LA2050
The Wellbeing Project

Chief Brand Officer and Storytelling Lead

Employment type
Full-Time
Posted
about 2 months ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

Inspired by a sense of care and compassion for all of the people who work to build a better world, as well as to support the many causes and movements for which they work, The Wellbeing Project is focused on both cultivating a shift in the field of social change toward one that is healthier and more supportive of inner wellbeing, and on catalyzing the development of a new infrastructure to better support everyone working in the field. 

We’re excited to create a new leadership role, Chief Brand Officer and Storytelling Lead, to lead our Storytelling, Communications and Marketing Function. 

We are looking for someone who has at least 10 years of significant experience with marketing, communications and storytelling work, a keen passion for social change and a deep interest in personal work. We are looking for candidates who have experience building and leading social movements through coalition-building, developing content by collaborating with media outlets, delivering compelling narratives, and activating creative community engagement. We are looking for candidates who are native-level English speakers, organized, detail-oriented, can work independently and in a fast-paced environment, and are strongly entrepreneurial, solutions-oriented and collaborative. And someone who enjoys having fun! 

ROLE DESCRIPTION 

The Chief Brand Officer and Storytelling Lead will work at full-time capacity and will report directly to the Project Leads. In this role, the Chief Brand Officer and Storytelling Lead will oversee the Project’s marketing, communications, and storytelling activities to further our mission to put inner wellbeing at the heart of social change. This individual will also develop campaigns and content coalitions. This work is focused on strengthening the cultural shift towards wellbeing, as well as the Project's evolving community, ultimately driving transformational social change. 

SKILLS 

We are looking for someone who meets the following requirements: 

  • Graduate or other advanced degree: communications and/or marketing. 
  • Native or very strong English. 
  • Work experience: At least 10 years experience with a broad range of marketing, communications and storytelling work at a senior level, and at least 5 years team management experience. Expert communicator and brand builder: You have a strong understanding of storytelling and coalition building fundamentals, and you are on top of and know how to leverage the latest tools and trends for effective marketing and communications. 
  • Strategic: you operate at organizational level, connecting different functions to execute strategy. 

 

Nice to have: 

  • Creative: You bring a creative vision to mission-driven work and leverage the full range of marketing and communications channels to bring the mission to life. 

 

People skills: 

  •  Influencer: you enjoy aligning stakeholders on communications priorities and secure necessary resources to carry them out. 
  • Learning: you are keen to learn and stay on top of market trends and love asking for feedback and advice from experts. 
  • Good communicator: you are people-oriented and communicate with respect, benevolence, clarity, sensitivity, and, internally, are able to express your needs when they arise, with openness and authenticity. 
  • You are flexible and like to be in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment, problem-solve, are proactive, responsive and think beyond the task at hand. 
  • You thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. 
  • Good fit with the non-profit or social change culture and context. 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

Strategy, Vision and Leadership of Marketing, Communications and Storytelling Activities: Build and execute a robust and cohesive communications strategy that delivers a compelling narrative, strengthens the Project’s brand while activating a broader movement around our mission. More specifically, this includes: 

  • Brand & Creative Oversight : Oversee the development and execution of the Project’s vision, visual and creative identity, and messaging; broadening awareness of the Project’s programs, events and priorities across key stakeholder audiences. 
  • Storytelling/Movement-Building: Design and curate a compelling narrative that brings our mission, our community and impact to life. Promote integrated movement-building strategies across marketing/communications disciplines (i.e., media relations, digital media, team communications, branding and identity, community relations) and convenings. 
  • Oversee delivery through distribution channels: Develop strategies, plans and tactics to mobilize new audiences through digital management, event production, PR and Media management. 

 

Partnerships to drive Culture Change: The heart of the Project’s work is mainstreaming the issue of wellbeing. Building off the success of our Centered Life series done in partnership with Stanford Social Innovation Review / India Development Review / Skoll article series this role will develop new suites of mainstream media partners / outlets to raise awareness on the topic of wellbeing and social change, to contribute to a growing credible knowledge base for the field, to amplify the movement’s call to action, and to generally further the shift towards a culture of wellbeing. 

Team Development and Management: Team management, including goals-setting, performance management and continuous growth and development; external support and/or freelancer management; and budget and resources management. Team Management also includes overseeing a vendor and agency portfolio focused on driving impact through storytelling, networks, and convenings. 

WHAT WE OFFER 

  • An opportunity to work on a ground-breaking, global project that is a co-creation with leading institutions in the field of social change, and that is already seeing the beginning of an extraordinary movement. 
  • An innovative, collaborative, entrepreneurial and international working environment. ‚óŹ A strong culture which is at the core of our organization and the project, as well as a large and diverse Project team.
  • A steep yet friendly learning curve, including building a variety of key relationships in the social change sector worldwide. 
  • Be a part of a fulfilling and meaningful professional project based on strong values and an opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people touched by the work of social change makers. 

 

Practically: 

  • Start ASAP, and at least until December 2025. 
  • Compensation is appropriate to the social sector. 
  • This will be an employment contract for a full time role based anywhere in the world with a preference for Europe or the East Coast of the United States. 
  • You will need your own working devices (computer, phone). 
To apply

To apply for this position, please send us your resume and cover letter to [email protected] before September 10th, 2021.