Communications Director

General Overview: FPF’s Communications Director is responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive communications program that will ensure FPF’s work reaches a broad audience, enhance FPF’s position and visibility across a wide variety of stakeholders including its members and supporters, policymakers, funding community and general public, and provide value to FPF’s members and supporters. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage comprehensive editorial calendar covering all written work (reports, op-eds, blog posts, etc.) and cadence of social media engagement, including partnering closely with policy staff to ensure their planned work is incorporated into this overall calendar for insight and visibility into upcoming activity
  • Design and manage rollout plans for new projects and initiatives (papers, best practices, etc.)
  • Manage all social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn) and day-to-day posting with goal to drive engagement and maximize impact of content delivered via these platforms
  • Craft monthly newsletter, one-off updates, and occasional blog posts covering new work or events, etc., tailoring the content for target audiences (eg general public, donors, media, policymakers, etc.)
  • Manage regular website updates, including working with policy staff to adapt content for the blog and manage their issue-specific pages, and identify opportunities for improvement to sites
  • Field incoming media requests and keep updated list of media contacts at both the organizational and issue-specific levels
  • Working in partnership with PR vendor, identify, coordinate, and assist in writing op-ed placements and features in general interest and trade outlets
  • Create and regularly update organizational branding materials and collateral for both general informational and fundraising audiences (in partnership with Leadership Director)
  • Coordinate with internal or external Event Manager(s) for all event-related publicity requirements
  • Provide training, guidance, and standards to staff on media interview skills, social media use, and all organization papers and publications to ensure consistent messaging, branding, and stylistic voice
  • Develop and maintain relevant metrics to track the effectiveness of communications initiatives
  • Serve as liaison to all related vendors (PR/media, website vendor(s), graphic design, printers, etc)

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or related field
  • Approximately 7-10 years of experience in communications roles, ideally in the nonprofit sector
  • Strong professional presence, personal initiative, and diplomatic interpersonal skills

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].