Communications Specialst

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
June 24, 2019
Washington, DC
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Kelly Wise
1310 L Street NW, Suite 650


The GEO community makes the difference between grantmaking as usual and transformational change. We’re more than 6,600 grantmakers working together to turn a hunger for more effective philanthropy into clear pathways for achieving it. We’re cutting through the noise to lift up the practices that matter most to nonprofits.

The GEO community gives grantmakers the opportunity to work with others navigating the same journey to improve. With conferences focused on solving of-the-moment challenges, regular opportunities for peer learning, and publications that lift up best practice and examples from peers, GEO speeds grantmakers’ progress on the road to effectiveness. Four out of five GEO members outpace the field in adopting smarter grantmaking practices. To learn more about how GEO is making faster progress possible, visit 

Position Description

The communications specialist helps plan and manages execution of various projects across all communications channels—including but not limited to email, newsletters and social media. The specialist’s contribution is critical to ensuring that GEO creates long and short-form print and electronic content in a timely fashion with clear and relevant messages for our audiences. The communications specialist is a strong editor, writer and project manager who thinks carefully about our content and how to convey ideas in a compelling way. S/he is a self-starter, has a knack for keeping track of loose ends and can easily toggle between multiple projects. This position reports to the director of communications. Depending on interest/organizational needs, this position may involve up to ~10-15% travel.

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How To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to with the subject line: GEO Communications Specialist. GEO will review applications on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. We will give preference to applications received by July 8, 2019. We will not consider applications without a cover letter. In your cover letter, please address the following:

  • Why are you a good fit for this position?
  • Tell us about your experience managing multiple communication channels.
  • What are your greatest professional strengths and weaknesses?
  • What appeals to you about working at GEO?
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