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Digital Communications Officer

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True Colors United
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Washington, DC
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Published 2 days ago

Organization

Co-founded by Cyndi Lauper, True Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness by focusing on the unique experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Through an array of training & education, advocacy, technical assistance, and youth action programs, True Colors United is ensuring that every LGBTQ young person, wherever they live, is celebrated for being their authentic selves. 

Job Description

True Colors United is seeking a Digital Communications Officer who is eager to join a collaborative team at a fast-growing organization committed to social justice, racial and LGBTQ equity, and elevating the voices and leadership of people with lived experience of homelessness. We are looking to add a team member who will bring creativity and passion to telling the story of our organization and who is excited at the prospect of helping shape the narrative of youth homelessness and housing justice across the United States and beyond. 

The Digital Communications Officer will work with the Senior Communications Officer and Public Policy & External Affairs Director, as well as members from the Program and Development teams, to connect with our audiences, and further our reach, and demonstrate the impact of True Colors United.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Public Policy & External Affairs Director, the Digital Communications Officer will:

Creative responsibilities:

  • Develop visual and written content for distribution across multiple channels including social media posts, blogs, and email campaigns
  • Coordinate editorial calendars for social media; create/cultivate “evergreen” content
  • Direct creative consultants (graphic designers, web developers, etc.) and provide design support on bigger projects
  • Build community on True Colors United social media channels through authentic audience engagement (two-way dialogue!)
  • Collaborate with partners and coalitions on communications efforts relevant to True Colors United’s work (ex. Developing social media toolkits for partners to use on #TrueColorsDay; participating in partner org social media campaigns on intersecting issues)

Technical responsibilities:

  • Manage communications channels (including social media, email marketing (Pardot))
  • Use digital media analytics to drive communications decision-making (including Google Analytics, social media)
  • Provide writing and editing support for programs
  • Manage website content
  • Manage Google Ads account/consultant

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3-5 years professional experience in nonprofit, government, or political communications roles
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial and LGBTQ+ equity, and ending youth homelessness
  • Creativity and openness to expressing new ideas
  • Unafraid to veer away from traditional nonprofit voice and tone
  • Interest in cutting edge digital and social media trends
  • Willingness to take risks
  • Above average writing skills
  • Graphic design experience
  • Experience managing social media for brands and/or campaigns (paid and organic)
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) knowledge
  • Content Management System (CMS) experience (ideally Wordpress, BuddyPress, Gravity Forms)
  • Self-starter, flexible and able to manage multiple tasks
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team or independently as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • CRM (Customer Relationship Management) experience (ideally Salesforce), including integrations
  • Press, PR savvy
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and/or InDesign)
  • Video production and editing 
  • Google Ads experience
  • Familiarity with audience segmentation, targeting, and lead generation
  • Interest in politics and LGBTQ culture
  • Interest in fundraising

During the pandemic, this position will be remote. Post-pandemic, it will likely be based out of True Colors United’s Washington, D.C. office, with the possibility of working in our New York City office. Candidates outside of NY and DC are still encouraged to apply, as the organization is exploring the possibility of post-pandemic remote work.

True Colors United is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people of color, people of diverse gender identities, women, and people with lived experiences of homelessness to apply. There is no degree requirement for this position.

To learn more, please visit www.truecolorsunited.org.

Organization

Co-founded by Cyndi Lauper, True Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness by focusing on the unique experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Through…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

True Colors United is prepared to offer an attractive compensation package

Benefits

In addition to a competitive base salary, we offer health insurance, retirement, life insurance, and vacation benefits.

In addition to a competitive base salary, we offer health insurance, retirement, life insurance, and vacation benefits.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

Please submit to careers@truecolorsunited.org a one page cover letter, resume, and portfolio of work that showcases the diverse skill set this position requires. In your cover letter, please highlight in particular why you would like to work at True Colors United.

Please submit to careers@truecolorsunited.org a one page cover letter, resume, and portfolio of work that showcases the diverse skill set this position requires. In your cover…

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