About Rewiring America
Rewiring America is a growing nonprofit working to launch a movement that electrifies everything, starting with our 121 million households. We are motivated by the fact that 90 percent of all emissions in the U.S. are energy related and 42 percent of those energy emissions come from the decisions we make in our homes: how we heat our air and water, cook our food, and dry our clothes, and what kind of cars we drive. Through accurate, accessible, and actionable data and storytelling tools that power smart, inclusive advocacy and market-transforming partnerships, Rewiring America aims to achieve national emissions goals, improve our health, lower monthly bills, and create millions of clean energy jobs. Our firm belief is that the electrification of the economy -- starting with understanding the American household as the keystone of our infrastructure -- is the most equity-centered way to address the climate crisis. We are focused on transforming the market, with the urgency required to meet the moment we are in and to take advantage of the vast opportunity in front of us.The Opportunity and Position Summary
Rewiring America is growing rapidly and building partnerships to drive market transformation is a top priority. We urge businesses and cities to do their part in electrifying everything, which includes electrifying their operations, educating their workforce, investing in initiatives that accelerate the transition to an electrified future and using their voices as civic leaders to make that transition a reality that policymakers, opinion leaders and consumers alike embrace.
We are seeking a passionate and resourceful Senior Communications Director to build and communicate our message to a diverse array of media stakeholders, from policy to general interest audiences, and across various sectors and demographics. This individual will articulate both policy and broader narratives to Rewiring America’s vast constituencies. This individual will play a key role in spreading the electrification gospel - to anyone and everyone - with skill and passion, and humor and energy!
The Senior Communications Director will be a key shaper of our story, ensuring our organizational vision, voice and brand is consistent and engaging across all public materials. Our work is to Electrify Everyone, and our Communications Director must understand how to compellingly charge up our audiences with great media strategy and (renewably) powerful language.
While deep sector expertise is not required, the Senior Communications Director must be able to gain fluency in our space, as we work to articulate nuanced policy, data and electrification goals with ahead of the curve agility and knowledge. The Communications Director understands this environment, and how to strategize, pitch and write compellingly for it.
The ideal candidate will have an intuition for content that draws in an audience, while simultaneously achieving measurable business goals. They will be detail oriented and most importantly will embrace the power of humor and humility, which are core to Rewiring America’s brand ethos. They must also be able to build and contribute to our engaging and ambitious team - we get things done, and have fun doing it.
This position reports to the Head of Communications and Brand, and will work closely with all teams across the organization. This individual will need to rein in our gratuitous use of electrification puns. It’s a task.
What You’ll do
Complete a variety of activities, including but not limited to:
Stay current on climate and market trends in order to generate new ideas and drive innovation.
Who You Are
The incoming Senior Communications Director will have the following education, experience, knowledge, skills and ability:
Commitment to Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Rewiring America values diversity in all its forms and is committed to inclusive and transparent recruitment, hiring and promotion processes. Candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
Rewiring America is a project of Windward Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Windward Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Windward Fund ‘s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
The salary range for this position is $150,000-190,000 commensurate with experience. Rewiring America also offers a very generous and competitive benefits package, including 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, 3% automatic contribution and 3% employer match on 401k contributions, pre-tax transportation benefits, and paid holidays, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.
To center the safety and well-being of its employees, Windward Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at HR@windwardfund.org.