The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) is an international network of Catholic individuals and organizations responding to the Pope’s Laudato Si’ call for climate justice. Founded in January 2015, GCCM has grown extremely quickly by bringing together 800+ member organizations and thousands of Catholics to take action through innovative campaigns that bring Laudato Si’ to life. Read more about our 2018 accomplishments here
About the role
About the Role
Global Catholic Climate Movement is searching for a Communications Manager to develop communications strategy and help manage its day-to-day execution. The manager is a newly created position, and will join a director, coordinator, and designers.
Anywhere, preference for Latin America
Areas of responsibility
Areas of responsibility
Digital communications (25%)
- Database management: develop strategies to move supporters down a funnel of engagement and collaborate with the communications team to execute the strategies
- Story-telling: identify opportunities to create and share content around key moments; collaborate with organizing team to identify stories; produce materials such as blog posts, videos, and social media posts
- Platform management: identify opportunities to provide resources for and share resources from a global network of partners; develop a digital framework for sharing the materials; produce or curate materials such as how-to guides for sustainability projects and prayer services, template social media posts, and
Strategic communications (25%)
- During key international moments (such as Earth Day or COP meetings), identify regions for coverage and collaborate with the organizing team to ensure regional press outlets are covering; write press releases, pitch reporters, provide interviews and quotations, develop press kits
- Identify key regional issues outside the international moments (such as the upcoming EU elections or the new administration in Brazil) and develop a strategic communications response; write press releases, pitch reporters, provide interviews and quotations, develop press kits
- Collaborate with the organizing team and local volunteers to support volunteer-led media outreach
In-country communications (25%)
- Collaborate with organizing staff to identify regional opportunities for list-building and social media campaigns
- Produce communications assets (emails, websites, blog posts, social media posts) and press assets (press kits, op-eds) and collaborate with comms team to produce them
- Coordinate project management in a complex, fast-moving organization
- Manage staff, including developing capacities, nurturing a culture of growth, and ensuring timely production of quality materials
Other tasks as assigned (10%)
- Complete other projects as needed in a nimble, fast-moving organization
Candidates should meet the following criteria. Please review carefully as applications without relevant experience will not be considered.
- demonstrate at least 3 years’ experience in the areas of responsibility, ideally working in a campaigns-driven environment
- demonstrate familiarity with ecological issues at both the level of impact and the level of policy
- demonstrate a history of writing about social justice or ecological issues and a history of writing for multiple audiences and needs
- demonstrate an aptitude for working in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities and deadlines
- demonstrate abilities to innovate, to develop new ideas and accept new ideas, and to work in collaboration with a closely knit team to execute projects
- be comfortable working in a faith-based environment
Flawless written and spoken English and Spanish are required. Only fully bilingual candidates will be considered.
Other languages (especially Portuguese, Italian, or French) are a bonus
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Rolling until hired
1 February 2019
This role will be working remotely or in an office, based on the location.