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Strategic Partnerships and Communications Manager, US South
Title:Strategic Partnerships and Communications Manager, US South

Title: Strategic Partnerships and Communications Manager, US South
Industry: Non-profit/Housing and Community Development, US South/International Development
Function: Fund Development, Marketing, Public Relations, and Communications
Job Location: Remote / with at least 25% travel
Reports to: Director of US Programs, South
Start Date: Immediate
Term: Full time
Salary: $60,000 - $70,000, based on experience

Keeping US Southeast residents safe, healthy, and resilient is the core purpose of Build Change's decision to fund this pivotal and highly visible role. In this position, you will support Build Change's vision of providing people with safe, healthy, and resilient housing while reducing the number of deaths, injuries, and losses for the state's most socially vulnerable households within high natural hazard risks communities. In this role, you will assist the Director of US Programs, South and Build Change to:
  • Engage locally--and understand the community and local setting and establish and maintain strong engagement with the municipal leaders, city residents, and key stakeholders;
  • Engage regionally/ across municipal and county-level governments, and as directed on state or federal levels, to represent the city in global forums to share information, ideas, and best practices and more effectively develop innovative solutions;
  • Function across disciplines and communicate with and be effective within multiple sectors such as sections of infrastructure beyond transportation-oriented fields, climate and energy, healthcare, housing, education, and community engagement;
The incumbent will have relevant experience, training, and abilities to engage, influence, and enlist a broad network of stakeholders, strategic partners, industry peers, colleagues, and city residents to activate resilient housing programs in the Southeast. He/she/they must be resourceful and willing to experiment, pursue new ideas and take risks towards our initiative goals in the state, keeping in mind procedural and compliant best practices and policies.

This role will allow you to leverage the full scope of your talents and abilities across many forms of communication that will be critical for driving the resilience conversation in the city and engaging stakeholder support; you will be responsible for reporting the status of managing multiple work streams and relationships effectively and efficiently. Strategic Partnerships and Communications Manager, US South, shall act as a vital liaison between Build Change and all other counterparts implementing partners involved with South Carolina’s resilient housing program.

Our ideal candidate possesses curiosity, a strong work ethic, and a desire to grow and learn as a development professional, and has:
  • Four (4) years of corresponding experience utilizing an innovative approach to develop and market donor relationships, followers, and brand recognition. Develops a deep understanding of community economic mobility and civic engagement data trends for BIPOCs in the US South (e.g., Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, or Louisiana) and other underserved or socially vulnerable populations or Build Change stakeholders;
  • Two (2) years of experience evaluating grant applications from various economic mobility portfolios, conducting site visits, and preparing written and oral analyses; and
  • Two (2) years or more creating public service awareness announcements or instructional presentations, workshops charrettes appropriate tailored for a range of audiences to include, but limited to BIPOCs in the US South (e.g., Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, or Louisiana) and other underserved or socially vulnerable populations, or other Build Change stakeholders; and
  • At least one year of experience working with municipalities, county, state governments, and/or philanthropic organizations in the US South (e.g., Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, or Louisiana).
  • Represent Build Change and its interests in South Carolina and across the US South as assigned.
  • A bachelor's degree or an equivalent level of training, certifications, or at least four (4) or more years of related experience.
  • The ability to manage US Programs South's relationships with business partners, customers, the press, and other stakeholders.
  • The ability to engage, guide, and direct the organization's relationships with strategic partners, customers, and the press.

As part of this role, you will develop and execute program marketing and promotion campaigns, write press releases, manage Build Change US South's social media presence, and coordinate with marketing to develop content for email campaigns.

Founded in 2004, Build Change is an innovative nonā€profit social enterprise whose mission is to greatly reduce deaths, injuries, and economic losses caused by housing and school collapses due to earthquakes, extreme weather, and fires. Our global experience shows that home improvement programs focused on improving existing housing can be carried out successfully across a range of countries and disaster contexts. To do this, we implement programs that are both economically and socially sustainable. Our approach looks beyond construction and engineering, to create an environment in which people want to improve the safety of their homes, and in which it is possible and affordable for them to do so. Build Change is currently active in South East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, and the United States.

Globally, we have found that home improvement programs focused on improving existing homes can be successfully implemented in a variety of contexts, including supporting South Carolina municipal and county governments with numerous disaster-prevention efforts. To do this, we implement economically and socially sustainable programs.
We aim to create an environment where people feel it is possible and affordable to improve the safety of their homes beyond construction and engineering. Rather than just focusing on construction and engineering, we aim to create a systems-changing environment in which people want to make their homes safer and where it is affordable and possible for them to do so. Systems change can only be achieved by overcoming the significant barriers to success for resilient housing programs, which include People, Money, and Technology.

Build Change is the recipient of multiple awards, including a 2017 Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and 2016 Open IDEO Urban Resilience Challenge Winner, and was a top three finalist in IBM’s inaugural Call for Code Developer Challenge in 2018.

We encourage all qualified individuals to apply. We welcome diverse candidates and veterans who have military service.


Please visit www.buildchange.org/about/careers and select the link for this position. Applications will be accepted until filled and will be reviewed as received. Build Change is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified women and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls, please.

Build Change is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. It is the policy of Build Change that qualified individuals with disabilities not be discriminated against because of their disabilities in regard to job application procedures, hiring, and other terms and conditions of employment. It is further the policy of Build Change to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all aspects of the employment process. Build Change is prepared to modify or adjust the job application process or the job or work environment to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of the applicant or employee to enable the applicant or employee to be considered for the position he or she desires, to perform the essential functions of the position in question, or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated employees without disabilities unless the accommodation will impose an undue hardship.
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