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Communications Manager

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Town/City Montpelier, VT
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 29/09/2011
Company Name Institute for Sustainable Communities
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Directory Entry : Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) mission is to help communities around the world address environmental, economic, and social challenges to build a better future shaped and shared by all.
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The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) is seeking a Communications Manager to lead ISC’s efforts to advance public understanding of its mission, activities, and accomplishments. Primary to the success of this position is the development and ongoing refinement of a communications and marketing strategy to position ISC for increased funding and brand recognition to accomplish its strategic goals. This is currently a full-time position, however, we will consider 30 - 32 hours/week if preferred.

Organization Description

ISC is an independent non-profit organization that combines expertise in leadership, institutional development, and community capacity building with environmental and resource efficiency experience, taking a result-oriented, business-minded approach to improving people’s lives and the earth’s ecosystem.. Our current areas of programmatic growth include helping communities become more resource efficient and transition to low-carbon economy; strengthening democratic institutions and citizenship in transition countries; and supporting sustainable community development – particularly in areas recovering from natural disasters or vulnerable to climate disruption. With our headquarters in Montpelier, Vermont, and offices in China, Serbia, Kosovo, and Washington, DC, ISC has an international staff of approximately 70 people and an annual budget of approximately $14M. Since our founding in 1991 by former Vermont Governor Madeleine M. Kunin, ISC has led transformative community-driven projects in 23 countries across the globe.


  • Develop communications and marketing strategy that identifies core audiences, channels, and messages in alignment with ISC’s strategic plan;
  • Set and implement annual calendar of print, visual, and electronic communications in accordance with communications and marketing strategy;
  • Provide branding and messaging oversight, ensuring consistency and quality of ISC’s communication materials across all programs and offices;
  • Ensure that all ISC communication vehicles are up to date and relevant to core audiences;
  • Coordinate with and provide guidance to field offices;
  • Manage budget, vendors, consultants, and staff;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Outstanding writing and design skills;
  • Understanding and appreciation of ISC’s mission and the capacity to communicate the unique aims and values of the organization to a wide range of audiences;
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and strategic planning skills;
  • Ability to keep track of wide range of “big picture” and detailed issues;
  • Ability to manage budgets, projects and personnel.

Working Conditions

Open office environment


  • Undergraduate or higher degree in a relevant field;
  • Ten years experience in public relations, marketing, or communications for a nonprofit;
  • Proficiency in current design, web, and other communications technology such as Adobe Creative Suites; HTML and CMS systems; Microsoft Office; and contact management databases;
  • Commitment to ISC mission and goals.

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and salary history with last name, first initial, and title in the subject line to: jobs@iscvt.org. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

ISC is an equal opportunity employer.

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