Development and Communications Coordinator



Marketing & Communications · Full-time
50,000 – 60,000 USD per year
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2023

About Us

GreenWave works to replicate and scale regenerative ocean farming–a zero-input, polyculture seaweed and shellfish farming model that breathes life back into our oceans. By leveraging a mix of farmer-forward training and support, climate subsidies, and market development, we partner with coastal communities across North America to create a blue economy that ensures we can all make a living on a living planet. GreenWave’s goal is to train and support 10,000 farmers by 2030 to catalyze the planting of regenerative ocean crops and yield meaningful economic and climate impacts.

GreenWave has been featured in 60 Minutes, CNN, the BBC, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine, and is the winner of the 2021 Curt Bergfors Food Planet Prize.

GreenWave’s office, seaweed hatchery, and ocean farm operations are located in New Haven, CT.

Job Description

The Development and Communications Coordinator will support day-to-day operations of GreenWave’s Development and Communications teams. Reporting to the Director of Development and Director of Communications, the Development and Communications Coordinator will be responsible for providing administrative, research, writing, and editorial support for the team. This position requires the ability to work successfully within a team environment and build effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, as well as strong organizational skills and attention to detail. This is a full-time remote position. Preference will be given to East Coast-based candidates. The position also has the opportunity to work from our New Haven, CT office.


● Support Development Director and Manager on grant proposals and reports, ranging from research, writing, and last mile proposal packaging (document gathering/prep)

● Support Development Manager to produce institutional and individual donor research using iWave, Foundation Center, LinkedIn, and other Internet-based research tools

● Support Development Manager, program team, and other organizational stakeholders to collect data and produce quarterly Impact Dashboard, updates to organization KPIs, and support other reporting needs

● Support effective donor cultivation, stewardship, and recognition strategy, providing administrative, scheduling, writing, and editorial support

● Support creation of organizational and program-specific assets tailored to different audiences, including writing newsletter features and news sections, as well as social media content as assigned, with opportunities for graphic design for decks and handouts

● Event support, including scheduling event promotion and post-event follow up through GreenWave channels, as well as ensuring staff have materials and equipment for in person speaking and tabling events

● Proofread organizational development and marketing materials as assigned

● Monitor and track media coverage

● Provide additional administrative support as assigned, including donor and media data entry as well as organizing and maintaining donor files and media assets/program content library

● Monitor, traffic, and ensure timely responses to GreenWave general email inboxes

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

● A minimum of three years of professional experience in a similar position

● Proven organizational and problem-solving skills and the ability to work with minimum supervision, exercise good judgment, and take initiative

● Tech-savvy, with proficiency in Google Apps (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Meet, Calendar), Microsoft Office, and major social media platforms

● High degree of accuracy, efficiency, and reliability

● Exceptional oral and written communication skills and strong attention to detail

● Ability to work as a gracious and supportive team player

● Comfortable coordinating multiple deadlines and managing shifting priorities

● Willingness to be flexible and contribute to a wide range of administrative duties

● Proficiency in CRM databases, ideally Salesforce

● Graphic design skills preferred (especially familiarity with Google Slides)

● Familiarity with non-profit organizations preferred

What We Offer

● Annual salary $50,000–60,000

● Competitive benefits, including unlimited sick leave, 20 days of PTO, holidays, employer-paid medical insurance premiums and HRA, home office stipend, and annual professional development stipend. Additionally, GreenWave’s office is closed the week between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day.

How To Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to using the subject line “Development and Communications Coordinator.” In your cover letter, tell us what comes to mind when you think of seaweed. Please limit your response to 10 words or less.

Application deadline: March 31, 2023 People of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. GreenWave is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. GreenWave is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions. GreenWave provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees as required by law

GreenWave is an equal opportunity employer.