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Communications Manager



Overview First Street Foundation is a tech non-profit made up of the best and brightest digital marketing and communications minds working like a Silicon Valley startup with one critical difference; we are mission aligned warriors. Our mission is to change the political equation to unlock national solutions to sea level rise and flooding. To do that, we have created two tools that highlight the risks, causes, and solutions to sea level rise which we aggressively market: + a big data, property-level flood risk tool, which visualizes your risk of flooding today and up to 15 years in the future as sea levels rise + a simple but digitally-rich educational site that explains sea level rise and flooding, that is tailored at a state-specific level Our team is made up of some of the most talented and passionate people working in digital media and communications, as well as data science and geographic information systems. We are cutting-edge marketers and technologists who are wholly committed to advancing the awareness and action levels of all Americans to meet the challenges of sea level rise and flooding. We have only just begun to harness the power of our data to garner earned media and are looking to double down on our efforts with a truly passionate and effective communications professional. Please see our press section for a sense of the opportunities available at Mission of Role We are looking for an experienced professional who is passionate about the environment and wants to join our group to lead our communication and public relations efforts. The successful person will work to craft and communicate our unique story to journalists and other thought leaders; devise specific communications materials and campaigns based on understanding of journalists' interests; engage in face-to-face meetings with commentators and other opinion formers; develop print and web-based material supporting these campaigns; and counter misinformation that might interfere with our ability to create the change we are looking for. We are looking for a quick-witted, entrepreneurial and intellectually curious person to join the team. To succeed here, you'll need to be able to combine creativity with the organizational skills to manage numerous different projects to tight deadlines simultaneously, as well as enjoy pitching to all kinds of journalists, bloggers and commentators. Things happen quickly and to get stuff done here you need to be an enthusiastic team player - a self-starter who can work as a team of one or many and isn't frightened to take risks or try out new ways of doing things. If you want to work with some of the most talented people in the digital marketing landscape that are all focused on righting the course of tomorrow you've come to the right place. Job Description • Lead the positioning and communication activities for all of our brands • Monitor all facets of press for misinformation and deploy our assets whenever possible to ensure the right information makes it out • Represent First Street as a company spokesperson for a wide variety of media and blogger enquiries • Develop close, productive relationships with journalists, bloggers, product reviewers and our key partners across the United States • Develop written materials, including story pitches, messaging guidelines, press releases, Q&As, presentations and speeches Key Qualities • Organization: Extremely detail-oriented and high level of accuracy • Analytics: Must love and be curious about analytics, enjoy problem solving and always trying to improve campaign KPIs and user experience • Self-Structure: a self-starter who can drive their own work and collaborate effectively • Flexibility: Ability to handle multiple projects and prioritize responsibilities • Industry Awareness: Remain current with industry trends while continually leveraging new tools and industry best practices to boost efficiency of campaigns Values: • Fun: Our profession is our passion • Inclusive: Everyone has a voice • Impact: We only do things that move the needle • Trust: We rely on each other and the world can rely on us • Integrity: We always consider the impact of our actions Qualifications Must Have: • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or equivalent practical experience. • Minimum of 4 years of experience working with communications and public relations agencies. • Ability to speak and write in English with Spanish being a plus • Demonstrated ability to work calmly and maintain good judgment in fast-paced environments • Proven background in crafting, pitching, and landing earned media in a variety of formats • Ability to think, plan and execute on multiple projects simultaneously in an organized fashion Compensation & Benefits • Competitive salary commensurate with experience • Robust benefit options Please send resumes to Tanya Matos at We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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