Details for Vice President, Marketing & Communications


kpCompanies is leading the search for The Minneapolis Foundation's next Vice President of Marketing & Communications.  The Vice President of Marketing and Communications will be a culturally competent leader who will be mission focused and able to demonstrate a deep commitment to the Foundation’s values.  This person is a high energy, ”roll up the sleeves” type of storyteller leader who is naturally passionate about driving productive change and fostering a culture of trust and collaboration. While this executive will work closely with a team of talented staff/executives, it is important that they possess the internal drive and judgment to push the organization forward and continue to challenge the status quo.

THE ORGANIZATION:  Minneapolis Foundation

Since 1915, The Minneapolis Foundation has been bringing together people, ideas, and resources to improve lives, locally and globally.  

The Foundation sparks positive change in the community in three ways:

  • Administering charitable funds that enable individuals, families, and businesses to support causes they are passionate about.
  • Investing unrestricted grantmaking resources in programs and initiatives that are aligned with its vision a greater Minneapolis that is vibrant, inclusive, and positioned to thrive locally and compete globally.
  • Researching, convening, advocating, and helping shape public policy around issues critical to the current and future vitality of the community. Last year, the Foundation and donors invested nearly $70 million in programs and services that change lives and strengthen community.

The Minneapolis Foundation supports the dreams of generous Minnesotans, with the majority of Donor Advised Funds and unrestricted grants are invested in six areas:  Arts & Culture; Economic Vitality; Environment & Conservation; Education; Community Health & Civic Engagement. 


The Vice President of Marketing and Communications (VP) reports directly to the CEO/President and serves as a key member of the leadership team.  The VP will work in close alignment with peers to lead the branding and marketing communications surrounding the organization to:   

  • Drive the overall brand awareness of the organization and its mission
  • Increase visibility of the organization’s community work among various stakeholders.
  • Create innovative ways to engage a “Giving Community’ whose donors and advisors can do tremendous good as individuals and have even more impact acting together.  
  • Develop strategies for donors to learn more about community issues, including content at major convenings and through a robust web presence.
  • Build a culture where the marketing, development and programming functions collaborate, and drive decisions informed by reliable market-tested data. 

The successful candidate will be a professional with demonstrated success leading a marketing and communications team in the foundation, non-profit and/or public/private sectors with a strong belief in the mission and is motivated to enhance one of the country’s best-known brands.

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Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations using the online application on the website: VP Marketing & Communications

All submissions shall be received in strictest confidence.  Call or email Miquel McMoore: or 952-525-2258 with questions and cc  Both kpCompanies and Minneapolis Foundation are equal opportunity employers.


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