Director of Communications

GoodWeave International
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Jul 22

Position description

GoodWeave – a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi – is the leading global institution with a mission to end child labor, and forced and bonded labor, in global supply chains. GoodWeave has been pioneering and innovating for almost 25 years, primarily in the carpet sector, a market-based certification system that is transferrable to other sectors based on authenticity, proximity, and transparency to someday realize its vision of a world free of child labor. The GoodWeave System is based on harnessing the power of the market, cleaning up supply chains, creating educational opportunities for children, and improving working conditions. GoodWeave drives impact by bringing visibility to global supply chains, giving voice to informal and marginalized workers, providing assurance that certified products are free of child labor, and restoring childhood to vulnerable children so they can laugh, learn, and play. 

GoodWeave is an award-winning social entrepreneurial organization on the frontlines of the movement to end modern slavery. This is a key position within GoodWeave and a tremendous opportunity to communicate GoodWeave’s vision of a world free of child labor.

Overview of the Position:

The Director of Communications is part of GoodWeave’s team responsible for creating and implementing the organization’s communications, branding and external engagement strategy. The Director of Communications will develop and deliver campaign and organizational messages for a range of audiences and through GoodWeave’s website and social media platforms, annual report, earned media and other key channels. The position will be responsible for building and managing media relationships, planning events, collaborating with industry partners, and securing strategic partnerships to build the GoodWeave brand.


The ideal applicant will be an exceptional writer and editor with proven skills in building and managing brand-building campaigns and online and social media strategy development and implementation. S/he must possess a commitment to GoodWeave’s values and work ethic and ideally have experience working on communications campaigns on social issues.


  • Create and execute a comprehensive communications strategy in collaboration with the Chief Communications & Impact Officer, as well as other key staff, that aligns with the goals of GoodWeave’s results framework with a core focus on content development;
  • Grow GoodWeave’s brand and maintain market leader position through effective story-telling and narrative development;
  • Develop a communications service offer for GoodWeave’s licensees, according to their level of priority; implement joint marketing strategies with major companies;
  • Implement strategies to meet campaign goals and enhance GoodWeave's online presence;
  • Lead the design evolution, development and management of the web site including content development, routine updates, and managing outside consultants as needed;
  • Oversee the production of GoodWeave’s annual report, and other core communications products;
  • Develop other communications products to reach industry, media and other target audiences;
  • Write compelling and organizationally-appropriate press releases, blogs, op-eds, quarterly newsletters, etc.;
  • Spearhead media relations, promote and secure opportunities for coverage of GoodWeave’s work through selected trade and consumer channels;
  • Grow and manage GoodWeave’s press list;
  • Propose and develop ideas for fundraising campaigns and manage external consultants, staff and interns engaged to advance campaigns;
  • Maintain and evaluate communications and campaign metrics that demonstrate organizational impact.


  • 7+ years of progressive responsibility in communications, preferably in a socially responsible business environment.
  • Experience developing and managing successful communications campaigns from strategy phase to implementation.
  • Proven track record securing high-profile media placements and organizing events.
  • Experience with online marketing and media.
  • Strong project organization skills with experience managing complex workflows being performed in-house and by external consultants.
  • Understanding of project management tools, including theory of change and results framework.
  • Passion for GoodWeave’s mission and socially driven business model.
  • Sharp, creative writer with excellent interpersonal, presentation and organizational skills.
  • Native level English language.

In addition, the successful candidate will be highly motivated, well-organized, adept at building relationships inside and outside the organization, and thrive in an autonomous, fast-paced deadline-driven environment.

Conditions of Employment: GoodWeave is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Employment is contingent on the results of a background investigation and positive references.

Compensation and benefits: Compensation is commensurate with experience. GoodWeave also offers a generous benefits package.

Application instructions

To Apply, please email resume and cover letter (explaining why your skills and experience are suitable for this position) to:

Chief Communications and Impact Officer

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