Director of Marketing and Communication

Posting Date: 09/11/2019
Job Category: Marketing/Communications
Organization: Downtown Detroit Partnership
City Position is located: Detroit
Position Description (include how to apply):

The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP),,  seeks a director to augment the development of communications and marketing strategy across multiple business units. DDP’s marketing and communications efforts include promotion of more than 1,600 events each year in Downtown Detroit parks and public spaces; the Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ), which manages the Downtown BIZ Ambassador workforce; and DDP corporate, which serves as the core entity responsible for stewarding the Downtown and convening stakeholders.

Help us develop a strong narrative that connects our work and drives awareness of the important role we play in the Downtown.

As a director, you will work closely with DDP’s executive team to identify key messages and implement a communications plan that effectively positions the organization locally and nationally.

The person selected as the Director of Marketing and Communications will maintain a high standard of communication in all formats on behalf of the organization, leading a team responsible for promoting a unified brand across multiple channels and with multiple audiences. They will elevate DDP’s approach to strategic communications messaging and marketing, and will consistently demonstrate success through strong metrics, authentic audience engagement, and increased community and visitor involvement/visibility in DDP-led programming.


  • 8+ years marketing, communications, and corporate events experience (nonprofit experience preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing, advertising, business administration, or a related field
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge, and experience in the development and management of marketing,
  • Polished and professional presentation of self, ideas, and communications

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