Details: $30,420 for 24 hours per week ($50,700 FTE)
147 West 24th Street
Using creativity and ALP’s mission and guiding principles, this position will work collaboratively with volunteers, members, board and staff to develop, coordinate, and manage communications strategies. This position includes envisioning a new media and digital organizing strategy at ALP that increases the presence, documentation, and visibility of ALP’s work for cultivating members/donors and amplifying our campaign work. Reports to Manager of Development and Fundraising.
The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is a Lesbian Gay Bisexual Two Spirit Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.
Oversee day-to-day communications operations, managing the creation, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic materials, including:
- Monthly e-newsletters for an external audience of members, donors, and supporters
- Annual report for donors and other supporters.
- Marketing, development, and fundraising materials, as needed.
- Maintain and update website with original content, event announcements, photos, news articles, newsletters, press releases, etc.
- Press releases, as needed.
- Program and event announcements, invitations, calendars, and signage.
In collaboration with the Manager of Development and Grassroots Fundraising and the executive Director, oversee the development and implementation of ALP’s media and communications strategy to raise the visibility of ALP’s work and vision.
- Build digital strategies with members/board and staff to leverage online organizing with local/national grassroots movement building.
- Design media messaging, press releases, and outreach materials with staff and members for ALP programming, campaigns and cultural events.
- Train Staff, Board, and Members on effective communications and media strategies/practices as needed.
- Work with leadership to identify media opportunities and implement campaigns around key programs and issues, including monitoring media cycles and updating media lists.
- Coordinate political education for members and staff on (social) media/communication strategies as tools for organizing and documenting our legacy and lived experiences.
- Support the Executive Director on identifying resources for funding digital media strategies.
Work with Manager of Development & Fundraising and Executive Director on fundraising language and communication materials.
Submit regular reports on communications activities, metrics, and progress.
Help other staff members to prepare for guest speaker engagements and other events to ensure that all communications are accurate and consistent.
Assist in development and application of ALP Communication Strategy Guide across all programs and internal and external communications assets.
Work with leadership, staff and/or consultant to develop a crisis communications plan and appropriate protocols, especially as it relates to conflict happening with the org – be it online, at events, or in the office.
Work with journalists, academics, documentarians, filmmakers, and media institutions to document and archive ALP’s work and mission to educate, mobilize, and build the capacity of LGBTSTGNC New Yorkers.
Assist with other projects as needed.
- Maintain all administrative documentation (including expense tracking & evaluations)
- Track and record relevant organizational correspondence, training materials, and media referrals.
- Supervise and coordinate supervision of relevant volunteers/members including: recruitment, training, development and evaluation.
- Represent the organization at meetings and events as requested by supervisor.
- Participate in staff meetings and collective staff responsibilities including organizational events.
- Understanding and a commitment to ALP’s organizational mission, guiding principles and Lesbian Gay Bisexual Two Spirit Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color (POC) issues.
- Proven ability working with multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-gendered, and intergenerational communities;
- Direct experience working with LGBTSTGNC communities of color to tell stories in creative, collaborative ways;
- Ability to take initiative, ensure follow through on projects and work as communications expert at the organization;
- Prioritize and successfully complete multiple tasks within stated deadlines;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills including ability to read, speak and write fluently in English;
- Detail oriented with strong organizational skills;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate internally, externally, and digitally;
- Must be proactive, creative and self-motivated;
- Experience managing social media accounts and content creation and curation (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter);
- Strong facilitation skills and public speaking skills;
- Able to use PC-based word processing (eg. Microsoft Word, Pages), and design software (eg. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign); and computer literacy preferred.
- Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and some weekends.
- Minimum of 1-3 years communications experience;
- Occasional travel within the United States may be required for conferences, retreats, etc.
Generous fringe benefits
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 8, 2018
Applications should include:
- Cover letter expressing interest in the position
- Writing Sample (The writing sample should reflect most recent/relevant work. eg. essay, op-ed, news article, press release, blog)
- Design sample (The design sample should demonstrate your visual skills. eg. flyer, outreach material)
- Three professional references (including names/telephone/and emails)
Please send all documents as a PDF.
Applications must be submitted by June 8, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS. Only applicants advancing in the process will be contacted.
Please submit applications by mail to ALP, 147 West 24th Street, Fl., New York, NY 10011; OR as a single PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org stating position of interest in the subject line. (Only send your application to email@example.com. Please do not send to any other ALP emails or via social media.)
We cannot accept hand delivered applications OR applications in the body of the email. Due to staffing constraints, we regret that ALP is unable to respond to telephone or email inquiries regarding this position.