Director or Senior Manager, Development and Communications

Global Citizens Initiative | Greenwich, Connecticut


Global Citizens Initiative, Inc. (GCI) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that engages, educates and empowers the next generation of global citizens. The cornerstone of GCI is its annual 9-day educational Summit that aims to globalize the perspectives of secondary school students from different socio-economic backgrounds and cultures and transform them into lifelong leaders of positive change. The Summit launches a 9 month Fellowship during which students plan and implement service projects in their home communities based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  In 2019, GCI celebrated the 6th anniversary of the Summit and hosted the program overseas for the first time in Tokyo, Japan. Those who have an interest in education, international cultures and social enterprise will enjoy working at this mission-driven organization. GCI’s next Summit for 28 secondary school students from around the world – along with the Seminar for 12 secondary school educators – will be held at the University of St Andrews in Scotland during the summer of 2020. 

Located in Greenwich, Connecticut, GCI’s office is less than a 5-minute walk from the Greenwich Metro-North train station, which is an express stop on the commuter line from New York City.

Job Summary

GCI is looking to build upon its impact to date by clarifying its overall strategy, improving its fundraising efforts and external communications and expanding its reach to secondary schools around the globe. To achieve these goals, GCI seeks a Director or Senior Manager, Development and Communications who will work closely with the President and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) as well as with the rest of the GCI team. The new role of Director or Senior Manager, Development and Communications presents an exciting opportunity to contribute to a small and dynamic organization as it considers how best to expand its reach and address its next stage of growth.

Reports To

Chief Operating Officer


Fundraising, Grant Writing and Stewardship

The Director or Senior Manager will lead GCI’s development strategy and implementation. S/he will raise money and steward donors from initial engagement through solicitation to reporting on outcomes. S/he will create outreach campaigns, research prospects, engage active donors, write grant proposals and manage fundraising events. S/he will collaborate with the President and COO on GCI’s overall strategy and on outreach to foundations, corporations and individual donors. Working closely with the GCI team, s/he will plan and manage fundraising and stewardship events throughout the year, including informational lunches, cocktail parties dinners and GCI’s bi-annual golf outing.

Communications Management

The Director/Senior Manager will define how GCI is presented to its various stakeholders, ensuring there is growing interest in funding or participating in its programs. From advising the President on presentations for a major donor to ensuring the language on all communications is consistent and compelling, s/he will be responsible for GCI’s messaging across all platforms and materials. Areas of responsibility will include, the GCI website, brochures, presentations, social media, email marketing, newsletters, press and media relations, marketing videos and the GCI Annual Report. A strong foundation in the technical aspects of marketing is highly desired in this role, including the ability to create marketing materials and presentations using multiple software programs, edit photos, drive search engine optimization and post across various social media platforms.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from an accredited college/university 
  • MBA, MPA, MS in Nonprofit Management or other advanced degree preferred
    • Minimum of 10 years of fulltime work experience, which should include at least 2 of the following
      • fundraising
      • grant writing
      • business development
      • communications
      • marketing
  • Previous nonprofit or social enterprise experience a plus
  • Skilled in developing effective marketing campaigns and collateral
  • Experience writing successful grant and funding proposals highly desired
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and CRM software (e.g., Salesforce)
  • Familiarity with design software (e.g., Adobe InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • International experience and language skills highly desirable


In addition to a competitive salary, GCI offers all fulltime employees medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401K plan with an employer match, commuter benefits and generous time off.


  • Superior interpersonal skills with a “can-do” attitude
  • Entrepreneurial, proactive, strategic and creative
  • Highly organized and extremely detailed oriented
  • Technologically astute and adept at social media
  • Flexible and able to pivot, as required
  • An effective writer with strong editing skills
  • Capable of meeting/exceeding fundraising targets
  • Familiar with a variety of fundraising approaches
  • Skilled in planning and executing events
  • Interested in education, sustainability and working with youth
  • Globally minded

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter to Please indicate your salary requirements and where you learned of this position.

Global Citizens Initiative