Communications Manager

Job Locations US-MA-Amherst
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/3/2022 12:08 PM)
Job ID
2022-2020
# of Openings
1
Category
Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Type
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Collective Power for Reproductive Justice

Overview

Collective Power for Reproductive Justice (collectivepowerrj.org) is a national reproductive rights and justice organization dedicated to educating, mentoring, and inspiring new generations of advocates, leaders, and supporters. Combining activism, organizing, leadership training, and reproductive rights movement building, Collective Power promotes an inclusive agenda that advances reproductive rights and health, and social and economic justice. Collective Power is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (tsne.org). 

Responsibilities

The Collective Power Communications Manager will manage the organization’s communications activities under the direction of the Director of Generosity while working closely with fundraising and program staff. The Communications Manager uses creative strategies and analytics to meet the organization's communication goals, and will work to raise Collective Power’s profile as a reproductive justice movement building organization. The Manager will manage Collective Power’s communications calendar and activities, initiate and manage media coverage for the organization, and develop online and print publications, video, and other new media content for fundraising, programming, and outreach. The Coordinator will work with vendors to design materials for fundraising and program outreach, and the creation of online and print publications for programming, donor cultivation, and stewardship.

 

Communications Management

  • Create and continously update annual communications plans.
  • Maintain communications calendar, planning and tracking communications activities across multiple channels.
  • With staff and communications strategy consultants, support message development and the development and implementation of communication guidelines, as well as a strong visual identity for Collective Power.
  • Work with senior leadership to help update crisis communications plans.
  • Manage website, including overseeing design standards; working with staff, board, and participants to generate website content; and work with technical vendors.
  • Generate content for social media channels.
  • Monitor online activity referencing Collective Power.
  • Develop print and electronic materials for program outreach and promotion, including conference program, web materials, and conference and summer internship program outreach materials.
  • Create program materials and outreach activities for the annual conference and summer internship program.
  • Hold responsibility for tracking and analyzing effectiveness of communications activities in reaching overarching communications goals.

Fundraising and Donor Communications

  • Support fundraising staff in donor communication and stewardship, including developing thank-you notes and other donor materials; online donor events.
  • Work as part of a Fundraising Communications team to develop messaging and concepts for fundraising communications including appeals, alumni profiles, monthly donor communications, eNews, conference sponsorship, and other campaigns.  Under the direction of the Development Associate, create a year-end appeal comprised of a print mailing, emails, and social media posts.
  • Provide other communications support related to fundraising as needed.

Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

 

Special Requirements 

Must be available for occasional overnight travel up to 4-5 times per year to staff trainings and retreats, national and international conferences, convenings, trainings, and other organizational events.

Qualifications

We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • At least five years of relevant experience required.
  • Outstanding communication (writing and editing) and interpersonal skills; ability to relay information, messages and correspondence in timely and organized manner.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing creative communications strategies within social and reproductive justice spaces.
  • Social media management experience and familiarity with Instagram, Facebook and Twitter required; familiarity with other emerging platforms is a plus.
  • Advanced word processing and data entry skills using Microsoft programs (especially Word and Excel) and Google documents; ability to assess and implement new software.
  • Some graphic design skills and familiarity with design programs including video editing, Photoshop, and InDesign is preferable.
  • Strong time management skills, ability to meet deadlines, ability to effectively prioritize, and manage and oversee editorial processes and communications projects.
  • Detail oriented, with experience in copyediting.
  • Alignment with mission and values.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and work successfully with persons of diverse backgrounds, including people with different racial, ethnic and class backgrounds, people of different genders, and people with disabilities.
  • Must demonstrate flexibility and work well under pressure.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.

 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards.
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight.
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.

 

Compensation and Benefits

 

  • Location: Work will be primarily performed remotely, but will be required to attend some all-team meetings on-site in Amherst, in addition to travel requirement described in the job duties.
  • Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $54,000 / annually and is commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:
  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff.
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim.
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care.
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance.
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA.
  • ...and more!

TSNE/Collective Power envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

 

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/Collective Power will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  

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