Communications Manager

The Communications Manager is a new role to support the ambitious goals of our growing Marketing and Communications team. The position is responsible for telling the story of Global Citizen Year to drive recruitment and funding, build awareness for our organization and engage our existing community. The Communications Manager will help tell our story by executing on multiple fronts and working cross-departmentally. You will assist our Development team to tell the story and convey the full impact of our experiences. You will help create website content to showcase our student experience and Alumni stories. You will execute our media and PR strategy, including building relationships with journalists, drafting pitches and press releases and managing in-bound requests. Reports to Director of Communications and Outreach and will work closely with Founder/CEO and Senior Leadership Team on thought leadership, PR strategy and more.

Position Summary


  • Telling the story of Global Citizen Year by:
    • Managing all media production to tell the story of current students and Global Citizen Year alumni for purposes of recruitment/marketing, fundraising/development, PR & media, website, and more.
    • Work directly with students and alumni to create content, tell their story and capture their Global Citizen Year experience.
  • Collaborating with internal stakeholders across Marketing, Communications, and the larger organization to support on-brand messaging, provide copy-editing and execute email strategy.
  • Executing a PR and media strategy to increase awareness of Global Citizen Year and manage in-bound press opportunities.
  • Building a strategic communications calendar that includes:
    • Our organizational newsletter to all stakeholders
    • Story ideas we should be telling at key moments and a bank of evergreen ideas we should be proactively pitching to the media regularly.

Your Legacy

  • Streamline our organizational communications and make connections across departments in order to maximize the impact of our stories.
  • Play an instrumental role in helping Global Citizen Year tell its story and the stories of its inspiring students and young leaders.
  • Help expand the impact of our transformative programs by increasing the visibility and connection to our mission across the globe.

Candidate Profile

The following skills are required:

  • Hyper-organized and accustomed to managing multiple time-sensitive projects at once, including for Senior Leadership.
  • Innate understanding of what makes a good story and how to effectively communicate that story to different audiences and stakeholder groups across various platforms
  • Excellent writer and experienced copywriter.
  • Experience partnering across departments to identify communication needs and translate them into strategic, executable plans.
  • Experience with Mailchimp, Salesforce and Meltwater are preferred.
  • Bonus if you have graphic design and SM strategy experience.


You are connected to our mission. Something in your own life experience drives your passion for Global Citizen Year’s mission and vision. You thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. You possess a positive, can-do attitude, and are adept at identifying creative solutions that turn challenges into opportunities. You can handle many important responsibilities at once and you’re rigorous about prioritization. See the Forest and the Trees: You can see the details and the big picture at the same time and communicate both effectively to engage others. Information Seeker: You never take the easy answer just because it’s in front of you. You always get to the bottom of the story. The only way to effectively communicate is to have all the information. Handles Ambiguity: You operate well in grey areas and enjoy the challenge of forging new paths, developing new processes and Writes without ego: Brings strength and clarity to writing and does so with humility and openness and a desire to always improve.


Position Details

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; comprehensive benefits package

Location: Remote

Ideal Start Date: 2/01/21

Application Details

To apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter on our website. In your application, please also indicate how you learned of the opening and provide 3 professional references, your salary requirement, your current location, and the date you would be available to begin full-time work.

Deadline: We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. The review will continue until the position is filled.

Global Citizen Year is an equal opportunity employer. We know a diverse team produces the best results and we believe our team should reflect the diversity of leadership we aim to inspire. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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