Communications Campaign Strategist

Strategic Communications · Remote, Ohio
Department Strategic Communications
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) is seeking a creative, versatile and politically savvy communications professional to develop and implement multi-channel strategic communications campaigns to increase the organization’s impact.



IEEFA is an independent think tank (501c3) that examines issues related to energy markets, trends and policies. The Institute’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a diverse, sustainable and profitable energy economy. IEEFA’s reports, commentaries and press coverage can be found at


IEEFA produces a substantial volume of original research on changing energy markets and the evolving energy transition across the globe. In 2020, IEEFA’s work was covered in over 6,000 news articles worldwide.


Roles and Responsibilities

This position offers the opportunity to work with leading experts on the cutting edge of sustainable energy solutions. It requires a strong background in managing multi-channel communications campaigns for nonprofits, research or policy organizations.


As a key member of the IEEFA team, the communications strategist will work closely with internal partners and external stakeholders and advocates from the financial, energy, policy, media and climate/environmental sectors.


Critical Skills and Qualifications

This position requires 7+ years of progressive experience with demonstrated communications expertise, preferably in a nonprofit or international setting, specifically:

  •  Developing short- and long-term communications strategies;
  • Conceptualizing, designing and implementing effective, multi-platform campaigns with measurable results;
  • Producing high-quality multi-format (including audio, video and social/digital) content and collateral for a variety of target audiences;
  • Targeting and reaching key audiences via multi-channel efforts, including paid and digital advertising;
  • Superlative storytelling, oral and written communication;
  • Leveraging data analytics to strengthen outreach efforts;
  • Team-oriented with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Self-motivated, able to multi-task, set priorities and meet deadlines with limited direction while working remotely;
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to IEEFA’s mission.

Additional Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • University degree in communications, journalism, economics, or related discipline.
  • Experience managing communications campaigns for an environmental, energy, or economic policy non-profit.
  • Familiarity with Adobe is helpful.

Work Schedule: Remote, Full-time, 40 hours/week. General hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Occasional evening or weekend work may be required.

Reports To: Director of Strategic Communications


Travel: Some travel will be required (when it becomes possible), including regional travel and annual trips to New York for IEEFA team meetings.

EOE: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity, equity and inclusion at IEEFA. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing all employees with a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy/parental status or disability status.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: You will work remotely but preferably be based in the Eastern U.S. time zone. Must be able to work for prolonged periods at a computer. Computer work can involve repetitive motion, eyestrain, back and neck strain.

Salary: $69,600 - $80,600.  Commensurate with experience.

Benefits: A competitive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, vacation leave (20 days per year), sick and safe leave (10 days per year), 12 paid holidays per year, 401(k) Safe Harbor Plan after 6 months employment, Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

COVID-19 Considerations: In accordance with IEEFA's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we strongly encourage employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination to minimize the risk of infectious disease in our workplace.  IEEFA is committed to meeting or exceeding current CDC and state health recommendations including provisions regarding vaccinations, face coverings and social distancing.

Candidate Considerations: Short-listed candidates will be asked to take a writing test.

Applications accepted through May 7, 2021.  

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  • Location
    Remote, Ohio
  • Department
    Strategic Communications
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience