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Irvine, California Sequoia Climate Fund

Company Description

Sequoia Climate Fund is a new philanthropy that seeks to decarbonize the world economy at a speed and scale equal to the problem. We support bold strategies and efforts that will have both near-term impact and the greatest probability of long-term success. We believe that solving climate change requires the adoption of ambitious, evidence-based policy solutions that transform markets, advance clean technology, and lead to large‐scale change.

Job Description

The Communications Manager is responsible for managing internal and external communications, including creating the organization's newsletter, developing website content, managing social media, and developing media outreach strategies. This role is in charge of producing high-quality content that builds recognition of the Sequoia Climate Fund. In conjunction with the Program Director, Strategic Communications, this role will support the development of the Fund's strategic communications plan and will work to implement an overall communications strategy.

  • Serves as primary content producer for the Sequoia Climate Fund website, newsletter, press releases, and social media channels.
  • Supports the development of a strategic communications plan.
  • Leads the implementation of communications strategy.
  • Identifies and capitalizes on opportunities to promote and positively represent the organization through internal and external communications.
  • Manages multiple consultant and contractor relationships.
  • Oversee internal communications for the organization and maintain and update internal communications guidance, talking points and protocols as needed.
  • Serves as an editor and final checkpoint for all external documents.
  • Produces talking points, remarks and other communications assets as needed.
  • Produces a regular digest of grantee news and climate change news.
  • Manages Sequoia's presence on social media and other platforms.
  • Organizes and maintains our growing library of communications assets.
  • Gathers and monitor communications analytics, using the data to assess the impact of our communications strategy and identify new opportunities.
  • Monitors developments in the field to identify emerging needs, gaps, and opportunities.
  • Manages website and works with developers to address any projects.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Our ideal team member will have the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in strategic communications required.
  • Previous experience working in communications for either a philanthropy or nonprofit is highly preferred.
  • Experience with media relations, preferably both inside and outside the US, is preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required. Fluency in Mandarin or other languages preferred.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Sequoia Climate fund's institutional culture of respect, diversity, and inclusion

Sequoia Climate Fund believes we are strengthened by the diversity of our staff, and welcome such diversity including race, gender identity or expression, educational attainment, disability, veteran status, and personal experience with the criminal justice system. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and we strongly encourage people of color and persons with disabilities to apply. We actively cultivate an institutional culture that reflects the values of respect, equity, and inclusion that we seek to amplify in the larger world.

Sequoia Climate Fund hires, promotes, and retains employees based on their professional qualifications, demonstrated abilities and work performance, as well as on the degree to which these qualities are required in the employment positions made available by Sequoia's service needs and business requirements. All personnel decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge, are made without discrimination based on any protected characteristic as defined by law, e.g., race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, domestic partner status, veteran or military status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, and prior criminal convictions, as well as educational attainment.

COVID-19 Hiring update

  • We have temporarily transitioned to a work-from-home model, and this role is expected to begin as a remote position. To ensure the safety and well-being of our employees, we will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as local advisories from the California Department of Public Health and the Orange County Health Care Agency. Once circumstances allow, staff will be required to work full-time from our office in Irvine, California. We are flexible and willing to discuss the logistics and financial considerations raised by relocation, if needed.