INFORMATION ON THE ORGANIZATION
The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. Emerging research indicates that psychedelics have the potential to be a breakthrough in treating PTSD, depression, addiction, and other conditions. MAPS has worked for over 30 years toward paving the way for education and legalization of such breakthrough medicines.
Currently, MAPS is sponsoring research into MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD, with Phase 3 clinical trials in the United States, Canada, and Israel, along with a research program developing in Europe. This shift has the potential to unlock previously unavailable resources for the investigation of psychedelic-assisted treatments applied to our most critical mental health challenges. The Director of Communications and Marketing will be an instrumental player in bringing this healing modality to the forefront.
Why work for The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)?
MAPS is committed to the evolution of psychedelic healing modalities. We value transparency, autonomy, experimentation, and kind, direct feedback. We welcome applicants who thrive in the midst of a growing organization that values science and healing.
We believe in diversity and inclusion of people of all backgrounds, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, educational backgrounds, arrest or conviction record, military and veteran status, religions, abilities, and perspectives. MAPS values and seeks applicants who are people of color, queer, transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid. MAPS strives to continually improve upon the supportive, equitable, and accessible work environment.
MAPS is a dispersed workforce that offers full-time employment in a dynamic remote work environment. We are committed to conscious leadership and an inclusive team dynamic. Our culture is one of mutual respect, responsibility, and trust. Our employees’ health and happiness are priorities, and we treat our staff like people, not numbers on a spreadsheet.
MAPS is at the forefront of changing the way mental health issues are treated and is committed to bringing dignity and access to overcoming mental health challenges through the conscious use of psychedelics. We believe we are changing the world, and we want you to be a part of it.
MAPS is going through an exciting period of growth, and we need a leader that can create donor and community support through marketing and communications within a virtual workplace that is fast-paced, always changing, and highly entrepreneurial. The Director of Communications and Marketing is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing the organization’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal.
The three primary goals the Director of Communications and Marketing will serve are:
MAPS is headquartered in Santa Cruz, CA, but this position can be remote. MAPS standard office hours are set in Pacific Time. If working remotely, you must have a space to work with secure internet and reliable phone reception. This position requires frequent phone and internet meetings. Certain home office expenses may be reimbursed. A work computer will be provided. Occasional travel to the Santa Cruz or Oakland offices in California may be required.
Full-time, 40 hours per week, overtime-exempt.
We are a West Coast-based company and applicants must be available during normal business hours (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday). The exact schedule may be arranged upon hire. Occasional weekend hours may be required with advance arrangement.
Proficient in the following areas:
Proven track record of:
Department Leadership and Responsibilities
Reporting and Tracking
Responsible for creating, implementing, and measuring success while training mangers to learn these reporting processes for:
Building Community and Education
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