Communications Coordinator

Hiring Organization: 
The Build Up Companies

Communications Coordinator, Contractor, remote position

About Build Up

The Build Up Companies are a federated group of companies comprised of Build Up Advisory Group, The Campbell Law Firm, and Build Up, Inc. and focused on transforming life outcomes for vulnerable and marginalized communities.

  • Build Up Advisory Group is an advisory firm that specializes in strengthening governance, grant making, and organizational design for brave philanthropists, philanthropies, movements, and nonprofit organizations to provide them with the structural capacity to deliver on their missions to help effect socio-economic change.
  • The Campbell Law Firm is a boutique law firm that serves as a trusted in-house advisor to brave grant-making nonprofits, movements, philanthropies, and philanthropists to disrupt cycles of injustice and inequity.
  • Build Up, Inc. is a nonprofit capacity builder that supports the leadership of women and people of color and incubates and fiscally sponsors charitable projects and organizations that work with under-resourced and invisibilized communities around the world.

We work with start-ups that want to quickly and equitably build their infrastructure capacity and older organizations that are seeking innovative ways to equitably serve communities. We call what we do Brave Infrastructure Design®.

We are not theorists or academics. We understand the theory, of course, but have done the work we advise on, and are practical and creative in our approach. Our Founder and CEO has advised two of the world’s most prominent philanthropists and has built the capacity of nonprofit organizations all over the world. All of our advisors are practicing attorneys with years of practical in-house nonprofit and operational experience. So, we do not just talk about infrastructure design; we live and breathe it.

Learn more about Build Up by visiting each of the companies: Build Up Advisory Group, The Campbell Law Firm, and Build Up, Inc.

Build Up’s Core Values

Our core values are to be:

  • brave – we authentically show up according to our values, even if it means that doing so may be more challenging;
  • ever learning – we are focused on constant improvement and are always seeking new ways to do our work even better;
  • excellent – we are in relentless pursuit of excellence through meaningful work and cultivating an environment of “owners” who refuse to tolerate mediocrity; and
  • relational – we believe that true problem solving happens when there is real communication among the problem solvers; we endeavor to be thought partners with each other, our clients, and our partners.

Our values guide and inspire everything we do and how we engage with our clients and each other. If any value does not resonate with you, Build Up is not the place for you.

About the Role

We are looking for a talented Communications Coordinator to help create our communications strategy and oversee our social media accounts, newsletter, podcast, and web-series. You will be responsible for creating original content, managing posts, and responding to followers. You will also be responsible for managing external communications inquiries and ensuring that the appropriate content is developed for any events.  We expect you to be up-to-date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends. You should have excellent communication skills and be able to express Build Up’s views creatively and intentionally.

Additionally, you will manage outreach to potential sponsors and guests for the podcast from research to outreach to solidifying the engagement. You will manage the podcast in a thoughtful and professional way, completely owning all aspects with the podcast such as liaising with We Edit Podcasts, drafting all relevant content, recording intros and outros, blog posts, and social posts.

Ultimately, you should be able to effectively manage our social media presence, ensuring high levels of web traffic and customer engagement. You will support in the management of Build Up’s image in a cohesive way to achieve our marketing and communications goals.

About the Person in the Role

You thrive in start-up environments where you can lead and learn in new situations. You are extremely proactive and take initiative. You are someone that people depend on. You love embracing new challenges.

 You Must:

  • a bachelor's degree in a relevant field (Marketing, Communications, Business or English) and at least 1 year of relevant experience or no bachelor’s degree and have at least three years of relevant communications and marketing working experience;
  • have a portfolio of demonstrated past client successes, capturing audience growth and return on investment;
  • Have both developed communications strategy and managed content;
  • have values that completely align with ours;
  • have excellent copywriting skills;
  • have strong editing skills;
  • maintain a very high level of confidentiality;
  • meet tight deadlines and follow up quickly;
  • have solid knowledge of SEO, keyword research, and Google Analytics; and
  • have a genuine interest in what is happening socially, politically, and philanthropically in the United States, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa.


The Communications Coordinator will receive a starting hourly rate of $23-$25 per hour.

How to Apply 

If you are interested in applying for this role, click here to submit your application.

Our Hiring Process 

  • If we are interested in learning more after we receive your application, you will receive an email from us where you will be asked to discuss some preliminary questions about your experience and interest in the role. 
  • After these discussions, we will further narrow the applicant pool and invite a few applicants to talk with us via video. You will meet with the Executive Portfolio Liaison so you can ask questions about working with Build Up and we can learn more about your experience and workstyle. 
  • After the conversation with Executive Portfolio Liaison, we will ask some applicants to meet with the CEO via video.  The finalist(s) for the role will be asked to participate in an assessment.
  • Afterward, an offer will be made for the Communications Coordinator role. 
  • We will acknowledge receipt of all applications and will let you know of our decision regarding your application. 

Our Commitment 
Our work centers historically marginalized and vulnerable communities, including people of color, those impacted by the criminal justice system, and women, especially Black women, so we strongly encourage applications from members of these communities who are committed to transforming life outcomes for those most invisibilized in society. 
Build Up is an equal opportunity place of business, which means that we do not discriminate because of race, color, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, religion, age, where you are from, or disability. We believe in and live diversity, inclusion, and equity, and strive to ensure that every person we work with, including contractors, vendors, staff, and clients, feels considered and listened to. We do not allow any of the “isms” into where or how we work, and we believe Black lives matter and love is love. We have been treated as if we did not belong at various times throughout our careers and lives and understand how to be deliberate about never making others feel that way.

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