Cross Boundary – Global Communications Lead.

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Global Communications Lead

CrossBoundary Group

About the Firm

Founded in 2011, CrossBoundary is a mission-driven investment firm committed to unlocking the power of capital for sustainable growth and strong returns in underserved markets. CrossBoundary provides transaction and investment advisory services, having developed a specialized expertise in unleashing investment across all sectors in these markets. Our advisory clients include governments, development finance institutions, private equity firms, Fortune 100 companies, and research institutions.  Learn more at http://www.crossboundary.com.

Job Description

CrossBoundary is recruiting a seasoned, full-time Global Communications Lead to establish the firm as a leading influencer in our field and support building our businesses. This position requires a candidate with prior experience in communications, branding, and social media, ideally from the investment and renewable energy finance sectors, operating in a global environment. Risk management experience would be advantageous. 

Who We Are

The CrossBoundary team is a unique group made up of people who are genuinely excited by the opportunity to make a difference in some of the most challenging yet exciting markets in the world. Team members come from diverse backgrounds but share a number of qualities: curiosity, humility, integrity, a drive for excellence, and a bias for action.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a communications strategy in support of the firm and its various business units
  • Ensure that all communications and branding activities are reflective of the firm’s vision, virtues, and values
  • Oversee and implement innovative technical communications improvements that will directly impact our Advisory and Energy businesses
  • Support mini-grid, energy, and advisory entities through ongoing consultation, advisory, and direct execution
  • Plan and oversee specific campaigns for investors, institutions, and clients (internal and external)
  • Collect data and impact stories; analyze to evaluate success and story tell
  • Develop published results to promote the firm’s successes on a global scale
  • Draw out insights from our teams and coach them through translating these into compelling content across various communications and social media platforms
  • Drive a robust social media program to ensure a regular and robust pipeline of content
  • Oversee the global events calendar to ensure the firm’s representation at relevant events
  • Work with key stakeholders in both advisory and energy to refine and improve business communication practices and subsequent iterations
  • Provide global analysis of priority areas for business model improvement
  • Conduct media training and coaching for key spokespeople ahead of interviews
  • Host communications and social media training to ensure firm members are adept at supporting our global communications initiatives
  • Sensitize the firm to potential reputation risk issues and help them to navigate the same
  • Engage and interface with external suppliers to support the delivery of communications objectives as required
  • Develop and oversee the communications budget


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications

  • 8 – 10 years of experience in communications, branding, digital and social media, ideally in the financial services and/or renewable energy sectors
  • Grammatically flawless English writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
  • Extensive list of media contacts in underserved markets and the private equity, international business, or international development fields
  • Basic working knowledge of HTML, Javascript, CSS, or other web publishing languages
  • Intuitive writer – writing clearly, concisely, and persuasively is effortless for you
  • Outstanding PowerPoint presentation skills, including the ability to illustrate concepts visually
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Team player who seeks out collaboration within the company and with external partners
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Independent worker who thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Awareness of and proficiency using new and social media platforms
  • Familiarity with search engine optimization and web traffic metrics
  • User interface design experience


DC, London, or Nairobi, with frequent travel

Equal Opportunity Employer

CrossBoundary is an equal opportunity employer








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