CSF Job Opportunities: Communications Manager

CSF Job Opportunities: Communications Manager

Conservation Strategy Fund is seeking a Communications Manager to lead the organization’s outreach efforts from our headquarters in Washington, DC. The Communications Manager is responsible for representing CSF’s work to a wide range of audiences including our partners, funders, alumni, government decision-makers, the press, and the public.  We reach our audiences via our website and blog, social media, videos, webinars, printed materials, and through training and dissemination events. This position is expected to support our country offices, training and fellowship programs, partners, and consultants.

A successful candidate will have excellent writing and organizational skills, strong self-motivation, and a can-do attitude. A clear track record of knowledge and experience in similar endeavors is preferred. This position will be based in Washington, D.C. Eligibility to work in the U.S. required.

Salary commensurate with experience. CSF offers a competitive benefits package including paid sick and vacation time, health insurance, and retirement fund matching. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities include:


  • Manage all of CSF’s external communications, provide oversight and act as a final check on outgoing materials
  • Research, write, and edit content for CSF website, publications, proposals, and reports
  • Coordinate with communications staff in CSF global offices to develop content on current projects and courses
  • Institute clear communication guidelines and protocols
  • Develop an annual communications plan and maintain communications tracking systems
  • Provide training and support for internal communications platforms and software
  • Maintain and update CSF’s photo library and files archive on Google Drive
  • Maintain and update CSF contact database
  • Maintain and update CSF’s website and work with site developer to implement changes
  • Manage and expand CSF’s social media presence
  • Maintain existing Economic Video Lesson library and track requests for usage
  • Design and implement email marketing campaigns including quarterly newsletter
  • Engage with the media via press releases, op-eds, etc.
  • Provide communications support for training and dissemination events
  • Design marketing and outreach materials for digital and print format, including course headers, presentation templates, printed brochures, technical publications, annual reports, and other materials, or contract and supervise outside designers to complete this work
  • Support CSF global training staff with course follow up and tracking
  • Follow-up on past projects and alumni to generate success stories and testimonials


  • Attend and participate in relevant staff and/or board and committee meetings
  • Participate in staff development activities/trainings as needed to complete job duties or as required by the Executive Director
  • Develop and maintain positive, effective working relationships and communication with fellow staff
  • Organize one to three events per year, such as a press events
  • Develop and maintain positive, effective working relationships with partners and other conservation colleagues
  • Communicate respectfully, effectively, and in accordance with CSF communications protocols
  • Maintain organization of key documents and communications

Education, Experience & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field
  • Strong writing skills
  • 3-5 years relevant work experience
  • Required technical skills: G Suite applications, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Whatsapp
  • Desired technical skills: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom, Adobe Illustrator, Drupal, MailChimp, Salesforce
  • Spanish, Portuguese, or Indonesian language skills preferred but not required
  • Required Attributes

    • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision
    • Creative and energetic, with strong attention to detail
    • Ability to work well in a team
    • Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Common sense, flexibility, and teamwork skills with the ability to exercise independent judgment
    • Demonstrated interest in international environmental issues and conservation
    • Eligibility to work in the U.S.

    To apply, please send CV, cover letter including why are you are interested in working for CSF, and two writing samples to [email protected]. Deadline for applications is February 21, 2020. Please note, short-listed candidates will be asked to undergo a brief writing exercise to demonstrate writing competency.