Senior Manager, Purpose & Voice Communications

29 May, 2021


Senior Manager, Purpose & Voice Communications

New York, NY

About the job

Organization Overview

CECP is a CEO-led coalition that believes that a company’s social strategy—how it engages with key stakeholders including employees, communities, investors, and customers—determines company success.


Founded in 1999 by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman and other business leaders to create a better world through business, CECP has grown to a movement of more than 200 of the world’s largest companies that represent $6.6 trillion in revenues, $21.2 billion in societal investment, 14 million employees, and $15 trillion in assets under management. CECP helps companies transform their social strategy by providing customized connections and networking, counsel and support, benchmarking and trends, and awareness building and recognition.


CECP commits to and promotes anti-racism, anti-discrimination, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organization and with our affiliated companies and their leaders. We prohibit discrimination and provide equal opportunities in a respectful environment for all individuals and partnerships, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental health, disability, religious beliefs, marital status, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran status, citizenship, or any other status that may or may not be protected by law or local policies. We advocate as an organization and for our coalition companies to denounce racism, hate, injustice, and prejudice against individuals, communities, and around the world. We have written anti-racism, anti-discrimination, and diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices. We do not discriminate in our societal, philanthropic, and business decisions; we encourage and support our affiliated companies to do the same.


Position Overview:

Part of CECP’s role is to transform and equip corporate leaders with industry-leading tools, knowledge, connections, and advice to innovate and integrate purpose into business strategy and teams, increasing social impact and company growth. By providing corporate responsibility (CR), sustainability, environmental-social-governance (ESG), investor relations (IR), and related terms teams with actionable content, relevant insights, and excellent connections, CECP builds its corporate network, deepens company engagement, collaborates with domestic and global partners, and creates thought leadership for the field.


CECP is seeking a Senior Manager, Purpose & Voice, to help advance CECP through thought leadership, and internal and external communications efforts. The core audiences for this role are media, internal teams—including Corporate Strategy and Insights and the CEO Investor Forum, and the multi-billion-dollar companies in the CECP coalition. This position will lead efforts to develop CECP’s voice and create content to communicate its unique message and offerings to a broader audience, inspiring companies to do more. With compelling narratives in hand, this position will connect the organization to a larger national and global conversation within companies, in the media, and elsewhere. The Senior Manager will report to the Senior Director, Communications and Marketing, and will be part of a team of four.



Be an integral part of the Communications and Marketing team, taking part in team and one-on-one meetings to share progress, and seek support from and offer assistance to team members.


Brand Voice (15%)                                                                                                   

  • Craft an overarching plan to enhance the CECP voice, positioning the organization in a broader and more compelling fashion
  • Craft position statements
  • Continue to advance awareness of and engagement with CECP to a wider audience, including serving as an external representative of the brand at conferences and events
  • Lead the internal CECP Issues & Impact Council, working with colleagues to surface issues of importance to society and companies

Media Relations (40%)                                                                                                                       

  • Develop and execute a proactive and reactive media program to disseminate thought leadership related to CECP’s point of view to relevant, first-tier media and infuse CECP into conversations about the most pressing issues of the day, supported by company stories of impact on those issues, CECP thought leadership, and data
  • Craft and implement effective external communications and media plans that showcase CECP’s expertise by highlighting the organization’s unique value, building awareness of thought leadership, disseminating CECP reports, and sharing highlights from multiple events
  • Build new and further existing relationships among media that strengthen the “business case” for corporate purpose to change the national dialogue and bring issues into the collective conscience; build awareness for CECP’s value, services, and impact among that dialogue
  • Manage media relations including: fielding media inquiries and supporting staff interviews; timely responses to news articles, op-eds, and letters-to-the-editor; tracking and measuring media outreach (through Meltwater); using analytics to inform strategy; and developing and placing advertisements

Calendar and project planning (30%)

  • Plan CECP thought leadership opportunities in advance to establish annual cadence; create editorial calendar and determine content to share on a regular basis; work across teams to package and distribute monthly trends releases

Company Services (15%)

  • Support companies on communications strategies through CECP’s fast-track consulting and opt-in projects


Remote work from home until at least September 2021; CECP will continue to offer ongoing remote work flexibility, and some office/NYC area time will be required once offices are open.


Other responsibilities assigned as may be appropriate.


This job is for you if you have:

  • Passion for CECP’s mission to create a better world through business
  • Demonstrated success as an external communications professional, with at least 7 years of experience developing and leading comprehensive external communications, media relations, and marketing strategies to advance an organization’s mission and goals, with a clear understanding of the nuances and sensitivities around corporate communications
  • Experience working in corporate social responsibility/ESG is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience setting ambitious and measurable goals, and leading high-impact communications and media project plans to completion with excellence and accuracy; an ability to make decisions in a fast-paced environment with a high-level of attention to detail
  • Exceptional written, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with CECP’s CEOs, corporate giving professionals, investor relations teams, and top-tier business media; established relationships with business media is preferred
  • Self-starter with a sense of humor and an entrepreneurial, roll-up-your-sleeves approach
  • Commitment to being a strong, reliable member of a close-knit group that values a supportive team culture
  • Training, certification, or advanced education in relevant subject matter expertise areas, communications, or related fields


To Apply: 

Please apply at and upload your resume and a brief cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Job posted: 2021-05-29