Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) refers collectively to two grantmaking entities, Margaret A. Cargill Foundation (MACF) and Anne Ray Foundation (ARF). The two foundations have separate boards and investment portfolios but share a common mission of providing meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, and the environment.
Margaret A. Cargill Foundation is a private foundation that came into existence upon Ms. Cargill’s death in August 2006. MACF’s assets are approximately $3 billion. Anne Ray Foundation is a supporting organization, which may make grants only to beneficiary organizations specifically named by Ms. Cargill. ARF’s assets are approximately $4 billion.
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ABOUT THE POSITION
The Communications Officer works with internal and external partners on the planning and development of key communication strategies and initiatives. The Communications Officer will develop content that is not only informative and compelling, but also prioritizes a culturally-informed, equity lens for our strategies and practices. The Communications Officer reports to the Communications Director and is a member of the Communications team.
This is an exciting time to join the communications team during a period of change in strategic communications approach.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
7 or more years of relevant work experience in communications, marketing, PR or Journalism, including nonprofit, philanthropy and/or public affairs experience
Bachelor’s Degree highly preferred
Can provide examples of learning or training that incorporates DEI best practices into internal and external corporate communications
Experience with use of Microsoft Office suite required, particularly PowerPoint and Word.
Basic understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign and Photoshop, considered a plus.
TRAITS, SKILLS, and ABILITIES IMPORTANT TO THE WORK
Values integrity, discretion, and trustworthiness, and is able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality both internally and externally
Demonstrated high commitment to intercultural understanding and sensitivity
Excellent interpersonal skills, a genuine desire to help others, diplomatic style, attentive listener
Able to collaborate with and achieve actionable results through others, to create, build and maintain relationships, and to interact with all levels of the organization
Able to anticipate and handle unexpected situations
Able to effectively collaborate and take direction from key leaders, but also able to work autonomously, prioritizing and planning activities, using time efficiently, and developing realistic plans
The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Job incumbents may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this description.
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations, and communities to apply.