Washington, DC

Communications Manager, United Philanthropy Forum

The Organization

As the largest and most diverse network in American philanthropy, United Philanthropy Forum holds a unique position in the social sector to help increase philanthropy’s impact in communities across the country. We are a membership network of nearly 90 regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs), representing more than 7,000 funders, who work to make philanthropy better. The Forum envisions a courageous philanthropic sector that catalyzes a just and equitable society where all can participate and prosper.

The Forum has created a new kind of philanthropic network that brings together regional PSOs’ deep regional roots and connections with national PSOs’ deep content knowledge and reach. Given our network’s scale and scope, we can lead change and increase impact in philanthropy in a deeper and broader way than any other organization in our field.

Position Overview

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Communications Manager is responsible for ensuring that the Forum uses communications as effectively as possible to advance the Forum’s mission, vision and goals. Working in collaboration with the rest of the Forum team, the Communications Manager will manage and execute all Forum communications in our core areas of public policy, philanthropy practice, knowledge services and racial equity, diversity and inclusion. This is a newly created position that requires a person who has experience working with a broad range of communications tools and channels and can work effectively across a wide range of communications activities.

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary starting in the low 70s, commensurate with experience, with a competitive benefits package including 100% employer paid health coverage and employer contribution to a retirement plan. We prefer candidates located in the greater Washington, DC area, but will consider outstanding candidates who are located in other parts of the country. The Communications Manager will work closely with the Forum’s President & CEO as well as across the Forum team on communications planning and execution, and will work with some outside communications consultants to help support special projects and campaigns.

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How To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to careers@unitedphilforum.org; please use the following subject line: “Communications Manager: Last Name, First Name.” Application deadline is January 8, 2021.

The Forum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse team and encourage applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.

No telephone inquiries please.

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