ABOUT 100 RESILIENT CITIES
100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is a new organization dedicated to helping cities to be better prepared for and quickly rebound from 21st century shocks and stresses. 100 Resilient Cities has selected and is working with 100 member cities from around the globe for whom it provides four kinds of value, to start: 1) Financial and other support for putting in place a new city resilience leader, a Chief Resilience Officer; 2) Support for development of a robust resilience strategy; 3) Management of a peer-to-peer network of member cities who can learn from and help each other; and 4) Connecting member cities to curated solutions of services provided by Platform Partners who can help them to implement their resilience strategies. 100RC seeks to increase awareness of the importance of resilience thinking, to catalyze a new community of urban resilience practitioners and spur the growth of a robust ecosystem of resilience-focused solutions and solution providers.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Sr. Communications Manager (Latin America) will play a key role by helping to shape and drive the organization’s communications strategy and amplifying the impact of the work that 100RC will do with member cities and Platform Partners throughout Central and South America. The manager will also play a key role in managing communications consultants, providing communications materials to other teams within the organization, and maximizing communications opportunities around organizational and city milestones. S/he will work closely with the Vice President of Marketing and Communications, the overall 100RC executive team, and also The Rockefeller Foundation’s Communications team.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Drive the development and execution of 100 Resilient Cities’ Latin America marketing and communications strategy, utilizing a range of approaches, including but not limited to promoting the thought leadership and content expertise that 100 Resilient Cities will increasingly develop, and highlighting the progress of member cities and their efforts to build resilience.
- Drive the “movement-building” and “buzz-creating” aspect of 100 Resilient Cities’ work. A key part of what 100 Resilient Cities wants to do is build awareness, excitement, and personal engagement among individual citizens of member cities and beyond, about the importance of building resilience, and about the exciting potential that can be unleashed within a city by focusing on this challenge and opportunity. This includes driving press and media strategies as well as guiding public engagement initiatives.
- Collaborate with external organizations to develop creative marketing partnerships and media sponsorships to extend the reach and visibility of 100RC. Coordinate and project-manage the editorial calendar through close collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation’s Communications team and select grantees.
- Support Latin America member cities with their communications strategies (e.g. develop certain communications templates and tool kits)
- Liaise with multiple local and global external stakeholders, including city communications departments, to ensure dissemination of key information and ideas
- Serve as the primary point of contact and relationship manager for all regional external media relations
- Manage communications-related contracts with external service providers as needed
- Design and continually improve internal communication processes, including engagement tools for working with member cities’ Chief Resilience Officers
- Serve as the primary point of contact for Rockefeller Foundation’s Communications team, especially for any joint efforts or campaigns
Ideal education, experience, and competencies:
- Minimum of a BA/BS
- Experience developing and implementing brand strategy and integrated marketing and communications strategies, particularly public influence campaigns
- Ability to work independently, drive progress, share vision, promote innovation, and thrive under ambiguous and dynamic conditions with collegiality and flexibility
- A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience in digital communications, online community building, content development, social media, brand strategy, and analysis
- Excellent writing and communications skills for multiple audiences, including internal and external audiences across media
- Experience in external communications management, especially at other non-profit organizations, as well as with managing internal and/or external teams
- Existing relations with key media or constituents, and proven effective responsiveness to issues raised by the media
- Experience engaging with a variety of actors and organizations across sectors (public, private, non-profit). Experience working in low- and middle-income country contexts preferred.
- Commitment to urban and/or resilience issues preferred
100 Resilient Cities will offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and will also provide generous benefits.
100 Resilient Cities is an Equal Opportunity Employer
100 Resilient Cities is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, 100 Resilient Cities ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.