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Advancement Project seeks Communications Director

November 17, 2010

Advancement Project is an innovative civil rights law, policy, and communications “action tank” that advances universal opportunity and a just democracy for those left behind in America. They are based in Washington, DC. Advancement Project seeks a creative, energetic, and committed professional to serve as Communications Director. The Communications Director will be charged with leading a cross-institutional communications working group and a rapid response communications team, which will carry out activities to achieve Advancement Project’s core communications goals, including developing effective umbrella messaging, positioning Advancement Project to become a stronger voice in media for racial and social justice, and developing strategies that shape public attitudes and perceptions about racial and social justice issues in communities across the nation. COMPENSATION: Salary based on experience; benefits included. HOW TO APPLY: Submit a resume, a writing sample, and a list of three references by email to jobs@advancementproject.org or by fax at (202) 728-9558.

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Campaign for Community Change hiring for an Online Communications Director

February 3, 2011

The Campaign for Community Change is looking for a temporary Online Communications Director in the DC area.   If interested, you can send your resume and cover letter to hiring@fissionstrategy.com. About the Campaign for Community Change The Campaign for Community Change (The Campaign) aims to increase the profile of policy issues that matter to low-income people and people of color; educate and empower communities to act on those issues; and influence the federal legislation to benefit low-income families and communities. Specifically, the Campaign works to equip low-income, immigrant and communities of color with the skills and resources to participate year-round in the electoral process. The Campaign's goal is to ensure that these communities--historically underrepresented in voter turnout--are recognized as constituencies to which every candidate is accountable. We aim to promote a culture of civic participation and assist our constituencies to become fully engaged in American democracy. One of the most distinctive elements of the Campaign is that it is driven by local grassroots groups and leaders.  The Campaign provides guidance and support, but the ownership is in the hands of the people from these communities and the organizations to which they belong. The Campaign will provide partner organizations with an array of support and resources to help them reach their electoral goals through voter education, registration, mobilization and protection, as well as efforts designed to strengthen the membership and leadership within their organizations. For further information please visit our website at www.campaignforcommunities.org Position Overview: For the past year and a half, the Campaign for Community Change has worked with a large coalition of local and national organizations committed to passing humane immigration reform. The coalition has worked on multiple fronts, generating policy recommendations, reaching potential supporters through a coordinated online and offline field campaign, raising issue visibility in the media, and mobilizing voters to support pro-immigrant candidates. After successfully building large and powerful mobile and email lists, as well as a web and social media presence, the coalition is entering into it's next phase. While the field plan of the coalition will be "dormant" it will be the job of the Director to both transition the lists while engaging in tactics and strategies to aggressively grow them. The Campaign for Community Change is seeking an Online Communications Director with 3-5 years experience in managing complex online campaigns. The Online Communications Director should be a self-starter, a web and data "geek", and an experienced organizer with a clear vision about how to use the Internet and online tools to mobilize thousands of supporters. The ideal candidate will have a history of proven success in list building, leveraging technology for grassroots organizing, developing and implementing effective online advocacy and fundraising strategies, project management, and staff management.  Previous experience working with coalitions and distributed teams successfully is a plus. This position is temporary. The Online Communications Director reports to the Director of New Organizing. Principal Responsibilities: Work with coalition partners to transition campaign lists into new phase of campaign "dormant" mode. Work closely with partner groups and the Communications team to develop effective online/offline strategies and messaging. Develop a detailed online campaign budget including technology and design costs, paid marketing and staffing. Hire staff as needed and coordinate sharing of staff resources with coalition partners. Manage and update the coalition website; contract and work with vendors as needed. Develop a strong email communications plan to engage list members in campaign activities, promote local and state level messages and maximize growth. Work with partner organizations that  support the campaign and have stake in the listbuilding work. Work with the coalition and partner organizations to maximize the campaign's reach online - including website traffic, blog coverage, social network reach, etc. Provide training and support for coalition members and partner organizations around practical application of online technology and new media tools in both community organizing and issue advocacy campaigns. Manage the coalition list-building project, including: The keeping of a project timeline that lays out the steps needed to achieve list-building goals. The convening of meetings and following up with partners as necessary to ensure that all milestones are being met. Manage partner relationships and new list sharing terms. Qualifications: Strong project management skills. Experience in staff hiring and management. A commitment to the passage of just and humane immigration policy An internet visionary constantly looking for new and innovative ways to organize campaigns online. Knowledge of basic HTML, CSS and image manipulation. Understands the online political space and political blogosphere. Able to track a lot of moving parts and manage complex projects. Maintain attention to detail, while keeping the big picture in mind. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally. Able to write compelling email copy, with an understanding of what makes some emails more effective at generating action than others. Experience working with partner organizations on an issue campaign. Familiarity with Action Kit or similar program (Blue State Digital, Convio, Capitol Advantage, Get Active, etc). Familiarity with SMS advocavy work and/or experience with a platform like Mobile Commons (Revolution Media etc). Familiarity with best practices in list segmentation, message personalization, and email/SMS response tracking. Familiarity with online organizing practices, including social network and blogger outreach. Familiarity with the use of voter file data and modeling for reaching potential campaign supporters, a plus. Experience with providing training and support around online organizing practices, including social network and blogger outreach. Specific experience around practical application of online technology and new media tools in community organizing and issue advocacy campaigns a plus. The ability to speak Spanish is a plus. Salary & Benefits: Campaign for Community Change offers a competitive salary. Temporary employees receive all legally mandated benefits. Closing Date of Position: Open until filled How to apply: Please submit resume, cover letter that includes salary expectations and at least two writing samples to: hiring@fissionstrategy.com

