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Communications Manager or Communications Organizer

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The Transgender Law Center


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March 16, 2021
$65,000 - $75,000Dependent upon experience and location

Position: Communications Manager or Communications Organizer

Location: Remote

Reports to: Director of Communications

Status: Full time, exempt

Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000 depending on experience and location


POSITION SUMMARY          

Transgender Law Center seeks a dynamic Communications Manager or Communications Organizer looking to work at the heart of a movement that employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation. TLC has doubled in budget, size, and reach in the past few years, and in that time scaled up our communications work to meet organizational and movement needs.

The Trans Agenda for Liberation reflects the aspirations and focus of TLC’s work in 2021 and beyond; the Communications Manager or Communications Organizer will be a key part of ensuring the voices and demands centered in the Trans Agenda for Liberation are heard.

The ideal candidate enjoys developing communications strategies and implementing them, thrives in a fast-paced environment, and has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) liberation and racial justice. Flexibility, strong organizational skills, and a nuanced understanding of TGNC communities – with a commitment to centering Black and indigenous communities of color – will be key for success in this role.

This role requires skill and experience in crafting messaging and communications strategies with trans leaders of color, people living with HIV, disabled communities, migrant leaders, Southerners, youth, and elders. However, TLC is invested in providing the ideal candidate the resources, professional development opportunities, and mentorship to develop the communications skills necessary to grow and thrive in this position if they have equivalent experience in nonprofit or grassroots advocacy.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Communications Manager or Communications Organizer will serve as an integral part of the organization’s communications department and be responsible for all elements of planning, managing and ensuring implementation of TLC’s communications strategy, including:

Media Relations

  • Serve as TLC’s primary point of contact with journalists, including pitching, scheduling interviews, and providing background
  • Serve as media spokesperson as necessary
  • Prepare and distribute press releases, media advisories, and other press materials
  • Deepen and expand TLC’s existing relationships with broadcast, print, and online editors, producers, and reporters
  • Maintain organizational profile in media and lead efforts to secure coverage advancing TLC’s strategic priorities
  • Support in the development of organizational messaging and talking points
  • Educate members of the media on transgender communities and best practices for reporting on issues impacting trans people
  • Place and, as needed, draft op-eds and letters to the editor

Capacity Building

  • Provide ongoing media training and interview prep to TLC staff
  • Track, coordinate with, and prep community spokespeople connected to TLC through the organization’s programs and storytelling work
  • Manage TLC’s press database, including maintaining relevant and up-to-date press lists by issue area and media market
  • Track media coverage of the organization and issues we work on


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Proven ability to communicate, engage, and build relationships with community members and media representatives that demonstrates a commitment to the Trans Agenda for Liberation, and an understanding of the communities TLC represents
  • Experience working in teams with people from a variety of racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual, gender, and generational backgrounds
  • 3-5 years of experience in any of the following: media relations, digital media, message development, or issue-area based campaigns
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word or Google Documents
  • Ability to sort multiple priorities and respond to the needs of a fast-paced work environment
  • Experience with communications related to litigation a plus
  • Interest in growing skills and experience towards a senior role is a plus

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary range is $65,000 - $75,000. Benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance, transit benefits, matched retirement savings, FSA, HRA, sabbatical program, and vacation.


TO APPLY

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until March 15th, 2021. Please upload and submit the following materials our website's application portal:

  • Resume
  • Writing sample An ideally published written piece, video, interview clip, or social media post created, authored, or ghostwritten by the job candidate that showcases their approach to communications work.
  • A personal statement that answers the following questions: Which of the listed job responsibilities are you excited to take on? Please share any past experience or accomplishments that you’ve had that make this job responsibility or skill exciting to you.
  • What area of communications work or skills are you looking to develop or grow? Please share how the skills or experience you’ll develop at Transgender Law Center fit into your long term career goals.
  • What pillar of the Trans Agenda for Liberation are you excited to work on? Please share what makes this pillar most important or critical to you.

Please upload your personal statement and writing sample as one pdf file, in lieu of a “Cover Letter” in our application portal.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Transgender Law Center is proud to be an affirmative action employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex are particularly urged to apply.


For more information about Transgender Law Center please visit: www.transgenderlawcenter.org.

Position: Communications Manager or Communications Organizer

Location: Remote

Reports to: Director of Communications

Status: Full time, exempt

Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000 depending on experience and location


POSITION SUMMARY…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance, transit benefits, matched retirement savings, FSA, HRA, sabbatical program, and vacation.

Benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance, transit benefits, matched retirement savings, FSA, HRA, sabbatical program, and vacation.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States

How to Apply

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until March 15th, 2021. Please upload and submit the following materials our website's application portal:

  • Resume
  • Writing sample An ideally published written piece, video, interview clip, or social media post created, authored, or ghostwritten by the job candidate that showcases their approach to communications work.
  • A personal statement that answers the following questions: Which of the listed job responsibilities are you excited to take on? Please share any past experience or accomplishments that you’ve had that make this job responsibility or skill exciting to you.
  • What area of communications work or skills are you looking to develop or grow? Please share how the skills or experience you’ll develop at Transgender Law Center fit into your long term career goals.
  • What pillar of the Trans Agenda for Liberation are you excited to work on? Please share what makes this pillar most important or critical to you.

Please upload your personal statement and writing sample as one pdf file, in lieu of a “Cover Letter” in our application portal.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Transgender Law Center is proud to be an affirmative action employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex are particularly urged to apply.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until March 15th, 2021. Please upload and submit the following materials our website's application portal:

  • Resume
  • Writing…

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