Job was posted on:
May 29, 2024

Manager, Communications and Network Engagement

Remote, US
full-time | remote


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About the Organization:  

GBSN is a global network of universities that collaborate to strengthen the contributions of business education to sustainable development. GBSN does this by:   

  • Fostering deeper connections among faculty experts across world regions,  
  • Enhancing student access to international and experiential learning opportunities, and  
  • Connecting experts to co-develop resources that support context-rich and locally relevant business and entrepreneurship education. 

Position Summary: 

The Manager, Communications & Network Engagement oversees strategic communications to achieve goals related to member engagement, network strength, and mission fulfillment. This role ensures consistent and professional brand representation across various channels, including web properties, social media, network communications, and published articles, enhancing understanding of and engagement with the organization's mission. The Manager is responsible for meeting project milestones and goals within resource constraints and for developing strategies to involve the broader GBSN staff in supporting communications objectives within their program areas. Additionally, this position plays a key role in planning and executing the organization's annual conference, GBSN Beyond. 

Position Responsibilities:  

  • Develops and implements communication strategies that support the organization's mission, boost awareness/engagement with products and services, and build network connections/community. 
  • Develops and delivers written content for various media channels, such as press releases, marketing materials, websites, blogs, and announcements. 
  • Guide evolution of the organization's digital presence and strategic brand communications including website and social media. 
  • Monitor communications of member organizations in ways that systematically expand organizational awareness of mission-aligned priorities and opportunities. 
  • Support successful planning and execution of GBSN Beyond and other events in coordination with the event planning team, including speaker recruitment, program development, sponsor management, and other responsibilities as needed. 
  • Oversee implementation and evolution of member awards and recognition programs. 

To be successful in this position you will thrive in an environment with:  

  • A small but flexible, hard-working, and proactive team. We operate with a small team of <10 individuals including full-time staff and contractors. You are flexible, adaptable, and comfortable with blurred boundaries for individual responsibility in pursuit of organizational goals. 
  • Global constituents and collaborators. We rely heavily on contributions and collaborations from a global network of partners and volunteers. You thrive on finding ways to work effectively across cultures, time zones, and organizational contexts.  
  • A culture that blends start-up with scale. We have celebrated our second decade with many sustained members and programs. At the same time, we have made substantive changes to our operating model in recent years and see tremendous potential for creating new programs that support our mission and extend our reach. You equally enjoy ideation as well as concept evaluation and execution.  

Ideal candidates for this position will also have: 

  • Minimum four years of work experience, preferably with responsibilities related to external communications, program marketing, content strategy, and volunteer/customer engagement. 
  • Ability to develop and execute a content strategy that aligns with organizational goals and effectively engages target audiences. 
  • Understanding of UX principles to improve website navigation, information architecture, and overall user satisfaction. 
  • Ability to utilize and adapt to various software tools and platforms to improve efficiency. Experience with survey tools, social media management tools, presentation/design applications (PowerPoint, Canva), and CRM software. Proficiency in using content management systems (CMS) like WordPress to update and manage website content. 
  • Excellent time management, project planning, and organizational skills. 
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and G Suite (Docs, Sheets, etc.) with proficiency creating and formatting complex documents and spreadsheets. 
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships. 
  • Ability to work independently and effectively manage multiple projects and priorities. 
  • Undergraduate degree in a business or other relevant field.


We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please submit a resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to [email protected] with “Manager, Communications – Application – YOUR NAME” in the subject line. 


The salary range for the Manager, Communications and Network Engagement is $65,000-$75,000, commensurate with experience. GBSN also offers a competitive benefits package. 

This is a full-time, fully remote position with benefits. Typical office hours are 9 am - 5 pm US Eastern time, with occasional programs and obligations taking place in the mornings, evenings or weekends to accommodate our global operations. We are open to some flexibility in scheduling that aligns with our program and operational needs. The position may require occasional domestic and/or international travel. 

Benefits package includes: 

  • Health benefits 
  • Life insurance and short/long-term disability 
  • Generous package of vacation and sick days, along with paid time off for holidays 
  • 401(k) plan with 5% employer contribution match 

At GBSN you can expect to work with colleagues who are invested in your growth and development, as well as a global network of passionate individuals who are motivated by our mission and the opportunity to impact higher education and our world. Join us to grow professionally, grow your global network, and grow your impact with GBSN.  


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. 

Equal Opportunity Employment Policy  

GBSN maintains a policy of equal opportunity employment and advancement without regard to actual or perceived race, color, sex (gender or sexual harassment), national origin, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability or otherwise as may be prohibited by applicable law.

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About Company
Global Business School Network (GBSN)
The Global Business School Network is a nonprofit organization that partners with business schools, industry, foundations and aid agencies t
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