Communications Manager

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California Native Vote Project

Communications Manager

Location: Hybrid remote/Los Angeles Office


The California Native Vote Project’s (CNVP) mission is to achieve equity and justice for Native American

children, families and communities by increasing Native civic participation and power. CNVP is the

first-of-its-kind statewide effort to engage Native American communities across dozens of counties to

build political power through an integrated voter engagement strategy, which centers community

organizing, and braids on top of that other strategies to achieve people-powered movements -- including

political education, leadership development; voter education, registration and protections; policy

advocacy; research; and Native candidate preparation.

Position Overview

The Communications Manager will report to the Executive Director to oversee and direct the flow of

information between CNVP, our base, partners, media, funders, and the public. The Communications

role will lead communications strategies, direct public relations campaigns and may serve as the face of

the organization at media events. The Communications role will also serve as a key support to CNVP’s

local and statewide organizing and campaigns through creating internal and external communications

strategies for digital organizing campaigns, events, coalition and alliance work, electoral organizing, and

may represent CNVP in local and/or statewide coalitions. The position is full‐time and exempt.

Essential Responsibilities

● Develop and lead a cohesive communications strategy, including narrative change campaigns.

● Adapt and respond to changes in the social justice landscape.

● Represent a positive image of our work to our Native community base.

● Uphold and further establish graphic identity standards.

● Manage media relations.

● Manage, monitor, and analyze all communications channels including email campaigns, website,

social media, text messaging, platforms, and other tools.

● Manage a communications budget.

● Ensure quality control of all information released.

● Monitor field trends and continue to innovate to enhance CNVP’s community work through

narrative change strategies.

Other Responsibilities

● Other duties as assigned.

Essential Requirements:

● Experience working with Native American communities and Tribal organizations, and a

demonstrated commitment to and passion for the mission, vision, and values of CNVP

● 5-7+ years communications experience.

● Experience working in Native American communities.

● Experience creating graphic design content i.e. infographics.

● Strong commitment to sovereignty, social justice, racial justice, and youth empowerment

● Ability to manage media contacts.

● Awareness of and proficiency with communications technologies, such as canva, hootsuite,

action network, strive, slack, and other comparable applications.

● Cultivating an environment of readiness and alertness to be responsive to changing

communication needs.

● Maintaining an awareness of organization opportunities and risks.

● Experience in stakeholder/community engagement.

● Clear and concise communication with team members and senior management.

● Strong and confident leadership; experience leading teams.

● Strong interpersonal and team‐building skills.

● Highly reliable.

● Highly organized.

● Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills.

● Excellent attention to detail and follow‐through.

● Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks and projects.

● Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

● Ability to meet deadlines.

● Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office and a variety of office applications.

● California driver’s license, insurance, and regular access to a 4‐5 seat passenger car.

● Available to work flexible hours, including occasional evening and weekend events.

● Ability to travel throughout the state as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

● Advanced degree in Communications, Marketing or related field.

● Experience with one or more of the following areas: community organizing, action research,

campaign strategy, curriculum development, alliance building, media outreach, grassroots

fundraising, campaign development and/or policy.

● Proficiency with Apple computers.

Work Environment

Hybrid in-person and virtual, with some evening and weekends. Some travel also required (pending

COVID-19 restrictions).

Physical Demands

● Able to work on a computer, including sitting at a desk, for extended periods of time. Able to

read a computer screen. Manual dexterity to operate a keyboard.

● Able to stand and walk for long periods of time.

● Able to occasionally lift objects weighing up to 20 pounds.

Compensation commensurate with experience.

California Native Vote Project

Communications Manager

Location: Hybrid remote/Los Angeles Office


The California Native Vote Project’s (CNVP) mission is to achieve equity and justice for Native American

children, families and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 15, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required


USD 65,000 - USD 80,000
Commensurate with experience.

Level of Language Proficiency




Los Angeles, CA, USA

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