Communications and Marketing Consultant

Ice911 is a nonprofit Silicon Valley moonshot. Founded in 2008 by Dr. Leslie Field, we now have years of extensive field testing, the science and technology, team, and experience needed to stabilize the climate through Arctic sea ice preservation and restoration and avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Our methods and approach will buy us more time to adopt global sustainable solutions like renewable energy, electric transport, carbon sequestration and carbon use reduction.

It's time to act. We are seeking to rapidly expand our visibility and funding partnerships beyond the climate change community to reach a broader audience of environmental, governmental, international, and corporate partners. Do you have the communications and marketing skills to help Ice911 effectively spread the word our work restoring Arctic ice and pioneering the way to slow and reverse global warming?

With humble offices in Redwood City and a current budget of about $1M, we want to assertively expand our visibility and messaging to support our vision of growing to a $10M organization by 2022. For more about our history, defining principles, science, and team visit

Ideal Candidate

Ice911 is seeking articulate and creative communications strategist and marketing consultant with a personal or vocational connection to the issues and stakeholders addressing climate change. Candidates will bring informed environment insights, strategic thinking, political savvy, and a sense of humor to their work. This is a hands- on part time contract position of approximately 15-20 hours a week.

Essential Qualifications

Candidates will bring many of the following skills or experience to the role:

  • Demonstrated commitment to Ice911’s mission of slowing climate change, with experience providing leadership to these issues in a staff or volunteer leadership role.

  • A proven track record in developing effective communications campaigns to inform public opinion, increase awareness, and propel activism as well as collaborations, partnerships, and investments.

  • Exceptional public and interpersonal communication skills - including speaking, writing, and consensus building.

  • Expertise integrating social media campaigns including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

  • Experience working in close partnership with small but dedicated team of staff, associates, advisors, volunteers, and Board members.

  • Self-direction and the ability to juggle and prioritize multiple deadlines and projects in an active environment.

  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends to support events.

  • Effective use of MS Office and database management.

  • Flexibility to pitch in where needed.

  • Experience working with international initiatives and media helpful

Essential Functions:

  • Drive the creation and implementation of an integrated communications and brand strategy that includes national and international press, website, internal collateral materials, blogs, and social media.

  • Provide a credible and informed presence for Ice911 among partners and funders.

  • Translate and synthesize complex scientific information into effective talking points to target diverse audiences.

  • Coordinate with fund raising, events and technology teams to ensure a coherent and synergistic organizational communications and outreach.

  • Assist the leadership team and Board in their communications roles by providing support, education and leadership.

  • Develop compelling case statements, funding strategies, and donor communications

  • Manage timely media responses and talking points for staff and Board in response to national and international issues and breaking news

  • Effectively utilize information technology, social media, database applications, and the Internet.

  • Attract and manage outside vendors when appropriate.

  • Work occasional nights and weekends as needed to support events.

Application Process

Email your cover letter (Word or PDF document) summarizing your interest in our work, fit with each of the qualifications listed, compensation requirements, and experience along with a current resume to:

Dr. Steven Zornetzer, Executive Director, at: with “Ice911-Communications Position” in the subject field. Resumes must have a cover letter to be considered. Inquiries from candidates are welcomed and should be directed to Dr. Zornetzer. Deadline for consideration is March 17, 2019, or until the position is filled.