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Co-Chief, Media, Marketing & Communications

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Civic Influencers
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Lewes, DE
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Published 28 days ago

About the Organization

Civic Influencers, a national nonpartisan nonprofit operating locally across the country, on and off campus, in local communities and states, that empowers young people to build their civic power and increase voting rates amongst their peers. They frame their work through an Organizing, Advocacy and Learning model that equips young people with the skills to dismantle barriers to voting while developing their identities as voters and participants in our democracy.

“These times call for rigorous and data driven work, to effectively mobilize young people both on- and off-campus in strategic districts. We must bridge the town and gown divide, continue to work with two- and four-year college faculty and administrations, partner with community groups, and support young people’s participation in social justice movements.” - Maxim Thorne, Esq., Civic Influencers CEO  

Re-imagining why, how and where we engage youth voters

We are committed to ensuring young voices and votes matter in our democracy. We have reimagined how and where to engage young voters. The data compels us to center racial equity and the enfranchisement of Black, Indigenous and Youth of Color (BIYoC), and to increase our work in key states and at People of Color Serving Institutions (PoCSIs), including Tribal Campuses, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and more. We adopted our Organizing, Advocacy and Learning model to equip young people to dismantle barriers to voting.

How we power young voices and votes

With surgical precision, lawmakers are depriving young people of their right to vote. They have introduced over 400 voting bills in 49 states during 2021 alone, 28 of which have already been signed into law. They are targeting BIYoC populations especially. They are gerrymandering predominantly Black colleges, banning polling sites and prohibiting voter registration on campuses, and rejecting student IDs as voter IDs. The intent is to remove youth and BIYoC voters because of their success in impacting important elections in 2020 and in January 2021.

New data-driven interventions are being deployed to help young people confront the horrifying movement of voter suppression bills across the US, which coincides with a fourth wave of COVID. We have designed three major series of interventions to dismantle new and existing barriers: Youth Civic Power, Campus Civic Power, and Institution Civic Power. We are training and deploying 600 Fellows - called “Civic Influencers” - both on- and off- campus to influence their peers and communities, through on-the-ground and digital organizing, that will lead to increased youth voter turnout and civic power. 

Role Overview

Civic Influencers is seeking a Co-Chief, Media, Marketing & Communications with vast experience in all aspects of communications, website management and content creation as it relates to nonprofit brand development and maintenance. 

The Co-Chief, Media, Marketing & Communications will apply their skills to assist in the design of our rebrand and relaunch, implement all pieces of the rebrand across our platforms -- including web, social and printed materials -- and manage internal communications processes that allow for streamlined workflows across departments. Reporting to the Chief, Media, Marketing & Communications, the subsequent tasks and duties will fall within the following buckets across the Media, Marketing & Communications Team, including:

Website Management

  • Monitor our website daily, ensuring that all functions of the website are operating and all data running through the website is secure -- including donor and Fellow information.
  • Create content for website(s) including articles and blogs, and assist with posting featured pieces of Civic Influencers from outside sources.
  • Run weekly reports on website traffic and engagement, reporting to the Donor Engagement Team and Organizing, Learning & Advocacy Team about metrics that are relevant to their work and suggest ways to improve conversions.
  • Periodically, archive stories and information in order to keep our website relevant and easy to digest for those new to our work. 

Design & Branding

  • Assist in the rebrand process, ensuring that all collateral created is updated with our new logo, branding colors, fonts, etc.
  • Manage Civic Influencers branding toolkit and provide technical support to Civic Influencers staff, Fellows and community partners when needed.
  • In tandem with the Donor Engagement Team, create and design various appeals -- across email, social and mailed -- that bolster Civic Influencers funding pool.
  • Utilize various digital publishing platforms to create strategic content types (videos, articles, infographics) with relevant tone and style, adhering to the respective style guides.
  • Facilitate scaling brand and company awareness through various social media channels.

Messaging

  • Manage Civic Influencers email communication platform ensuring all contact lists are segmented and updated regularly to receive updates that are of interest to them.
  • Oversee the dissemination of Civic Influencers email communications across all departments, ensuring verbiage and branding is consistent and in alignment with Civic Influencers overall messaging and strategy.
  • Monitor local, state and national news and draft rapid response pieces in response to laws and proposed bills adversely affecting Campus Elect’s work.
  • With direction from the Chief, Media, Marketing & Communications, draft talking points and presentations that amplify the programmatic work and successes for speaking opportunities and conferences;
  • Assist the Chief of Media, Marketing & Communications in planning, managing, and executing multi-channel campaigns to segmented audiences.
  • ​​Implement creative execution for all marketing campaigns under the direction of the Chief of Media, Marketing & Communications.
  • Contribute to marketing strategy by leveraging social media to identify and acquire engagement.
  • Manage the editorial calendar and develop visuals and other creative assets on social platforms.
  • Assist the Chief of Media, Marketing & Communications in planning by training and advising on running effective social media campaigns for departments to establish consistency of communications across multiple networks.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Communications, Public Relations or related field.
  • 5+ years of communications work in nonprofit, with a focus on content and message creation, and website management. 
  • Proven track record of building, maintaining and reporting on nonprofit websites.
  • Working knowledge of email marketing platforms and social media platforms, including Mail Chimp, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and execute projects across multiple teams.
  • Familiarity with and understanding of CRMs, including Salesforce, a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; including the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with other staff, partner organizations, elected and appointed officials, corporate/business representatives, and community members.
  • Commitment to transparency, accountability, and direct communication.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive, confidential information using excellent judgment at all times.
  • Must have a commitment to DEI and cultural competency, including an awareness of one's own cultural worldview, a welcoming attitude towards cultural differences, an appreciative knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews, and cross-cultural skills.

Desired Skills

  • Experience working in a movement organization, including ones focused on Voting Rights, Social Justice, Civil Rights or Youth.
  • Experience working with or within a higher education institution, People of Color Serving Institutions (PoCSIs, e.g., HSIs and HBCUs a plus).

Other Requirements:

Extremely reliable and available on evenings and weekends for occasional events and conferences.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@campuselect.org with the position title and your name in the subject line. Candidates who do not submit both will not be considered. Candidates who have been selected to move forward in the interview process will be contacted directly.

Civic Influencers is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or class. We value diversity on our team and strongly encourage people of color, Indigenous people, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities and all qualified persons to apply for our open positions.

Desired Start Date: November 29, 2021

About the Organization

Civic Influencers, a national nonpartisan nonprofit operating locally across the country, on and off campus, in local communities and states, that empowers young people to build their civic power and increase…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 29, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    November 28, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional
Salary
USD $62,000 - USD $66,000
/ year
The salary for this position is consummate with experience

Benefits

Fully remote position, vacation and sick time + 14 paid holidays, health benefits with employer contribution, 401(k) after 6 months.

Fully remote position, vacation and sick time + 14 paid holidays, health benefits with employer contribution, 401(k) after 6 months.

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
16192 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958, USA

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@campuselect.org with the position title and your name in the subject line. Candidates who do not submit both will not be considered. Candidates who have been selected to move forward in the interview process will be contacted directly.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@campuselect.org with the position title and your name in the subject line. Candidates who do not submit both…

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