Communications Director – NextGen Climate – San Francisco, CA

JOB TITLE: Communications Director, NextGen Climate



SUMMARY: The Director of Communications has the broad responsibility for planning, executing and evaluating a comprehensive communications strategy that furthers NextGen Climate’s missions to act politically to prevent climate disaster and preserve American prosperity.

This position reports to NGC’s Chief Operating Officer, serves on NGC’s senior leadership team, and works closely with each department to ensure consistent and quality communications across the organization.


Develop and lead comprehensive strategic communications and press strategy for NextGen Climate

Oversee the development of internal and external content for consistent, effective messaging across all NGC channels

Collaborate with senior leadership on the development and execution of the communications strategy, and ensure that all work throughout the organization reflects this strategy

Foster and maintain relationships with national press corps and editorial boards

Brief, staff and manage principals’ open press events and interviews

Develop and oversee communications budget

Develop and manage editorial and content partnerships

Manage a robust communications operation

Manage vendors and consultants


Ten years of experience in communications and political communications, with at least three years in a director/management role

Excellent communication skills: writing, editing, listening and presenting

Strong track-record of managing multi-faceted political communications campaigns, including successful national campaign rollouts and developing earned and paid media strategies

Experience managing staff, internal programs and budgets

Experience selecting and effectively managing outside firms/consultants

Ability to foster a cooperative, team-oriented work environment

Ability to work collaboratively with other department heads and lead cross-department outreach initiatives

Advanced degree in communications, marketing, journalism or political science preferred


Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature, and the like.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements.

Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package included. If you are interested in applying, please send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to

NextGen Climate Action is an equal opportunity employer.