Director of Marketing and Public Relations, The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, Anne Arundel County, MD

Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2023

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc) is partnering with Dragonfly Central to recruit the Director of Marketing and Public Relations. This is an exciting new opportunity to build and execute The Arc’s communications strategies and support the strategic growth of The Arc and its subsidiaries.

The Arc’s mission is to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to live the lives they choose by creating opportunities, promoting respect and equity, and providing access to services. We seek a strategic individual to serve as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations as we continue to grow throughout the region. This position requires a candidate who is able to build strong relationships with media and other stakeholders and who is able execute a broader vision with attention to detail.

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc) was founded in 1961 to provide services and supports to people with IDD in Anne Arundel County, MD. We now proudly create over 1,330 opportunities for people with IDD across Anne Arundel and Maryland’s Eastern Shore and deliver financial management services to nearly 2,000 people with disabilities who choose to self-direct their services in Maryland. For more information about The Arc, see

The Director of Marketing & Public Relations will build and execute communications strategies to support the strategic growth of The Arc and its subsidiaries. The Director of Marketing & Public Relations will work with key stakeholders internally and externally to elevate The Arc’s public profile. This position will collaborate with and provide hands on communications support to key leaders and subject matter experts across the organization. In partnership with the President & CEO and Vice President of Advancement, this role will serve as the official spokesperson for The Arc. The Director of Marketing & Public Relations will be a member of the Leadership Council.

The Director of Marketing & Public Relations will report to the Vice President of Advancement. This position is full-time in-office at The Arc’s headquarters in Linthicum, MD and some nights and weekend hours will be required based on the organization’s needs. The Director will also develop and maintain an integrated editorial calendar that supports communications strategies for both The Arc and Chesapeake Neighbors; create compelling content that transforms complex data into a simple, visual story that ultimately influences decision makers; work collaboratively with the Vice President of Advancement, the External Relations team, and relevant stakeholders to execute communications strategies and develop campaigns and messaging that reaches and influences internal and external target audiences and supports organizational strategic goals; and project manage key campaigns working relevant internal and external stakeholders to deliver assets on time, and on-budget. For a full list of roles and responsibilities, see .

The ideal candidate would possess a Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, marketing, or related field required (Master’s degree a plus); five years of communication and organizational writing experience with deep knowledge in communications; specifically, messaging, social media. and marketing strategies are required; be a natural storyteller with excellent speaking, writing, and editing skills; have the ability to easily distill messages into believable, actionable content, and others which can be seen in the full profile.

The salary for this position is $95K per year. The Arc offers a competitive total rewards package. The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday during The Arc office hours with occasional night and weekend meeting or events. This position is eligible for periodic telework.

To apply, email a cover letter that details your fit with the position’s requirements and a chronological resume to [email protected]. For all other inquiries, contact Ginna Goodenow at [email protected].