Communications & Advocacy Manager

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $50,000
Maximum: $50,000
Details: Salary is based on experience.

Published

08/08/2018

Start Date

09/23/2018

Application Deadline

08/20/2018

Address

41 West Street
Suite 700
Boston
Massachusetts
02111
United States

Description

The Communications & Advocacy Manager will establish and maintain messaging of MassVOTE’s short-and long-term goals of voter engagement and voting rights issue-based advocacy. The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, multi-issue environment with overlapping short-term and long-term deadlines; attention to detail; strong writing, interpersonal and organizational skills. Interest in community advocacy and legislative affairs are necessary.

70% of the job is communications and 30% outreach and advocacy


Responsibilities include:

  • Develop communications strategies and timelines.
  • Manage and grow MassVOTE’s online advocacy and supporter list, social media audience and website presence.
  • Create opportunities and narratives to highlight Mass VOTE’s accomplishments
  • Drafting press releases, fact sheets/talking points, and maintaining relationships with media
  • Interacting and communicating with partner organizations and stakeholders on MassVOTE’s advocacy agenda.
  • Help maintain relationships with elected officials, election stakeholders, and community partners to further promote the goals of MassVOTE.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Strong presentation and communication skills, as well as organizational skills and the ability to follow up and meet deadlines.
  • Experience using different media channels to deliver program and marketing content
  • Ability to communicate professionally and diplomatically.
  • Transferable knowledge and experience from working with diverse communities, youth, new citizens, nonprofits, and familiarity with voting and elections.
  • Technical skills: Microsoft Word, Google Drive, Action Network or similar online organizing database and platform, basic web and graphic design.
  • College degree in Political Science, Government, Communications, or a related field.

Benefits

Health care and standard benefits.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

jobs2018@massvote.org

To Apply, Submit:

  • Cover letter - no more than 3-4 paragraphs. In cover letter or email give one example of an activity you’ve done or interest you have related to voting and voting rights
  • Resume
  • Send to Cheryl Clyburn Crawford at jobs2018@massvote.org. Use subject line: Communications & Advocacy Manager

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