Job Title: Communications Manager (bilingual)
Reports To: Executive Director
Location: Washington, DC Area (Chevy Chase, MD)
FLSA Status: Exempt (Full-time)
SUMMARY: Founded in 2015, the Crimsonbridge Foundation is an entrepreneurial private foundation dedicated to promoting education, developing leadership, and investing in nonprofit capacity. A national foundation with a focus on the Greater Washington area, Crimsonbridge Foundation and its affiliate, Crimsonbridge Group, award more than $1 million in grants annually. In addition to grantmaking, foundation staff develop local, regional, and national programs and initiatives and provide support, technical assistance, and advisory services to community partners. The Foundation seeks a dynamic bilingual (English/Spanish) communications specialist with a passion for positive social impact and experience in the nonprofit sector, philanthropy, and Hispanic/Latinx community engagement strategies, for the new role of communications manager (CM). The CM role is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated communications expert interested in leading a foundation's internal communications while also working to support the communications capacity of its community partners including nonprofits, schools, and parishes.
The CM role requires a fully fluent and bilingual (English/Spanish) communications specialist with three main responsibilities:
- Implement the foundation’s communications strategy. Create and oversee all communications related functions, publications, PR, messaging, social media, and website management.
- Serve as a program officer in leading the implementation of a major Hispanic community engagement communications initiative working with parishes.
- Develop and provide support for Bridges programs and other bilingual communications projects.
The CM position will be an integral member of our small dynamic team, contributing to both the programs and communications work of the Crimsonbridge Foundation and the Crimsonbridge Group.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following and other duties, which may be assigned as the foundation’s work develops:
As communications manager, the CM will be the team leader for communications efforts and provide support in creating content and maintaining the foundation’s WordPress website and social media profiles, and will write or assist in the development of all online content. In addition, the CM will actively participate in the Foundation’s planning, strategy development, and learning processes. The CM will:
- Collaborate with the Executive Director and team to create, edit, review and publish grant and program related content for the Crimsonbridge website, blog, newsletter, Twitter and Linkedin profiles.
- Oversee maintenance of the foundation’s WordPress website and social media profiles.
- Produce a bi-annual or quarterly online newsletter
- Effectively communicate and promote the Foundation’s goals, strategies, and funding priorities through public speaking and online activities (writing case studies, articles, blog posts, etc.).
- Use Foundation data to develop charts and visuals.
- Maintain and update photo and images library
As the lead for our Hispanic/Latinx engagement initiatives the CM will lead a comprehensive communications strategy to incorporate Spanish language to websites and social media platforms reaching out and providing services to Latino families. In particular, the CM will play a program officer role and manage the implementation of a multi-year grant focused on parish vitality. This role will support the foundation’s multi-pronged strategy to improve educational outcomes for Hispanic children and youth by supporting Hispanic community engagement, participation, and enrollment in Catholic schools. The CM will be an excellent listener, demonstrate a deep, experiential knowledge of Hispanic cultures and be able to develop culturally appropriate content and messaging.
Administrative duties (all team members share the following responsibilities as needed)
- Support President and Executive Director as information is meeting for meetings, board meetings, presentations, and events.
- Help maintain a well-organized donor management system, both electronic and hard copy.
- Answer phone and assist with other administrative tasks.
- Help prep for meetings to create welcoming environment for guests
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Deep, experiential understanding of the Hispanic/Latinx cultures.Fully fluent and bilingual English/Spanish. Excellent writing skills in both languages in mandatory.
- Bachelor’s degree (in Communications, Education, Nonprofit Management preferred) and minimum of three - five years of experience working and volunteering with nonprofits, funders, grantmaking and/or grant writing roles/organizations in the Greater Washington region.
- Experience with website building and editing using WordPress.
- Extensive knowledge of social media platforms, particularly Twitter and Linkedin.
- Expertise in using Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and MailChimp.
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with an understanding of nonprofit budget and finance and an ability to interpret and communicate data and statistics.
- Significant and consistent attention to detail. Outstanding organizational and project management skills and an ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
- Ability to embrace and incorporate direct feedback. Resourceful, curious, confident and results-oriented.
- Superior writing, public speaking, and interpersonal communications skills in English are required.
- Must have a passion for work with philanthropy and the nonprofit sector and a knowledge of the Greater Washington region’s nonprofit community.
- Ability to successfully work independently and within a team in an open workspace atmosphere and a desire to work in a collaborative team environment as a member of a dynamic, motivated and energetic team. Interest and flexibility to attend occasional evening and weekend events.
- Positive attitude and self-motivated with ability to work flexibly with competing demands and exercise discretion, tact, and diplomacy in both internal and external settings.
- The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Located at the Foundation’s Chevy Chase office, this position is full time (40 hours per week) with generous benefits, parking at main office, and a competitive salary commensurate with experience.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates must e-mail and include a cover letter explaining how your skills and background fit this position and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to “CM position” in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.