Note: This position is located in the Seattle area or eligible to sit remotely in any of the following states: AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MN, NJ, NM, NY OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA
Hi, we’re glad you’re thinking about joining us.
Are you looking for purpose-driven work where PR & Communicationsmakes a positive impact on communities around the world? If so, then Committee for Children (CFC) is an amazing place to grow your career as an Executive Communications Manager. We’re a social enterprise dedicated to advancing the well-being of children through social-emotional learning (SEL).
As the Executive Communications Manager at CFC, you’ll serve as a center of excellence within the PR and Communications Team to develop, protect, and enhance the reputation of Committee for Children and its executives. You’ll be responsible for the CEO’s internal and external communications, as well as additional executives’ positioning. You’ll manage the execution of persuasive, high-ROI engagements and content that will advance thought leadership and brand positioning objectives for the CEO and members of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT). You’ll have significant executive visibility, collaborate across business units, and make an impact using the full range of internal and external storytelling vehicles.
The Executive Communications Manager will work alongside PR pros and leaders to be a critical player in anticipating, mitigating, and responding to external issues. They will play a key role in refining our broader issues, reputation management strategy, and best practices, and lead existing and new crisis preparedness and response projects across the organization. This role requires a media aficionado and expert storyteller who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and collaborating across multiple business units to develop iterative communication strategies. The successful candidate will have a passion for issues-driven communications with a drive to support and protect all aspects of the brand.
Our team is collaborative, creative, and passionate about our work. Every day brings new challenges, and we jump at the opportunity to solve them. If you’re looking for an environment that values your unique perspective and empowers you to do great work, then CFC is the place for you.
We’re also growing fast, which means you’ll have an opportunity to make an impact every day. Growth at CFC isn’t just up. It’s up, left, right, around, and through. You’ll have a say in the direction your career takes, the skills you learn, and the way we use recruitment to transform the lives of children.
Let’s talk about benefits.
What we do matters. But we can’t achieve our goals unless we empower every team member to pursue their own goals and live a fulfilling personal life. Our benefits, perks, and rewards are aimed at doing just that: helping you live your best life at and beyond CFC.
- We cover 100% of your premiums for medical and dental coverage and 60% for your dependent’s medical and dental premiums
- Retirement plan + company match up to 6%; CFC also makes an annual contribution on your behalf at the end of the year!
- A flexible work subsidy: $100 per month that you can use on things like phone and internet costs, office supplies, or even commuting costs
- 16 paid holidays (including winter break and 1 floating holiday), 3 weeks of vacation in your first year, and separate sick leave accrual
- Monthly contribution to childcare expenses
What you’ll do when you join us:
- Design high-impact executive communications strategies and initiatives that promote and amplify the voice of the CEO and other executive leaders at CFC
- Contribute to our thought leadership, content, and channel strategy to promote awareness and affinity through the voices of our executives
- Serve as the day-to-day lead for issues and crisis communication for the organization, developing key messages and engaging with reporters as needed
- Oversee monitoring and analysis of traditional and social media for potential threats or developments
- Identify and mitigate risks and issues – from monitoring to response to post-mortem
- Implement proactive and reactive plans to contribute to the successful positioning of CFC
- Define success outcomes and create systems that inform leadership on progress, key milestones, and overall impact
- Bring organizational strategies and brand themes to life in multiple earned and owned communications channels
- Influence and align brand narrative and CFC messaging across the ELT, the organization, and within the PR and Communications business unit
- Craft the way our CEO and other leaders inform, motivate, and inspire internal and external audiences
- Develop outstanding executive communications platforms, across both internal and external communication channels and events, that accelerate CFC and CEO positioning
- Plan, write, and oversee CEO talking points, scripts, messages, social posts, blog posts, editorials, and bylines that drive employee alignment, thought leadership, and brand advocacy
- Produce strategic, creative, high-performing content that differentiates and elevates CFC and its executives
- Develop press releases, Q&As, fact sheets, timelines, and presentations to further elevate the organization’s reputation
Team Management & Issues-Based Communication Training
- Lead, mentor, and manage the executive and internal communications team
- Develop and conduct regular reputation and issues management capability, building initiatives, crisis simulations, tabletop exercises, and other trainings to help team members develop their skills
- Maintain the database of incident and crisis management plans, playbooks, and all associated documentation
- Craft risk/vulnerability assessments and points of view on how and when to respond to a crisis or issue
- Foster a departmental culture that encourages diverse perspectives, prioritizes equitable workstreams, and promotes inclusive conversations
- Walk the talk of integrity, high performance, continuous improvement, and a commitment to quality throughout the organization.
Here’s what we’re looking for:
- 10+ years of experience in relevant aspects of journalism, strategic executive communications, issues-driven communications, or PR agency work
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience leading and managing a diverse team of conceptual content creators
- Superior written communication skills, with the ability to clearly articulate complex issues and deliver compelling information to internal and external audiences
- A strategic, creative, and detailed storyteller, with validated experience in executive presentations and speaker training, messages, editorials, blog posts, and social media
- Experience working directly with senior executives
- A keen understanding of social media’s impact on media relations
- Project management experience
Transform the lives of millions.
Grow your career while you do it.
At Committee for Children, we’re dedicated to advocating for policies to enhance, gathering research to support, and developing educational programs to advance the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning (SEL). Our goal is to impact the lives of 100 million children around the world by 2030.
We’re best known for our innovative Second Step® family of SEL programs, which blend research and rigor with intuitive design to help young people build strengths that will help them realize their goals throughout life. And we feel like we’re still just getting started. We believe that if you make a positive impact on enough children, the ripple effect will help a family, school, community, and ultimately, the world.
We’re proudly building a more equitable workplace.
We’re committed to providing a place that empowers you to bring every bit of who you are to work. When you’re able to be yourself, you do your best work. It’s as simple as that. And to that end, we’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace.
We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, without regard to race, color, age, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, genetics, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
Apply now and help us achieve our vision of safe children thriving in a just and peaceful world.