A nonprofit leader in the high-impact fields of community development and microfinance, DreamSpring has played a crucial role in generating economic growth and opportunity in underserved, yet high-potential communities for over twenty-five years. Dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and business owners generate income, build assets, create jobs and achieve financial success, DreamSpring offers business loans from $1,000 to $2 million, along with training, networking and other support services to those who own or want to start a business. To date, the organization has provided more than 16,000 loans totaling more than $170 million to small businesses across the five states that it currently serves (Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas).
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019, DreamSpring has earned the “Exceptional” four-star rating nine years in a row from Charity Navigator, an achievement shared with only 4 percent of the nonprofits assessed by this independent national nonprofit evaluator. Under the visionary leadership of visionary President/CEO Anne Haines, DreamSpring has embarked on a multi-year plan to realize a tenfold increase in scale and impact.
To bring this vision to reality, DreamSpring seeks a strategic, experienced marketer to help develop and execute a comprehensive strategy to amplify DreamSpring’s reputation as the go-to nonprofit partner for fulfilling entrepreneurial aspirations. Reporting to the Executive Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer, the Director of Marketing and Communications (Director) will drive communications and marketing strategies, tactics and activities to garner consistent and compelling visibility across media and communications channels in the multi-state region served by DreamSpring and at the national level. The Director will lead efforts to develop and execute marketing campaigns to invite qualified loan applications from entrepreneurs and promote engagement from philanthropic prospects, donors, and thought leaders.
The ideal candidate will possess an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for supporting the entrepreneurial dreams of others. He/she/they will be a great story-teller and excel at translating their passion for DreamSpring’s mission into content and materials that inspire a wide range of stakeholders. The Director will bring a track record of creating and implementing marketing, communications and engagement strategies -- achieved through a diverse mix of marketing, advertising and media campaigns using the full range of traditional and digital tools available -- to bring organizational mission and achievements to life.
This search is being conducted by Linh Nguyen and Javier Garcia of Nonprofit Professional Advisory Group. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
DreamSpring is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Linh C. Nguyen
Linh is a nationally recognized leader in organizational strategy, talent development, and change management with over 30 years of experience in management consulting and organizational leadership across the mission-driven sector. Most recently Linh served as Chief Operating Officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan.