District of Columbia
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Make an impact on critical democracy campaigns (protecting voting rights, limiting money’s influence in politics, saving net neutrality, and more) with your digital advocacy skills -- by mobilizing Common Cause’s million-plus members with timely, compelling, inclusive online communications.
- Plan, draft, get approval, proof, and send national, state and local action alerts, e-appeals, SMS alert, social media posts, and other digital campaign materials; Help plan and execute our strategy to grow the size and influence of Common Cause’s digital membership base (including email and SMS) and hit monthly growth targets;
- Coordinate with program, state staff, communications, digital, and campaigns teams to advance our digital campaigns around Common Cause’s core issues;
- Train staff on how to use digital advocacy tools (Action Network, Mobile Commons, etc.) and digital strategy;
- Work with state leaders and national program staff to help them win their campaigns using digital tools;
- Ensure our digital campaigning reflects current organizational priorities at a glance -- campaigns, messaging, fundraising, etc.: Draft materials that comply with digital best practices and our message and branding guidelines; Working with Common Cause leadership, use an equity lens in developing digital strategy and content. Assist in developing our strategy for digital outreach to new audiences that help Common Cause create a base of support and activists that better reflect the diversity of our democracy;
- Produce emails, action pages, fundraising pages, event pages and text message alerts as needed for national and state advocacy campaigns;
- Manage our national Facebook page, posting relevant and compelling content that expands our online reach and advances our message & campaigns; Create sample social media content for state and national campaigns, distribute to staff and coalition allies.
- Track, categorize, and respond to member inquiries that come in through our causenet (at) commoncause.org inbox. Support national and state staff in the promotion of model policies at the federal, state and municipal levels;
This is an entry-level position on a dynamic, high-performing team with provided career development and on-the-job training. This position has significant career growth opportunity.
Ideal candidates will be expected to:
- Work quickly and accurately on tight deadlines;
- Prioritize different projects and goals in a fast-moving, rapid response environment;
- Communicate effective digital strategy to staff of other departments;
- Seek out and suggest innovative tactics to help win our campaigns;
- Have a strong understanding of digital, politics, and the intersection of the two.
Ideal candidates will have:
- Demonstrated experience (as staff, volunteer or intern) using digital for advocacy or marketing for a nonprofit, cause or campaign;
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
- Strong attention to detail;
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, including long-term projects and breaking/urgent tasks;
- Ability to work cross-departmentally to forge agreement between multiple stakeholders;
- Willingness and capability to learn new skills and tools quickly;
- Bonus: Working knowledge of HTML/CSS, jQuery, or other web design/development tools;
- Bonus: A background in community, student, or campaign organizing, particularly among traditionally underrepresented groups;
- Bonus: experience with Canva, Photoshop, WordPress and Action Network.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
TO APPLY: Please submit resume and cover letter to Director of Human Resources at hr (at) commoncause.org and include DIGITAL CAMPAIGNER in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to respond as soon as possible.
ABOUT COMMON CAUSE:
Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to restoring core values of American Democracy, reinventing an open, honest, and accountable government that works for the public interest, and empowering ordinary people to make their voices heard.
Founded 48 years ago, Common Cause has 1.1 million members and supporters, and chapters in 30 states around the country. At the national and state level, Common Cause is actively engaged in defending and advancing the core values of our democracy, which include politics not dominated by money, full access to voting and fair elections, economic opportunity for all, an ethical and accountable government, and an open and democratic media. More information can be found at: www.commoncause.org.
Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, party or political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any illegal or prohibited factor.