About Amazon Frontlines

Amazon Frontlines works to defend indigenous rights to land, life, and cultural survival in the Amazon rainforest. Alongside Indigenous Peoples our mission is to protect some of the most biodiverse rainforests on Earth.

Position Description

Amazon Frontlines is searching for a full-time Director of Communications to take the helm of a passionate and diverse team whose goal is to amplify our work and bring Indigenous stories to a growing global audience. The ideal candidate will have a passion for our mission, a knack for getting the best out people and a commitment to great results. This is a high-impact opportunity to work with Indigenous communities towards shaping regional and global messaging on the importance of Indigenous autonomy and resistance in the fight against climate change.

The Role (aka what you’ll do)

The Communications Director reports to the Deputy Executive Director and will collaborate frequently with the Executive Director. This role is responsible for the following:

  • Develop Amazon Frontlines’ short and long-term communication strategies and goals and integrate these across the organization’s diverse team of lawyers, geographers, educators, and organizers.
  • Mentor and coach the seven members of the communications team to deliver their best effort, achieve great results and develop and grow at the organization.
  • Design and develop hard-hitting campaigns and creative, innovative and beautiful communications assets across multiple platforms.
  • Collaborate with the Amazon Frontlines Development Team to lead digital fundraising strategies that leverage the organization’s powerful digital content, email list, and social media platforms
  • Produce dynamic and high-quality content (blogs, pitches, organizational assets, decks, etc).
  • Connect and listen to Indigenous partners to tell stories that place Indigenous voices at the forefront and mobilize and empower people to take action for the Amazon. These stories won’t be  afraid to challenge common misconceptions about Indigenous Peoples, the Amazon, and what it takes to make lasting impacts on the frontlines of climate action.
  • As a fundamental part of the mission, play a key role in the empowerment and capacity building of Indigenous partners in strategic communications skills and strategies.
  • Spearhead strategic organizational communications with the broader Amazon Frontlines team and partner groups and work directly with the ED to prepare for speeches, press conferences, briefings, and media interviews.
  • Serve as a spokesperson and relationship holder for Amazon Frontlines to foster relationships with relevant local, national, and international partners, celebrities, donors, and media contacts.
  • Apply the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion to communication campaigns and to day-to-day work at Amazon Frontlines.

Who you are and must-haves to be successful in the role:

  • Leading a diverse, multicultural communications team isn’t new to you nor is working in a fast-paced and quickly changing environment often on multiple campaigns happening at the same time.
  • You are passionate about our mission and value and embrace the role of relationship building (particularly with Indigenous partners) when developing strategies and goals, even when it can sometimes challenge conventional ways of thinking about communications.
  • You thrive on making complex issues easily digestible and inspiring to a diverse audience of decision-makers, media, donors, partners and allies.
  • You have experience crafting narratives and experiences to raise funds
  • You are fluent/bilingual in English and Spanish (both verbal and written). Our communications work products are primarily in English and reach audiences in North America and Europe, therefore the ability to independently write, edit, and produce stellar communications content in English will be absolutely vital to your success in this role. Our team and partners speak a variety of languages, but the majority of day-to-day interactions, project management, and staff supervision will be in Spanish, so you will need the Spanish-language skills to function at a high level in that environment. Language skills will be assessed as part of the hiring process.
  • You demonstrate humility and curiosity when giving and receiving feedback.
  • You love to wrestle with ideas in a kind and curious way and are hard to rattle and ready to laugh.

Location

Would ideally be based in Ecuador, Colombia or Peru but can be based internationally with a commitment to travel to the Ecuadorian Amazon 3 – 4 times a year.

Benefits

  • Medical and dental insurance – 80% of the cost for participation in the Amazon Frontlines group plan
  • Mobile phone contribution
  • Vacation and Paid Time Off: 20 vacation days per year
  • Professional Development Fund: $750.00 per year

How to apply?

Submit your resume and cover letter telling us why you are the ideal person for the position via the following link: https://amazonfrontlines.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=30&source=aWQ9MjI%3D

Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis. The position will remain open until it is full.

Amazon Frontlines offers equal opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination based on race, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, or any other legally protected status or classification.

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