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Design for Freedom Communications Manager

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Grace Farms Foundation
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New Canaan, CT
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Published 5 days ago

Position Overview:

Design for Freedom by Grace Farms is a newly launched Movement to eradicate modern slavery from the built environment by addressing the systemic use of forced labor in the building materials supply chain. Grace Farms Foundation, through its Design for Freedom Movement, is bringing together experts and industry leaders across the ecosystem of the built environment to illuminate modern slavery in the architecture and global construction industry, one of the largest industrial sectors in the world. The Foundation takes a distinct interdisciplinary approach to disrupt and combat all forms of contemporary slavery and gender-based violence through effective policy, capacity building, and advocacy. 

To further this work, we are looking for a Communications Manager to support and accelerate the progressive Movement envisioned by our CEO and Founder. The successful candidate will balance content curation and informed writing that will be expressed through the launch of programs including: a national multi-channel social media strategy for the first-ever Design for Freedom campaign; new published works; visiting lecture series; newsletters; website content; and more. This requires exceptional communications, writing, and research skills, and an understanding of relevancy in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.

The person who fulfills this newly established role will play an integral role in achieving the primary goals at this stage of Design for Freedom: creating awareness and inspiring institutional action. We are seeking a paradigm shift in the industry, and our communications is one key facet of galvanizing people across sectors, including the public at Grace Farms, to design a more humane future.

 

Key Responsibilities:

In this role, you will serve the mission of the Foundation by supporting work in the following distinct areas: 

Owned Media

  • Define structured strategy and create content to launch and sustain regular @dffmovement social media posts, partnering with the Marketing team to deliver content that meets audience goals. Partner with Brand Design team for complementary visual assets. 
  • Liaise with Marketing team to define audience engagement goals.
  • Liaise with Marketing team to keep designforfreedom.org website content current and aligned with overall strategy. In addition to writing, project manage to identify and gather assets from internal or external stakeholders.
  • Curate content for regular Design for Freedom Digest, which includes partnering with internal Justice team for material news, an understanding of newly launched reports or essential readings, gathering of information about Design for Freedom events and other highlights. Findings and recommendations are geared toward audience engagement and growth.

Earned Media

  • Serve as the media expert for Design for Freedom and support Director of Communications with annual earned media plan, including media partnerships for milestone outcomes and events.
  • Act as a public spokesperson communicating the mission, vision, and impact of the Design for Freedom Movement and overall Mission of Grace Farms Foundation.

Presentations and Lectures

  • Support our CEO, other Foundation leadership, and Working Group members on talking points and preparation for external presentations, including visiting lecture series at colleges and universities.
  • Surface relevant research that may pertain to a specific presentation or audience.
  • Understand and refine presentation styles, and ensure that presentations are in keeping with brand standards, partnering with Brand Design team for periodic refinements.
  • Prepare required presentations and materials for Working Group convenings and presentations in collaboration CEO and other colleagues.

Research and Published Works

  • Conduct research on ethical building materials and supply chains, including the 12 materials acknowledged in our Design for Freedom report, and support the creation of an Ethical Materials Library. 
  • Liaise and partner with our CEO and Initiative teams (nature, arts, justice, community, and faith) to gather, organize, and present documentation/research relevant to Design for Freedom goals. 
  • Write original copy for published Grace Farms Foundation reports, particularly for Design for Freedom.
  • Set editorial standards and guidelines for published reports and other Design for Freedom editorial work.
  • Manage copyediting process for all published works, including reports.
  • Attend onsite and offsite meetings, discussions, and lectures in order to ensure continued momentum and immersion.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Your Skills & Qualifications:

 