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Case Western Reserve University seeks Professor in Urban Inequality & Social Justice Department

November 30, 2010

The College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a tenure-track position. Candidates' research and scholarship should focus on U.S. urban issues with emphases on power and politics, cities and capitalism, inequality, activism, or other social justice-related topics. Specialization and rank are open. Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand or have met all requirements for a Ph.D. by August 2011. For more information, click here. DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 14th, 2011 HOW TO APPLY: Applicants are asked to send a letter of application outlining expertise in the field, academic background, and teaching experience; curriculum vitae; a writing sample; and at least three letters of recommendation (sent separately by the recommender) to Marcia Camino (marcia.camino@case.edu) or to Marcia Camino, Office of the Dean, Crawford Hall, 7th Floor, College of Arts and Sciences, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7068.

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Fall 2012 Program Internship Opportunity

August 27, 2012

Organizational Overview Third Wave is a feminist, activist foundation that works nationally to support young women and transgender youth ages 15 to 30. Through strategic grantmaking, movement building, leadership development, and philanthropic advocacy, we support groups and individuals working towards gender, racial, economic, and social justice. Third Wave is led by an intergenerational board of feminists striving to combat inequalities that we ourselves face as a result of our age, gender, race, sexual orientation, economic status, or level of education. By empowering young women and transgender youth nationwide, Third Wave is building a lasting foundation for gender justice around the country.

*Program Intern Overiew*
Third Wave Foundation is seeking a Program Intern to work part-time (15 - 20 hrs/week) for the Fall 2012 semester for school credit or work-study hours and a monthly unlimited metrocard.  Working in the Program Department, the intern will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with our programming team.  Ideal candidates have an interest in developing a birds-eye view of the racial and gender justice organizing landscape and learning more about feminist organizations, non-profits, and foundations.  The Program Internship will focus on Third Wave’s grantmaking and capacity building.  Interns will also have the opportunity to learn more about Third Wave’s overall work and how funding decisions are made, participate in staff meetings, and attend relevant events. The internship will involve:
  • Planning grantee trainings and convening
  • Support grantee evaluation
  • Research and writing on philanthropic & movement building trends
  • Database entry and other administrative tasks
Individuals applying for this internship should have demonstrated:
  • An ability to plan and prioritize tasks to meet multiple deadlines
  • Web, database and library research and writing skills
  • Familiarity with Excel and/or other databases
  • Interest in organizing by youth and/or communities of color
  • Knowledge of gender justice issues
  • Detail-oriented and great organizational skills
  • Team player
  • Sense of humor a plus
Please email your resume and a cover letter to Terry Ferreira at terry@thirdwavefoundation.org with the following subject heading: PROGRAM INTERN APPLICATION – YOUR NAME. In your application, include your potential start date and days for which you would be available.   Thank you for your interest in supporting Third Wave’s work!  

