Posting: Communications Manager - Detroit Community Wealth Fund

August 3, 2022

Communications Manager

Location: The candidate must be able to work in person in Detroit, Michigan. Until further notice, the position is mostly remote, with some in-person meetings.

Reports to: Executive Director

DCWF Overview

The Detroit Community Wealth Fund (DCWF) provides non-extractive loans, educational training, and business support to cooperatives businesses and community-based businesses. We work with historically marginalized communities in Detroit who have been excluded from the current economic system. We work side by side with clients throughout the entirety of our loan cycle. We also offer a number of educational opportunities for our clients, and for the general public to learn more about cooperative businesses. We connect clients with technical support, including business development, financial feasibility, accounting, and legal services. To learn more about non-extractive lending, and who we lend to, visit our website, here.

DCWF focuses on building ownership opportunities for people who are Black, Brown, Indigenous, and for people of color (BIPOC). We seek to support the creation of cooperative businesses. We see democratically managed workplaces as a powerful model that addresses concrete community needs and shares our vision of a transformed and equitable economy.

Detroit Community Wealth Fund is a member of the Seed Commons, a national community wealth cooperative. We work with over 25 other loan funds to collectively manage our loan fund. While this job is based in Detroit, it will require regular ongoing participation with our nation-wide network, and at times stepping into organizing roles at the Seed Commons, such as serving on committees. Travel for training several times a year is required.

We are currently a small team of two full-time and one half-time staff. Our work is done independently and through regular check-in meetings. We are a worker-self directed nonprofit, which means we collaborate often, include staff input on major decisions and strategic planning, have 360-degree accountability, and strive to be a transparent organization.

Position Description

Communications manager will be responsible for public facing communications on the DCWF social media and newsletters, as well as assist with editorial writing and strategic planning for outreach for DCWF.

The communications manager will support with graphic design, copy writing, and implementing online campaigns for DCWF.

Roles and Responsibilities

Create content and gather content from community and post on Social Media

  • Create content to post regularly for DCWF including educational posts, events, programming, and information related to DCWF and our work and network across 3 Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Newsletter Development

  • Support the development of and sending out two monthly newsletters.

Campaign Development

  • Support with copy writing and strategy for campaigns including fundraising campaigns and event promotion.

Content creation

  • Support storytelling of DCWF and our clients through interviews, storytelling, and data tracking.
  • Support with video and graphic content creation.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a contracted position, up to 10 hours a week compensated at $30/hr

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume or updated LinkedIn profile, and up to 5 samples of your work to Margo Dalal at . In your 1 page cover letter, please answer the following questions. You may use bullet points or paragraphs. References will be requested for applications that move forward in the selection process.

  • Why do you want to work at Detroit Community Wealth Fund?
  • What experiences or qualifications make you an ideal candidate?
  • Why do you feel worker cooperatives and community-owned businesses are a critical component of a just, equitable and anti-racist economy?
  • Anything else you would like us to know.

Priority applications should be emailed by September 1st. The application is on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Detroit Community Wealth Fund does not discriminate against applicants or employees due to their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender gender identity, age, physical ability, hairstyle, previous incarceration, or length of time spent unemployed. We strive to reflect the diverse community we serve. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


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