Digital Engagement Manager

Posted by
Everyday Democracy
Hartford, CT
Published 12 days ago

Position Title: Digital Engagement Manager

Reports to: Senior Director of Communications

Terms: FT

To Apply: Email your cover letter, resume and at least one work sample (more than one is welcome) to A work sample could include published writing samples, e-communication samples, social media posts, or other work you find relevant to this role.

Position Summary:

Everyday Democracy is looking for a resourceful and strategic digital community builder to join our team as our Digital Engagement Manager. The Digital Engagement Manager will play an essential role in shaping Everyday Democracy’s digital strategy. This role will support Everyday Democracy in its e-communications tactics, data collection and analysis, and strategic digital implementation to build stakeholder engagement.

The position reports to the Senior Director of Communications and works closely with the Lead Content Strategist and across units to ensure that the organization’s primary digital platform,, is an inspiring and high-quality resource for the organizations’ key audiences and has the flexibility to house and facilitate ambitious content and campaigns for maximum engagement and impact. While a part of the communications team, communications roles stretch across the full organization and include supporting all programmatic teams.

About Everyday Democracy:

Everyday Democracy equips communities with the tools they need to take back their power. We are building a model of community engagement where everyone has not just a seat, but a voice and access to power at the table. We believe democracy is both a principle and a practice. In principle, everyone should have a say in the decisions and policies that impact them most. In practice, we know that’s not the case. We work with activated communities to build that reality by creating an infrastructure for equitable community-led solutions to structural problems.

Essential Duties:

Digital Communications and Engagement

·      Manage social media platforms with attention to list growth and conversion to other forms of participation by strategizing and curating content, scheduling all social posts, and engaging on social platforms (retweets, quote tweets, and active monitoring). 

·      Monitor public discourse and propose opportunities for Everyday Democracy to connect and engage

·      Investigate other digital platforms for reaching our core audiences (Whatsapp, Tumblr, TikTok, Reddit, Clubhouse)

·      Produce original graphic designs and layouts with a consistent look and feel, working with external graphic designers as needed.

·      Newsletters. Format and publish programmatic newsletters, and other collaborative and organizational content.

Communications Platform Administration

·      Maintain Everyday Democracy’s communications platform by monitoring subscribe and unsubscribe options, watching for trends in our analytics, curating mailing lists, and tracking engagement grading.

·      Design and monitor nurture campaigns to increase stakeholder engagement and retain an active subscriber rate. Drip programs include a new stakeholder journeys and a re-engagement campaign.

·      Working closely with the Senior Director of Communications on network and relationship building and execution of content strategy for our national movement.

·      Connect with anchor partners around the country, civic ambassadors in Connecticut and Everyday Democracy network members to find and tell stories of learning and practice.

·      Maintain our web presence. Support senior communications director by publishing news, organizational initiatives, and other content on Everyday Democracy’s website.

·      Stay up to date with digital media technologies and latest trends.

·      Data collection. Build and sustain data collection processes through applicable Everyday Democracy platforms.

Collaboration and Teaming

·      Providing leadership on digital opportunities to advance Everyday Democracy and program communication goals and priorities

·      Work with Development Director to implement online fundraising initiatives.

·      Program promotional content. Play a role in maintaining a dynamic editorial calendar, design targeted lists, and create e-blasts for event promotion to increase interest and registration numbers.

  • Works with program colleagues at all levels to understand grant making goals and strategies to ensure relevance of web materials and to inform innovative uses of digital channels
  • Works with program colleagues on relationship management strategy and execution
  • Works with staff across departments and at all levels to advance data integration and data governance goals across the organization

Knowledge, skills, and abilities: 

·      Internal Communications: Ability to translate technical jargon into usable information for team members

·      3+ years’ experience with any combination of the following: digital/social media, online community, and email strategy that drives audiences to action, with an understanding of what makes for compelling content and which channels make the most sense (such as Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Facebook and TikTok) for different audiences

·      Technology including open-source website platforms, Google Analytics, Asana, Salesforce, and Zoom. Command of Microsoft Office

·      1+ years of experience using analytics to inform online engagement, audience segmentation strategies and website content development

·      Strong writing skills, with good instincts, when it comes to recognizing and developing a good story

·      Experience working with a large collection of overlapping email list segments

·      Experience with Canva/Adobe Creative Suite or other graphic design software

·      Experience with MailChimp, website CMS (Drupal, WordPress), CRM (CIVI, Donor Perfect preferred)

·      Knowledge of web design

·      Knowledge of search engine optimization

·      Demonstrated commitment to racial, social, and economic justice, and willingness to be in deep practice (living our values) toward creating an equitable democracy

·      Fresh perspective/approaches to reach others who are like-spirited but not yet connected to Everyday Democracy

·      Experience with and understanding of social media trends, best practices, and engagement strategies

·      Ability to conceive of digital strategy in support of a networked community rather than a traditional organization or “institution-building” approach to digital strategy (i.e., Everyday Democracy aims to build a network who communicate with each other, with opportunities for self-organizing and network weaving, rather than just a centralized organizational hub)

Required Experience:

  • 4 – year college degree in Communications, Digital Marketing, Journalism or Public Relations or related combination of education and experience

Work Environment:

·      M – F work schedule

·      Some travel may be required

The salary range for this position is $55K to $65K, depending on experience. We have a generous benefits package and offer a supportive and collaborative work setting with flexible hours as needed for family and personal demands, and a talented, driven, passionate, and fun team to work with.

This is a full-time position based in our Connecticut office, but we will consider candidates based remotely. However, during the pandemic, all our staff are working from home. The safety of our team is a top priority, and we will resume working from our office, travel, and in-person meetings when it is safe to do so.


Everyday Democracy is an EO Employer-MF/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class. Everyday Democracy will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact us at or via phone at 860-928-2616. Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed by the specified position. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with Everyday Democracy prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to

Position Title: Digital Engagement Manager

Reports to: Senior Director of Communications

Terms: FT

To Apply: Email your cover letter, resume and at least one work sample (more than one is welcome) to A work sample…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
75 Charter Oak Ave, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
Suite 2-300

How to Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to

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