About the organization
The Foundation is the legacy of Patrick McGovern (1937-2014), an enterprising business leader and tireless advocate for science. McGovern was the founder of International Data Group (IDG), a global research, investment, and publishing company that chronicled the rise of digital technology and made it intelligible to millions.
The Foundation strives to advance the development and application of data science and AI to create a thriving, equitable, and sustainable future for all. As a leading funder in this area, we are committed to shaping an ecosystem around principles of ethical design, inclusive and equitable representation, structured accountability, and socially responsible decision making. Our work engages academia, civil society, and technologists as we practice strategic philanthropy, systems change grantmaking, and convene a broad network of thought leaders.
About the position
We’re building a communications function in an organization at the leading edge of technology and social impact, and are looking for a Communications Specialist to help us shape this work. Reporting to the Communications Director, you’ll oversee project management and hands-on work across brand development, internal communication, stakeholder engagement, media relations, and social media. The right candidate will bring strong digital media skills, excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, the ability to handle and meet deadlines for multiple projects simultaneously, and a collaborative, roll-up-your sleeves spirit.
Things you’ll do:
The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience working in a fast-paced industry or non-profit communications department. Technology or agency backgrounds are welcome. As with all our roles, we are deeply committed to fostering inclusion, diversity, equity, and access, and welcome candidates of all identities to apply.
Compensation and Benefits:
Salary competitive, and commensurate with education and experience. Generous benefits package.
Applicants are required to undergo a background check before being hired.
The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, military status, or disability, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and grant-making.
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