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Senior Associate, Knowledge & Communications

What We Do:

Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) works toward a more just and vibrant society through:

Financing that invests in missions. Our customized financing strengthens hardworking nonprofits and social enterprises.

Consulting that empowers leaders. Our experts equip you to make financial decisions that best serve your mission.

Partnering on big problems. Service providers, funders, and investors turn to us for new ways to collaboratively support stronger, fairer communities.

Learning that helps illuminate paths to solving complex social issues. Sharing experiences and expertise – from ideas to anecdotes to cutting-edge data and analysis – makes it easier.

NFF advances missions and social progress in underserved communities through financing, consulting, partnerships, and knowledge-sharing that empower leaders, organizations, and ideas. A leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), NFF currently manages over $310 million. Since 1980, we have provided almost $700 million in financing and access to additional capital in support of over $2.3 billion in projects for thousands of organizations nationwide.


Position Summary:

The Senior Associate, Knowledge & Communications (K&C) is a central member of a fast-moving and highly collaborative team that designs and executes outreach, communications, and thought-leadership projects to advance NFF’s work toward a more just and vibrant society. S/he is charged with executing a variety of projects and tasks including (but not limited to) creation and dissemination of text-based and graphic content via publications, social media, marketing collateral, and three websites.

The right person for this role will have very strong writing, copy editing, and proofreading skills, notably the facility to write quickly, clearly, concisely, and in others’ style and voices. S/he will have a keen eye for detail and accuracy, and a demonstrated ability to identify and compellingly tell NFF’s stories. We are looking for a proactive, problem-solving, and collaborative spirit with a sense of humor and a readiness to pivot, someone who will responsibly and accountably see projects through to fruition on time and budget. S/he will be a good and active listener and creative thinker, who respectfully voices his/her thoughts and ideas – and jumps in with two feet whatever the chosen path.

The ideal candidate embodies NFF’s values, proactively builds strong relationships with and wholeheartedly collaborates across K&C and wider NFF teams, and adds value up and down the management chain.

This position will be based in NFF’s New York headquarters and will report to the Vice President, Knowledge & Communications.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, research, and produce stories that advance NFF’s business and mission objectives
  • Write, edit, proofread, and polish text for NFF publications and communications channels
  • Create/support creation of graphic content for NFF publications and communications channels
  • Take over daily management of NFF’s social media channels
  • Project-manage production and dissemination of reports, emails, blogs, and other materials, liaising with staff and freelance writers, designers, photographers, printers, and distributors
  • Manage K&C’s content-development and review/approval/permissions processes and schedules
  • Provide administrative and event support
  • Other duties as assigned


Essential Requirements for Education and/or Experience:

  • Strong, versatile story-telling, writing, copyediting, and proofreading skills
  • A keen eye for accuracy, detail, and design
  • A strategic communications mindset and tactical excellence
  • Some professional experience with social media, website content creation and management, collateral development and production
  • Creative thinking and a good-natured willingness to pivot and problem-solve in a dynamic work environment
  • Accountability with strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work enthusiastically and productively within a highly collaborative team as well as independently with minimal supervision
  • Commitment to put your all toward NFF’s business-plus-mission objectives
  • Comfort with sometimes technical business, finance, and management issues and terms
  • An inquisitive nature and eagerness to learn and stretch
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; Adobe Creative Suite; Drupal 8 or another Content Management System


Specialized Knowledge/Beneficial Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with Constant Contact or another e-marketing platform; html; Photoshop


Please Note:

All salaries are commensurate with experience and include an attractive benefits package.

Nonprofit Finance Fund is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in its workforce.  Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

NFF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or military or veteran status in accordance with federal law. In addition, NFF complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it maintains facilities. NFF also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

This job posting provides a general list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required for this position. It does not represent a contract for employment and NFF reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without notice.

When applying, please DO NOT include any of the following information with your job application: Social Security number; driver's license number or state-issued identification card number; financial account number, or credit or debit card number.

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