  • Must possess a socially conscious mindset that understands the vision of eradicating some of our most pressing humanitarian issues through architecture and the built environment coupled with the desire and ability to take action to help eradicate injustice through a Movement such as this.
  • Strong written, organizational, and communication skill set, with the ability to clearly and succinctly synthesize content and data and a proven track record of outstanding written, oral and interpersonal skills.
  • Entrepreneurial and creative spirit and vision to successfully navigate uncharted waters in the pursuit of achieving Mission based goals
  • AP Style preferred, with ability to adhere to brand-specific editorial guidelines
  • Minimum of 5-7 years' experience in Communications field
  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred. Additional Industry Certifications highly desirable. 
  • Outstanding interpersonal and persuasive communications skills coupled with the ability to create and sustain strong relationships and partnerships to achieve goals in a collaborative environment.
  • Strong track record of delivering projects on deadline while coordinating multiple stakeholders 
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and attention to detail 
  • Thrives in highly collaborative, fast-paced and flexible environments 
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

 

About Grace Farms Foundation

Grace Farms Foundation's interdisciplinary humanitarian mission is to pursue peace through five initiatives ' nature, arts, justice, community, and faith ' and Grace Farms, a SANAA-designed site for convening people across sectors. Our stake in the ground is to end modern slavery and gender-based violence, and create more grace and peace in our local and global communities. As a part of this work, Grace Farms recently launched Design for Freedom, a new movement to eradicate forced labor in the building materials supply chain.

The Foundation carries out its work through the publicly available facilities and integrated programs of Grace Farms, an 80-acre property owned and operated by the Foundation. Grace Farms was established as an essential platform for the Foundation, serving as a welcoming place where individuals, not-for-profit organizations, and government entities come together to collaborate for the common good.

Learn more about our internationally-acclaimed architecturenews about our humanitarian work, and Grace Farms' leadership.

 

 

 

 

Position Overview:

Design for Freedom by Grace Farms is a newly launched Movement to eradicate modern slavery from the built environment by addressing the systemic use of forced labor in the building materials supply chain. Grace Farms…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 12, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 9, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Medical/Dental

          Life insurance

          Short-Term Disability Insurance 

          Flexible Spending Account (medical and dependent care) 

Vacation, Sick/Personal Days, Paid Holidays


Medical/Dental

          Life insurance

          Short-Term Disability Insurance 

          Flexible Spending Account (medical and dependent care) 

Vacation, Sick/Personal Days, Paid Holidays


Level of Language Proficiency

Position Overview:

Design for Freedom by Grace Farms is a newly launched Movement to eradicate modern slavery from the built environment by addressing the systemic use of forced labor in the building materials supply chain. Grace Farms Foundation, through its Design for Freedom Movement, is bringing together experts and industry leaders across the ecosystem of the built environment to illuminate modern slavery in the architecture and global construction industry, one of the largest industrial sectors in the world. The Foundation takes a distinct interdisciplinary approach to disrupt and combat all forms of contemporary slavery and gender-based violence through effective policy, capacity building, and advocacy. 

To further this work, we are looking for a Communications Manager to support and accelerate the progressive Movement envisioned by our CEO and Founder. The successful candidate will balance content curation and informed writing that will be expressed through the launch of programs including: a national multi-channel social media strategy for the first-ever Design for Freedom campaign; new published works; visiting lecture series; newsletters; website content; and more. This requires exceptional communications, writing, and research skills, and an understanding of relevancy in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.

The person who fulfills this newly established role will play an integral role in achieving the primary goals at this stage of Design for Freedom: creating awareness and inspiring institutional action. We are seeking a paradigm shift in the industry, and our communications is one key facet of galvanizing people across sectors, including the public at Grace Farms, to design a more humane future.

Key Responsibilities:

In this role, you will serve the mission of the Foundation by supporting work in the following distinct areas: 

Owned Media

  • Define structured strategy and create content to launch and sustain regular @dffmovement social media posts, partnering with the Marketing team to deliver content that meets audience goals. Partner with Brand Design team for complementary visual assets. 
  • Liaise with Marketing team to define audience engagement goals.
  • Liaise with Marketing team to keep designforfreedom.org website content current and aligned with overall strategy. In addition to writing, project manage to identify and gather assets from internal or external stakeholders.
  • Curate content for regular Design for Freedom Digest, which includes partnering with internal Justice team for material news, an understanding of newly launched reports or essential readings, gathering of information about Design for Freedom events and other highlights. Findings and recommendations are geared toward audience engagement and growth.

