Manager, Strategic Communications Fixed-term (Parental Leave), May-October 2023

Position Summary

Humanity United (HU) is seeking an experienced fixed-term Manager to work on the Strategic Communications team, which is part of the organization’s larger Public Engagement portfolio. The fixed-term Manager will join a team of passionate human rights advocates committed to advancing HU’s mission and the goals of its programs and partners through effective use of communications and influence strategies. The Manager will cultivate strong relationships with colleagues within and partners outside the organization, have the opportunity to collaborate on crucial global issues, and perform other communications tasks as needed. This position will fill in for a staff member on parental leave and will be active through October, 2023.

The successful candidate must be committed to HU’s mission and values and to its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice action plan.

This is a full-time fixed-term, exempt role reporting to the Director, Strategic Communications. This role can be based anywhere in the U.S. Our hybrid work approach provides ongoing flexibility for regular remote work for this position.

Core Responsibilities

  • In partnership with Strategic Communications staff, help maximize impact of all HU efforts and its partners’ work and points of view by communicating proactively and gathering input from stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with program partners and HU staff to identify and help message our work to strategic audiences.
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders to craft messages about key priorities and initiatives.
  • Support development and execution of communications strategies across HU’s portfolios and initiatives to enhance the visibility of the organization and its priority issue areas.
  • Work with design consultant on HU needs, for example on material such as one-pagers, placards, etc.
  • Keep editorial calendar updated about upcoming topics, news, milestones and external opportunities to guide content planning.
  • Perform other tasks as needed as part of the communications team.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; with a demonstrated understanding of communications best practices within a professional setting.
  • Dedication to HU’s mission and core values (including Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice)., with a view on how to apply DEIJ in strategic communications.
  • High attention to detail and proficiency in organization.
  • “Roll up the sleeves” approach, deep sense of curiosity, and a willingness to listen and learn.
  • High tolerance for ambiguity and balancing multiple changing priorities.
  • An approach to problem-solving that is proactive and capable of adapting and building consensus.
  • Experience building and maintaining strong, collaborative working relationships within an organization and with external stakeholders.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • The right to work in the United States.

It’s a bonus if you bring:

  • Direct lived experience of the issues we work on
  • Experience working with a remote and/or distributed team
  • Prior work in a nonprofit or philanthropic environment

We encourage qualified candidates lacking formal or direct experience to describe how their background has served as preparation for this role.

Salary: The salary range for this position will vary by location, to account for local job market & cost of living. Starting salaries are typically within the lower half of the range and are based on skills, experience & background. Example ranges are provided below, with other locations available on request:

  • San Francisco – $118,331 – $138,053
  • New York – $112,399 – $131,132
  • Washington DC, Boston, Seattle, LA – $106,466 – $124,211
  • Chicago, Denver/Boulder, Philadelphia – $100,535 – $117,291
  • Dallas, Raleigh, Cincinnati, Milwaukee – $94,664 – $110,442

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter at: