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Communications Director

Type

Full Time

Who We Are

Green 2.0 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing racial and ethnic diversity among the leadership of mainstream environmental NGOs, foundations, and federal government agencies. By gathering and reporting upon objective hiring and retention data, Green 2.0 improves transparency and accountability and works to build an environmental movement that:

  • Is racially diverse;
  • Integrates equity and justice into all aspects of its work; and
  • Is positioned to win environmental battles and produce equitable environmental outcomes for those most impacted, especially people and communities of color.

Please learn more about how Green 2.0 moves the environmental movement toward increased opportunities for people of color at diversegreen.org.

What We Need

We seek a communications director with a mind for strategy and the capacity for tactical execution in traditional and social media. The ideal candidate will have hands-on expertise, contextual knowledge, leadership abilities, and the tactical skills to advance the strategic mission and vision of Green 2.0., as well as a high degree of initiative, personal resilience, attention to detail, and intellectual engagement with relevant subject matter.

Responsibilities

  • Communications Strategy: Creating, implementing, and monitoring communications strategies and tactics (serving as communications strategist on multidisciplinary teams; providing vision, creativity and strategy, and ensuring a high level of product).
  • Media Relations: Serving as a media liaison; curating targeted press lists of local, state and national news media outlets, as well as ethnic media, digital outlets, and relevant trade publications; working with teams to execute both broad and targeted media outreach campaigns; deploying creative pitching strategies.
  • Messaging and Branding: Developing messaging frameworks and related copy, managing branding initiatives, and overseeing outsourced creative design.
  • Digital Strategy: providing strategy and oversight on digital communications, including social media, website communications, and multimedia content.
  • Content Development: Writing and/or editing op-eds, digital content, reports, memos, and other public relations content and collateral.
  • Project and Team Management: Overseeing and participating in the execution of communications tactics, ensuring quality control and adjusting approaches as contexts warrant; guiding and mentoring other team members.
  • External Engagement: participating in opportunities to raise visibility of Green 2.0 and the issues we prioritize, including keynotes, panel discussions, published pieces, broadcast media, etc.; contributing to proposals and pitch interviews.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years experience in communications or public relations, including political or advocacy communications (specific political/advocacy area is of secondary importance).
  • Strong media relations experience; must have demonstrated success developing and executing earned media campaigns, as well as building and maintaining relationships with reporters and columnists.
  • Experience overseeing or executing social media campaigns.
  • A collaborative and relationship-building mindset.
  • Ability to quickly produce clear, concise, and compelling written copy.
  • Ability to manage shifting priorities under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Project management skills across multiple assignments with many moving parts.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are non-negotiable.
  • Residence in Washington D.C. a plus but not required; remote work possible.

Compensation

$60-70,000 commensurate with experience, plus benefits.

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