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Chief of Media, Marketing & Communications

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About the Organization

Founded in 2008, Campus Election Engagement Project (Campus Elect) is a national nonpartisan 501 c 3 organization whose mission is to increase youth civic power and youth voting, giving emphasis to Black, Indigenous and Youth of Color. At this pivotal time, the landscape for young people understanding, and participating in, our democracy is changing so rapidly that they may never inherit the future we promised. Rigorous novel data collection and analysis are now driving our youth centric voting interventions, and determining what we are scaling. This data driven approach will have a greater impact on increasing young people’s voting and civic power.

“These times call for rigorous and data driven work, to effectively mobilize young people both on- and off-campus in strategic districts. We must bridge the town and gown divide, continue to work with two- and four-year college faculty and administrations, partner with community groups, and support young people’s participation in social justice movements.” - Maxim Thorne, Esq., Campus Elect CEO  

Re-imagining why, how and where we engage youth voters

We are committed to ensuring young voices and votes matter in our democracy. We have reimagined how and where to engage young voters. The data compels us to center racial equity and the enfranchisement of Black, Indigenous and Youth of Color (BIYoC), and to increase our work in key states and at People of Color Serving Institutions (PoCSIs), including Tribal Campuses, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and more. We adopted our Organizing, Advocacy and Learning model to equip young people to dismantle barriers to voting.

How we power young voices and votes

With surgical precision, lawmakers are depriving young people of their right to vote. They have introduced over 400 voting bills in 49 states during 2021 alone, 28 of which have already been signed into law. They are targeting BIYoC populations especially. They are gerrymandering predominantly Black colleges, banning polling sites and prohibiting voter registration on campuses, and rejecting student IDs as voter IDs. The intent is to remove youth and BIYoC voters because of their success in impacting important elections in 2020 and in January 2021.

New data-driven interventions are being deployed to help young people confront the horrifying movement of voter suppression bills across the US, which coincides with a fourth wave of COVID. We have designed three major series of interventions to dismantle new and existing barriers: Youth Civic Power, Campus Civic Power, and Institution Civic Power. We are training and deploying 600 Fellows - called “Civic Influencers” - both on- and off- campus to influence their peers and communities, through on-the-ground and digital organizing, that will lead to increased youth voter turnout and civic power. 

Role Overview

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief of Media, Marketing & Communications is responsible for planning, directing and overseeing external and internal communications, keeping abreast of the rapidly changing media landscape, including rapid response, public and media relations, and marketing and branding. Tasks and duties will fall within the following buckets across the Communications Department, including:


Strategy & Management

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan across all audiences, including quarterly goals and individual KPIs;
  • Oversee a diverse group of Interns, Fellows, staff who contribute to the social media strategy and amplification of Campus Elect’s organizing, learning and advocacy work;
  • Manage consultants, including public relations, web designers and mail houses, as needed;
  • Track and measure the level of engagement externally and within the network over time;
  • Develops and maintains a departmental budget and ensures overall fiscal integrity of the program.
  • Quality check and control all pieces of communication, including copy editing grants, memos, newsletters, social media posts, etc. -- before sending to the CEO for final approval.


Public Relations & Media

  • Write and Draft press releases, Op Eds and more on behalf of the CEO, Board of Directors, and CEEP to promote the work and mission of the organization as well as raise awareness of its impact;
  • Foster relationships with national and local media outlets (i.e. The New York Times, The Hill, The Washington Post, etc., Cable and TV Networks, Social Media Platforms, Podcasts and more) that will publish and broadcast pieces on Campus Elect and the impact they are having in the civic engagement landscape.


Digital and Texting Communications

  • Oversee the Digital and Texting Engagement Strategy -- across Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Snapchat, LinkedIn and more -- managing the Digital Engagement Team and Interns work plans.
  • Research upcoming trends in digital and texting communications to ensure Campus Elect is at the forefront of technology and apps being used by Gen. Z.
  • Introduce new platforms to Campus Elect as they emerge, training staff and interns on how to maximize their reach.


Design & Branding

  • Create branding toolkits that aligns Campus Elects Team, Fellows and partners on how to properly represent the organization, including logo representation, approved language, etc.;
  • Oversee branding guidelines, ensuring that the organization, its partners and Fellows have the appropriate toolkit when speaking about Campus Elect;
  • In tandem with the Donor Engagement Team, create and design various appeals for email, social and mailed appeals that bolster Campus Elects funding pool.


Messaging

  • Oversee and draft talking points and presentations that amplify the programmatic work and successes for speaking opportunities and conferences;
  • Monitor local, state and national news and draft rapid response pieces in response to laws and proposed bills adversely affecting Campu Elects work;
  • Manage Campus Elects email communication platform ensuring all contact lists are segmented and updated regularly to receive updates that are of interest to them.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Communications, Public Relations or related field.
  • 8+ years of communications management work in nonprofits, with a focus on content and messaging creation, media management and design work. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and execute projects across multiple teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage strategic planning while being able to respond to short-term organizational needs.
  • Proven track record of producing press releases and public statements that have been released for public consumption.
  • Working knowledge of email marketing platforms and social media platforms, including Mail Chimp, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Familiarity with and understanding of CRMs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; including the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with other staff, partner organizations, elected and appointed officials, corporate/business representatives, and community members.
  • Commitment to transparency, accountability, and direct communication.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive, confidential information using excellent judgment at all times.
  • Must have a commitment to DEI and cultural competency, including an awareness of one's own cultural worldview, a welcoming attitude towards cultural differences, an appreciative knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews, and cross-cultural skills.

 

Desired Skills

  • Experience working in a movement organization, including ones focused on Voting Rights, Social Justice, Civil Rights or Youth.
  • Experience working in politics.
  • Experience working with or within a higher education institution, People of Color Serving Institutions (PoCSIs, e.g., HSIs and HBCUs a plus).


Other Requirements:

  • Must complete data visualization and data gathering trainings hosted by Tableau, and other trainings as required.
  • Extremely reliable and available on evenings and weekends for occasional events and conferences.


This is a remote position, work may be performed anywhere in the United States. The salary for this position is consummate with experience, between $75,000 - $94,000.


To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@campuselect.org with the position title and your name in the subject line. Candidates who do not submit both will not be considered. Candidates who have been selected to move forward in the interview process will be contacted directly.


Campus Elect is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or class. We value diversity on our team and strongly encourage people of color, Indigenous people, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities and all qualified persons to apply for our open positions.


Start Date: For Immediate Hire

About the Organization

Founded in 2008, Campus Election Engagement Project (Campus Elect) is a national nonpartisan 501 c 3 organization whose mission is to increase youth civic power and youth voting, giving emphasis to Black, Indigenous…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

USD 75,000 - USD 94,000

Benefits

Fully remote position, vacation and sick time + 14 paid holidays, health benefits with employer contribution, 401k after 6 months.

Fully remote position, vacation and sick time + 14 paid holidays, health benefits with employer contribution, 401k after 6 months.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Lewes, DE 19958, USA

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@campuselect.org with the job title in the subject line.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@campuselect.org with the job title in the subject line.

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