
  • Manage donor communications.
  • Collaborate with programs and other staff to prepare and present the organization in a highly compelling manner.
  • Manage the Regional Institutional Giving pipeline and database for institutional funders and prospects.
  • Establish and maintain contact with institutional funders and recommend activities that connect them to DLF programs and management.
  • Maintain all donor tracking, reporting, and management tools, including comprehensive donor information in the CauseView database.
  • Track of donor commitments, including payment schedules and renewal dates.
  • Work closely with Philanthropy staff for timely processing of all donations.
  • Tracking Chicago region contributed income against budgeted fundraising goals.
  • Oversee and manage donor and prospective donor e-mail inquiries.
  • Create and implement cultivation and fundraising events that strengthen relationships, in coordination with the Director, DLF/Chicago and the National office.
  • Plan and manage smaller cultivation and stewardship events as appropriate.
  • Work with Finance staff to build program budgets for fundraising needs.
  • Comply with all interim and final grant reporting as required.
  • Support other projects as requested.

Requirements:
The Associate Director of Philanthropy for the David Lynch Foundation’s Chicago Region will have a Bachelor’s Degree and 3-6 years of experience in individual fundraising and institutional giving with proven, quantitative results. Additional requirements include:

  • Significant experience in preparing, implementing, and acknowledging numerous donation appeals, preferably for a Chicago-based not-for-profit organization.
  • Experience in researching and successfully contacting foundation and other institutional prospects.
  • Experience building relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience in delivering positive customer service including excellent follow up and follow through.
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Interest in utilizing new methods and implementing new ideas.
  • A collaborative nature.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and databases (Salesforce preferred).

Interactions:

  • Reports to: Directly reports to Director DLF/Chicago with a dotted line to the Chief Philanthropy & Communications Officer (based in NY).
  • Supervises: The position has partial access to a DLF/Chicago Assistant as well as support staff handling donor systems.

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for such at-risk populations as:

  • Underserved inner-city students.
  • Veterans with PTSD and their families.
  • Women and children survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
  • Other at-risk populations.

More About the Position:
This is a full-time, salaried position based in the Los Angeles offices of the Foundation in the Hancock Park area. After an initial employment period, employees become eligible for the Foundation’s comprehensive employee benefits package, including group health and dental plans, voluntary vision, life/AD&D and long-term disability insurance, flex plans for medical, dependent and commuting expenses and paid time off.

To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter, and salary history and/or salary requirements with Associate Director of Philanthropy DLF/LA in subject of email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Only PDF or MSWord formats will be accepted.

The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

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Associate Director, Military Health

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005. Our mission is to reduce the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among under-resourced populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has served more than 500,000 children and adults worldwide, with a focus on underserved middle and high school students, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. In addition, DLF offers programs for companies and government agencies, the proceeds of which help support our mission-directed programs.

What is Transcendental Meditation?
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a simple, easily-learned, evidence-based technique, practiced for 20 minutes twice a day, sitting comfortably in a chair. During TM, the body gains a profound state of rest and relaxation while the mind is wide awake and the brain functions with increased coherence. More than 350 peer-reviewed studies verify the physiological and psychological benefits of Transcendental Meditation for reducing stress and stress-related disorders, including hypertension, anxiety, depression, and insomnia, while increasing creativity, energy, intelligence, and focus.

The Opportunity
The Associate Director, Military Health will direct all program operations for David Lynch Foundation's (DLF) Operation Warrior Wellness Program (OWW) and portfolio of partnerships; raising awareness of the impact of Transcendental Meditation shared by the many Veterans who have had the opportunity to learn. Lead and oversee high-quality services to program partners; meet the internal goals as well as those that DLF makes to program partners and funders. The Associate Director will report to the Chief Program Officer, Knowledge Development & Delivery.

