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Communications Manager

COMPANY OVERVIEW

CEED is a 501c3 organization that works to ensure that communities and policy makers have the tools and information they need to create just, sustainable energy and environmental policy.  Working in collaboration with grassroots communities, policy makers and researchers, CEED conducts research and advocacy, and provides community education and capacity building on important energy, environment, and development issues – so that all members of society may effectively participate in public decision-making.

CEED’s mission is grounded in the affirmation of the interconnectedness of the human and natural world and is committed to inspiring the change needed to create a healthy and vibrant environment for all communities in current and future generations.  CEED is grounded in principle of self-determination of Indigenous, communities of color, and low income communities, and we gear our work toward building economic and political democracy.

CEED is strengthening their foundation through growth with a desire to bring aboard diverse employees who can have both technical and analytical skills, have understanding and knowledge of the needs of environmental justice communities, and are committed to CEEDs mission. CEED’s next search starts with a Deputy Director that will write policy, mentor staff, advise on program development, and create systems that promote efficiency and access.   CEED has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist in its recruitment efforts for this role.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Communications Manager reports to the Deputy Director and is responsible for the design and implementation of CEED’s strategic communications and narrative-shift objectives.  The Communications Manager will increase visibility with CEED’s donors, funders, supporters, and users. The Communications Manager will work collaboratively with the Executive Director to implement a strategic plan that represents the voice of each program and draws more awareness to the work that CEED does in indigenous, low income, and communities of color.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND REPONSIBILITIES (Duties that occupy a major portion of time and importance in the job)

  • Develop marketing and communications plans to promote CEED resources, research, publications, public awareness and advocacy efforts
  • Execute on marketing strategy for national campaigns (environmental justice, Minneapolis green zones, climate policy, energy vulnerability, climate resiliency, building leadership, and popular education)
  • Write and edit content for website and email marketing efforts, including monthly newsletter
  • Contribute to marketing and communications support, including branding and online engagement
  • Maintain communications editorial calendar to align with CEED’s overall strategy and goals
  • Contribute to fundraising engagement content development in collaboration with the Development Manager (Annual Fund, Annual Report, Donor Letters, Event Invitations/Press Releases)
  • Support media and other relevant external partner relationships (included but not limited to national environmental organizations, legislative staff, and government agencies) as needed

Social Media Management

  • Manage all aspects of CEED’s social media presence (to include but not limited to website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Drive strategy to increase daily engagement on CEED social media accounts
  • Lead content creation for CEED’s Social Media, including written blog content, posts & videos
  • Increase awareness for key initiatives and events

Data & Analytics

  • Monitor, report and present on online engagement analytics (web, email, social media, earned media)
  • Leverage key engagement metrics across platforms to optimize content, messaging and distributions

 

QUALIFICATIONS KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED (Minimum education and experience needed to perform the job adequately)

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or related field

OR

  • 5 years of relevant professional experience in communications and/or marketing, preferably in a nonprofit organization
  • Proven ability to communicate with communities of color
  • Strong attention to detail and proofreading skills
  • Proven results in implementing marketing and communications strategic plans
  • Proven results in managing social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc.) and analytics technologies (Sprout Social, Tweetreach, Meltwater, etc.) to engage a diverse audience
  • Familiarity with CMS platforms and basic HTML (WordPress, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while managing deadlines
  • Highly effective emotional intelligence, communications and interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively manage and grow relationships with diverse stakeholders including board members, members, partners, funders, staff and the public. The candidate must have the ability to analyze and resolve issues quickly, make good decisions in a collaborative culture, seek, respect and incorporate diverse views and opinions
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.

 

SALARY & BENEFITS 

Salary will be commensurate with experience

 

Benefits

100% employer paid medical and dental insurance and monthly contributions to a Health Savings Account. 10 holidays, 10 sick days and unrestricted paid vacation time. Office closed for one week for 4th of July holiday and in December for the holidays. Flexible work schedule in a remote environment.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

CEED is dedicated to supporting and respecting the diverse community that different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our organization can be a place that celebrates diversity in all its forms. CEED does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.



How We Work: Nonprofit HR’s Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Difference

It is a high priority for us to foster and maintain an environment where diversity and inclusion are valued and realized to the benefit of you and the clients that we serve.

We believe strongly in treating everyone fairly and value the full diversity of our colleagues, clients, partners and vendors. Inclusion is how we live our commitment to fairness and diversity. It shapes how we honor the perspectives, abilities and identities of our colleagues; how we listen to, engage and respond to our clients; and how we connect to and appreciate each other and those we serve. We define diversity as differences that influence and affect our firm, our workplace culture, and the communities and clients we engage in the following areas: race, color, ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic status, pay and benefits, ability, military service, age, faith, gender, sexual identity, personal appearance, pregnancy, and political views. Continue reading our about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at nonprofithr.com/deinow.

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