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Executive Communications Manager

Executive Communications Manager
Organization: U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Location: Remote
Date Posted: 04/02/2024

Salary Range:

$100,000.00 To 125,000.00 Annually

About U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC):

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a global, nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., working to improve human health, sustainability, and resilience in the built environment through its programs and standards including LEED, the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Today, people in over 150 countries and territories live, work and learn in LEED certified buildings, communities and cities that protect health, climate and natural resources and enhance quality of life.

Executive Communications Manager Position:

The Executive Communications Manager leads strategic communications for the USGBC executive office, supporting the CEO and departmental leaders with internal and external communications across multiple formats and channels. Reporting to the Chief of Staff and working closely with USGBC’s marketing and communications department, this position is instrumental in refining executive communications strategy, elevating the voice of organizational leaders, highlighting USGBC’s industry and thought leadership, and strengthening USGBC’s communication of its mission, brand, and value to global stakeholders and communities.


  • Serve as the principal writer and messaging strategist supporting the CEO and departmental leaders (Chief Operating Officer, Chief Products Officer, Chief Growth Officer) with presentations and speeches, articles and announcements, panel discussions, interviews, videos, and correspondence.
  • Craft engaging, impactful, audience-specific narratives that reflect the voice of USGBC leaders and advance the organization’s mission, position, work and influence.
  • Develop and implement executive communications strategies aligned with broader USGBC marketing and communication’s goals and industry trends.
  • Conduct research and consult internal and external experts and sources to gather relevant background and insights to inform executive communications.
  • Ensure mission, vision, and brand identity consistency across all deliverables and channels.

Education and Training Requirements/Preferences:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or a related field. Masters preferred.
  • Building industry or corporate sustainability experience preferred.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum six years of professional experience in executive or corporate communications, public affairs, journalism, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience as an executive speechwriter.
  • Exceptional written and visual storytelling skills, including success developing keynote presentations for business and/or nonprofit executives.
  • Ability to synthesize complex information and produce clear and compelling narratives.
  • Experience developing and executing strategic communications plans.
  • Intuition and understanding of how to communicate effectively with diverse global audiences and stakeholders.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Other Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent relationship management and personal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to build cross-functional relationships.
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high-quality work.
  • Ability to self-initiate.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Eager, adaptive to change, receptive to feedback, and able to deal with ambiguity.
  • Ability to produce content under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Passion and commitment to USGBC mission.


Employees work for an established mission-based and member-driven nonprofit organization with a compelling vision, non-profit competitive compensation commensurate with experience and skill level, generous benefits package, 401k matching and comprehensive health insurance.

The headquarters office is a LEED Platinum commercial interior space in a LEED certified building in the LEED Platinum certified central business district in the first LEED Platinum certified city, Washington, DC. The office serves as an example for green design and construction products and practices. It is close to public transportation and incorporates many healthy and environmentally friendly features.

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