Strategic Communications Director

Opportunity Type: Job

The Strategic Communications Director is a visionary leader who will be the designer and caretaker of  Hive Fund’s brand and amplifying grantee partners’ stories of collective impact. The director is a skilled storyteller who can help weave and translate the qualitative and quantitative outcomes of grantee partners’ work into compelling narratives that inspire funders to value true metrics of progress and move money in new ways. Effective storytelling will attract increased resources for multi-dimensional work to address climate, gender, and racial injustice —whether through the Hive Fund, other grant-making entities, or to grantee partners directly. The ideal candidate for this role is an inclusive bridge-builder who approaches new situations with humility and faces challenges with patience and humor.

The director will report to and collaborate closely with Hive Fund co-directors on two equally important key priorities:

  • Communicating Collective Impact: The director will work with grantee partners to gather, synthesize, and disseminate data, stories, and other evidence of successes and impact to shape funder decision-making and inspire others. All of these communications and storytelling efforts will help inform co-learning experiences with grantees, support fundraising efforts for grantees and the Hive Fund, influence the field of philanthropy, and spark imaginations about the kinds of solutions that are possible and necessary.
  • Brand and Thought Leadership: The director will help develop a national and regional presence for Hive Fund among key audiences, refining the Hive Fund’s voice, building the organization’s credibility, and promoting the thought leadership of the organization’s staff, grantee partners, and advisors with the aim of sharing lessons and to influencing the field of philanthropy. The director will help cultivate and engage a community of funders, supporters, and grantee partners through regular communications, special events, and other community-building efforts.

The Hive Fund’s compensation practices support staff in thriving and are part of living into the just, equitable world we are actively creating. These practices are guided by the Fund’s six core values, especially transparency, equity, and healing & security. The salary range for this position is $150,000 - $200,000, commensurate with qualifications, plus access to professional development resources and the competitive benefits package provided to all Windward Fund employees including health coverage, retirement benefits, paid sick leave, vacation and holidays.

Email a cover letter, resume and two short (1-2 page) writing samples by April 1, 2021 to hivefund@walkeraac.com.