Communications Manager

Environmental Initiative (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Posted 4 months ago

The Communications Manager plays an important role in raising Environmental Initiative’s profile and strengthening the organization’s brand. The person in this position will partner with Environmental Initiative staff across all teams to execute a broad range of communications activities for projects, partnerships, and events.

The ideal candidate is a creative and motivated communications practitioner with a talent for managing communications projects and collaborating with project teams. This position reports to Emily Haley, communications director, and will not supervise direct reports.

The role is part-time (32 hours per week), with the potential to increase to full-time dependent on funding.

Attending in-person meetings, events, and other engagements is an expectation in this role. Initial project portfolio will include supporting the Headwaters Agriculture Sustainability PartnershipMidwest Row Crop CollaborativeProject Stove SwapProject Clean Air Repair, and the Sustainable Growth Coalition.


  • Navigate project and event communications deadlines collaboratively with communications and project teams.
  • Develop project communications plans with input from project and communications team members.
  • Serve as the communications lead on projects by participating in project team meetings, stakeholder meetings, and implementing project communications plans.
  • Manage and execute print and digital communications materials as aligned with organizational priorities and project communications plans. Examples include reports, presentations, media releases, spoken remarks, newsletter content, website content, blog posts, and social media content.
  • Plan and execute project and campaign media relations strategies.
  • Assist with management of Environmental Initiative’s website and blog including writing, editing, posting, and recruiting guest blog authors.
  • Collaborate with communications directors on social media strategy and evaluation.
  • Supervise content creation for Environmental Initiative’s social media platforms.
  • Support additional organizational and project communications activities, as needed.
  • Serve as a member of the organization’s communications team.


  • Eligible candidates must have at least four years of experience working in communications or public relations in nonprofit, government, or business settings.
  • Project management, organizational, and time management skills – including the ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines at one time.
  • Ability to lead teams, and participate as a team member. Ability to build and maintain cross-cultural relationships.
  • Self-starter, with the ability to work independently.
  • Experience managing third-party services providers such as graphic designers, web developers, and public relations firms.
  • Superior writing and editing skills, including knowledge of AP style.
  • Experience with content management (CMS), relationship management (CRM), and email management systems.
  • Proficient with Mac computer systems and Microsoft Office.
  • Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite is a plus, but not required.

Complete an online application by uploading your cover letter, resume, and sample communications plan at

Applications submitted by Monday, Feb. 27 will receive primary consideration, and the position will remain open until filled. Download the job description (PDF)

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Job CategoryCommunications