21DEC - Marketing & Communications Manager - Global Impact - Deadline: January 1, 2016

Organization Description

Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency, technology services and integrated giving platforms. Global Impact has generated more than $1.7 billion to help people in need. 

Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Job Description

The Marketing and Communications Manager is responsible for the development of compelling and creative written materials for Global Impact's business lines, projects and executive team. This position also will help develop marketing and communications strategies to ensure effective outreach to internal and external audiences, including Board of Directors, employees, member charities, corporate partners, donors and more. This position also serves as lead writer and editor for the organization, ensuring that voice is consistent and tone is appropriate.

Job Responsibilities

  • Drafts and/or edits a broad spectrum of marketing and communications materials in a variety of print and digital formats, such as press releases, articles, white papers, presentations, speeches, briefing documents, web and social media content, Board materials and ad copy
  • Plans and manages large-scale advertising campaigns
  • Conceptualizes and manages production of suite of collateral materials on an annual basis
  • Manages various vendors, including graphic designers and printers
  • Assists in developing and implementing strategic communications plans to ensure a consistent and effective outreach to our various market segments throughout the year
  • Assists in developing and implementing an internal communications strategy
  • Collaborates with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure their needs and priorities are understood and reflected in written materials while maintaining consistency with Global Impact positioning
  • Researches, analyzes and prepares data to incorporate into written materials
  • Creates strategies for and participates in ongoing Marketing & Communications team activities; providing ongoing project management and feedback as required
  • Assists with communication needs for external client projects, as needed

Job Requirements

  • A communications and/or marketing professional with at least 5-7 years experience
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in communications, journalism, marketing or a related field
  • Demonstrable success in managing creative and compelling communications materials
  • Exceptional writer and editor who can adapt his or her writing style to specific projects, ranging from web content to press releases to executive speeches Attention to detail and strong editing skills a must
  • Working knowledge of several writing style guides (AP), a plus
  • Experience with nonprofit marketing and/or fundraising highly preferred
  • Proven verbal communication skills, including communicating with others, listening effectively, interviewing and gathering information from sources at all levels in an organization and working with varying levels of staff
  • Ability to write quickly in a variety of voices and formats
  • Strong project management skills
  • Must be creative, innovative and a self starter
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines with a focus on results
  • Knowledge of nonprofit organizations and international relief and development programs a plus, but not required.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills including Word, PowerPoint and Excel

How To Apply

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Global Impact Human Resources at recruiting@charity.org