Co-founded in 1915 by Helen Keller, Helen Keller International is dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the world’s vulnerable. We combat the causes and consequences of preventable blindness, malnutrition and neglected tropical diseases with more than 120 programs in 20 African and Asian countries, as well as in the United States.
Renowned for its reliability, efficiency and high level of technical expertise, Helen Keller International promotes the development of large-scale, sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing issues in public health. We deliver scientific rigor and effectively leverage donor dollars with our hallmark characteristics of grit, compassion and integrity. If you share these characteristics, we invite you to apply to open positions at Helen Keller International.
Global Communications is an integral unit of HKI’s entrepreneurial External Relations Department responsible for raising some $18 million annually in unrestricted and restricted support from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Our donor-centered approach advocates for our organization to our donors, and for our donors to our organization. We also foster a culture of quality and critical thinking within the organization that competitively positions us within the not-for-profit marketplace.
The Global Communications unit is seeking a Communications Manager to expertly develop and efficiently coordinate both within and outside the External Relations department to ensure the successful completion of the unit’s goals, and to collaborate with colleagues to formulate and execute an ambitious strategy, with a focus on rebranding and repositioning HKI to achieve concrete marketing and private sector fundraising goals.
Reporting to the Director of Global Communications, the Communications Manager will work closely with the Office of the President, the VP for External Relations, department colleagues and program colleagues across the global organization.
HKI has a matrixed reporting structure that respects both line management and authority within
departments and regional hierarchies; and the accountability and oversight duties of subject matter experts outside of each department and region. Regular communication and a spirit of team work among colleagues, both hierarchically and laterally are essential to make this structure thrive.
The Communications Manager will be responsible for projects such as spearheading complex publications and publicity initiatives; synthesizing and strategizing content development needs and objectives; amplifying nuanced messages and market positioning.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume noting the job title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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