Communications Coordinator

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Published 18 days ago

We are looking for an experienced and excellent Communications Coordinator with a passion to support the organizing of low-wage migrant Filipino workers in New York City. This positions aims to support our programs and campaigns to fight  anti-Asian hate and violence, and to combat labor and human trafficking. This position focuses on creating and elevating awareness, interest, and motivation to engage and mobilize our stakeholders–the marginalized workers, allies and funders to support and sustain the work of Damayan.

The Communication Coordinator is someone who has a feel for the community’s heartbeat–what affects them, what matters to them, and what they feel strongly about.This person is someone who has a keen understanding of the current landscape, but who is also capable of doing a deeper analysis of our community’s circumstances. 

The ideal candidate is a communicator as much as a collaborator, able to develop from other team members’ work, and make opportunities out of changes and challenges.  


Damayan is a membership-based-and-led organization in New York City that  promotes the rights and welfare of Filipino im/migrant workers and organizes low-wage workers to fight for their labor, health, and immigrant rights. We empower migrant workers to combat labor and human trafficking, labor fraud and wage theft, to achieve economic and social justice for all.


Communications Coordination:

  • Create Communications Plan - tying the programs to the mission
  • Grow Damayan’s social media presence by creating and writing content for social media, working closely with the Program Director and the Executive Director  in crafting key messaging 
  • Managing our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube accounts 
  • Keeping abreast with communications from allies, supporters, and members and helping build our followers
  • Design and create event flyers and invites,  and campaign materials
  • Update and maintain Damayan’s website
  • Ensure that basic Damayan communication materials are updated, printed and distributed (brochures and palm cards for workers and allies)
  • Create, publish, and create a dissemination plan for the Damayan newsletter, to be released at least quarterly
  • Write event communications, campaign and program write-ups, and analysis pieces
  • Build Damayan’s press contacts and update our press lists: connect with reporters about our work, especially about current events that affect the community like Covid, trafficking and hate violence stories; research additional media outlets 
  • Build our allies and supporters email list
  • Take photos to document events
  • External Communication support during events


  • Genuine interest in Damayan’s mission and political alignment
  • Compassionate, and has a strong commitment to racial equity and social justice
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to understand and speak basic Tagalog
  • Proficiency with online marketing tools, social media platforms, and publishing software 
  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent time/task management skills 
  • Ability to respond adeptly to rapidly changing priorities and successfully manage multiple initiatives at once  
  • Ability to work effectively and independently but also as a member of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an outgoing and open personal style   


Compelling storyteller - Able to craft stories out of narratives and analysis out of situations. You are someone who can write well and express your thoughts clearly and simply. You engage your readers and are able to inspire with your written word. 

Compassionate & Justice-Oriented - Able to view all the work that we do through the lens of human rights and justice. You are capable of translating what you see into compelling and engaging communication strategies that inspire and move towards action. 

Collaborative - You believe in the power of collective work, and are not afraid to explore other solutions in order to make things better. You do not shy away from feedback and believe in open communication. 

Commitment to racial equity and social justice - You recognize the racial disparities in policies, income, opportunities and you want to fight and help empower the community in fighting for equality and equity. 

Political alignment - Has an understanding,  appreciation,  and commits to learning  more about Damayan’s vision, mission, strategies, programs and organizational values.


  • Google Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Canva
  • Squarespace
  • Signal
  • Zoom


  • Full-time, 40 hours a week position
  • Work hours: Tue to Sat, 11:00 - 7:00 or 12:00 - 8:00 PM, but employee should have flexibility for schedule changes during special events
  • Salary range: $40,000-44,000, commensurate to experience
  • In-person employment arrangement at our office in 406 West 40th St, 3rd Floor, New York 10018

We are looking for an experienced and excellent Communications Coordinator with a passion to support the organizing of low-wage migrant Filipino workers in New York City. This positions aims to support our programs and campaigns to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    May 21, 2022
USD $40,000 - USD $44,000
/ year
Commensurate to experience

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent in written and spoken English and Tagalog

Fluent in written and spoken English and Tagalog


406 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018, USA

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