Communications Manager

The Golden Gate Audubon Society (GGAS) seeks a dynamic Communications Manager to be our voice in engaging all San Francisco Bay Area communities to experience the wonder of birds, and to translate that wonder into actions that protect native bird populations and their habitats.

We connect people of all ages and cultures with birds, the natural world, and each other  to conserve and restore our shared, local environment. GGAS has over 7,000 members in San Francisco and the East Bay, an active Board of Directors, and a staff of six who mobilize over 2,000 volunteers each year.

Engaging, inclusive , and community-focused communications are key to our internal and external effectiveness and we seek a Communications Manager to be that voice.

As Communications Manager, you will:

  • Develop and execute a communications strategy aligned with GGAS’s Strategic Plan, which includes a focus on being inclusive to and serving all members of the Bay Area community.
  • Represent the public voice of GGAS via our print and digital communications, including the website, newsletter, blog, social media, and member communications.
  • Support GGAS conservation staff and volunteers with communications for advocacy campaigns.
  • Support the Executive Director in crafting development communications such as year-end appeal letters and the Annual Report.
  • Employ digital marketing tools to promote GGAS programs such as field trips, birding classes, and the Christmas Bird Count.
  • Manage relationships with relevant vendors (printers, graphic design etc.).
  • Monitor and report on efficacy of communications through analytics.
  • Recruit and supervise communications volunteers.



DURATION: Permanent


Pam Young, Executive Director
(510) 843-2222


Ideal  Qualifications
  • Passion for translating the wonder of the natural world into lasting engagement and actions to protect among a vibrant and diverse group of members, volunteers, and donors.
  • Two years of experience in communications (preferably for a public advocacy non-profit organization) and a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree, or a combination of education and experience that has led to a comparable set of skills.
  • Strong verbal, writing, and editing skills.
  • Ability to translate scientific or legal matters into plain language.
  • Ability to craft and carry out a communications campaign plan, including identification of diverse and minority
  • Experience writing press releases and working with the media.
  • Experience with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others as they arise).
  • Experience with WordPress or a comparable content management system.
  • Experience with email marketing programs such as MailChimp or Vertical Response.
Additional Desirable Qualifications
  • Knowledge of local birds, wildlife, or conservation issues is a plus but not essential. If you’re not already knowledgeable about Bay Area birds, you will learn a lot quickly!
  • Spanish language proficiency is a plus but not essential.
  • Photoshop and graphic design skills are a plus but not essential.
  • Experience with a relational database like Neon is a plus but not essential.



Position is 32 hours/week in our Berkeley office.

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To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to