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FIERCE hiring for 2 positions – Executive Director and Organizer

January 19, 2011

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

FIERCE is launching a new national search for an Executive Director, and we need your support to find an experienced, committed, fabulous and humble leader to join the FIERCE team! Our ideal candidate for Executive Director is an experienced campaign organizer deeply committed to youth-leadership; movement-building; positive organizational culture cultivation and team-building; and racial, economic, and gender justice values. The candidate will also be a humble, facilitative manager with experience in leading, overseeing, and training others in effective organizational development processes, and diverse fundraising strategies. If that’s you or someone you know, please apply or help us spread the word by sending the announcement out to your networks. Click HERE to read the full job description and application instructions. To download the announcement click HERE. Applications are now being accepted and will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial review will begin on February 18, 2011.

ORGANIZER

FIERCE is hiring a new Organizer. Please help us find an enthusiastic, creative, and passionate community organizer to lead and direct our Base Building program. The Organizer is responsible for the outreach, recruitment, and retention of FIERCE members. The Organizer provides strategic guidance in the development of organizational base building plans, coordinates members of the Outreach Team, supervises & mentors Base Building Interns, and trains and supports members in conducting base building. If you, or someone you know, would be a good candidate please apply or help us spread the word by sending the announcement out to your networks. Click HERE to read the full job description and application instructions. To download the announcement click HERE. Applications are now being accepted and will be accepted until February 15, 2011.

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Funders Network on Transforming the Global Economy seeks Communications Manager

April 11, 2011

Funders Network on Transforming the Global Economy (FNTG) seeks Communications Manager Part-Time Telecommuting Position: 20+ hours per week Location is flexible, although East Coast is preferred. Job Description The Communications Manager will be an employee of Community Partners, FNTG’s fiscal sponsor, while reporting to FNTG’s Coordinator and working closely with Steering Committee members, other funders and with NGO and social movement allies. In collaboration with the Coordinator, the Communications Manager will ensure that FNTG initiatives, in particular activities related to communications, are carried out as planned and that agreed upon tasks and initiatives move forward in ways that achieve overall program goals. The Communications Manager oversees all organizational publications, including white papers, briefing books, and reports. The Communications Manager also has responsibility for managing online publications, website maintenance, social networking, and new communications initiatives. Responsibilities include: Managing membership program and internal communications of the network: * Develop and implement a communications plan that includes strategies and benchmarks; * Coordinate membership development strategies; * Develop and manage FNTG membership database; * Facilitate working group communications through conference calls, listservs and meetings, producing minutes and reports; * Maintain online calendars of upcoming meetings and program events; * Assist in production of Steering Committee, working group and activities reports; * Develop and ensure distribution of online newsletter; and * Determine communications priorities and forecast resource needs. Managing external communications of the network: * Design and maintain website and explore other online communications strategies; * Implement outreach and promotional campaigns and strategies; * Produce online and print publications and other outreach & informational materials; and * Develop annual and long-range communications strategies. Providing general administrative and organizing support: * Manage FNTG grants tracking and financial reporting deadlines, and assist in the development and submission of grant and financial reports; * Coordinate between consultants and vendors and Community Partners to ensure that contracts and payments are executed promptly and appropriately; and * Share general administrative and organizing responsibilities as needed and determined with FNTG Coordinator. Needed Skills and Experience: * Communications and social networking expertise; * Demonstrated ability to think strategically about communication and outreach strategies; * Knowledge of communications and database management software, web development/design/maintenance, common computer programs and online web tools; * Ability to establish priorities, maintain a variety of projects and activities simultaneously, and complete work in a through, accurate and timely manner. * Self-motivated and able to work independently from home, both collaboratively and independently with minimal supervision; * Good facilitation, writing and oral communication skills; * Willingness to travel on occasion; and * Experience in philanthropy and in multi-racial, multi-cultural settings and with social movements a plus. Compensation Salary range: $22,500 - $32,500 ($45,000 - 55,000 FTE). Salary based on qualifications and experience, with benefits. The Communications Manager position is currently a part-time, 20 hours per week, position. However, there may be occasional times when we may need additional hours (i.e. delegations, events, etc). We are looking for someone who can be flexible. Application Process Please send brief cover letter, resumé and the names and contacts for three references to Melissa Cariño at melissa@fntg.org by April 15, 2011

