Marketing & Communications Manager

Operations & Marketing · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Operations & Marketing
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $55,000 - $60,000

Elevate is a grant-writing firm that works with nearly 100 nonprofit organizations around the country. Our team of 60 full-time staff has extensive experience with grant writing, prospect identification and research, as well as crafting meaningful cultivation, stewardship, and resource development strategies.

We are pleased to be hiring a Marketing & Communications Manager to join our 6-person operations team and support the leadership of our client services and business development teams. This role is ideal for an experienced marketing and communications professional who shares Elevate’s vision that progress is possible and that nonprofits are essential to achieving social justice and helping communities thrive.

We are a relatively-young organization, founded in 2013. The focus of this position is generating awareness of Elevate and its grant writing services by developing and executing on all of Elevate’s external marketing projects. The position will also support ongoing communications with Elevate clients, staff recruitment efforts, and internal communications. 

Specifically, we are seeking someone who will develop and implement Elevate’s external marketing strategy, in consultation with Elevate’s Client Services team, in order to generate interest and awareness in Elevate services. The Marketing Manager will be responsible for the ‘top-of-the-funnel’ of Elevate’s business development pipeline, including setting and meeting goals for new business lead generation. This person will also provide ownership over day-to-day execution of Elevate’s Marketing projects. 


As Elevate’s Marketing Manager, you will:  

  • Develop and execute strategic marketing plans for new and evolving products to attract and retain new clients; 
  • Collaborate with Client Services Team to maintain a robust new client pipeline;
  • Manage Elevate’s Content Committee, which generates consistent content and promotes engagement on all social media platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) as well as on Elevate’s blog and other industry websites; 
  • Optimize Elevate’s website for engagement and email list growth, as well as making regular updates and modifications as needed;
  • Manage all email marketing activities, including: strategy, content creation for Elevate’s client and public newsletters, workshop promotion, automated sequences, and blog post updates, as well as  email contact management;
  • Work with Elevate’s Operations Department to develop and maintain a secure and collaborative company-wide intranet; 
  • Manage the scheduling, configuration, and systems automation for Elevate’s workshops and webinars;
  • Measure and report on the performance of digital marketing activities;
  • Test and execute on digital marketing strategies (SEO, SEM, and PPC strategies,  AdWords, retargeting, etc.)
  • Work with Elevate’s leadership and any outside vendors to conceptualize, execute, and maintain inventory of all print and electronic marketing collateral; including cards and brochures, business cards, promotional materials (PDFs), conference displays, new client package, swag (pens, water bottles, notepads, etc.), etc.
  • Research and register for conference exhibition or sponsorship opportunities as needed;
  • Attend conferences and job fairs as needed;
  • Prepare and send marketing materials for sponsored events and partnerships; and
  • Work with Elevate’s Personnel Department to design and execute its staff recruitment strategy and outreach activities as needed. 

We are seeking a Marketing & Communications Manager who: 

  • Has experience designing and leading marketing strategies for professional services. 
  • Demonstrated skill with project management and vendor management. 
  • Is excited to ‘own’ the top of the funnel for Elevate’s service pipeline, and be a member of our business development team, in order to increase prospects and business leads; 
  • Is an ideas person, a decision-maker, and a doer. 
  • Proactively coordinates among all of Elevate’s communications channels, from social media, website, blogs, email, intranet, etc., to facilitate business development, client communication, and internal communication goals. 
  • Demonstrates excellent communications, both verbal and written. 
  • Will help Elevate amplify the work of our nonprofit clients and partners. 
  • Will identify interesting aspects of Elevate’s internal work to feature externally.

Elevate provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, family responsibilities, age, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, marital status, disability, personal appearance or any other protected characteristic or status under applicable federal, state and local laws. If you require reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for any part of the application process, please contact

To Apply:

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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Operations & Marketing
  • Employment Type
    Full time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $55,000 - $60,000