The Honnold Foundation promotes solar energy for a more equitable world

We provide grants, project management, and storytelling resources to nonprofits throughout the Americas. Our grants fund solar energy access, job training, and energy self-sufficiency initiatives that reduce environmental impact and improve peoples’ lives. Founded by professional rock climber Alex Honnold in 2012, the Honnold Foundation is growing rapidly, and we're building a team of curious, critical, and collaborative professionals who want to make the world a better place.  



Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for creating and managing all outgoing content for the Honnold Foundation-- designing a new and effective donor outreach campaign for email, creating content for Instagram and Facebook, managing our website, and generally helping our audience form a meaningful connection to the Foundation’s work. This role also involves work in our Salesforce database, preparing reports and identifying donor groups for outreach.

The Coordinator’s main goal is to convert Alex Honnold fans into solar energy access fans-- creating a clear link between Alex and the Foundation’s work, and ensuring our grantees and nonprofit partners are at the center of every story we tell. This role requires a passion for storytelling, flawless writing skills, and the ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds. As the third member of the Honnold Foundation’s small Salt Lake City-based team, the Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director to set priorities and establish communication goals.


  • Excellent writer: This role demands a dynamic storyteller who’s able to create engaging, original, and grammatically flawless content across multiple platforms.

  • Self-starter with a big picture view: As a small organization in a period of rapid growth, things change quickly-- and while collaboration is a key part of this role, the Coordinator must also be prepared to work independently, move projects forward at a rapid rate, and make autonomous decisions. We’re seeking someone who listens well, asks thoughtful questions, and manages their tasks effectively to produce timely, high quality results.

  • Expert relationship-builder: The Coordinator will communicate with grantees and nonprofits, brands and corporate partners supporting our work, donors, and the general public-- and is expected to maintain positive, productive relationships with all those stakeholders.

  • B.A./B.S. or higher degree in communications, marketing, or journalism, or equivalent experience.

Graphic design expertise, comfort using Salesforce, and nonprofit work experience are pluses but not requirements.

This is a full-time position based in Salt Lake City, Utah, reporting to the Executive Director. Salary $43,000 - $48,000 DOE, benefits include health insurance, a generous vacation policy, and outdoor gear perks.

To apply for this position, submit a thoughtful cover letter and current resume to Please include the phrase “Communications Coordinator Application” in your subject line.



The Honnold Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment.