Campaign and Communications Associate

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Salary is commensurate with experience.

Published

09/14/2018

Start Date

11/05/2018

Application Deadline

10/14/2018

Address

1615 L Street Northwest
Washington
District of Columbia
20036
United States

Description

Join us in the fight to hold Wall Street accountable and make finance work for us, not against us.


Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund (AFREF) is seeking an issue Campaign and Communications Associate to contribute to a team that is effectively advancing a compelling policy and organizing agenda.

 

AFREF played a leading role in winning passage of post financial crisis reforms, including the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and we are continuing the push to transform the financial system, even as we fend off attacks on existing public protections. Our issues range from fighting payday lending abuses, to curbing Wall Street’s power. AFREF’s staff effectively advances the agenda of a coalition of more than 200 consumer, civil rights, labor, community-based, and other organizations, along with academics and other experts, working together to advance this fundamentally important part of the economic and racial justice agenda.

 

The campaigns and communications associate will: Build relationships with field partners; track and report on campaign activities; create campaign tools and materials including fact sheets, communications templates, images, etc.; gather and report on media coverage of financial reform; help maintain website, blog and social media properties; effectively disseminate messages and materials to media and to organizational partners, and improve systems for doing so; and help to coordinate a variety of campaign related events including webinars, days of action, lobby days and briefings. The campaign and communications associate will work on a variety of different specific issue areas, and with a wide range of organizations.

 

Strong candidates will have excellent written and oral communications skills, high levels of organization and attention to detail; the ability to multi task; familiarity with a range of new media tools; the ability to work well with a team and with diverse staff and partners; at least two years of experience in issue advocacy, organizing, or communications work; some knowledge of financial system and / or consumer financial protection issues and the desire to learn more; a commitment to economic and racial justice. Design skills a plus.

Benefits

Generous benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401k and generous PTO policies.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

employment@ourfinancialsecurity.org
http://ourfinancialsecurity.org/

To apply: Please send a letter of interest and a resume, writing sample, and three (3) references to: employment@ourfinancialsecurity.org. (Enter “CC Associate” in subject line.)


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