Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a trailblazing legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the 1.8 billion people who are left out of, or poorly served by, the financial sector. For more than 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 200 partners in 63 countries. More at http://www.accion.org.
Accion’s global communications team seeks a Director of Public Relations to work with its expert investment, advisory, and research teams, and their partners, around the world to raise the organization’s profile as a leader in financial inclusion, impact investing, and fintech. They will develop and implement Accion’s PR strategy, leading media engagement; securing high profile opportunities at industry events; and overseeing investment announcements and research launches. This is a key role working with partners and clients around the world, showcasing the impact of Accion’s work to improve the lives of underserved people by building innovative and responsible financial solutions.
The ideal candidate brings 12 years of experience, including a global outlook, and demonstrated experience designing and delivering strategy, and in media relations, working in a diverse environment. They will be eager to join a talented team that works at the cutting edge of financial inclusion across startups, financial technology, research and international development.
The role reports to Accion’s Chief Communications Officer.
Public relations strategy (20%)
Media relations (35%)
Partnerships and events (35%)
General responsibilities (10%)
Up to 10% travel