Community Director

New York, NY
Job Type
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
Please submit a resume and concise cover letter touching on 1) why NationSwell, and what excites you about this opportunity 2) how you might leverage your superpowers for NationSwell, and 3) what inspires you about working with impact leaders
Where to Apply

Founded in 2013, NationSwell helps purpose-driven leaders and organizations take their impact to the next level. Their unique ecosystem of services and experiences provides influential leaders and organizations with essential strategy, connections, and amplification. NationSwell is a certified B Corp, which means how they do business is inextricably linked to their mission and impact. They hold theirselves accountable every day to the values of Integrity, Excellence, Inclusion, Innovation, Inspiration, and Teamwork.

The NationSwell Council is a curated community of 1,000+ purpose-driven senior leaders across business, philanthropy, venture capital, government, media, and social enterprise. It is intentionally diverse to ensure a range of perspectives are always at the table. Their members all share a drive to serve and the ambition to have a tangible impact. Through a range of convenings, personalized introductions, and strategic support, members access cutting-edge expertise and influential collaborators and supporters who are uniquely primed for action and impact. Above all, members find community with others working to take on some of their nation’s biggest challenges.

Role Overview:

NationSwell is seeking a Community Director to drive engagement and impact with their dynamic national community. You will create, contribute to, and execute strategies that deepen engagement amongst their members and strengthen their connection to NationSwell. You will support community members in their purpose-led work, foster collaborations, and form partnerships that advance the collective impact of the NationSwell Council. You will have creative freedom in working with members, and driving impact-based projects, helping shape events, and contributing to NationSwell’s content.

How You’ll Contribute:

Manage a portfolio of members, build strong relationships, maintain regular contact, proactively and strategically collaborate to advance their work, foster community, and make connections to generate impact on social and environmental issues in the US.

Drive the member experience by uncovering and distilling each member’s unique needs, making strategic connections, and delivering ad hoc moments of value and delight with agile response to the needs of the member base.

Meet specific goals around member renewal, referrals, community engagement, cross-platform business opportunities, and overall member satisfaction

Embody a community culture in which members from different races, geographies, industries, and backgrounds feel immediately welcome and valued

Act as a strategic and operational lead on delivering and enhancing their membership product, ensuring their member experience reflects NationSwell’s mission and exceeds member expectations, regularly iterate your approach in response to member needs, and proactively make recommendations to improve the member experience and drive impact.

Continuously seek improvements to their offering, delivery, and internal ways of working. Work with the Council team to generate and propose new ideas that enhance member experience through programming, service, and engagement.

Apply member feedback and your knowledge of community management best-practices to drive innovation, drawing from external examples, and commit to ongoing learning

Collaborate closely with their Editorial, Council, Programming, and Studio teams to continually improve their cross-platform offerings and maximize the opportunity for members to connect with their institutional partners and Studio clients.

Meticulously track member engagement and impact in their CRM, embrace automation, analyze and apply data to adjust your approach, and inform their strategy. Prepare data and impact stories to be shared internally and externally.

Stay up to date on social and environmental issues in the US and apply your learnings to impact projects, events, written content, and your work with members.

Work with the team on cutting-edge event concepts and formats that foster inspiration, connection, and practical learnings.

Assist and take the lead in hosting events, facilitating round-table conversations, dinners, and other intimate gatherings in-person and virtually (with the utmost regard for your safety as they work through the pandemic).

Model their core values of Innovation, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Inclusion, and Inspiration.

What are you like?

Successful candidates will excel at building community and forging strong relationships with accomplished leaders from diverse industries and backgrounds. You are a natural problem solver and connector, a relationships-first kind of person, team-oriented, data-driven, and committed to continuous improvement and learning. You should excel at collaborating on a growing team, have expert interpersonal communication skills, and be highly organized with a start-up mentality. You are ardently dedicated to addressing social and environmental issues in the US.

Desired qualifications:

Background in community management or managing memberships

Proven ability to think strategically and draw connections between people and opportunities

Ability to manage executive-level relationships

Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying attention to detail, with the utmost respect for relationship capital

Excellent at oral and written communications, and presentation skills

A deep commitment to impact and driving critical change in the United States and beyond

Background in impact work within the third sector or public sector highly desired

Belief in NationSwell’s values and commitment to furthering anti-racism, equity, and inclusion.


They know that having a positive team culture is essential to achieving their goals, so they put time and effort into making NationSwell an encouraging, energizing, and exciting place to work. They are proud to be a certified B Corp. Here are just a few of the ways they celebrate their staff and culture at NationSwell.

Health and Wellness: Health, dental, and vision insurance, an EAP, HSA, FSA, and a gym membership subsidy for you + your family

Work-Life Balance: Unlimited paid time off and flexible schedules to encourage your work-life balance

Giving Back: Paid time off for employees to volunteer for causes that matter to them and internal moments to celebrate it

Transit: A fully-covered Citi Bike membership and pre-tax transit benefits to help you get to where you’re going

Net Purpose + Culture Index: Measure of their employee’s sense of purpose and engagement with their Mission

Your Savings: Employees are offered a 401k account, and they match a portion of each contribution

Additional Information

NationSwell is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, and they are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. They are dedicated to building a workforce that celebrates diversity and equity and believe that inclusivity plays an important role in their decision-making process, both in staffing and in work product.