Responsibilities

  • Leading, cultivating, stewarding, and expanding DLF's Veteran partnerships with veteran serving organizations in the New York Metroplitan Area.
  • Vetting and cultivating partnership opportunities through presentations regarding the impact of TM and historical research on the impact of TM.
  • Preparing program start-up planning for new sites.
  • Managing implementation of TM instruction, follow up and program evaluation.
  • Ambassadorship and leadership in the expansion of visibility and relationships to expand DLF's veteran services.
  • Making presentations to elected officials and other government policymakers.
  • Advocating for the need for evidence-based trauma-informed services for veterans.
  • Overseeing Operations of the Veteran Lifelife Program.
  • Ensuring that program data is entered and tracked effectively.
  • Developing and managing the OWW program budget.
  • Oversee OWW Coordinator.
  • Self-educate on current issues and events related to veterans, veterans services, and those providing services to this population.
  • OProvide clinical insight while planning programs, staff training, program and client evaluation, and client services.

Qualifications

  • Experience serving in the armed forces, with the military, and/or veteran-serving oragnizations is highly preferred.
  • 3 years of experience working in programs dedicated to serving vulnerable populations in a social welfare, mental health, education, hospital, or other human services organizations.
  • Strong program budgeting and program budget management experience are required.
  • Strong presentation skills and ability and proven experience.
  • Experience with client and program databases is required, experience with Salesforce, in particular, is a plus.
  • The ability to prospect, vet, cultivate, and maintain strong relationships with multiple program partner relationships. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • External relationship building and customer service orientation. The inclination to seek client perspective, needs, concerns, and unique interests.
  • The ability to inspire the respect and confidence of individuals in the veteran-service community as well as current funders and fundraising prospects.
  • Transferable experience that shows required for building quality programs in current and new partnerships.

Competencies (to be assessed during interview process and further developed as an employee)

  • Fostering growth
  • Thinking critically
  • Organizing and planning
  • Coaching and developing colleagues
  • Commitment to mission
  • Communicating
  • Building relationships
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Accountability
  • Setting direction
  • Driving execution
  • Learning continuously

To Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (with job title in subject area) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

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Senior Director of Communications

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005. Our mission is to reduce the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among under-resourced populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has served more than 500,000 children and adults worldwide, with a focus on underserved middle and high school students, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. In addition, DLF offers programs for companies and government agencies, the proceeds of which help support our mission-directed programs.

What is Transcendental Meditation?
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a simple, easily-learned, evidence-based technique, practiced for 20 minutes twice a day, sitting comfortably in a chair. During TM, the body gains a profound state of rest and relaxation while the mind is wide awake and the brain functions with increased coherence. More than 350 peer-reviewed studies verify the physiological and psychological benefits of Transcendental Meditation for reducing stress and stress-related disorders, including hypertension, anxiety, depression, and insomnia, while increasing creativity, energy, intelligence, and focus.

The Opportunity
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Senior Director of Communications will help guie the strategy for the brand through all internal and external communications. This includes the DLF website, e- and written communications, social media, brochures, presentations, public material, and collateral that articulates DLF's mission and the many programs that serve to reach organizational goals. Further developing, and ensuring maintenance of, the brand guidelines that define the DLF brand - graphically and in writting - are important to this position. The Senior Director of Communications will ensure that DLF is viewed as a leaer of reducing toxic stress in at-risk populations and help clarify through Communications the unique, proven, and evidence-based technique of Transcendental Meditation. The Senior Director will work closely with DLF's Executive Team as the communications partner on a wide variety of strategic and tactical initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan across key stakeholders and target audiences in collaboration with the DLF team.
  • Provide recommendations for, and creation and distribution of, strong and appropriate DLF material (i.e., panels, book events, presentations, speaker events, etc.).
  • Maintain and grow capabilities on the organization website that deepen regular engagement and provide extensive and compelling information that encourages expanded visits and helps broaden the donor base.
  • Lead the Communications team, currently including a Manager, Marketing and Communications, a Graphic Designer, and a Manager, Social Media.
  • Work closely with Philanthropy to support all fundraising efforts, including numerous cultivation, information, and fundraising events.
  • Work closely with earned revenue areas, including DLF Live (concerts, merchandise partnerships, and other) and the Center for Leadership and Performance to further cohesive and highest quality communications efforts.
  • Serve as the communications point person for the brand and its components with international partners.
  • Ensure that all communication vehicles are regularly updated with compelling material.
  • Develop, track, and adhere to an annual budget for Communications projects.
  • Develop and support systems that further best practice and organizational efficiency in the Communications area.
  • Develop systems for tracking and analyzing use of DLF Communications vehicles and their impact.
  • Create archive systems to ensure ready access to online and written material that supports DLF and its programs.

