CommonBond Communities

Internal Communications Manager

St. Paul, MN
Jan 12, 2022
Feb 11, 2022
CommonBond Communities
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Home is the foundation for everything in life. Since 1971, our model has been about supporting residents in finding stability and achieving their goals. It’s why we’re more than housing—we combine quality affordable homes with our on-site Advantage Services—because we believe that with the right support and opportunities, all people can thrive. Today, over 13,000 people—families, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and other barriers—call a CommonBond community “home.”  Our core values are Respect, Integrity, Partnership, Innovation, and Excellence. We live these values and look for people who embody them to represent our organization in the community. If this sounds like you, please consider joining our team.  


Why CommonBond Communities?:

  • Work-life balance
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee referral program
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Employee recognition and rewards program
  • A respectful and growth-oriented workplace
  • A chance to make a difference in the community!
  • Ongoing training and professional development

CommonBond Communities invites qualified applicants to apply for the Internal Communications Manager position at our Central Office in St. Paul, MN. The Internal Communications Manager is responsible primarily for communications within CommonBond Communities, including all-staff messages, intranet updates, and shared document management. As needed, the Internal Manager is also cross-trained and capable of producing external-facing multimedia content related to increasing brand awareness and support for CommonBond, including social media campaigns, donor engagement, events promotion, and other marketing efforts.

INDIVIDUAL ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Primary Responsibilities of the Internal Manager) 


Executes strategy and produces content for internal CommonBond communications. 

  • Partners with department leaders to build processes for clear, consistent communication between staff members. 

  • Manages distribution of information to staff via email, print materials, the CommonBond Connections intranet, and other channels. 

  • Maintains the Resource Development’s shared file system and organization-wide brand asset library, style guide, and other marketing materials to ensure consistency. 

  • Works with the Director of Communications to update organization-wide communications standards. 

  • Manages interns as needed, focusing on the creation, update, or distribution of content. 


TEAM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Shared Between Internal and External Managers) 


Creates fundraising and donor stewardship communications. 

  • Creates and project manages annual editorial calendars to donor stewardship, fundraising appeals, and public communications activities. 

  • Collaborates with the Director of Communications to produce campaigns with compelling calls to action that help increase contributions to and awareness of CommonBond’s mission. 

  • Produces written content of varying length, as well as pictures, video, and graphic design assets to boost engagement.  


Produces mission-focused content. 

  • Works with Resource Development colleagues to develop all public-facing content such as web, email and direct mail, social media platforms, digital and print collateral documents, brand and style guides, and executive presentation materials. 

  • Maintains public relations through print and digital media, press releases, and other public channels. 

  • Makes data-informed decisions on advertising and other marketing needs.  

  • Manages third-party vendors providing marketing, advertising, data analysis, and other services as needed.   

  • Project manages the Annual Report. 

  • Manages interns as needed, focusing on the creation, update, or distribution of content.  




  • Nonprofit Mission Focus & Core Competencies:  

  • Bachelor’s degree or 3 or more years of relevant work experience. 

  • Outstanding organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks and details simultaneously. 

  • Strong desire and ability to work closely and collaboratively with others.  

  • Understanding of the unique mission focused aspects of nonprofit marketing and communications.  

  • Project Management:  

  • Competency and comfort with project management, including planning, documenting, and executing multiple projects across departments. 

  • Ability to coordinate multiple short- and long-term projects at once, including regularly scheduled communications to donors, event-related marketing efforts, and time-sensitive public relations and crisis management.  

  • Content Creation:  

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including excellent grammar and proofreading abilities. 

  • Graphic design experience and working knowledge of various design software platforms (Adobe Creative suite). 

  • Working knowledge of website management platforms (WordPress) 

  • Comprehensive, multi-platform social media management.  

  • Working knowledge of email marketing practices and platforms (MailChimp, Online Express, and Constant Contact). 

  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office software. 



  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time. 

  • Ability to operate a computer for writing, web, and other software. 

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