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Company Overview

Galaxy Gives leads the philanthropic efforts of the Novogratz Family. This includes the Novogratz family’s personal giving, political giving, impact investments, donor advised fund, and the Three Dogs Foundation.

Michael Novogratz

As an entrepreneur and financial professional, Michael E. Novogratz is Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, a company dedicated to advancing the growth of digital assets and blockchain, and is a former Partner and President of Fortress Investment Group LLC, and Partner at Goldman Sachs. Michael E. Novogratz has made legal systems reform a top priority for his philanthropic investments. He serves as Chairman of The Bail Project, an organization designed to fight mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system, and Founding Partner of Reform Alliance, which aims to dramatically reduce the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal legal system, starting with probation and parole.

Galaxy Gives

Galaxy Gives leads the philanthropic efforts of the Novogratz Family. This includes the Novogratz family’s personal giving, political giving, impact investments, donor advised fund, and the Three Dogs Foundation. Our mission is to take down barriers created by structural poverty, oppression, and racism in order to maximize opportunity, fairness, and human flourishing for all. Galaxy Gives supports organizations that aim to fight mass incarceration and the criminalization of poverty in America.

Galaxy Digital:

Galaxy Digital is a diversified merchant bank dedicated to the digital assets and blockchain technology industry. Galaxy Digital’s multi-disciplinary team has extensive experience spanning investing, portfolio management, capital markets, operations, and blockchain technology.

Director of Communication
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work with a PR agency to develop a coherent communications plan with the CEO and in partnership with Galaxy Gives, Galaxy Digital, and Galaxy IP Senior Management. Develop a strategic plan with integrated tactics, aligned with Galaxy’s overall strategic goals.
  • Collaborate with Galaxy Gives, Galaxy Gives Grantee, Galaxy Digital, and Galaxy IP to identify brand stories and create engaging content across business lines.
  • Manage daily upkeep of social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. for Mike Novogratz and Galaxy Gives that will increase follower count and engagement; bring focus to the brand story and ethos; demonstrate and build up brand personality; and report on relevant company and industry news;
  • Inspire the creation of all messaging and branding, including communications and creative design materials – press releases, story pitches, advertising and promotion materials, CEO remarks and speeches, public statements and more.
  • Manage external speaking engagements for the principal, including researching and developing scripts, graphic presentations, research event agendas, including audience expectations, other speaker’s remarks.
  • Research institutions, people, and thought leadership topics.
  • Develop and maintain quality control to ensure all communications and creative design are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Identify, cultivate and maintain relationships with media influencers such as publishers, editors, reporters, bloggers, PR professionals and industry leaders to ensure effective management of Novogratz’s story creation and placement across all platforms.
  • Oversee all communication activities related to Novogratz, such as special events, including press accreditation, Galas, TV appearances, Podcasts, and red-carpet activities.
  • Perform ongoing assessment and annual review of Novogratz Communication needs across the organization based on performance metrics.
  • Maximize the latest Communications techniques and tools.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Excellent writing/editing skills
  • Minimum 5-years experience as a hands-on senior communications strategist
  • A gifted spokesperson and effective communicator – oral, written and visual – who can produce high volume, high quality and effective messaging tailored to Novogratz’s brand.
  • Self-confident and naturally persuasive, the candidate has a command of the press and thrives on achieving ambitious goals through hard work and persistence.
  • Demonstrated achievement in collaboration.
  • Strong leadership, time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • A commitment to perfection – where all materials are accurate, error-free and ready for the public eye.
  • Proficient in the language of social media outlets – including Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube – and versatile in all current communications software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Keynote.
  • Passion for Galaxy Gives mission.

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