Communications Manager

Communications Manager
Full time
Fort Collins, CO
Organization Name: 
Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 14, 2021
Job Description: 


Team Collaboration

  • Promote trust, demonstrate integrity, provide leadership, and support Foundation priorities as they arise.
  • Approach deliverables in a proactive, versatile, and efficient manner. Be aware that projects and communication will often be of a sensitive nature and require the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Use technology tools that play a key role in juggling multiple projects with varying deadlines.
  • Provide back-up support to the Office Coordinator and our intern team to greet visitors,answer calls, and ensure adequate staff coverage during regular office hours. 
  • Assist with donor-related events/programs as requested, including the annual Celebration of Philanthropy. 
  • All other duties as assigned by the executive team.


  • Develop and execute annual communications plan.
  • Serve as the Designated Responsible Individual (DRI) for Foundation publications, including annual report.
  • Strategically manage the Community Foundation’s brand through collateral, website, and other visual presentations.
  • Manage the Foundation’s communications calendar, paying special attention to deadlines, audience, saturation, and engagement.
  • Work directly with content and media coordinator, event coordinator, and contractors.
  • Collaborate across departments (donor services, finance, community engagement, and operations) to develop content. 
  • Manage promotional materials, both print and web-based, and use of social media in communications.
  • Oversee Foundation graphic design, including outsourcing as needed.
  • Manage and update Foundation’s digital properties including website and social media presence such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  • Oversee advertising production and placement.
  • Maintain Foundation presentation materials including PowerPoint decks.
  • Stay current with industry trends and resources that can enhance the Foundation communications.
  • Manage the communications review processes and work with the Chief Engagement Officer for final approval of external projects.


  • Serve in a leadership role for Foundation events by developing collateral for event communications, and providing best practice suggestions as appropriate.


  • A minimum of five years of demonstrated professional experience in communications, preferably in the nonprofit sector. 
  • Proven project management skills. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, management, donors, partners, vendors, volunteers, and stakeholders. 
  • Thrives in a dynamic work environment and can juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Experience leading projects with graphic designers, web developers, and content teams, both print and web-based. 
  • Basic graphic design and video production skills with an eye for design and brand expression.
  • Outstanding written communications.
  • Strong knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn social media platforms.
  • Proficiency in email communications systems.
  • Excellent initiative and creativity to maintain and build the Foundation brand.
  • Ability to supervise, train, and support other staff members.
  • Excellent computer skills. Proficiency with operating systems including Microsoft Office Suite, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Canva, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, and Raiser’s Edge. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or marketing preferred. 
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.


  • $55,000 - $75,000


  • Benefits include health insurance, dental and vision insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, 401k matching plan, and a generous PTO policy.