Communications Manager - Girls Who Invest
New York, NY
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Girls Who Invest (GWI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing gender diversity and inclusion in investment management with a focus on growing the pipeline of women in frontline investing positions. The organization accomplishes this through education, mentoring, internships, and a supportive community. Its flagship summer program enables college sophomores to explore investment management careers through four weeks of free educational training with top university professors, followed by a six week paid internship at one of more than 100 leading investment management firms in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Scholars unable to commit 10 weeks to the program can apply for GWI’s four month, fully subsidized, self-directed Online Intensive Program. In addition, all scholars receive support and career guidance from a community of partners, mentors, and alumni. GWI’s vision is for 30% of the world’s investable capital to be managed by women by 2030. Read more and see GWI in action at www.girlswhoinvest.org.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:
GWI is seeking an inaugural Communications Manager to advance its mission and bring scholar and alumni stories – and their impact – to life. The Communications Manager will build out GWI’s communications strategy and ensure its reach to a diverse cross-section of audiences.
This role will report directly to the CEO and work with the entire GWI team. The Communications Manager will manage GWI’s external communications (organization visibility, public relations, social media, and media/communications outreach strategies), assist with crafting and driving executive communications, and be responsible for writing, editing, and publishing GWI content.
- Develop and implement innovative communications strategies and plans that measurably reach key audiences and are aligned with strategic initiatives.
- Oversee and manage GWI’s messaging and content; ensure that every communication embodies GWI’s brand, values, and commitment to equity.
- Establish a regular cadence of relevant, easily accessible content that is delivered through various communication channels.
- Serve as communications project manager to ensure the execution of specific strategies, timelines, metrics, and improvements for communication activities.
- Manage the development of compelling GWI program and event materials and media including websites, press releases, newsletters, presentations, and all manners of collateral.
- Support the CEO with executive communications for internal and external audiences.
- Assist and partner with the development function in the submission of proposals and related content and tools (concepts, graphics, logos, social media campaigns, etc.).
- Write, copy, and edit submissions and public content and assist in copyediting other content.
ABOUT THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE:
The successful candidate will be a strategic, energetic, and innovative communications professional able to drive the broad communications picture and create real impact and reach.
A strong candidate would bring/be:
- Commitment to and passion for GWI and its mission; ability to communicate and generate excitement about mission, history, vision, programs, and fundamental strengths.
- Five+ years of communications experience with a corporate, agency or non-profit background;
- Experience in developing communications plans and strategies to deliver on business objectives including marketing campaigns, social media efforts, and events.
- Strong project management skills and able to manage multiple priorities and demands with short lead-times in a fast-paced environment.
- A generalist with experience using a broad array of communications styles, formats and distribution channels.
- Exceptional writing, communication, storytelling, PowerPoint and visual design skills.
- A team player and strong relationship builder with experience partnering and communicating across teams and to and for leadership.
- An independent self-starter and problem solver who is aware of leading practices and innovative communications tactics.
EDUCATION and TRAVEL: Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, or Marketing is highly preferred. Ability to travel on occasion when business travel resumes.
Equity is the core value driving Girls Who Invest — it is the foundation of everything they do. GWI believes in:
- Diversifying investment teams to drive better outcomes and create meaningful impact
- Welcoming those who self-identify as women and gender non-binary
- Advocating fiercely for communities that have historically faced barriers to entry and advancement
- Utilizing ongoing education as a resource to help women thrive in an evolving investment landscape
- Accelerating careers through the power of community connection
- Shaping the investment management industry to look more like the world around it
- Ensuring all who interact with GWI: scholars, alumni, board members, and staff encounter an inclusive, respectful environment that welcomes each other’s unique skills and perspectives
Email cover letter and resume or nominations in confidence to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Who Invest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.