Remote
Salary: $100,000 - $125,000 USD based on US location.
Candidate Level: Management
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Hours: Full Time
Sector: Conservation / Environment / Climate
Link to Website
Closing date: 07/07/2024
Global Methane Hub
Communications Manager
Background:

The Global Methane Hub is the first coordinated philanthropic approach to methane mitigation funding. We support ambitious catalytic investments, lay the groundwork for long-term transformation of challenging sectors, and deliver quick wins in sectors that are ripe for action on the ground. The Hub focuses on the energy, agricultural, and waste sectors which account for 96% of human-caused methane emissions.

Our actions are global in nature but believe quick wins will only be had if we engage sub-nationals and local communities. Our grantmaking focuses on the highest emitting sectors and regions with a team spread out over six continents and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.

 

Description:

The Communications Manager will report to the Communications Lead and work closely with the program teams to provide a broad range of communications support. They will be responsible for the Hub’s social media presence and will assist with media and public relations. This role will coordinate with the program teams on the communications elements of GMH’s grantmaking portfolio and support the broader methane communications ecosystem.

Primary Responsibilities

The job holder will have the following key responsibilities:

Program Communications

  • Aid the Communications Lead in supporting the program teams to draft key messages and talking points on methane for workshops, conferences, and convenings.
  • Liaise between Communications lead and program teams, including organizing frequently requested materials and providing them in real time.
  • Support the Communications Lead with the logistics of project rollouts, including online/offline interviews, press conferences, press briefings, and other press events.
  • Create and post compelling content for various platforms, including website, social media, newsletters, and reports to communicate GMH's impact and achievements in real time.
  • Monitor social media through social listening and report relevant trends.
  • Assist with planning and organizing convenings, both communications-specific and the communications components of stakeholder events.

Grants Management & Grantee Support

  • Collaborate with program teams to support and bolster the communications components of grantmaking portfolios.
  • Support the methane communications ecosystem (funders, grantees, experts, think tanks, climate stakeholders, policy leaders and NGOs) by connecting partners with communications support to design compelling messaging that elevates win-wins and aligns with the strategic communication plans of GMH.
  • Manage select communications-focus grants: undertake screening of potential grantees; manage grantee relationships; analyze and assess background information; prepare docket materials; monitor active grants, and review progress reports, ensuring adherence to internal grantmaking processes.
  • Prepare periodic storytelling reports showcasing the work of grantees for both internal and external stakeholders, capitalizing on major media moments such as summits and multilateral policy commitments.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as needed by the organization.

 

Requirements:

The following offers an aspirational view of our ideal candidate profile; however, we encourage applications from candidates with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds, especially those from underrepresented groups.  

Experience, Education, and Personal Traits

  • Demonstrates organizational values of equity, agility, humility, integrity, and care.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience in communications or public relations required.
  • Experience in communications with a climate, methane, political, social justice, or data focus preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to create and tailor messages to diverse audiences.
  • Strong organizational skills, excellent project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in digital communication tools, including social media platforms, content management systems, and analytics.
  • Hands-on experience in working across geographies with multiple stakeholders, in particular in developing countries.
  • Impeccable writing skills and oral fluency in English.
  • Passionate about being part of the climate change solution.

 

Comments:

Terms and Conditions

Additional information:

  • This will be a full-time (40 hours/week) remote role and will require time flexibility in order to collaborate with staff and stakeholders in multiple time zones. The position supervisor is in the GMT-3 time zone.
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically or internationally ~10%.
  • Please note that the successful candidate may undergo reference checks prior to starting employment.

Hiring Statement

The Global Methane Hub is a project of Windward Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. GMH and Windward are committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding, and enables each of us to realize our potential. Our work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

Non-U.S. employees will be offered a local employment contract through Atlas, an Employer of Record service. Benefits will include all statutory requirements for the hiring location, but at a minimum, GMH offers 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families; 4 weeks of paid time off, up to 12 weeks of paid sick leave, 16 weeks of parental leave, holidays according to the local calendar, and an additional week of paid time off for end of year office closure. Employees receive wellness, technology, and home composting benefits in addition to professional development and training opportunities.

U.S. employees are employed by our fiscal sponsor, the Windward Fund. Windward offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees (and their families). Employees are able to enroll in 401k retirement plan and are eligible for a 3% automatic contribution and up to a 3% employer match on 401k contributions. Employees are also eligible for pre-tax transportation benefits. Employees will receive 160 hours of vacation time, 80 hours of health leave, up to 2 days of casual leave, and 20 hours of volunteer leave annually. Employees will also receive 13 paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Employees are eligible for 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave after 90 days of employment.

E-Verify

Windward participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm authorization to work in the United States. Job candidates and employees authorized to work may not be discriminated against on the basis of national origin or citizenship status.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this role, please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how you fulfil the requirements set out in the job announcement by clicking on the link above.

Please contact Shoshana Grammer at shoshana@darylupsall.com for any queries you may have.

The deadline for application is Sunday 7th July 2024

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Daryl Upsall International actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. In recruiting candidates, we seek candidates with the proven skills required; irrespective of race, gender, religion or belief, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Contact person: Shoshana Grammer
Preferred method of response: Web
Apply link: Link to Apply
Closing date: 07/07/2024