Marketing and Communications Manager

created: Monday, May 23, 2022

Type of Contract: Full time

Location: NYC, Atlanta, Chicago, or New Orleans preferred; remote option available

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Partnerships


Position Summary:

The Marketing and Communications Manager will work closely with the Director of Marketing & Partnerships to grow Laureus USA’s presence and visibility in order to generate additional funding and strengthen partner relationships- with the ultimate goal of fulfilling Laureus USA’s mission to improve the lives of youth and unite communities through the power of sport. This person will manage key communication platforms to raise the profile of Laureus USA with relevant audiences, share impactful stories that highlight sport as tool for youth development and social change, and ensure consistent messaging and branding.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support Director of Marketing and Partnerships on implementing and measuring results of overall communications strategy that standardizes Laureus USA key messaging and highlights our impact in and across cities
  • Oversee design, copywriting and printing of marketing and communications materials to support development and programs teams with the overall objective of positioning Laureus USA as leader in the sport for development sector
  • Manage external partners across graphic design, branding, video production and web development
  • Use proper marketing and communication platforms to promote major initiatives, research projects, and partnerships.
  • Create and tailor promotional decks for potential funders and partners
  • Build and update Laureus USA website, managing server, hosting and regular content updates
  • Manage and grow social media platforms, including content creation, responding to messages and comments, and weekly posting across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Author and publish blog posts about Laureus’ work and the wider Sport for Good sector
  • Liaise with Laureus Global communications teams and support on global communication projects as needed
  • Support cultivation of PR and press coverage in conjunction with external partners and PR agencies
  • Manage national and program specific newsletter creation and distribution
  • Create speaking notes for Laureus staff and Laureus Academy Members & Ambassadors as needed
  • Support Development team on funder cultivation & management
  • Support Programs team and partners with storytelling and amplification through marketing and communication channels
  • Lead on event logistics and execution
  • Support Director of Marketing & Partnerships on US athlete engagement opportunities
  • Provide marketing, design, and communication support for key Laureus USA events
  • Ensure proper and consistent use of branding and messaging throughout all Laureus USA communications, and support staff on correct brand usage


Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • 5 plus years of experience in Marketing and Communications
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to utilize social media to engage and grow diverse audiences
  • Experience executing and enhancing marketing and communication strategies for non-profit organizations
  • Strong project manager who can multitask and meet deadlines
  • A flexible team player who is willing to take on new challenges and tasks that might fall outside of this job description
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the sport for development sector
  • Experience working with high profile stakeholders and/or celebrities
  • Graphic design experience required
  • Bachelor’s Degree required


Interested parties should apply directly through this link.

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