Marketing and Communications Manager

Ford Motor Company
May 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:$2.2
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The Ford Motor Company Fund is the philanthropic arm of the Ford Motor Company. Since its founding in 1949, the Ford Fund has invested more than $2.2 billion in communities worldwide expanding access to essential services, opening pathways to education for the future of work and investing in entrepreneurs.

The Ford Fund's work is rooted in Ford's long-standing commitment to making a positive impact on society and builds on the company's legacy of helping create strong communities wherever Ford does business. Working with nonprofit organizations, community partners, and across the Ford network in the U.S. and around the world, Ford Fund invests in organizations and opportunities to expand access, advance equity and help people reach their highest potential.

Working with nonprofits worldwide, Ford Fund uses a variety of tools to advance its mission, including:

  • Grantmaking: Awarding grants to organizations and initiatives that support the Ford Fund's key areas of focus: essential services, education, entrepreneurship and mobility.
  • Programming: Initiatives the Ford Fund has created, which are unique to the organization and scaled in Ford markets around the world.
  • Volunteerism: A global network of Ford employees and retirees who volunteer their time for community service projects through the Ford Volunteer Corps.
  • The Communications Manager will report to the Director of Communications for the Ford Fund and work closely with Ford Fund program teams, as well as colleagues in Ford's Corporate Communications, Marketing, and Dealer Relations business units. They will build deep, supportive relationships with program teams; provide excellent ongoing communications counsel; and help teams deliver communications initiatives that are strategic and designed to advance organizational goals.


    What you'll do

    Communications planning, capacity-building and messaging:

  • Develops communications plans for the foundation's unique programs and partnerships
  • Researches and writes key communication materials, including messaging, fact sheets, press releases, talking points and other marketing material that communicates the foundation's work
  • Works to strengthen the communications capacity of all foundation program staff by developing, enhancing and delivering key learning tools, resources and workshops
  • Provides prep and support for media interviews, speaking engagements, and more
  • Surfacing Impactful Stories

  • Works in close collaboration with colleagues to develop storytelling efforts that demonstrate impact, expand our influence, and highlight the work of the foundation's grantees
  • Leads project-based teams composed of multiple stakeholders to ensure institutional stories can be clearly communicated to target audiences
  • Managing Outside Vendors

  • Oversees selection and management of communications consultants, collaborating with program teams to shape contracts and provide ongoing support.
  • Manages a pool of preferred communications consultants and facilitates successful partnerships between external communications firms and program teams.
  • Ongoing Counsel and Support

  • Serves as strategic communications lead for key program areas and offices, offering advice on communication strategies.
  • Offers ongoing risk and crisis management support as needed.
  • Develops and executes opportunities to communicate foundation's work on key program initiatives.
  • Cultivates strong relationships internally and externally to advance foundation goals, while staying updated on communication trends and tactics.
  • Qualifications

    You'll have

  • BA/BS plus 6 years' experience in communications, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong knowledge of strategic communications and media
  • Experience in fields related to the foundation's mission and grant making
  • Even better, you may have

  • Strong project management skills, including managing multiple stakeholders, consultants, and project based teams from concept to execution
  • Experience developing and implementing successful communications strategies to advance social change work
  • Strong understanding of digital platforms related to communications; and the range of media outlets, including web-based and social media
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven analytical and research skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, particularly working on a fast-paced team
  • Ability to travel for business purposes
  • You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

    As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builderor all the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

  • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized backup childcare, and more
  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases
  • Tuition assistance
  • Established and active employee resource groups
  • Paid time off for individual and team community service
  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day
  • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.
  • For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

    New Hire Benefits

    This position is a Leadership Level 6.

    Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

    Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.


    More Information on Ford Motor Company

    Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 169 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.

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