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Hiring: Online Community Organizer And Campaigner For The Drop The I-Word Campaign

February 22, 2011

Founded in 1981, the Applied Research Center (ARC) is a racial justice think tank and home for media and activism, built on rigorous research and creative use of new technology.  Our goal is to popularize the need for racial justice and prepare people to fight for it.  With offices in New York, Chicago, and Oakland, we have three programs that serve these ends: Media and Journalism, Strategic Research and Policy Analysis, and the Racial Justice Leadership Action Network. The Online Community Organizer and Campaigner (OCOC) will work out of the New York office.  In conjunction with the Drop the I-Word Campaign Coordinator and other team members, the OCOC is responsible for online campaign strategy development, coordination of email marketing, project management, and online outreach efforts, including online fundraising, to grow the DTIW community. Responsibilities Development and implementation of online community strategy. Coordinate with DTIW team to ensure timely, efficient and high quality implementation. In conjunction with DTIW team and key partner organizations, develop lists for outreach and email blasts, maintain interesting and informative flow of information to maintain, grow and mobilize online community, Solicit and process member ideas, suggestions, requests and community-building activities. Manage DTIW presence and initiatives in social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, and other similar social media outlets. In conjunction with DTIW team, support the development of compelling editorial content for website, blogs and regular outbound emails, including calls to action and other advocacy tools. Manage online activist database, including list segmentation and implementing strategies to grow the list. Serve as the key coordinator for DTIW Email Campaign Updates and Action Alerts and other e-mail communications that include graphic elements. Research or fact checking as needed for reports, briefings and/or other DTIW publications or call to action releases. Post articles to website and create internal links and paths that tie content on different pages together.  Includes updating website (find and remove and/or replace outdated content) including some design work. Develop and analyze email and web metrics, and analysis of online constituent mobilization campaigns. (ex. Pledges, email open rates, list size, etc…) Promote consistent integration of DTIW online campaign across the whole of ARC and Colorlines online presence. Assist on occasion with reviewing, formulating and executing other efforts in the ARC and Colorlines online community. Required Skills Understanding of Internet technology and communication and its applications to advocacy campaigns. Significant experience with blogs, social networking sites, and email list communications Experience in building online campaigns, especially grassroots organizing and mobilization. Ideally some experience building online fundraising strategies into online advocacy campaigns In-depth knowledge and understanding of racial justice, immigrant rights and other social issues and movements. Well organized and able to manage multiple priorities. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability and willingness to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment. Must thrive on change, innovation, teamwork, and particularly understand the dynamic and sometimes unpredictable nature of advocacy campaigns Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or 3+ years experience Passion, Integrity, and Energy! Qualifications 1. Minimum of three years experience in managing online activities for a nonprofit advocacy organization, including responsibility for website content and experience using web-based activist and outreach systems. 2. Proven track record of building online activism and/or web traffic for a nonprofit advocacy organization or other online marketing success. 3. Experience in using graphics and photos to enhance web pages and e-mail messages, familiarity with basic web design and HTML. 4. Demonstrated commitment to racial justice and progressive social change and experience working in a multiracial and multilingual organization. 5. Strong written and verbal communication skills. 6. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple projects. 7. Bilingual/Spanish a plus. Compensation: This is a full-time, six-month position based in New York City, with a salary range of $40,000–$45,000, DOE. Application Process: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: spena@arc.org.by March 15, 2011. ARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, people of color, and LGBT are especially encouraged to apply.

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Job Openings at Safe Horizon Streetwork Project

December 20, 2010

Safe Horizon is the nation's largest provider of services and programs for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking, rape and sexual assault. The Safe Horizon Streetwork Project is a project of Safe Horizon committed to reaching out to homeless and disenfranchised youth of New York City. They are hiring a Housing Specialist and a Social Worker. The Housing Specialist position provides assistance, information, and support to residents in domestic violence shelters around securing safe, appropriate housing using subsidies and/or other available resources in the city that suit the individual's needs and to maintain residential stability.  The Social Worker works with the Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter programs to offer a comprehensive range of services including counseling, advocacy, intervention, and support to meet the needs of victims and their families. COMPENSATION: $33,561+ HOW TO APPLY: click here

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Job posting: Third Wave Foundation Office Manager

