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Communications Manager (PEAK Grantmaking)

Company Name

PEAK Grantmaking

Company City

Washington, DC

Company State


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Company Information

PEAK Grantmaking is a vibrant, member-led community of more than 7,000 professionals who
specialize in grants management for funding organizations. We elevate the expertise of grants
management professionals and foster their collaboration to strengthen the practice of
grantmaking. We enable philanthropy to achieve its full potential to fuel change for good. We
are the only organization dedicated solely to advancing the “how” of grantmaking.

PEAK improves how grants get made by building experts in grants management and equipping
them with the most effective practices to implement in their grantmaking organizations. When
grantmaking practices are at their “peak,” more resources are focused on mission over
administration for both grantmakers and grantseekers, leading to greater impact for the causes
and communities served.

PEAK’s communications program serves a strategic role in guiding and implementing the
organization’s outreach to its members, the profession, and the larger field of philanthropy –
amplifying the organization’s unique role in advancing effective, equitable grantmaking

At PEAK, communications is a strategic practice that focuses on positioning and promoting the
organization’s unique value proposition to its members and the field; developing and delivering
high-value publications and resources; continually strengthening the community experience;
and building PEAK’s reputation as an investor brand for philanthropy.

Job Description

Working closely with the Communications team and collaboratively with colleagues across the
organization, the Communications Manager plays a key role in developing, crafting, and
executing PEAK’s communications program to support the organization’s outreach to its
members, the profession, and the larger field of philanthropy.

The Communications Manager reports to the Associate Communications Director.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Authority

Key duties and responsibilities:

• Project-manage communications deliverables for membership, programs, partnerships,
and executive office, including production of resources, presentation decks, collateral,
and internal documents
• Support internal communications
• Contribute to development and deployment of newsletters and campaigns
• Manage website publishing of events, resources, and insights, and other updates,
including on-demand videos
• Function as digital asset manager, organizing and maintaining content archive inclusive
of photos, videos, graphics, logos, and historical documents
• Manage intellectual property licensing, permissions, and contracts
• Manage projects to continually assess and improve online assets
• Support relevant reporting processes, working closely with cross-functional partners
• Provide editing, proofing, and imaging support for editorial, marketing, and staff-wide
• Provide project management for communications-led and cross-team collaborative
initiatives and special projects

Job Qualifications

An accomplished communications professional, with demonstrated success in strategizing,
overseeing, and hands-on execution of an integrated multi-faceted program that includes
multiple online platforms, internal communications, campaigns, publications, media relations,
and social media.

Essential skills and experience include:

• 5+ years of experience managing a high-performing communications program for a
mission-driven organization
• An energetic collaborator who thrives in a synergetic, team-centered organization
• Approach work assignments with an equity lens, and work to build personal knowledge
and experience in this area
• Experience with website content management systems (WordPress, Squarespace) with
knowledge of HTML/CSS
• Advanced proficiency using M365 applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
SharePoint, Teams), experience using a CRM or AMS, and experience using apps like
Dropbox, Zoom, SurveyMonkey, and Slack
• Experience developing cross-channel campaigns in positioning and amplifying the value
of membership, programs, resources, and convenings
• Strong project management experience developing project briefs, plans, and timelines,
and utilizing project management tools like Asana
• Strong cross-channel writing and editing skills, with a keen understanding of brand voice
• Adept at utilizing business and channel analytics to inform data-driven decision-making,
experience with Google Analytics and other interactive data dashboard tools
• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop
• Experience with email marketing platforms, such as Mailchimp, Marketo, etc.
• Experience sourcing and managing vendor-partners, and managing project budgets
• Philanthropy, nonprofit, or other social-sector career experience preferred
• Membership association experience a plus
• Ability to work remotely and engage with a virtual team
• Ability to travel is required. Travel for this position could include attending the annual
convening, staff retreats, board meetings, and member events

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please upload the following documents, preferably in a single PDF
with links, using the position description.

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé: Please indicate your city and state—no street address to protect your privacy—and
    email and cell phone number.

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