Earned Media

  • Serve as the media expert for Design for Freedom and support Director of Communications with annual earned media plan, including media partnerships for milestone outcomes and events.
  • Act as a public spokesperson communicating the mission, vision, and impact of the Design for Freedom Movement and overall Mission of Grace Farms Foundation.

Presentations and Lectures

  • Support our CEO, other Foundation leadership, and Working Group members on talking points and preparation for external presentations, including visiting lecture series at colleges and universities.
  • Surface relevant research that may pertain to a specific presentation or audience.
  • Understand and refine presentation styles, and ensure that presentations are in keeping with brand standards, partnering with Brand Design team for periodic refinements.
  • Prepare required presentations and materials for Working Group convenings and presentations in collaboration CEO and other colleagues.

Research and Published Works

  • Conduct research on ethical building materials and supply chains, including the 12 materials acknowledged in our Design for Freedom report, and support the creation of an Ethical Materials Library. 
  • Liaise and partner with our CEO and Initiative teams (nature, arts, justice, community, and faith) to gather, organize, and present documentation/research relevant to Design for Freedom goals. 
  • Write original copy for published Grace Farms Foundation reports, particularly for Design for Freedom.
  • Set editorial standards and guidelines for published reports and other Design for Freedom editorial work.
  • Manage copyediting process for all published works, including reports.
  • Attend onsite and offsite meetings, discussions, and lectures in order to ensure continued momentum and immersion.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Your Skills & Qualifications:

  • Must possess a socially conscious mindset that understands the vision of eradicating some of our most pressing humanitarian issues through architecture and the built environment coupled with the desire and ability to take action to help eradicate injustice through a Movement such as this.
  • Strong written, organizational, and communication skill set, with the ability to clearly and succinctly synthesize content and data and a proven track record of outstanding written, oral and interpersonal skills.
  • Entrepreneurial and creative spirit and vision to successfully navigate uncharted waters in the pursuit of achieving Mission based goals
  • AP Style preferred, with ability to adhere to brand-specific editorial guidelines
  • Minimum of 5-7 years' experience in Communications field
  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred. Additional Industry Certifications highly desirable. 
  • Outstanding interpersonal and persuasive communications skills coupled with the ability to create and sustain strong relationships and partnerships to achieve goals in a collaborative environment.
  • Strong track record of delivering projects on deadline while coordinating multiple stakeholders 
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and attention to detail 
  • Thrives in highly collaborative, fast-paced and flexible environments 
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

 

About Grace Farms Foundation

Grace Farms Foundation's interdisciplinary humanitarian mission is to pursue peace through five initiatives ' nature, arts, justice, community, and faith ' and Grace Farms, a SANAA-designed site for convening people across sectors. Our stake in the ground is to end modern slavery and gender-based violence, and create more grace and peace in our local and global communities. As a part of this work, Grace Farms recently launched Design for Freedom, a new movement to eradicate forced labor in the building materials supply chain.

The Foundation carries out its work through the publicly available facilities and integrated programs of Grace Farms, an 80-acre property owned and operated by the Foundation. Grace Farms was established as an essential platform for the Foundation, serving as a welcoming place where individuals, not-for-profit organizations, and government entities come together to collaborate for the common good.

Learn more about our internationally-acclaimed architecturenews about our humanitarian work, and Grace Farms' leadership.

 

 

 

 

Position Overview:

Design for Freedom by Grace Farms is a newly launched Movement to eradicate modern slavery from the built environment by addressing the systemic use of forced…

Location

On-site
New Canaan, CT 06840, USA

How to Apply

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