November 18, 2011

It's an exciting time at Third Wave: we're hiring! Third Wave is currently seeking a new office manager. See the job description below for details. Position Overview Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Office Manager is responsible for managing Third Wave’s day to day financial management, human resources, and operations work. The Office Manager is also responsible for supporting other departments through database management, budget management, event planning, and scheduling support. Essential Job Functions Operations

  • Manages and executes the administrative work of the foundation, including (but not limited to) answering phones, assisting with photocopying and large mailings, answering general email inquiries, ordering supplies, and sorting mail.
  • Liaises with outside vendors to order products and services, troubleshoot when problems arise, and maintain those relationships to ensure smooth operating of office systems.
  • Plans and executes logistics of quarterly board meetings and other meetings and events where administrative support is needed, including travel, lodging, food, venue, and materials.
Financial Management
  • Under direction of the Executive Director, manages and executes the daily financial operations of the organization, including financial record-keeping, basic bookkeeping duties (paying bills, coding expenses and deposits, making basic entries to QuickBooks), depositing checks, and collecting receipts.
  • Serves as the key liaison to the external accountant in order to ensure proper management of finances and reporting.
  • Monitors the annual budget with the Executive Director and works with accountant to create budget reports.
  • Coordinates the annual audit process with the Executive Director and auditors and assists with requests for financial records and information.
  • Works with the Executive Director and the Finance Committee of the Board to create the annual budget.
Human Resources
  • Manages administration of the 401(k) plan, health insurance, and other employee benefits.
  • Tracks employee vacation, personal, and sick days.
  • Assists Program and Fundraising departments with recruitment of interns.
Database Management
  • Assists the External Relations Director in maintaining contact relationship management database, including data entry, clean up, and reporting.
Fundraising and Development
  • As needed, provides support to the External Relations Director in institutional and individual donor communications and follow-up, including maintaining updated records in the organizational database, supporting with mailings, preparing reports, and acknowledging receipt of awards.
  • Assists with event, meeting, and travel logistics for donor meetings.
Principal Relationships Internal Contacts
  • Maintains frequent contact with staff and interns in other departments in order to integrate work activities. Also maintains contact with supervisor and interns within department in order to complete work assignments and to collaborate to produce work.
Organizational Communications and External Contacts
  • Develops and maintains relationships with outside vendors.
  • Maintains regular contact with board members.
Requirements (Experience and Education)
  • Minimum 2 years experience in administrative/operational work and financial management, including bookkeeping, budgeting, and/or financial reporting.
  • 1 or more years experience with databases strongly preferred.
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills preferred.
  • Experience in assisting or supporting director or executive-level management preferred.
  • Some experience in social justice work and/or an understanding of the youth organizing landscape nationally preferred, including experience in one or more of the following fields: gender justice, reproductive health and justice, racial justice, leadership development, LGBTQ liberation, education, labor, and safety/anti-violence.
  • Strong creative, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • The ability to balance consideration of Third Wave’s strategic plan with detail-oriented work.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including effective and professional verbal and written communications with a diverse range of people.
  • Self-motivated and a team player. A sense of humor and a constructive outlook are a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Basic accounting skills and familiarity with QuickBooks a plus.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Third Wave is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, people of color, queer, lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals, and people with disabilities. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample of no more than 3 pages to tara@thirdwavefoundation.org. This position will remain open until filled; early applications are strongly encouraged.

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Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Seeks Communications Officer

March 3, 2011

THE MARY REYNOLDS BABCOCK FOUNDATION seeks a values-driven Communications Officer with at least five years experience and a passion for economic and social justice to fill a new position. A key goal of the Foundation is to increase investment in and visibility and impact of nonprofits in the Southeastern US that are helping people and places move out of poverty. This is an exciting professional opportunity in a progressive and innovative organization to work closely with the Executive Director and Program Team to create the Foundation’s communications strategy, policies and activities for accomplishing this goal. WE SEEK A COLLEAGUE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE TO HELP US BUILD FROM THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPLES:

