Communications Campaign Strategist (Remote)

Strategic Communications · Lakewood, Ohio
Department Strategic Communications
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $69,600 - $80,600

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 that increase the organization’s real-world impact.



IEEFA is an independent (501(c)3) think tank that works closely with policymakers, influencers, consumers and stakeholders to accelerate the transition to a more diverse, sustainable, and profitable energy economy.


IEEFA’s global team of energy and finance experts is based in a dozen countries in North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. The strategist will help amplify the business case for energy solutions that put people and planet first.  S/he/they will manage effective campaigns that showcases IEEFA’s data-driven and evidence-based research.


IEEFA’s innovative approach relies on effective engagement and outreach to ensure that timely, accurate and relevant information lands in the hands of influential allies and skeptics alike.


The strategist will support a talented and motivated team of energy and finance experts whose analysis, insight, and leadership provide a vibrant work environment with fresh and informed voices that challenge conventional wisdom and business as usual.


Roles and Responsibilities

This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with dedicated professionals to produce hard-hitting and high-quality information products and promotions. It requires previous experience in conceptualizing and executing multi-channel communications campaigns for nonprofits, research or policy organizations.


As a key member of the communications team, the campaign strategist will work closely with internal experts and external partners and advocates from the financial, energy, policy, media and climate/environmental sectors. Deploying a broad range of media and digital tools and tactics, s/he/they will plan and oversee results-driven communications campaigns of short, medium and long duration.


Critical Skills and Qualifications

This position requires 4+ 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;
  • Leveraging IEEFA’s website and social media presence to maximize impact;
  • Producing high-quality multi-format (including audio, video and social/digital) content and collateral for a variety of target audiences;
  • Pitching and placing coverage and integrating media relations into campaigns;
  • Targeting and reaching key audiences via multi-channel efforts, including paid and digital advertising;
  • Superlative storytelling, oral and written communication;
  • Applying 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;
  • Proficient using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Demonstrated commitment to IEEFA’s mission.
  • Bachelor's degree required.


Additional Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Advanced 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 Eastern Time. Occasional evening or weekend work may be required.


Work Location:  Candidates will work remotely and preferably be based in the US Eastern time zone.

Reports To: Director of Strategic Communications


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


EOE: In employment, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) is committed to equal opportunity, diversity, equity and inclusion. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Reasonable Accommodation: IEEFA provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (980) 522-3121. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The communications strategist 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), 15 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.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter via IEEFA’s online application site: Communications Campaign Strategist.  


Short-listed candidates will be asked to take a writing test. Application submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled.


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  • Location
    Lakewood, Ohio
  • Department
    Strategic Communications
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $69,600 - $80,600