Communications Manager – The Sea Change Program – New York, NY

The Communications Manager provides leadership on the strategic communications initiatives of the Sea Change Program. The role includes creating and implementing a strategic communications plan, designing and delivering storytelling and media training, writing articles and interfacing with media, and representing Sea Change to external partners.

The Communications Manager is an exempt position. Exempt employees are expected to work the appropriate and necessary time in order to complete key assignments and related tasks on schedule.

To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume to by March 31, 2015.


Lead, develop, and evaluate strategic communications and training initiatives
Design, edit, and implement the Sea Change Program’s strategic communications plan, including maintaining an editorial calendar
Develop and execute specific communications strategies related to promoting our programs, including the Untold Stories Project and Capacity Building for Culture Change
Identify and implement strategies to raise our brand via social media, emails, and our website
Connect our communications work to our fundraising strategy
Collect, analyze, and evaluate social media, email, and website metrics
Present quarterly reports to the Management Team on our strategic communications efforts, including recommendations for periodic revisions in our communications strategy

Design and conduct storytelling training for Sea Change staff and Untold Stories authors
Design an inquiry process for developing Sea Change-specific storytelling and media training, including but not limited to interviews and surveys, with staff, communications and media experts, and communications consulting firms
Hire and work with a consultant to design and conduct a Sea Change-specific media training for staff, including message training, talking points, and role playing
Hire and work with a communications firm to assist Sea Change in developing our branding, messages, and media work
Design and conduct an Untold Stories Project specific media training for authors, including message training and talking points
Support the Untold Stories authors in media outreach, including seeking out media opportunities for them and preparing them for each opportunity
Evaluate the success and effectiveness of each media training

Write original articles and interface with media
Write original, timely articles promoting Sea Change’s work and perspective
Manage the Executive Director and Deputy Director in writing original, timely articles promoting Sea Change’s work and perspective
Give media interviews on behalf of Sea Change and prepare staff for media interviews, including preparing talking points
Proactively pitch Sea Change-related articles to media outlets
Write and send press releases to our media list as appropriate

Represent the Sea Change Program to external partners
Develop and evaluate storytelling workshops for communications staff and writing workshops with potential storytellers
Create and present trainings on abortion stigma, stigma reduction, and culture change strategies, including presentations about Sea Change’s program work
Design and convene meetings with organizational and individual partners, including reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations, advocates, and public abortion storytellers


Perform additional communications, media, and program work as needed.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and training
3-5 years of experience managing non-profit communications


Knowledgeable about communications practices and brand management
Skilled at communicating via various social media platforms, particularly on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr
Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution
Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationship with others and maintain them over time
Excellent, detail-oriented project management skills
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in small teams and with external consultants
Exceptional ability to communicate complex programmatic detail to a wide variety of audiences
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in multi-cultural team settings with diverse project stakeholders
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Commitment to reproductive health, rights, and justice work and generally familiar with organizations in the field


The Communications Manager reports to the Managing Director and works collaboratively with staff, consultants, media, vendors and other partners.


Able to sit at a desk or work at a standing desk for the duration of an 8 hour work day
Able to lift 10 pounds


Location: New York, NY
Office setting with a desk, computer, and office supplies provided
Office space is shared with other progressive non-profit organizations

How to apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume to by March 31, 2015.