We're Hiring! BEA Communications Director

December 10, 2021

BEA seeks an experienced individual to serve as Communications Director. The Communications Director will have two main priorities: developing and leading BEA’s communications strategy and providing technical assistance and training to grassroots participants and BEA Fund grantee partners. The Communications Director will extend our influence and storytelling of effective grassroots leadership and solutions more broadly. They will also work with member groups and grantee partners to develop communications strategies to advance policy advocacy and environmental justice at the local, state and national level.

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Title: Communications Director
Reports to: Project Director 
Location: remote, anywhere in the U.S. 

Building Equity and Alignment (BEA), a fiscally sponsored project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), seeks an experienced individual to serve as Communications Director. 

About BEA and the BEA Fund: 
BEA’s mission is to foster authentic cross-sector relationships to advance the progress of the environmental movement towards a just transition. We shift power and resources from institutions to grassroots leadership to transform the environmental movement. BEA generates courageous collaborations and open communication by bringing together grassroots organizations, national organizations, and philanthropy. BEA also manages the BEA Fund which is a participatory grantmaking process born out of the BEA as a shared recognition that in order for the environmental movement to be successful, it must support and resource grassroots groups to institutionalize community-based solutions to the ecological crisis.
About the Position: 
The Communications Director will have two main priorities: developing and leading BEA’s communications strategy and providing technical assistance and training to grassroots participants and BEA Fund grantee partners. The Communications Director will extend our influence and storytelling of effective grassroots leadership and solutions more broadly. They will also work with member groups and grantee partners to develop communications strategies to advance policy advocacy and environmental justice at the local, state and national level.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Collaborate with staff to visualize, develop and implement a communications strategy for the BEA. This includes leadership on message development; highlighting grantee work through BEA webinars and other communications; drafting and editing content including articles, blogs, social media posts, and other external and internal communications to expand the reach and impact of our work.
  • Provide active thought partnership and counsel. Guide colleagues through communications planning, strategy, and execution.
  • Work directly with grantees and partners to provide communications counsel and/or technical assistance to highlight their work and document successes to leverage impact to influence policy and media.
  • Serve as a supportive, creative, and flexible staff team member on organization-wide projects, initiatives, and learning.
  • Identify and analyze both problems and solutions and identify key metrics to communicate effectively across a wide range of platforms and audiences.
  • Actively participate in BEA’s work to integrate justice and equity into all facets of BEA.
Experience and Skills:
The ideal candidate will have the following professional experience and skills:
  • People who are Black, Brown, Indigenous, and/or people of color and with lived experience in communities disproportionately impacted by racism and environmental injustice are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Experience developing and leading communications strategies and advocacy campaigns. 
  • Strong writing and storytelling skills.
  • Ability to build trust with audiences and bring contextual political analysis  that advances BEA’s reputation in the field. 
  • An excellent project manager --   one who effectively navigates and manages competing priorities with diplomacy and respect -- underpins communications strategies and tactics with decisive, data-driven decision-making. 
  • Understanding and commitment for environmental justice, social justice, and advancing grassroots leadership.
  • Experience with media strategy preferred.
Racial Justice: 
BEA strives to integrate values of equity and fairness into our work, which includes bringing an intentional racial justice analysis to our programmatic work and organizational structure. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create a just and inclusive work environment and world. BEA provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities while also staying committed to providing accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. We strongly encourage applicants of color, in all their diversity, to apply for this position. 
Details at a glance:
This is a full-time, remote position with a flexible schedule with a salary range of $115,000-$125,000. Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, 4 weeks of vacation, retirement, and reimbursement for home office expenses. This job may require travel to meetings a few times a year when it is safe to do so.

How to Apply: Please email a cover letter and CV to @email with the subject “Communications Director (Applicant Name)” 

Please note: BEA will be closed for a winter break and we will begin reviewing applications in early January. We do not expect to contact any candidates for interviews before January 10, 2022, but wanted to provide the opportunity for candidates to submit applications during the winter holiday break. We expect this position to start in March 2022. This position is grant-funded for two years but we expect funding support for this role to continue.