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Director of Communications (Remote)

Employer
Global Greengrants Fund
Location
Remote, with an option to work out of the Boulder, Colorado office
Closing date
Nov 2, 2022

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Focus Areas
Environment, Philanthropy / Social Responsibility
Job Function
Marketing / Communications
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Management
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ABOUT US

Global Greengrants Fund (GGF) is a Colorado-based public charity that mobilizes resources to communities worldwide to protect our shared planet and work toward an equitable world. We power grassroots change by trusting local people to advance solutions and strategies that best fit their needs while providing them the resources to make their ideas a reality. Our vast global network reaches deep into communities to find innovative, effective, outside-the-box solutions that protect the planet and the rights of people. Together with our diverse community of people on the frontlines and our supporters, since 1993 we have made over 15,000 grants in 168 countries, mobilizing more than $100 million to support the work of local groups.

2022 is a year of exciting work-culture evolution and growth at GGF, as we open new staff roles and embark on a transformative strategic journey to re-imagine what working at our global organization looks and feels like. Our vision is moving us toward reduced hierarchy, decentralization, and more collaborative and self-organized ways of working.

JOIN US!

We are seeking new team members to be a force for change as we collectively reinvent how we work while supporting our local partners as they face the world’s most pressing environmental and social justice challenges.

GGF is committed to being a diverse, inclusive organization and workforce that fully represents the world we want to see. People of color and others who identify as nonwhite, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other members of historically oppressed communities are encouraged to apply for this role.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Director of Communications is responsible for telling the story of Global Greengrants Fund and our movement partners effectively, compellingly, globally, and strategically. They create positive, consistent messaging and ensure consistent branding that adheres to organizational identity guidelines.

Our Communications Director needs knowledge and understanding of grassroots movements, and how to raise voices and provide platforms for frontline communities.

They must effectively translate the lives and experiences of our Advisor Network and Grantees into messaging to the philanthropic sector that is compelling and engaging.

They recognize the context of and issues specific to the Global South and connect how the Global North contributes to the most pressing global challenges.

This experienced leader is highly collaborative and experienced working in global matrixed organizations, and leading virtual, multi-cultural teams to achieve desired goals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In consultation with the Communications Specialist, CEO, VP of External Relations, and other Senior Leadership, direct and contribute to the production of outstanding communications that positively and authentically represent Global Greengrants Fund, clearly articulating our place in and contributions to the world through visual, written, and other communications mediums.
  • Grow and strengthen global media relationships and develop strategies to enhance earned media coverage of the organization that highlights Global Greengrants Fund’s expertise and impact. Ensure that media coverage aligns with GGF’s mission, values, and strategic direction.
  • Serve as an external spokesperson and media relations expert, collaborating as a key consultant, trainer, and support to communications colleagues and spokespeople throughout the global network.
  • Oversee cross-team coordination of communications planning and activities including Fundraising, Field-building, Learning, Programs, and UK teams.
  • Create and manage annual communication budget.
  • Utilize analytics to monitor metrics for communication effectiveness and adjust or develop new tactics as needed.
  • Supervise the Communications Specialist. Manage and provide creative direction to consultants and vendors; ensure timely completion of projects.
  • Respond to crises or challenging situations quickly and professionally, ensuring the safety of our network, grantees, and staff.
  • Embrace, support, and integrate GGF’s values and principles. Promote and demonstrate GGF’S commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • As part of our organizational transformation work, each team member actively participates in regular meetings to help shape the strategy and ways of working of our organization.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR LIVED EXPERIENCE

  • Demonstrated success in a similar communications role for a philanthropic organization focused on global environmental, social, or climate justice
  • Deep understanding of Global South grassroots movements
  • Experience leading in a diverse, collaborative environment across geographical and cultural borders
  • Impeccable copy-writing and copy-editing skills
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and storytelling communication skills
  • Proven effectiveness working with the media, in public relations, and on global campaigns
  • Experience with social media platforms and social media marketing
  • Collaborative experience with copy writing, graphic design, layout, and publishing. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro)
  • Working knowledge of content management systems, HTML coding, and digital graphics production
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with communications technologies
  • Experience with search engine marketing, Google Analytics, and Google AdWords

LOCATION/AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • The Communications Director works remotely, from any location
  • The Communication Director must be available to work collaboratively with both the US Team (weekdays, 9am – 5pm MST) and the UK Team (GMT).

BENEFITS

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance coverage for team members & dependent(s)
  • 403b retirement plan, life insurance, flexible spending plan
  • 11 paid holidays, sick time, and vacation at an accrual rate of 10 days per year for the first year.

COMPENSATION – REMOTE WORKERS

The salary range is $85,000 – $95,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience for an employee based in the U.S., or regional-equivalent salary for an employee based outside of the US.

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