POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

 

Status: Full Time/Exempt
Location: Brooklyn, NY/Remote
Reports to: Deputy Director
Apply By: November 15, 2020

 

 ABOUT GRANTMAKERS FOR GIRLS OF COLOR

An initial project of the NoVo Foundation, Foundation for a Just Society, Ms. Foundation for Women, The New York Women’s Foundation, Communities for Just Schools Fund and other partners, Grantmakers for Girls of Color (G4GC) launched as an online platform in 2015. In April of 2020, G4GC hired the renowned Dr. Monique Morris as its first Executive Director and became an independent nonprofit organization supporting a growing community of funders who are actively working on or interested in efforts to address the structural inequities facing girls of color. With an annual budget of $3.5 million and an anticipated staff of 8-10, G4GC brings together the latest research, data, news, and insights to promote collective strategizing, grantmaking and partnership across philanthropy; hosts an annual funder convening; connects funders to movements through webinars focused on ongoing timely issues facing girls of color; and leads research to help philanthropy better respond to the needs of girls of color.

G4GC envisions a world in which all girls are healthy, safe and thriving. Where each person is fully empowered to pursue their dreams and shape their desired reality on their terms, free from all structural barriers created by racism, sexism and ageism and other forms of discrimination. We recognize that girls of color hold particular vulnerabilities because of their age and other intersecting identities; and yet they also hold immense power to drive transformation. At the same time, girls of color are often invisible across funding priorities, efforts to address policy change, and in systems and programming. We believe that investing in building the power of girls and responding to their vulnerabilities is critical to creating meaningful change with and for them, their communities, and this country.

Visit www.grantmakersforgirlsofcolor.org to learn more about G4GC’s programs and operations.

 ABOUT THIS POSITION

G4GC seeks a thoughtful Senior Director for Communications to lead the communications and narrative aspects of G4GC’s work to support the wellbeing, joy, and safety of girls and gender-expansive youth of color in the United States and elsewhere. Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Senior Director of Communications will work with a team of communications consultants, and work closely with programmatic staff to develop and implement communications and strategies that align with G4GC’s mission, purpose, and values.

 Core Characteristics and Skills

  • Passion for the Mission & Relationship Builder

The Senior Director for Research, Advocacy and Policy will be a champion of our constituents, including donors and fellow funders, grantee partners and practitioners, and girls, femmes, and gender expansive youth of color with a true passion for improving outcomes and expanding opportunities for BIPOC girls. They will exhibit a strong connection to our diverse community and will have the skills and enthusiasm to support the G4GC team in continuing to build relationships within the philanthropic sector while ensuring that G4GC develops new and unique opportunities to serve the mission.

  • Desire to Develop Communications Strategies that Center and Speak to Girls and Gender-Expansive Youth of Color

The Senior Director Communications will have demonstrated ability to manage non-profit and philanthropy-focused communications, and they will also have a passion for advancing narratives about girls and gender-expansive youth of color that speak to their full power and dignity. This individual will not only be adept at building organizational communications’ strategies, but will be able to think creatively about how to engage young people and grantee-partners in communications efforts, and to support grantee- partners in advancing their own communications capacity.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the G4GC senior leadership team and programmatic staff, and engage communications consultants to develop and approve communications and digital media materials, strategies, and content that advance the mission, values, and purpose of G4GC.
  • Develop an organizational branding and communications strategy that aligns with mission, purpose, values, goals, and strategy.
  • Work with programmatic staff, communications consultants, and partner organizations to support partnerships including the Black Girl Freedom Fund.
  • Manage external media partnerships.
  • Work closely with the G4GC development team to ensure that overall communications efforts align with development efforts and goals.
  • Work with G4GC youth advisory council and grantee partners to develop youth-centered, youth-led, and youth-focused communications strategy and tools.
  • Work with G4GC programmatic staff to identify strategies to support grantee partners’ communications capacity.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 7 years of experience in communications over the course of one’s career, with at least 3 years of senior-level experience in communications for nonprofit and/or philanthropic organizations.
  • Shared commitment to serving the unique needs and challenges of girls across the spectrum of cisgender, transgender or gender expansive youth or adolescents of color in the United States.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexuality, and age shape experiences with power and access to opportunity, particularly in the U.S. context.
  • Experience in supervising staff, engaging with consultants, team building, and contributing to the development of a positive organizational culture.
  • Agility and ability to quickly course correct in changing or complicated political environments and communities, both internally and externally.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on social justice and fundraising campaigns
  • Experience working with consultants and working with coalitions and across organizations
  • Experience managing remote team members

ABOUT COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The salary range for this position is $120,000 to $150,000 commensurate with experience, plus a competitive benefits package including health coverage, retirement benefits, paid sick leave, vacation and holidays, tuition reimbursement, and access to professional development resources.

 HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please email a cover letter, résumé, and example of your communications work (e.g. a writing sample,  messaging plan, communications plan, or communications campaign strategy) a list of three references to info@grantmakersforgirlsofcolor.org on or before 5:00 PM PST on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Email applications are required. One combined PDF file is preferred. Use the subject line: G4GC Senior Director of Communications. Note that application review begins immediately and candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to references. Position open until filled.

 

As a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the Grantmakers for Girls of Color is a values-based equal opportunity employer. We have a deep commitment to building transformative culture and challenging racism, sexism, homophobia and oppression in all its forms. We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, differently-abled people, formerly incarcerated people and people of any and all traditionally marginalized identities to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.