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Director of Communications

Director of Communications
Organization: Just Transition Fund
Location: Remote
Date Posted: 01/04/2024

The Just Transition Fund

The Just Transition Fund is on a mission to create opportunity for the communities hardest hit by the coal industry’s decline. They help build resilient communities by promoting equitable, inclusive, and low-carbon practices, resulting in positive results for the cities they serve.

As a grant maker, convener, and catalyst, The Just Transition Fund supports local innovators and community advocates in building diverse and resilient economies and helps transition them toward a prosperous future away from the coal industry. From the Navajo Nation to Appalachia, The Just Transition Fund is there to supply direct transitional support and help plan for a sustainable long-term financial future for both the individual and the community.

Director of Communications Position

The Just Transition Fund is seeking a Director of Communications to expand the reach and awareness of the Fund’s services and increase the visibility of their work among a range of audiences.


Develop and lead a sophisticated marketing strategy to reach defined target audiences with high-impact messages that move audiences to action.

Collaborate with the leadership team to develop, optimize, measure and grow Just Transition Fund’s campaigns.

Craft communications strategies that support Just Transition Fund’s programs and goals for growth, brand visibility, and impact.

Lead content marketing strategy and oversee content development across a wide variety of formats and channels, including video, infographic, blog, podcast, slide deck, and other formats for email, website, social media, fundraising materials, and more.

Oversee and participate in execution of digital marketing ad spend, including paid social, search, display, and partner channels.

Explore, test, and iterate new communications technologies and platforms.

Position Qualifications:


  • At least 7 years of professional experience in a communications, public relations, or marketing role.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly for external audiences.
  • Ability to translate technical, policy/government, and media information to accessible and informative resources for the public.
  • Self-motivated and able to successfully work remotely and in a fast-paced organization.
  • Ability to serve as an internal project manager for communications priorities, including working with consultants, contractors, and/or external agency partners.
  • B.A. or higher degree in communications, marketing, public relations, or related field; or comparable on-the-job training experience.


  • Experience managing mission-driven communications for nonprofits.
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace, MailChimp, and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Familiarity with the philanthropic, economic development, and/or environmental sectors.

Compensation: $95-135K salary per year. The range listed is one component of the total compensation package for employees.


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