Development & Communications Director/ Staff Writer

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New York, NY


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90,000 to 100,000

Published Date

Dec 8, 2020

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Position Overview

The Development & Communications Director is an exceptional professional writer who is

motivated by a competitive funding environment with the support of a highly engaged

team. Applicants with a background in philanthropy, fundraising, values-aligned investing,

and climate finance would be well suited to this position. This high-performing leader

must easily grasp complex program concepts and use creativity to develop and execute

communication strategies across multiple types of media, all with careful attention to

detail and deadlines.


Reports to: Managing Director

Compensation: $90,000 - $100,000 plus full-time benefits including healthcare and


Location – Non Negotiable: New York City / Tri State Area

Commitment: Must be available between 9 AM – 6PM ET Monday through Friday. May

require some evening or weekend work.

Position Start Date: Open until filled with an immediate start



Fundraising (60% time)

Grant Writing: Work closely with the development and program teams to develop and

submit funding requests, including grants and sponsorships. Conduct topical research

and collaborate with a range of partners, members and external organizations to create

winning proposals.

• Reporting: Create the organization’s annual report, grant reports and other marketing 2

materials. Generate content using compelling member stories, data, infographics and

other information provided by our program staff.

• Development Planning: Lead the Program Team to devise and implement annual

fundraising plans and appeals.

Communications (40% time)

• External Marketing: Design, develop and disseminate print and online materials to

promote Confluence’s brand and mission. Examples include writing and editing

publication-ready thought leadership content, press releases, website content and blog

posts, and event promos and mailings. Coordinate with marketing partners to execute

visibility campaigns for Confluence and its initiatives. Develop and nurture relationships

with journalists and media outlets covering the investment community.

• Social Media: Implement and manage the social media strategy and presence for

Confluence programs and events, including coordinating and organizing content from

members and staff.



• Degree in business, marketing, communications, or equivalent experience,

graduate-level degree preferred.

• Demonstrated interest in environmental and social investing and/or innovations in

the philanthropic, social enterprise, and non-profit sectors.

• Fundraising and marketing experience in impact investing or related field desired.

• Strong written and oral communication skills.

• Ability to organize ideas, synthesize information and turn objectives and messages

into compelling and succinct narratives for philanthropic support.

• Passionate about the use of technology in marketing and communication, and

facility with social media platforms required.

• Design experience (Adobe Suite) a plus.

• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Displays exceptional timemanagement

as needed for meeting deadlines.

• Attention to detail, highly organized, efficient, with a self-directed work style.

• Ability to perform well under pressure, with patience and a sense of humor.

How to apply:

• Please send your resume, a cover letter, 3 professional writing samples, and 3

professional references to: David Estrada, david at