Manager, Communications, Better World Campaign

Washington, DC
Full Time
Employment Opportunity

Position Overview

The Communications Manager for the Better World Campaign will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the Better World Campaign’s social media and email-marketing strategies. They will create, edit and post web content to, the campaign’s primary social media outlets, and manage its email list. They will assist the Director, Content and Engagement Strategy, in developing new digital strategies to further BWC’s grassroots engagement and capture the attention of policymakers surrounding issue area priorities.

The ideal candidate will have a strong capacity for the day-to-day execution of BWC’s multifaceted communications and digital platforms, as well as a desire to engage in long-term strategic communications planning to expand the campaign’s reach.

This position is based in Washington, D.C. (Hybrid schedule)

Essential Functions

  • Co-Manage BWC’s in-house list-growth strategy and advertising campaigns
  • Become BWC’s liaison with the events team, helping to coordinate invitations, attendee lists, and logistics for all events. Absent the involvement of the UNF events team, secure venue, manage logistics and execute high-level salon dinners with Members of Congress
  • Develop weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports on all BWC communications activities with direction and oversight from the Director, Content and Engagement Strategy
  • Manage the intern search process and oversee day-to-day functions of BWC communications interns
  • Ensure day-to-day content and curation of BWC’s digital properties
  • Create social media content for all platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube
  • Expand and maintain an active and engaged email list. Responsibilities include drafting and coding emails, creating targeted distribution groups, creating landing pages or petitions, reporting on metrics, and executing paid acquisition campaigns, in coordination with the Director of Content and Engagement Strategy
  • Lead writing and editing communications content, including social media calendars, emails, blog posts, and petitions, in coordination with the Director, Content and Engagement Strategy
  • Lead the web development process, including writing, editing, and posting new web content on the existing Better World Campaign website, as well as conceptualizing and launching new websites and features in consultation with BWC Comms staff and outside vendors
  • Produce graphics for use on social media channels, in advocacy emails, and on the website as needed
  • Lead in the development of BWC press kits and toolkits
  • Work with the Public Affairs team and campaign staff to keep branding and messaging consistent online and offline
  • Maintain working knowledge of the UNF agreement process (for both contracts and grants), and when to utilize the proper templates accordingly. (As applicable to the role)
  • Drafting and reviewing agreements and maintaining an understanding of all agreement terms and applicable flow-downs, consulting with UNF’s finance/contracts team as needed. (As applicable to the role)
  • Attending training sessions provided by UNF’s contracts team to maintain and keep up to date with UNF’s current policies and procedures. (As applicable to the role)
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of UNF’s Salesforce database to be able to process and track agreements, extract information and prepare reports. (As applicable to the role)
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree required; focus in English, Communications, Public Relations, International Relations or related field preferred
  • 5-7 years of experience in communications and digital media, either in a campaign, political, PR agency, or NGO setting
  • Strong and demonstrated interest in the political process and global issues, and knowledge about the workings of the U.S. Congress and the legislative process
  • Ability to work independently and with a team to identify, explore and implement creative digital and social media strategies; make recommendations for content and online communications tools.
  • Experience with social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google AdWords etc.)
  • Proficiency in the use of analytics platforms, including Google Analytics
  • Understanding of email marketing concepts and industry best practices
  • Digital advertising experience, preferred
  • Proficiency with email marketing platforms (e.g., Convio Luminate Online, EveryAction, Campaign Monitor, Pardot, or similar tools), CRM (Salesforce preferred), and CMS platforms (WordPress preferred)
  • Basic proficiency in HTML, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks
  • Highly organized, attention to detail, and ability to work with multiple and shifting priorities
  • Strong skills working in teams and across many types of organizations — team-oriented, problem solver, relationship-builder, and strong inter-personal skills
  • Ability to multitask in a very fast-paced, often rapidly changing environment
  • General knowledge of global issues and the United Nations system, and an understanding of the Better World Campaign and UN Foundation mission, programs, strategy and goals
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress

Benefits & Compensation 

For full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:

  • a choice between two health plans through UnitedHealthcare (PPO or HDHP with HSA)
  • dental insurance
  • vision insurance
  • flexible spending accounts
  • 403b retirement savings plan with a generous matching contribution
  • group term and supplemental life insurance
  • short-term disability
  • long-term disability
  • health club discounts
  • commuter subsidy
  • back-up care
  • employee assistance program

Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.

The United Nations Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative-action employer. The United Nations Foundation provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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