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Giving Green Communications & Development Officer

Location: Remote

Duration: We are willing to consider people for full-time open-ended positions, as well as short-term or part-time positions.

IDinsight is hiring a Giving Green Communications & Development Officer. Giving Green (GG) is a semi-autonomous team within IDinsight that researches, evaluates, and supports organizations working to tackle the climate crisis. The Communications & Development Officer will be responsible for managing and/or executing on our communications and/or development strategy; we are open to candidates of varying levels of experience in either or both and will work with you to determine job responsibilities and title. You will work closely with IDinsight’s Chief Economist and other members of the Giving Green team. 

About Giving Green

Giving Green’s mission is to direct dollars and volunteers towards evidence-based projects that combat the climate crisis. 

The climate crisis is vast and complex. For non-experts looking to make an impact with their own money or time, it is often difficult to know where to look. This results in many giving ineffectively and, we think, many more not giving at all. We research and publicize the best donation and investment opportunities in climate—that is, organizations doing impactful work with a strong need for additional funding—to empower everyone to give with confidence and move money towards high-impact solutions. Currently, we focus on US and Australian policy change, the carbon offset market for net-zero businesses, and sustainable investing.

We operate as a semi-autonomous team within IDinsight, a global development advisory firm. Launched just two years ago, Giving Green has moved hundreds of thousands of dollars and landed press mentions in Vox, the Atlantic, Time, and more. 

Giving Green is an Effective Altruist-aligned organization with big ambitions. We want to make a major difference in the fight against climate change, and the Researcher will play a crucial role in advancing our mission.

About the Giving Green Communications & Development Officer

Your experience day-to-day will be like that of working at a small startup, but you’ll have the infrastructure and support of a more established organization. As the first dedicated hire for this function on our small team, you’ll play a critical role in Giving Green’s success by defining and executing our communications and development strategy.

We are willing to consider a part-time or full-time candidate to fill this position and will work with you to determine an appropriate salary and responsibilities. Please indicate in your application whether you are interested in a part- or full-time role.

We are also willing to consider a role that is more communications-focused or more development-focused, depending on candidates’ expertise and interest. Please indicate in your application whether you are interested in communications, development, or both.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Communications and Development Officer may include

  • Communications:
    • Propose GG’s overall communications and marketing strategy, including traditional, paid, and social media.
    • Develop our voice and style across the organization, including refining our core messaging, building an understanding of our target audiences, and creating a team-wide style guide.
    • Secure media coverage for GG, including writing press releases, maintaining press kits, developing press relationships, and placing op-eds.
    • Collaborate with the research team to produce visual and written content for our website, social media, newsletter, and other digital communications.
    • Coordinate with external vendors, partners, and GG’s recommended organizations where appropriate.
    • Find and organize events for GG to engage with the broader climate, effective altruism, and philanthropy communities.
    • Measure the impact of our communications work and improve our strategy over time.
  • Development:
    • Research the philanthropic landscape to identify opportunities for GG to secure support.
    • Cultivate interpersonal relationships with individual donors small and large
    • Work with GG’s Director to write grant proposals and maintain relationships with institutional funders.
    • Plan and execute fundraising campaigns to garner support for GG and for our recommended organizations.
    • Coordinate with GG and IDinsight teams to manage and forecast the GG budget.
    • Systematize our development and partnership strategy, including proposing new processes and technical tools as we grow.

Qualifications

Note that the list below lays out our desired qualifications. We know that strong candidates may not check all boxes, but we are looking for strength in some areas and a willingness to grow in others. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, or a related field.
  • Professional experience in the nonprofit/501c3, climate, environment, philanthropy, and/or research sectors.
  • Experience effectively sharing complex, nuanced, and technical ideas with a general audience.
  • Experience in development and donor relations.
  • Demonstrated success in securing traditional media coverage.
  • Experience with digital communications tools and platforms: Google Analytics, Mailchimp, Wix, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Experience with paid advertising (e.g. Google AdWords, Facebook Ads).
  • Experience in building a brand identity.
  • Experience in climate or environmental issues and knowledge of key stakeholders and changemakers.
  • Proven ability to work alone and with teams in a dynamic, multicultural environment.
  • Comfort with small teams and enthusiasm for helping to shape our strategy and culture
  • Excellent oral, writing, and editing skills in English.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, passion for taking action on climate change, and strong values aligned with IDinsight’s stated values.

Nuts & bolts

Location

This position is fully remote. We are able to hire full- and part-time staff based anywhere in the world.

Start date

The start date is flexible, with a preference for candidates that can start immediately. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. 

Compensation

Compensation is competitive for the non-profit sector and will be tailored to the experience of the applicant. If you have salary requirements, please state them in your cover letter. 

We offer comprehensive benefits to full-time employees: comprehensive international health insurance, including mental health coverage; paid vacation, sick, and parental leave; relocation benefits; a travel stipend; technology and work from home stipends; a professional development budget; and more.

Please note, as a non-profit, we are unable to provide compensation similar to leading private sector organizations. 

How to apply

Please click the "Apply for this job online" button at the top right. The application asks various questions in order for us to get to know you and requires a CV and cover letter.

Please ensure that your CV includes relevant professional and personal experience as well as details on academic qualifications. CVs can range from one to two pages. Please note, headshot photographs, parental details, birth dates, marital status and other personal information not relevant to the application do not need to be included in your CV. 

Please indicate in your cover letter (1) whether you are interested in a part- or full-time role (2) whether you have special expertise in a climate-related issue area (3) if you have a salary requirement, what that salary requirement is. Additionally, we strongly encourage you to use your cover letters to highlight why you want to work for Giving Green specifically, and what has prepared you to succeed in the role you’re applying for. A customized cover letter is an important part of Giving Green’s recruiting process as it allows us to understand your motivations for the position, relevant skills, and clarity of writing.

Any questions should be directed to givinggreen@idinsight.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If selected, you will be asked to complete a short work task and interview with members of the Giving Green team.

More information, including details on IDinsight’s hiring process and frequently asked questions, can be found online at IDinsight Careers

IDinsight’s commitment to reducing power asymmetries

IDinsight is committed to reducing power asymmetries in the social sector. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion reflects our understanding of the need for the sector to abandon unhealthy practices of the past. We wish to be part of a new generation of international NGOs who are honest about this history and transparent about our role in the present. Our commitment is also aligned with the impact of our work. 

We seek a workforce that is inclusive of a variety of perspectives that will help us refine and improve our methods and relationships, and strengthen the services we provide our clients and their communities or constituencies. The following commitments represent our vision for the IDinsight team:

  1. IDinsight will have greater representation from the populations with whom we work and the clients we serve.
  2. IDinsight will have greater representation from the countries in which we work.
  3. Across all countries in which we recruit, we will seek greater representation from historically excluded communities.
  4. IDinsight will foster an inclusive work culture that empowers a diverse team to do their best work.

IDinsight is an equal opportunity employer and strives to create a diverse and supportive workplace. 

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