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Communications and Development Manager, Alliance for Peacebuilding & +Peace Coalition, DC

Website afpeacebuilding Alliance for Peacebuilding

Manager, Communications and Development

Alliance for Peacebuilding and +Peace Coalition

Washington DC


Job Title

Manager, Communications and Development


The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) is a nonpartisan network of 100+ organizations working in 153 countries to end conflict, reduce violence, and build sustainable peace. Our members include some of the world’s largest development organizations, most innovative academic institutions, and most influential humanitarian and faith-based groups. We build coalitions in key areas of strategy and policy to elevate the entire peacebuilding field, tackling issues too large for any one organization to address alone.

Role Summary

AfP seeks a dynamic and ambitious Manager for Communications and Development to elevate AfP’s public communications and thought leadership among relevant U.S. and global policymakers and influencers in the national security, foreign policy, and domestic arenas and with the media and general public. The Manager is also responsible for providing leadership and support for development activities, including corporate, government, and foundation support; and creating clear and compelling communications to institutional funders and donors.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Manager will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Work with AfP leadership to develop and implement cohesive, ambitious, communications and marketing strategies for AfP;
  • Draft, edit, and review content for media, website, social media, policy makers, and related audiences;
  • Monitor and analyze data on social media engagement and other communication products, developing iterative strategies to grow audiences and highlight network member activities;
  • Build and manage media relationships with U.S. and global news outlets, pitch content to journalists, and write op-eds, and other content;
  • Respond to media inquiries and arrange interviews;
  • Lead and develop strategy for AfP communications engagement with donors and ongoing fundraising activities, including researching and drafting concept notes.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Passion for peacebuilding, nonprofit work, and/or international affairs;
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in relevant communication and/or development roles, managing communications and marketing across multiple platforms, including social media, electronic outreach to donors and constituents, blogs, journals, etc.;
  • A robust Washington policy network, to include contacts in U.S. and global media circles;
  • Exceptional writing and analytical skills and ability to translate research into compelling narratives;
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to learn from constructive feedback;
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality, compelling content, for a range of audiences including donors;
  • Ability to translate complex ideas into simple, compelling messages;
  • Experience in crafting posts and managing communications for online and social media platforms, including FB, Twitter, and Instagram, in service of an organizational mission;
  • Basic graphic design experience and familiarity with Canva, or similar design tools, and video editing;
  • Experience developing and implementing advocacy and/or marketing campaigns;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment;
  • Highly organized and able to meet deadlines;
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to deliver quality work; and
  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in communications, marketing, or related sector (preferred).

Application Process

Please send a cover letter (please cite PCDN as the source of the posting in your application) , resume, and list of three references to humanresources@allianceforpeacebuilding.org, ATTN: Manager, Communications and Development. Each attachment should be labeled “Last name, First name – [Document type].” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position will be filled as soon as a well-qualified person is identified.

Only applicants meeting the required qualifications for the position will be considered. The Alliance for Peacebuilding is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities but must be eligible to work in the United States. The Alliance for Peacebuilding does not sponsor work visas. The Alliance for Peacebuilding does not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, race, or persons with disabilities.

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