back to job postings
Job: Director of External Relations
City: Washington DC
Job Posting Link: http://bit.ly/groundswell-jobs
Field: Community Development
Position Type: Full-time Job
Minimum Experience: 4-5 years
Post Date: July 12th, 2012
Communities have a powerful tool for creating social benefits, one that requires no sacrifice but instead aligns with their own interests as consumers: collective purchasing power.
Groundswell helps communities leverage their collective market power for good by pooling their demand for needed services and linking them with businesses that drive local economic opportunity and sustainability. Through this process, Groundswell helps families and community institutions reduce their energy costs, builds more resilient social impact organizations, and creates economic opportunity by growing inclusive clean energy sectors.
Groundswell has driven nearly $7 million in community-based clean energy projects and has been featured by The New York Times, The Washington Post, GOOD Magazine and FastCompany. In 2011, Groundswell was selected as a Clinton Global Initiative America commitment maker for its model to grow clean energy economic opportunity in communities across the U.S.
For more information visit groundswell.org
Groundswell seeks a Director of External Relations, an entrepreneurial leader to oversee its revenue growth, communications, and strategic partnerships. This executive-level position’s primary responsibility will be to develop new opportunities for growing revenue and public awareness for Groundswell’s work. The Director will supervise Groundswell’s Director of Development and Director of Communications. As an integral member of the Executive Management Team, s/he will work closely with the Executive Director, the Managing Director and the Director of Finance and Operations. The position is based at Groundswell’s office in Washington, D.C.
A successful candidate will have a bold vision for coordinating new strategic partnerships and business development, fundraising and increasing earned revenue, powerful branding and effectively integrating the organization’s communications and fund development efforts.
The Director will also need strong entrepreneurial and creative instincts to craft compelling messages and communicate Groundswell’s impact.
S/he will be a results-oriented motivator with high standards for excellence. S/he will be a clear, consistent and empathetic communicator, someone who excels at relationship building, who is constantly innovating and has entrepreneurial instincts, who naturally absorbs new information, and who has a contagious drive for excellence and accountability.
Manage all external facing communications for the organization across a variety of audiences
Groundswell averages 14-16 paid company holidays (including all federal holidays and a week during winter holidays), adheres to a 37.5 hour work week with a compensatory time policy for over-time work, and, when job responsibilities allow, periodic flexibility in work schedule and location.
Previous posting: Grants Manager
Next posting: Field Program Manager, Strong Homes Program