Communications Manager

PEAK Grantmaking
February 24, 2023
Telecommute, United States of America
Job Type



PEAK Grantmaking is a vibrant, member-led community of more than 7,000 professionals who

specialize in grants management for funding organizations. We elevate the expertise of grants

management professionals and foster their collaboration to strengthen the practice of

grantmaking. We enable philanthropy to achieve its full potential to fuel change for good. We

are the only organization dedicated solely to advancing the “how” of grantmaking.


PEAK improves how grants get made by building experts in grants management and equipping

them with the most effective practices to implement in their grantmaking organizations. When

grantmaking practices are at their “peak,” more resources are focused on mission over

administration for both grantmakers and grantseekers, leading to greater impact for the causes

and communities served.


PEAK’s communications program serves a strategic role in guiding and implementing the

organization’s outreach to its members, the profession, and the larger field of philanthropy –

amplifying the organization’s unique role in advancing effective, equitable grantmaking


At PEAK, communications is a strategic practice that focuses on positioning and promoting the organization’s unique value proposition to its members and the field; developing and delivering high-value publications and resources; continually strengthening the community experience; and building PEAK’s reputation as an investor brand for philanthropy. Working closely with the Communications team and collaboratively with colleagues across the organization, the Communications Manager plays a key role in developing, crafting, and executing PEAK’s communications program to support the organization’s outreach to its members, the profession, and the larger field of philanthropy. The Communications Manager reports to the Associate Communications Director.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Authority

Key duties and responsibilities:

Project-manage communications deliverables for membership, programs, partnerships,

and executive office, including production of resources, presentation decks, collateral,

and internal documents

  • Support internal communications
  • Contribute to development and deployment of newsletters and campaigns
  • Manage website publishing of events, resources, and insights, and other updates, including on-demand videos
  • Function as digital asset manager, organizing and maintaining content archive inclusive of photos, videos, graphics, logos, and historical documents
  • Manage intellectual property licensing, permissions, and contracts
  • Manage projects to continually assess and improve online assets
  • Support relevant reporting processes, working closely with cross-functional partners
  • Provide editing, proofing, and imaging support for editorial, marketing, and staff-wide needs
  • Provide project management for communications-led and cross-team collaborative initiatives and special projects

Requirements and Qualifications

An accomplished communications professional, with demonstrated success in strategizing,

overseeing, and hands-on execution of an integrated multi-faceted program that includes

multiple online platforms, internal communications, campaigns, publications, media relations,

and social media.

Essential skills and experience include:

  • 5+ years of experience managing a high-performing communications program for a

mission-driven organization

  • An energetic collaborator who thrives in a synergetic, team-centered organization
  • Approach work assignments with an equity lens, and work to build personal knowledge and experience in this area
  • Experience with website content management systems (WordPress, Squarespace) with knowledge of HTML/CSS
  • Advanced proficiency using M365 applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams), experience using a CRM or AMS, and experience using apps like Dropbox, Zoom, SurveyMonkey, and Slack
  • Experience developing cross-channel campaigns in positioning and amplifying the value of membership, programs, resources, and convenings
  • Strong project management experience developing project briefs, plans, and timelines, and utilizing project management tools like Asana
  • Strong cross-channel writing and editing skills, with a keen understanding of brand voice
  • Adept at utilizing business and channel analytics to inform data-driven decision-making, experience with Google Analytics and other interactive data dashboard tools
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop
  • Experience with email marketing platforms, such as Mailchimp, Marketo, etc.
  • Experience sourcing and managing vendor-partners, and managing project budgets
  • Philanthropy, nonprofit, or other social-sector career experience preferred
  • Membership association experience a plus
  • Ability to work remotely and engage with a virtual team
  • Ability to travel is required. Travel for this position could include attending the annual convening, staff retreats, board meetings, and member events


A comprehensive salary and benefits package will be offered. The starting salary range for this

position is $90,000 - $102,500, commensurate with experience.


Location and Work Environment

This position is fully remote. PEAK began offering remote work in 2014 and has committed to

an indefinite remote work posture. PEAK will allow you to work at home, on the road, or in a

satellite location for all or part of the regular workweek. Many staff are virtual, and you will be

required to maintain PEAK’s core working hours from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET Monday

through Friday to accommodate peers across US time zones, and will use software and video

conferencing to collaborate and stay connected with staff and PEAK members.


Equal opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles of PEAK Grantmaking,

where employment and promotional opportunities are based on individual capabilities and

qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual

orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability,

veteran status, or any other protected category as established under law.


Application Process

To apply for this position, please use the online form:

Résumé submissions: Please indicate your city and state—no street address to protect your privacy—and email and cell phone number.