Published 21 days ago

Associate Director of Communications

On-site, Work must be performed in or near New York, NY


Job Type:Full Time
Education:4-Year Degree Required
Salary:USD $65,000 - $80,000 / year


About NY Sun Works

NY Sun Works is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality sustainability science and climate education to K-12 city schools. Through our Hydroponic Classrooms, we provide hands-on learning experiences that foster scientific inquiry and environmental stewardship. We bring quality education to the communities where it’s most needed. Together with our 300+ partner schools, we're shaping the next generation of environmental innovators empowered to create solutions to global climate challenges.

NY Sun Works serves a diverse population of students primarily across the five boroughs of New York City, with a small but growing number of schools in the greater metropolitan area.  We strive to make our program accessible to all types of learners, including those who require special accommodations, and is designed to be inclusive and culturally responsive.

NY Sun Works is an EPA, NAAEE, and HBSCNY award-winning organization, and maintains a platinum-rated status on Guidestar and a top-rated status on Great NonProfits.

Title: Associate Director of Communications


New York, NY

Position Overview:

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Associate Director of Communications to lead our organization's external communications strategies and social media presence. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with a deep understanding of nonprofit communications, adept at storytelling, and passionate about leveraging digital platforms to advance social impact.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement integrated communication, branding, and marketing strategies to enhance organizational visibility and support fundraising goals.

  • Manage and grow our social media presence across platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.), ensuring consistent brand messaging and engagement.

  • Create compelling content (text, graphics, videos) that effectively communicates our mission, impact stories, and campaigns.

  • Lead brand management efforts, ensuring brand integrity and consistency in all communications and marketing materials.

  • Implement segmented donor communications strategies to personalize messaging and foster stronger donor relationships.

  • Collaborate with internal teams to align communications strategies with fundraising, advocacy, and programmatic objectives.

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with media contacts, influencers, and community partners to amplify our reach and impact.

  • Monitor and analyze social media and web analytics to measure effectiveness and inform strategic decisions. Update website as needed.

  • Oversee the design and production of marketing collateral, ensuring high quality and adherence to brand guidelines.

  • Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in communications, social media, branding, and marketing.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or a related field (Master’s degree preferred).

  • Proven experience (6+ years) in communications, social media management, or digital marketing, preferably in the nonprofit sector.

  • Strong understanding of branding principles and experience in developing and managing organizational brands.

  • Strong writing, editing, and storytelling skills with attention to detail.

  • Experience managing and growing social media platforms and using social media management tools.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.

  • Experience in graphic design, video editing, and/or web design is advantageous.


This is a full-time position with a salary range of $65,000- 80,000 USD, depending on experience and qualifications.


  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact and contribute to a cause-driven organization.

  • NY Sun Works offers comprehensive and competitive medical benefits covering 100% of an individual’s medical, dental, and vision expenses.

  • Full-time employees at NY Sun Works enjoy 15 paid vacation days in addition to paid holidays provided by the organization. Furthermore, we provide 10 paid sick/personal days to ensure your well-being.

  • Additionally, we extend the privilege to our employees to enroll in our 401(k) plan. Moreover, we provide a comprehensive package of benefits, including short-term disability coverage, life insurance, accident insurance, and illness insurance.

  • Work/Life balance- We prioritize fostering a healthy work environment that supports flexible schedules where feasible. 

  • Professional Development- We are committed to nurturing the growth and advancement of our team members. We consistently explore avenues for professional development, and exposure to new skill sets, and foster a culture that encourages continuous learning.

How to Apply:

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume, cover letter, and the contact details of three professional references via BambooHR.

We are eager to learn more about your accomplishments and how your unique skills and experiences can make a positive impact on our team.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled; early applications are encouraged. Please note that due to the volume anticipated, we will not be able to respond individually to each applicant.  We kindly ask that you do not send duplicate applications via mail or email, and no phone calls. 

New York Sun Works is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.

For more information about New York Sun Works’ mission, please visit

About NY Sun Works

NY Sun Works is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality sustainability science and climate education to K-12 city schools. Through our Hydroponic Classrooms, we provide hands-on learning…


New York, NY, USA

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