  • Our focus is on increasing investment and impact on moving people and places out of poverty, not on promoting the Babcock Foundation. The communications function is integrated into the Foundation’s Program Team and annual program goals. Our primary audiences are investors, policy makers and practitioners who are, or could be, working to reduce poverty in the Southeastern US.
  • Partnerships with grantees and other foundations are our preferred way of doing business. We also seek partners for shared communications goals and strategies.
  • We believe communication is a live, two-way encounter; therefore, relationships are at the core of effective communications.
Each year, the Babcock Foundation makes between $6 million and $7 million in grants to local, statewide and regional nonprofits in the Southeastern US that have established track records of helping low-income people build assets and transform economic conditions in their communities. In addition to grantmaking, the Foundation also provides Program Related Investments (PRIs) to achieve its objectives, as well as supporting organizational development and capacity building opportunities for its grantees. The Babcock Foundation is based in Winston-Salem, N.C., an attractive community in the mid-Atlantic region. For more information on the Babcock Foundation, go to www.mrbf.org. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS Is APRIL 8, 2011 or until position is filled. Please electronically submit a resume and letter of application to Leslie White, administrative secretary, at lwhite@mrbf.org. Letter should describe applicant’s experience and skills relevant to the following position description. We look forward to receiving applications from a diverse pool of candidates. The Babcock Foundation is an Equal OpportunityEmployer committed to maintaining a diverse staff. The Babcock Foundation offers competitive salary and benefits based on individual experience. MARY REYNOLDS BABCOCK FOUNDATION Communications Officer Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Winston-Salem, NC The Communications Officer is responsible for designing, implementing and evaluating communications strategies that support fulfillment of Babcock Foundation values, mission and goals. The Communications Officer will be a member of the Foundation’s Program Team, providing communications expertise to accomplish team goals. He/she will report to the Executive Director. RESPONSIBILITIES: DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIES
  • Develop understanding of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector in the Southeastern US as it relates to moving people and places out of poverty, including the Foundation’s current and historic investments in the region
  • Working closely with staff and board, guide the development of communications strategies and policies consistent with the Foundation’s values and long-term goals
  • Develop, implement and evaluate an annual communications plan to support the work of the Foundation and grantees, in collaboration with the Program Team
  • Plan, prepare and oversee the production of Foundation communications using a broad range of communications tools, including the Foundation’s website and new media
  • Write and edit Foundation communications, including stories on grantee impact; website and social media content; speeches, presentations and talking points; articles and reports,
  • Keep abreast of emerging trends in strategic uses of communications and new media; ensure that the Foundation’s communications strategy and practices are suitably adapted
  • Maintain strong and effective relationships with media and news organizations covering the Foundation and its grantees
  • Maintain effective and efficient administrative systems for supporting communications, including a system for tracking the impact of communications activities toward annual and long-term program goals
WORK COLLABORATIVELY AS A MEMBER OF THE PROGRAM TEAM
  • Help Program staff and grantees build their capacities for employing strategic communications to build and maintain relationships, advance public discussion about moving people out of poverty, and create systemic change in thinking, practice and policy
  • With Executive Director and Program Officers, develop and sustain a network of partnerships with grantees, foundations and others to achieve shared communications goals
  • Understand and use the Foundation’s outcomes tracking system as a source of stories on grantee impact and lessons learned
  • Participate as a thought partner to help develop, support and enhance programmatic work
  • Contribute to a transparent organizational culture where ethical policies are practiced.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelors degree required (communications, journalism, public relations, public affairs or related discipline preferred)
  • At least five years of increasingly responsible work experience in a communications-related field (communications experience with philanthropic and nonprofit organizations a plus)
  • Commitment to, and passion for, Babcock Foundation mission and values
  • Knowledge of the Southeastern US
  • Direct experience with nonprofits related to the Foundation’s mission
  • Experience planning and implementing communications strategy, including partnerships with shared communications goals
  • Experience with website creation, management, content development and technology; familiarity with Web 2.0 and social media, electronic publications, blogs, and communications tools to advance the Foundation’s communications goals
  • Experience in media relations and working with print, radio, television, and on-line media outlets
  • Proven ability to develop and use project management systems to coordinate and complete projects on time, within budget, all focused on goal accomplishment
  • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate successfully with staff, consultants, vendors, and external partners
  • Proven track record of working independently and exhibiting mature judgment within a team-oriented environment
  • Excellent writing, interviewing and editing skills; a demonstrated ability to tell compelling stories and translate complex concepts and practices into easily understandable language
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent technology and software skills, including proficiency with MS Office

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