Marketing and Communications Manager – Green Empowerment – Portland, OR

Green Empowerment is a 501(c)3 organization established in 1997 that works with local partners around the world to strengthen communities by delivering renewable energy and safe water.

About this Position

Green Empowerment is looking to add a proactive member to our growing team. The MCM will be responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of a comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations program that will enhance the organization’s image and position with peers, donors, and the general public, and improve internal and external communications. The Marketing and Communications Manager (MCM) reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for ensuring a range of high quality digital and print media for outreach and donor development. Collaborating with Green Empowerment field staff, the MCM leads efforts to share Green Empowerment’s story to diverse local, national, and international audiences.

This is a halftime position based in Portland, OR. If you are willing to take on other office manager duties, this could be bumped up to a full-time position (see Office Manager position for additional details). Ideal start date is mid-April 2015.

Key Functions

Enhance Green Empowerment’s reputation and visibility through branding, external communications, social media, and the website. Sample of duties:

Work closely with staff to keep Green Empowerment’s website and social media accounts currentand engaging
Maintain and improve technical aspects of the website, including trouble shooting
Execute email and hard-copy versions of quarterly newsletters and solicitation letters
Develop, publish and mail annual reports (select prospects, major donors, financial advisors)
Design strategic and graphically appealing promotional materials
Manage graphic design, mail house, and print services for aforementioned donor development campaigns
Develop and update marketing materials targeted at corporate sponsorships
Engage with Twitter, Facebook, and other social media outlets
Write press releases and explore other PR and outreach opportunities
Management of MailChimp program and email lists for sending eblasts
Submit applications for non-profit guides, fundraising, and awards
Provide technical assistance and materials to assist overseas partners in the marketing, communications and positioning of their activities
Act as Green Empowerment’s representative with the media


Requesting 5 years work experience in communications, marketing, copywriting, or equivalent, with a related college major
Proficiency in design software
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Strong project management abilities and keen attention to detail
Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously
Comfortable with web-based content management tools and collaboration technologies
Experience in web programming is strongly preferred, but not required
Thrives in fast paced environments with tight deadlines
Patient and flexible; can take on multiple responsibilities and adjust to shifting priorities
Foreign language skills a benefit, but not required
Experience working with a multi-cultural team preferred
Interest and dedication to the values and mission of Green Empowerment required
Legal permission to work in the United States


Commensurate with experience and other small non-profit organizations in Portland, Oregon.

About Green Empowerment

Founded in 1997, Green Empowerment (GE) is a Portland, Oregon based 501(c)3 that works with local partners around the world to strengthen communities by delivering renewable energy and safe water. Though our unique model of long-term engagement with local NGO partners and the communities they serve, we empower local leaders to design and implementintegrated projects that improve human well-being, are sustainableover time, limit the impacts of climate change, and have the potential for broad impact beyond any one community. GE facilitates the provision of needed technical, organizational, and financial assistance to build the local skills and capacity required to sustain and expand program impact and results. We currently work with 12 core partners across 7 countries on a daily basis (Ecuador, Kenya, Malaysian Borneo, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Thailand/Myanmar)—many of these relationships are entering their second decade. Green Empowerment also engages local and regional governments and a diverse constituency of volunteers, universities, civic groups, and businesses to expand projects, broaden skill-sets, and mobilize resources for our NGO partners. Over the last 18 years, this approach has resulted in 25,000 people with clean electricity in their homes, 22,000 with clean water to drink, over 228,000 people with access to clinics and schools powered by renewable energy, and 2,579 acres of tropical rainforests and watersheds conserved.

How to apply

Please send CV, cover letter, and applicable portfolio including salary expectations to by April 1st at noon Pacific Daylight Time. Qualified applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.