Communications and Engagement Associate (TFN)

The Funders Network (TFN) engages a network of more than 160 member foundations across the United States and Canada. As a philanthropy serving organization (PSO), TFN works in support of efforts to create communities that are sustainable, prosperous, resilient — and above all — equitable and inclusive.  With a mission to leverage philanthropy’s unique potential to help create communities and regions that are sustainable, prosperous and just for all people, TFN seeks to inspire, strengthen and expand the funding, leadership and learning that deepens connections, ignites action and improves outcomes. Racial equity is centered at the heart of TFN’s mission as we work for urgent and sustained action that builds power, addresses environmental, economic and racial injustice, and creates communities and regions where all people thrive. 

TFN believes that structural racism, inequity, and other social disparities are the root causes of our environmental and economic challenges. As a network, we are committed to questioning, challenging, and confronting the systemic racial inequities and injustices that persist as malign influences on policies, practices and psyches. We are committed to creating a community of funders equipped with the tools to challenge and confront the power dynamics and structural racism that have historically fostered inequities and informed policies and practices. 


The new position of Communications and Engagement Associate will be responsible for working across the intersections of communications, membership, and data and information management at TFN. Working with TFN’s Director of Communications, the associate will help ensure TFN uses communications as effectively as possible to advance the organization’s mission, vision and goals. In collaboration with TFN staff, the associate will help TFN align its communications, membership, and customer relations management (CRM) activities to meet strategic goals. The associate will help find creative applications of data for communications, membership and engagement purposes. Anticipated portfolio distribution is estimated as: 50 percent communications; 30 percent outreach and engagement; and 20 percent operations and membership. In addition to the Director of Communications, the Communications and Engagement Associate will work closely with the CRM Manager, Membership Manager, and Vice President and Director, Member Services.

The associate should enjoy working in a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, high-performing, and results-oriented. The associate will interact with all levels of staff, board members, member organizations and others in a fast-paced, sometimes pressure-filled environment with respect, flexibility, initiative, resourcefulness, humor, and efficiency. Occasional travel is required (post-pandemic). The associate must have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, have strong written and oral communication, administrative and organizational skills, and the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. The associate should be able to work independently on projects from conception to completion.


TFN offers excellent benefits, including health insurance, life insurance, 401(k) matching contributions, vacation, sick leave, and generous holiday schedules. Competitive salary range of mid $50s (based on philanthropy serving organization (PSO) benchmarks) commensurate with experience.


Click here for more information or to apply. Please send application materials by July 7, 2021, to [email protected]. The subject line should read: Communications and Engagement Associate. Attach the following in your email.

  • Resume
  • A cover letter that explains: 1) how your skills and experiences are a fit for the duties and qualifications of this position, and 2) why you are motivated to work for The Funders Network.

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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page in Job Board 2021-06-23 01:59:03 -0400