Qualifications

The Senior Director of Communications will have a minimum of 10 years of proven experience, skills, and knowledge in the area of Communications and Marketing. Communications work in non-profit organizations is a plus. Additional qualifications include:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent verbal skills
  • Experience in managing staff and consultants
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Collaborative and positive nature
  • Ability to consider both short- and long-term impacts
  • Combination of strategic and tactical perspectives
  • Strong work ethic

Competencies (to be assessed during interview process and further developed as an employee)

  • Fostering growth
  • Thinking critically
  • Organizing and planning
  • Coaching and developing colleagues
  • Commitment to mission
  • Communicating
  • Building relationships
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Accountability
  • Setting direction
  • Driving execution
  • Learning continuously

To Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (with job title in subject area) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

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Manager, Social Media

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005. Our mission is to reduce the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among under-resourced populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has served more than 500,000 children and adults worldwide, with a focus on underserved middle and high school students, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others. In addition, DLF offers programs for companies and government agencies, the proceeds of which help support our mission-directed programs.

What is Transcendental Meditation?
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a simple, easily-learned, evidence-based technique, practiced for 20 minutes twice a day, sitting comfortably in a chair. During TM, the body gains a profound state of rest and relaxation while the mind is wide awake and the brain functions with increased coherence. More than 350 peer-reviewed studies verify the physiological and psychological benefits of Transcendental Meditation for reducing stress and stress-related disorders, including hypertension, anxiety, depression, and insomnia, while increasing creativity, energy, intelligence, and focus.

The Opportunity
The David Lynch Foundation is seeking a Social Media Manager to join its team in New York City. This person will work across key social channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) for the Foundation, its CEO - Bob Roth - and the DLF Live performance and concert component - to amplify the Foundation's mission to bring widespread implementation of Transcendental Meditation to at-risk populations coping with trauma and stress - through storytelling, community engagement, and campaign management.

The ideal candidate has experience using social networks both to follow trending stories and to identify and engage audiences in informative, inspiring digital conversations. We're looking for someone who is entrepreneurial, detail-oriented, and passionate about empowering others through stories and information. The ideal candidate will have an appreciation for an experience with the practice of Transcendental Meditation.

The candidate will use data to make informed decisions and collaborative closely with other key functions to craft, curate, and share content with maximum reach and impact across the web.

Responsibilities

The Social Media Manager is a community engagement professional with particular experience in generating productive buzz and promoting desired action for a mission-based organization. Key reponsibilities include:

  • Managing all activities required for continual growth in engagement and reach of the David Lynch Foundation's social media platforms.
  • Generating, implementing, and analyzing content ideas for social channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Monitoring and moderating discussion around posts and comments across social channels.
  • Discovering real-time and trending stories relevant to the David Lynch Foundation's mission.
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders to develop story ideas and critical coverage areas.
  • Generating ideas for an conducting outreach to external influencers and organizations for partnerships and co-promotional opportunities.
  • Creating and maintaining a monthly social media editorial calendar.
  • Determining and reporting on metrics to measure the scale and impact of the David Lynch Foundation's digital storytelling efforts.
  • Create social media guidelines to enable live tweeting and real time posting.

Qualifications

The Social Media Manager will have a minimum of three (3) years of recent experience in social media management as well as the following characteristics:

  • EA demonstrated understanding of the social landscape and an interest in exploring the latest trends and emerging platforms.
  • Demonstrated success in directly running (writing, editing, producing, optimizing) content for social channels, including growing engagement within a community.
  • Experience using real-time tools and native analytics to inform social strategy.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills and an ability to balance multiple projects at once.
  • Entrepreneurial drive and a willingness to go the extra mile.
  • Passion for spreading the work about important social causes.
  • Excellent judgment for representing the David Lynch Foundation brand.
  • An ability to create engaging graphics and short-form video is a plus, but not required.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

Competencies (to be assessed during interview process and further developed as an employee)

  • Fostering growth
  • Thinking critically
  • Organizing and planning
  • Coaching and developing colleagues
  • Commitment to mission
  • Communicating
  • Building relationships
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Accountability
  • Setting direction
  • Driving execution
  • Learning continuously

To Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (with job title in subject area) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit: www.davidlynchfoundation.org

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