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    Guest Chun-See
    • Employer: RAY Fellowship Program - Environmental Leadership Program
      Location: Remote with some travel
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/10/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    Apply here: https://rayfellowship.org/workwithus

    RAY Communications Manager

    Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000

    Job Status: Exempt 

    FTE Status: Full time 

    Location:  The role is primarily remote, with regular team and all-staff meetings taking place virtually. Travel to in-person retreats is a component of this role. We currently require COVID PCR tests prior to in-person retreats and indoor masking.

    Application link: https://rayfellowship.org/workwithus

    Timeline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a close date of March 10, 2023. Interviews will take place March 13-17, 2023 and a decision about the final applicant will be made the week of March 20, 2023.


    ELP is committed to the principles of equal opportunity. ELP’s organizational policies, practices, programs, activities and decisions regarding employment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, volunteerism, internships and other terms and conditions of employment or voluntary service shall not be based on a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, source of income, parental status, housing status, or other protected status, in accordance with applicable law. 


    The Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Fellowship Program aims to increase and facilitate conservation, clean energy efficiency, and renewable energy-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. The RAY Fellowship is a two-year paid Fellowship designed to equip recent college graduates with the tools, experiences, support, and community they need to become leaders in the conservation and clean energy sectors—one that, in our visions of the future, fully represents, includes, and is led by the diverse communities, perspectives, and experiences of the United States.

    RAY is managed by the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), whose mission is to support visionary, action-oriented, and diverse leadership for a just and sustainable future. ELP aims to catalyze change by providing emerging leaders with the support and guidance they need to launch new endeavors, achieve new successes, and rise to new leadership positions. Since 2000, we have created a dynamic network of over 1,400 environmental and social change leaders across the U.S. 

    ELP values the contributions of people from equity-seeking groups as a critical factor in our ability to meet our mission. We encourage applications from LGBTQ+ people, Indigenous peoples, people of color, low-income earners and the unemployed, immigrants and refugees, and people with disabilities or another equity-seeking group. If you wish to identify as belonging to an equity-seeking group(s), please feel free to indicate so in your cover letter.



    The Communications Manager is a mid-level position reporting directly to the Director of the RAY Fellowship Program. The successful candidate will support all RAY Fellowship Program staff on communications and marketing. The candidate is expected to work with and streamline current communications and marketing strategies, as well as grow these strategies long-term for the RAY Fellowship Program. The successful candidate will revise their work on short and long-term timelines; bring a commitment to continuous improvement and a culture of learning, care; and support of the RAY Fellowship team by managing all marketing and communications work. 

    This job will take place in a virtual office, with some in-person work and travel. As a member of a remote distributed team, the candidate will be expected to manage their own balanced work week based on the demands of the job, deadlines, and the direction of their supervisor.

    Assists in the planning and execution of marketing and programmatic content for the RAY Fellowship Program, including, but not limited to: 

    Marketing and communication outreach for the RAY Fellowship Program.

    Capturing media and telling stories before, during and after in-person and virtual retreats.

    Develop rich, multimedia storytelling content for social media, newsletters, websites, and other places as designated.

    Manage and maintain Fellowship data, communications, and resources via SalesForce

    Manage and track relevant programming and opportunities and communicate this information out for RAY Senior Fellows (previous Fellows) to engage in, give back to, and help build the community and Fellowship.

    Support the RAY program director with narratives for fundraising reports (renewals, proposals, etc) as needed.


    We ask that qualified candidates have one of the following work experiences:

    Have a BA/BSc and at least 5 years of experience in digital communications. 

    Have an MA/MSc and at least 4 years of experience in digital communications.

    Have 8 to 10 years of experience in digital communications. 

    All candidates must have at least 4 years of equity, inclusion, and belonging experience in a workplace environment with a proven track record and a portfolio of work. Final candidates will be asked for professional references. 


    We are looking for applicants that are:

    Dedicated to continuous improvement and a culture of learning, care, and support.

    Passionate about social justice, environmental justice, and/or climate justice principles and priorities.

    Interested and able to work collaboratively with a remote, distributed team. 

    with experience in some of the following:

    Working together with and serving BIPOC communities

    Using cloud-based collaborative software: Google Docs, Canva, MailChimp, SalesForce, LATER, etc. or comparable softwares. 

    Social Media including the LATER platform, best practices for new and emerging social platforms.


    To be considered, submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements through our online application here (https://rayfellowship.org/workwithus). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the intended start date of the position by April 1.

    What to include in your cover letter, tell us a story!

    Links to your portfolios of work: social media followings you’ve grown. 

    How many years of equity, inclusion, and belonging experience in a workplace environment do you have?

    Specify your experience using cloud-based collaborative softwares (years and how you use them): Google Docs, Canva, MailChimp, SalesForce, LATER, etc. or comparable softwares. Please be explicit about the comparability if you do not have the cloud-based software experience described above.

    ELP pays salaries that are competitive with nonprofits of our budget size and offers generous vacation and medical benefits, employee 401(k) contribution, professional development funds, health and wellness days, and a sabbatical policy.

    If there are any questions, please reach out to orietta@elpnet.org and chun-see@elpnet.org.

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