Senior Communications Officer – Global Corporate and Foundation Partnership

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About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we know our teams do their best work when they are diverse and every team member feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be stronger and have long term impact.

The Program

In support of Mercy Corps’ mission, the US and Europe Corporate and Foundation Partnership teams manage Mercy Corps’ fundraising relationships with major US and European companies and foundations. We set bold visions for the positive social change we can create with our partners, provide outstanding partner services and relationship management, and together build meaningful partnerships that provide value to all parties while creating lasting impact for the local communities where we work. Our partnerships span areas including emergency response, economic and market development, food and water security, climate change, and peacebuilding. We work across many teams at Mercy Corps, including marketing and communications, mass market fundraising, the executive office, and with our program and country-based colleagues around the world. This position is within Mercy Corps’ broader Development team, also encompassing major and mid-level giving and strategic philanthropy.

The Position

The Senior Communications Officer, Global Corporate & Foundation Partnerships, will contribute to implementing the communications and influence strategy for the global corporate, foundation and catalytic philanthropy audiences. Working closely with the Communications Director, Global Corporate & Foundation Partnerships, this position will coordinate across internal teams and directly with external partners to create and deliver high-quality communications products including emails, blog posts, pitch decks, videos and marketing campaigns. Written communications will require translating content produced by other teams to resonate with and meet the needs of a private sector audience on topics including emergency response, food and water security, climate change, economic development and peacebuilding and governance. In addition to communications, this position will manage the planning and engagement process around corporate & foundation-related external events (e.g. World Economic Forum, Skoll Global Forum, BSR, Social Innovation Summit) including maintaining a calendar, preparing event strategy briefs and talking points, and coordinating among team members. We seek an outstanding project manager and writer who understands what motivates corporate and foundation partners (and their employees, customers and other stakeholders) to engage around social impact, and excels at translating content to fit the audience.

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