Website The Build Up Companies

Strengthening the governance, grant making, and organisational structuring of brave systems-change grant makers to transform life outcomes for vulnerable and historically marginalised communities.

The Build Up Companies are looking for a talented Communications Coordinator to help create our communications strategy and oversee our social media accounts, newsletter, podcast, and web-series.


  • Freelance contract
  • Language: English
  • Fully remote
  • Salary: $25 – $30 hourly rate (starting rate)
  • Application expires: until filled

Job Description

As our Communications Coordinator, you will be responsible for creating original content, managing external communications inquiries and ensuring that the appropriate content is developed for any events and be up-to-date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends, particularly for LinkedIn and X (Formerly Twitter).

You should have excellent communication skills and be able to express Build Up’s views creatively and intentionally. You will support Build Up, Inc. in implementing its resource development plan by creating visually compelling materials, refining key messaging, and coordinating effective communication strategies.

In addition, you will collaborate with the Build Up, Inc. team to ensure a cohesive and engaging presentation of the organisation’s initiatives while also supporting the development of consistent and impactful communication collateral to strengthen donor relationships and enhance the overall success of the fundraising efforts.

Furthermore, you will collaborate with BUI’s sponsored projects to curate compelling stories and showcase them on our social media platforms, aligning with our communications strategy and fostering a deeper connection with our audience.

Additionally, you will manage outreach to potential sponsors and guests for the podcast from research to outreach, solidifying the engagement. You will manage the podcast thoughtfully and professionally, completely owning all aspects of the podcast such as liaising with We Edit Podcasts, drafting all relevant content, recording intros and outros, blog posts, and social posts.

Ultimately, you should be able to effectively manage our social media presence, ensuring high levels of web traffic and customer engagement. You will support in the management of Build Up’s image in a cohesive way to achieve our marketing and communications goals.

Role Requirements

Our ideal candidate is someone who thrives in start-up environments, is extremely proactive and take initiative, reliable and is embracing challenges.

In addition, they also have:

  • a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Marketing, Communications, Business or English) and at least 2-3 year of relevant experience or no bachelor’s degree and have at least four years of relevant communications and marketing working experience;
  • A portfolio of demonstrated past client successes, capturing audience growth and return on investment;
  • Developed communications strategy and managed content;
  • Values that completely align with ours;
  • Excellent copywriting skills;
  • Strong editing skills;
  • A very high level of confidentiality;
  • Can meet tight deadlines and follow up quickly;
  • Solid knowledge of SEO, keyword research, and Google Analytics;
  • A genuine interest in what is happening socially, politically, and philanthropically in the United States, the Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our work centres historically marginalised and vulnerable communities, including people of color, those impacted by the criminal justice system, and women, especially Black women, so we strongly encourage applications from members of these communities who are committed to transforming life outcomes for those most invisibilised in society.

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