Communications Manager

Reports To: President

General Job Purpose: The Communications Manager is an exempt position responsible for developing and implementing a communications strategy that broadens the impact and reach of The Community Foundation. The Communications Manager is responsible for overseeing all internal and external communications functions for The Community Foundation to strengthen relationships with donors, grantees and community partners. This position supports the Community Foundation’s role as a leader and trusted philanthropic partner in Macon County.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Leads development and implementation, in cooperation with the President, of an annual Communications plan that supports all aspects of the Foundation’s work.
    • Plan will support grantmaking, community leadership initiatives, and resource development and stewardship.
    • Includes but is not limited to the development of documents utilizing variety of mediums for various audiences.
    • Oversees development and management of all web/social media content and strategy as well as all radio and written communications.
    • Works with external consultants as needed.
  • Supports donor cultivation, stewardship, and retention through effective storytelling and materials that communicate the Community Foundation’s mission, vision and impact.
  • Maintains consistent brand awareness across the organization.
  • Works through President to support board member education and engagement.
  • Assists President with Macon County Legacy member outreach.
  • Creates outreach plan that includes the Economic Development Corp, the City of Decatur, and villages of Macon County.
  • Plans, coordinates, and executes special events and press conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a communications, public relations, marketing or journalism background and two years of work experience in related field.
  • Good computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of website and social media management a plus.
  • Knowledge of sound nonprofit management procedures.
  • Ability to communicate well with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent writing skills, including experience in public relations writing.
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Good time management skills and excellent organizational skills.
  • Self-starter, ability to work with little supervision.
  • Ability to work in collaborative, mission-driven environment.

About the Community Foundation of Macon County

The Community Foundation is where generous families, individuals, companies, and nonprofits make charitable dollars go the furthest for the permanent good of our community. Learn more at


This position is administrative, full-time, and the selected applicant will be eligible to participate in the Community Foundation’s employee health and benefits plan. Compensation will be commensurate with skill level and experience.


Salary: Salary range is lower to mid $50K and is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits: Paid sick, vacation, and holidays


Retirement Benefit

Support for professional development

To Apply: Email a PDF résumé, cover letter, two writing samples and three references to Missy Batman at All applications will be considered under the strictest of confidence. No calls, please.

Anticipated Start Date: June 1, 2022

Hiring Policy: The Community Foundation considers applicants for all positions without regard to gender, race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

Must pass a pre-employment screening assessment.