Communications Specialist

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  • Added Date: Friday, 13 May 2022
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The Communications Specialist reports to the Director of Strategic Communications and collaborates with a dynamic and fast-paced Strategy team within the Office of Communications (OC) that drives communications efforts for the U.S. and ten regional offices around the world. Specifically, the Strategy team shapes and executes communications strategies and campaigns which elevate and promote the mission of the Ford Foundation, its programs and grantees through media relations, social media, narrative messaging, crisis communications, engagement with key audiences including newsmakers, influencers, partners and internal communications efforts. The successful Communications Specialist will help the Director, Head of Strategy and Head of Press and Social Media to coordinate and integrate these various elements across the team, department and broader organization.

The fast paced and multi-dimensional nature of this role requires an exceptionally well-organized, proactive professional who can interact effectively and collaborate with department staff, members of the foundationโ€™s executive leadership team, other staff at all levels throughout the foundation and external partners, organizations and institutions that interact with the Office of Communications such as the media, other foundations, government and corporations.


The Communications Specialistโ€™s duties will fall under three main categories: project management, research and writing, and strategy. The Specialist will be expected to (among other things):

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