Feminist Jobs & Internships
|Job Title:||Advocacy and Communications Manager|
|Organization:||NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia|
|Region:||DC Metro Region|
|Description:||Position Title: Advocacy and Communications Manager (Full-Time) Reports To: Executive Director
Location: Washington, D.C. Metro Area
Supervises: Campus organizers, field organizers, interns and volunteers
Salary: Competitive pay commensurate with experience plus vacation, sick leave, and health and dental insurance Available Start Date: Immediately
Summary: The Advocacy and Communications Manager will oversee electoral field operations, program implementation and management, and earned, traditional, social and new media for NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia?s Foundation, 501 (c4) and Political Action Committee.
Minimum job requirements:
-Bachelor?s Degree required; Graduate work/degree a plus.
-Strong commitment to reproductive justice and the mission of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia; -At least one cycle of electoral experience with a political campaign or issue based campaign; -Experience with/knowledge of media relations practices; -Experience planning and conducting trainings and facilitating meetings; -Excellent oral and written communication skills; -Ability to independently manage several projects at one time, developing and following a strategic plan and setting priorities; -Ability to work cooperatively with board members, staff, media, volunteers and the general public; -A flexible work schedule (some nights and weekends)
Preferred job requirements:
-Working knowledge of political environment of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
-Experience with reproductive rights and/or justice work; -Access to reliable transportation is highly preferred.
Description of Responsibilities:
Political Organizing (c4 & PAC):
-Develop and execute voter contact strategies and field and message campaigns in targeted legislative districts.
-Supervise pro-choice voter ID efforts -Conduct candidate interviews and oversee endorsement process.
-Create election-related email alerts to members and activists.
-Organize and oversee GOTV field canvasses and phone banks.
Program Management (Foundation & c4):
-Develop and implement the organization?s short and long term program objectives
-Develop and implement plans and measurable goals for grassroots public education/issue campaigns;
-Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers and interns needed to implement grassroots programs including coordination of monthly volunteer nights and in-office day volunteers;
-Write and design educational materials;
-Assist executive director and deputy director with grant proposals and reports.
Intern, Field Organizer, Campus Organizers and Volunteer Management:
-Recruit, train and supervise interns to support organization?s programmatic work;
-Supervise college/university campus intern campaigns;
-Support field organizer for educational outreach community organizing;
-Oversee communication operations; develop relationships with reporters, pitch stories to media, look for opportunities to promote organization and write press releases;
-Capitalize on earned media opportunities for organizational influence;
-Maintain organization?s website and grow social media efforts including blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube;
-Draft and submit email action alerts to members and activists.
Application Deadline: Accepted and considered on a rolling basis; final deadline: Friday, July 20, 2012
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org addressing your experience with the above responsibilities and qualifications and describing your interest in being a member of the NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia staff. Please submit the names, affiliations and contact information of three references. No calls please. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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