Job Posting: Community Manager—The Communications Network

While this job isn’t in a newsroom, with those jobs being scarce, it is in communications and perhaps it might be of interest to someone.  Job responsibilities and qualifications listed below.  For more information, go here.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Help manage the content and overall functions of the Network’s website and other electronic methods (such as emails and listserve) used to distribute/share news and information to members and other communicators in philanthropy.
  • Contribute articles and blog posts to the website and solicit contributions from members.
  • Manage the Network’s Twitter feed and Facebook page.
  • Help identify topics for webinars and help organize and promote these to members.
  • Assist in the planning and management of annual conferences and/or other special events.
  • Help foster connections between and relationships among members of the Network, including populating online member database and developing in-person connections when possible, regionally and nationally
  • Work with the Executive Director to identify/create opportunities for offline engagement and participation in the Network, such as through alliances with regional associations, philanthropic trade associations, local “chapters” or member groups in other cities.
  • Oversee operation of listserve, compile results from members’ queries, and monitor activity to identify topics that might lend themselves to more in-depth editorial treatment, webinars or potential programming for future conferences.
  • Work with Executive Director to develop and maintain a “demonstration database” featuring case studies about effective use of foundation/nonprofit communications.
  • Maintain email distribution lists.
  • Stay current on online communications tools and new media best practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum five years of professional experience; prior experience in communications and/or managing websites and developing online content preferred.
  • Excellent analytical abilities, outstanding oral and written communication skills, and strong attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with ability to juggle multiple projects and drive toward deadlines.
  • Broad understanding of, and willingness to stay abreast of new media technologies, applications, and processes.
  • Avid interest and ability to think creatively about the use of the “new media,” especially as it relates to content delivery and information exchange.
  • BA/BS in English, computer-related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to demonstrate mastery of English grammar, spelling, and copy editing and knowledge of major style guides.
  • Ability to organize projects, juggle multiple tasks and relate well to a wide team of in-house content providers, editors and other interested parties
  • High level of interpersonal maturity and poise, including “grace under pressure.”
  • Flexibility, and a high comfort level with ambiguity and entrepreneurship.
  • Basic knowledge of html coding would be a plus.

How To Apply:
If you are interested in the position, please send via email to a cover letter explaining why you are suited for this role, any relevant work samples (including web links), a resume, and salary history and requirements.

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