Director, Communications Partnerships

Washington D.C.
Commensurate with experience
Apr 10, 2018
Metro Area
Full Time

Join the Media Platform for the Global Development Community


You: a growth-oriented, mission-driven communications leader who jumps at the chance to lead a talented group of communications professionals to make an impact.


Us: a buzzed-about social enterprise committed to changing the world through our audience of one million aid workers and development professionals. An international organization founded at the Harvard Kennedy School, Devex is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has offices in Barcelona and Manila and reporters around the world.


Our diverse global team includes 100 web-savvy journalists, analysts, developers, designers, and marketers. We cover the most important issues in the world, from eradicating malaria and polio to fighting climate change to ending poverty in our time, and professionals at NGOs like Save the Children, CARE, ONE, and the Gates Foundation rely on us to be in-the-know.


If you’re eager to bring your people & project management skills and communications strategy to help us scale up the communications practice at Devex, we’d love to get to know you better. We want to give you the opportunity to grow this practice, learn from sharp, committed colleagues and be part of an energizing culture that’s low on bureaucracy and high on impact (and fun). Get to know us better by checking out our tumblr page:


Why this position is great for you:


  • You get to engage and problem-solve with the top organizations in development, humanitarian assistance and global health


    You have a chance to really impact and even transform the organizations that work every day to achieve the SDGs


    We’re a young, dynamic social enterprise that’s growing fast and that has an open, collaborative culture


    There’s no bureaucracy here. You’ll get to own your work with the support you need


    Our existing business in this area is modest but impressive, and there’s market demand for you to grow it exponentially


    Want to get ahead? We’re filled with stories of people who joined Devex and moved up, and up, and up. And that’s exactly what we’re looking for from you.


What we need from you:


The main responsibilities of the Director, Communications Partnerships are…


  • Lead a global team of professionals at Devex to execute innovative and impactful projects on-time and on-budget.


    Develop innovative communications solutions for our partners to solve their challenges, not cookie-cutter solutions.  Examples of the kinds of communications projects we do at Devex include brand perception surveys, thought leadership reports, events and conferences, and communications campaigns.


    Build a world-class communications practice, recruiting more incredible talent to the team, leveraging the best innovations, and perfecting a workflow and culture of excellence.




To fit well in this role you must have led teams to solve communications challenges.  You have probably worked at a top-flight agency or communications firm, and might have significant in-house experience.  You might even have worked in media.  Now you’re ready to leverage that experience to really make a mark - both on scaling this practice at Devex and directly helping the organizations that are addressing the world’s biggest issues.  Specific requirements include:


  • 10+ years communications experience at top-flight organizations, from communications agencies to big brands in the social sector to major media


    Experience directing teams and significant budgets


    Excellent analytical and writing skills, with a portfolio of work you have personally created


    Bachelor’s degree


    US work authorization


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