Communications Manager

Position: Communications Manager

Salary Range: $52,000-$70,000

Position Summary: The Communications Manager is tasked with creating strategic communication and donor stewardship/cultivation content that elevates the awareness and perception of NATIFS and the Indigenous Food Lab (IFL) within the community. In this position, the Communications Manager guides NATIFS communications and works closely with the leadership team and the NATIFS Founders. This position will work closely with the Non-Profit Consultant on annual giving messaging and collaborate cross-programs to improve communications.  Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Communications Manager is a key driver of NATIFS brand and representation in the community, strengthening the founding vision with organizations across Indian Country, and in the greater philanthropic community.


  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated success leading and implementing strategic communications for multiple audiences, internal and external, on multiple platforms
  • Demonstrated comprehension of fundraising communications best practices
  • Experience supporting the development of decolonized environments
  • Demonstrated collaborative style; cultural competency; and effective relationship building;
  • Ability to position communications discussion at both strategic and tactical levels
  • Demonstrated success integrating social media into communications strategies
  • Demonstrated success in managing multiple projects concurrently and completing on time
  • Demonstrated success in working effectively with staff at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to easily adapt to change
  • Proficiency with donor and contact management databases
  • Experience working in a nonprofit organization
  • Experience with graphic design and HTML
  • Experience with WordPress or other CMS systems

Engagement with NATIFS’ mission:

  • Lead by example.
  • Practice Indigenous values identified as NATIFS workplace cultural expectations.
  • Represent NATIFS and reflect values in community.  
  • Willingly step up as requested. 
  • Generate new ideas.
  • Work on strategies, activities and funding.
  • Engage with board as appropriate.
  • Attend and participate in events and meetings.
  • Communicate internally in a timely manner.

ADA requirements:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Physical Demands: Required to use a computer and a phone; Frequent use of computer for communications, document editing, web-based application use, and other application use
  • Working Conditions: Moderate noise level, occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.
  • Will involve regular presence at the Minneapolis location.

*English speaking, conversational Spanish preferred, with knowledge of Indigenous language value

To Apply or Inquire for Further Information

please send the following materials to, with the subject line as follows: CM_(last name)_(first name):

  • One-page cover letter
  • Resume or CV
  • In your cover letter, please mention any experience living in or working in Native communities, and any other experience you believe makes you a successful candidate for this position.

NATIFS is committed to the principle of equity. We actively encourage women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals to apply for this position and all positions at NATIFS.

NATIFS is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military status, or any other characteristic as established by law.