We seek an experienced Communications Manager who will strengthen our creativity and effectiveness in identifying and leveraging media, partner, and industry engagement opportunities to elevate the visibility of our work— ultimately supporting Accion’s mission of building a financially inclusive world.
The Communications Manager is responsible for developing and implementing focused external engagement strategies. Playing a key role in the execution of Accion’s broader communications strategy, s/he coordinates the organization’s announcements; builds and maintains relationships with media; helps secure and manage external speaking opportunities; prepares spokespeople for media and speaking opportunities; and works with counterparts at Accion’s partners on joint initiatives and announcements. This is a senior position in a dynamic, mission-driven and diverse organization.
This team member works across internal teams and with external partners. The role is based in Washington DC with occasional travel, and reports to Accion’s Senior Director of Engagement.
Cross-team communications activities (20%)
Earned media activities (45%)
Partner/industry engagement/Speaker Bureau support (30%)
Management and administrative activities (5%)
The ideal candidate has substantial and progressive experience in communications, including multiple years of engaging directly with reporters. S/he has an understanding of today’s digital media landscape and a passion for social good. She or he must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and have the collegiality and interpersonal skills necessary to work closely with internal program teams, Accion’s senior leadership, and both communications counterparts and leadership of our external partners across various global markets. The ideal candidate brings an awareness of topics relevant to our work, such as fintech, financial inclusion, SDGs/development, and impact investing. Specifically: