Senior Communications & Marketing Manager

Forum for the Future

Location New York, with possibility for remote working in an eastern time zone
Salary $74,000 pro rata, per annum, depending on experience
Team US Team
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 12th Feb 2023 GMT

Job Description

Salary: $74,000 pro rata, per annum, dependent on experience 

Hours: 22.5 hours per week (3 days a week) excluding lunch breaks

Contract: This is a one-year fixed term contract, with the possibility of renewal. The initial contract will end approximately 12 months after its start unless already terminated by either party prior to that date

Location: Forum for the Future c/o WeWork,77 Sands Street, 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States. Candidates must have a valid right to work in the country you are applying. This is a hybrid role with flexible working-from-home arrangements and a preference for you to come into the New York office atleast once per month / as needed for priority internal and external meetings

Benefits: various opportunities for flexible working, generous time off policies, and other sector-competitive benefits.

Are you passionate about inspiring people to help create a socially just and regenerative future? Are you a strategic communications thinker with an appetite for integrated marketing campaigns that raise awareness and understanding of sustainability, while driving engagement with a cause? Do you want to work as part of an international team publishing thought-leading content with game-changing potential?  If so, then this is a unique opportunity for you. 

About Forum for the Future

Forum for the Future, one of the world’s leading international sustainability non-profits, works to create a just and regenerative future. We have a 25-year track record in influencing change on the issues that matter most. We inspire change-actors to step up their ambition, stretch their vision and find pathways that are systemic, strategic and capable of tackling the root causes of our current crises.  

We focus on influencing three pivotal transitions: to renewable energy, to a sustainable food system, and in the purpose of business. We have partnerships with influential organisations in business, civil society, government and philanthropy and drive national and international multi-stakeholder projects from four offices: America, UK/Europe, India and South-East Asia. We operate as a global team, delivering both international and local projects. As a dynamic, international leader with a deep commitment to creating a better future, you will play a pivotal role in using communications to drive real and lasting impact.

About the team

We are a multicultural team of 80 people, with offices in London, Mumbai, New York, and Singapore. 

This post, Senior Communications and Marketing Manager, will work across our US geography. As part of the International Communications and Marketing team (based across all four offices), you will use integrated marketing approaches to support brand, programme and income generation goals at what is a key and exciting time for Forum’s US work.

About the role

Forum is at an exciting time in our evolution, offering opportunities for unprecedented impact. We updated our strategy in 2022, with the new strategy for 2023 – 2025 now moving into the implementation phase.

At Forum we know to create change, we need to engage and inspire change-makers – and that starts with raising awareness of who we are, what we do, how and why. The post-holder will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of our US communications and marketing strategy, leveraging the full channel mix – from press and PR to digital and events – to connect with wide-ranging audiences.

The post is an exciting opportunity for anyone passionate about creating genuinely thought-leading content with the potential to engage hearts and minds at what is a pivotal moment for the sustainability movement.


About you

To succeed in this role you will have:

●     a passion for marketing and thought leadership and its ability to influence the world around us

●     a passion for collaborative leadership, underpinned by a self-starter flair

●     ambition to be part of a team working for fundamental change, for a just and regenerative future

●     demonstrated ability to lead the shaping of an ambitious communications and marketing strategy – from objectives and audiences to value propositions and measurement/learning

●     a full understanding of using integrated marketing to build a brand, to create change and to raise income. This includes demonstrated experience in working across owned, earned and paid-for media, and knowing which channel(s) to leverage for maximum impact

●     demonstrated understanding of the US media landscape, and strong contacts across various US media  

●     a laser focus on priorities


And to further thrive in this role you will:

●  be effective at highly distributed and networked ways of working

●  enjoy working with people from different cultures and across geographies and your preferred ways of working are embodied by Forum’s values (being courageous, adaptive, empathetic, inquisitive, playful and respectful).

●  be an effective communicator, writer, presenter and speaker able to engage effectively with different audiences and clearly communicate complex sustainability information to non-expert audiences in a way that compels action.

If you do not meet all of the requirements outlined in the job description but still believe you have the right mix of skills and experience to thrive in this role and further Forum’s ambitious goals for change, we encourage you to apply.

In return, we offer a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of systems thinking and change making, continually learning and experimenting to identify how we deliver the most impact working in a collaborative multi-cultural team environment.


Forum for the Future works in a space of complexity where

there are no easy answers – an ideal candidate will be comfortable with uncertainty and be able to hold space for exploration and innovation. Resilience is a key personal attribute that is necessary to the role.

Our work environment

We believe in being courageous, adaptive, inquisitive, respectful, empathetic and playful. You can read more about our organisational values here. These values help build our common culture, shape our shared purpose and guide us in all actions and decisions.  We are inspired by the world in which we live and those with whom we share it and seek to act justly in all we do.

We enjoy working in teams, collaborating, and learning from each other. We are a dynamic, flexible and supportive team of people who care about each other’s wellbeing and the world around us.

At Forum, we aspire to foster positive team spirit and to provide the best possible working environment for all our staff; one that is based on the highest standards of ethics, honesty, integrity, openness and transparency.

We are an inclusive organisation that encourages applications from across our diverse communities. We’re committed to building a team of capable and thriving people from all walks of life.

If this role interests and excites you, we would love to hear from you.  Where you do not meet all of the requirements outlined in the job description, but still believe you have the right mix of skills and experience to thrive in this role and further Forum’s ambitious goals for change, we encourage you to apply.

In return, we offer a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of systems thinking and change making. We work as a close knit, dynamic, and supportive team. We offer various opportunities for flexible working to help you manage your work life balance.


Together we can create a just and regenerative future.


 Application process

To find out more about this vacancy, please download and read the full job description.

Application deadline is 11.59pm GMT, 12.02.2023

We use the Applied platform because it is designed to reduce bias in our recruitment process. To apply for this job, we ask you to answer a few work-based questions. Please therefore read the application questions carefully and answer them in the space provided (250 words) to clearly demonstrate your understanding of the role, and how your skills and experience will enable you to thrive and deliver in this post in Forum for the Future

The Applied platform includes instructions on how to use the portal. Once you start your application you will be presented with a dashboard which helps you to track your progress and reminds you of the closing date for the application. As you complete sections you can draft and save your responses to review and submit when you are ready to (as long as you’re within our required application deadline).

Please note:

Some of the personal data you provide to Applied when you apply for a role with Forum for the Future will be passed on to us for the purposes of (a) reviewing your application; (b) inviting you for interview; and/or (c) offering you a job and getting you set up as an employee. For full details on how we collect and use your personal data please visit our privacy notice here.

If your application is not successful, any personal data provided to us by Applied (including any personal data relating to equal opportunities monitoring as set out above) will be retained by Forum for the Future for no longer than 12 months after the application deadline has passed, at which point your personal data will be securely deleted. We only keep your information for that period in order to allow us to comply with relevant legal obligations.

Please note:

If you do not already hold the right to work in the respective countries and/or require sponsorship in order to continue working in the country, you should think carefully before applying. This is because we will be unable to sponsor you.

Equal Opportunities

Forum for the Future wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities in employment. We promote and support equality, diversity and inclusion both in our own workplace and through our work with our partners and the wider public.  We actively support and promote diversity as an essential component of sustainability, and as a key element of our organisational values.  We oppose all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, caste, religion or belief. We encourage applications from under-represented groups, including those who identify as disabled, LGBTQ, ethnic minorities, and come from diverse social and educational backgrounds.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Sun 12th Feb 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sun 12th Feb 2023