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Global Communications Manager, Brooklyn, NY, Forum for the Future US

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Town/City Brooklyn
Salary Additional Information US$ 59754 - 66577 commensurate with experience
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 03/08/2015
Company Name Forum for the Future
Contact Name Sophie Kennedy
Telephone 020 7324 3630
Email recruitment@forumforthefuture.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Most organisations now recognise that global challenges like climate change, food and energy security and population growth will mean big changes for the way they operate. Forum for the Future's role is to help them find their way to a sustainable and successful future.
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Based in Brooklyn, NY, Forum for the Future US

US$ 59754 - 66577 commensurate with experience

Forum for the Future is a project of Tides Center

About Forum for the Future 

Forum for the Future is a non-profit organisation working globally with business and government to create a sustainable future. We aim to transform the critical systems that we all depend on, such as food, energy and finance, to make them fit for the challenges of the 21st century. We have nearly 20 years’ experience of inspiring new thinking, building creative partnerships, and developing practical innovations to change our world.

Where does this role sit within the organisation? 

You will work alongside our US team in our New York office, as an integral part of the global Communications and Network team.

What will the Global Communications Manager do? 

Part of the global Communications and Networks Team, this new role will work closely with the Communications Lead to design and deliver Forum’s global communications strategy internationally, as well as lead on Forum’s US profile-raising strategy. They will build on and grow existing strong networks with relevant media and stakeholders (particularly in the US), and develop and deliver creative, new opportunities to engage Forum’s audience and build our reputation as leaders in sustainable, system-wide change. The post-holder will get the chance to work on selected major projects and partnerships with a particular US dimension, alongside delivery teams. There will also be some member management.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a dynamic, creative individual with a proven track record of harnessing integrated communications to raise organisational profiles and influence decision makers and opinion leaders.

You should understand our values and mission, and have demonstrable relevant experience in: 

  • Strategic and tactical communications (via social media, film, web, events and print) gained in fast-paced agency or in-house corporate/public affairs settings
  • Wide range of warm US media and stakeholder contacts, both in sustainability and other sectors relevant to Forum’s work eg. food, technology, consumer lifestyle
  • Highly experienced at pitching and selling in stories to a range of media outlets to achieve quality coverage, and reporting results in a meaningful and timely way
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate with people at all levels within and outside Forum
  • Demonstrable business development and relationship management experience
  • Proven ability to establish personal credibility with content experts, pick up new information quickly and translate complex data and ideas into mainstream communications strategy and tactics
  • Able to anticipate and mitigate potential reputational risks, with some experience of media crisis management
  • Excellent written and verbal communications and influencing skills
  • Advanced competence in IT, in particular in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel; Outlook);  contact databases; social media
  • Well-versed in the latest PR, social media and integrated communications trends and able to feed insights from best practice campaigns into Forum’s approach
  • Excellent planning and time management/multi-tasking skills, with the ability to take the initiative and work independently with little supervision
  • Enthusiastic about contributing to the overall development of Forum for the Future in the US
  • Ability to cope with a demanding workload in a busy and exciting office and across international time zones.

Click to download the job description.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the US.


Salary in range of US$ 59754 – 66577 commensurate with experience. Full-time employees receive an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, and 18 days’ vacation in year 1, rising to 23 days from year 2 onwards (with 11 days public holidays).

Equal opportunities

Forum for the Future, a project of the Tides Center, is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.

Closing date: 9am EDT, Monday 3 August

Telephone interviews: Wednesday 12 August (am EDT)

Second interviews: Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 August (am EDT)

Final interviews: Friday 21 August

To apply: please send your resume and a covering letter detailing how you meet the qualifications and experience to Sophie Kennedy at recruitment@forumforthefuture.org.

Please note that due to the number of applications we receive we are unable to respond to all individually. Therefore if you have not heard from us by close of business on Tuesday 11 August 2015 we will not be taking your application further.
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