Community Engagement Manager (Iceland)

At Running Tide, we build technologies that allow us to harness the power of the ocean to build a climate positive future.

The ocean is critical to human and planetary health —but ocean health is in rapid and accelerating decline. We believe that we have the responsibility —and ability —to act.

Running Tide is a global ocean health company. Our fast-growing, multidisciplinary teams of world-class scientists, engineers, and maritime operators, design and implement interventions that rebalance Earth’s carbon cycle, decarbonize global supply chains, restore marine ecosystems, and revitalize coastal communities. Our corporate operations, business development, communications, and policy teams support Running Tide’s front-line workers in scaling our interventions to tackle humanity’s most urgent challenges: restoring ocean health and combating climate change.

Excess carbon in the fast carbon cycle is the biggest threat to ocean health— and our Iceland office plays a key role in the research, development, and execution of Running Tide’s carbon removal system.

Running Tide is looking for a Community Engagement Manager to plan and execute our community outreach and engagement work in Iceland, as well as supporting broader company-wide communication projects.  

Reporting to the Iceland General Manager, you will forge and maintain strong relationships with key communities and interest groups that relate to Running Tide’s operations. As a supporting member for the broader communications team, you might be tasked to take on tasks and projects for the global team, as well as supporting the Iceland team on communications tasks like writing and editing.

You will:

- Create, plan, and execute a strategy for how best to engage with different communities, designed to optimize effective two-way communications with various groups and organizations. This may include site and office visits, town hall meetings, speaking engagements, etc.
- Establish programs and services that educate and provide a transparent look into ocean health interventions generally (including ocean based carbon removal) and Running Tide specifically.
- Create, edit, and maintain communications collateral targeted at the Icelandic market, such as one pagers, presentation slide decks, and ideas for social media content.
- Build and manage relationships with key local stakeholders and leaders and build a keen sense of their priorities and points of view, to effectively represent within the company.
- Oversee liaison activities with groups and organizations.
- Document and communicate learnings, successes, and failures in community engagement work to internal teams, to help the organization learn.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of processes for ongoing feedback mechanisms with affected stakeholder groups.
- Work on and execute ad-hoc tasks and projects as the need arises, related to the field of communications and community engagement, for both the local and the global organization, including liaising with communication consultants and potentially interfacing with media.

You Are (or You have):

- A degree in communications or other relevant field, or work experience that is applicable and relevant.
- Excellent communication skills in Icelandic and English, both in writing and presenting. Able to communicate effectively with multiple audiences and in multiple settings, ranging from one-to-one conversations, to presentations to guided tours and visits.
- Experience planning and managing events.
- A track record of managing communications or outreach programs. Experience with climate-related or scientific communications with community groups is a plus. 
- Able to diffuse and manage high pressure situations.
- Able to manage the process from an idea to execution.
- Team player with a positive and collaborative spirit.
- Strong sense of urgency and a passion for getting results.
- You have a strong sense of politics, public opinion, and the key stakeholders and influencers.
- Able to work unusual hours: this role might require regular travel to our locations (Akranes, Grundartangi) and work during nights and weekends.
Our teams operate with utmost persistence. We are tackling the world’s most difficult and important problems, and we are unwavering in our motivation to find a solution. At our core, we are innovators driven to do "more good" rather than "less bad" in the world.

Running Tide is committed to building a diverse team, bringing as many possible perspectives to bear on the unprecedented challenges facing our planet. We are committed to building an inclusive environment where people of all backgrounds can come to do their best work.

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