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Communications Associate

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Overview

The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is seeking a Communications Associate to join the small but effective team at our award-winning organization.

The Communications Associate works closely with the Communications Manager to execute key communications priorities to expand our organizational profile and reach and to better connect with key audiences. They collaborate with the full team to post content to social media and generate new content to reach our audiences. 

You are perfect for this role if you can turn complex ideas into concise and engaging content, enjoy taking big concepts and making them digestible, and enjoy building relationships through shared learning. This role will be best for folks who can act as an engaged listener and are comfortable asking questions to sharpen understanding, etc

If you share our commitments to equity, collaborative decision-making and bringing people together across differences to support them and learn together, we encourage you to apply!

This full-time position reports to one of PBP’s Communications Manager, Rahel Teka, and is based in either New York City or Oakland, CA. 

About PBP

For 10 years, the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) has empowered people to participate in democracy through revolutionary civics in action. Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. It gives people real power over the money that affects their lives. We create and support PB processes in cities, schools, and public agencies across the United States and Canada to address deep community needs, develop new community leaders, and make public budgets more equitable and effective. Through our work with partners in over 30 cities, we have engaged over 534,000 people in deciding how to spend $337 million.

PBP is at an exciting moment of transition, growth, and change. We are growing our staff capacity to create an organizational culture that celebrates accomplishments and cultivates a caring and supportive environment. We are transitioning to a Co-Executive model to share and develop leadership across all areas to build a leaderful organization. And we are implementing a new organizational and decision-making structure based on sociocracy that builds on creative thinking and trust in oneself and others within a collaborative and distributed leadership structure. In this new phase of PBP, we will build on past successes to create a new strategic vision and an organization that prioritizes our team and community alongside participatory democracy. 

For more information, visit participatorybudgeting.org.

Key Responsibilities

The following are the key responsibilities and areas of focus for this role. This is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities.

  • General Communications
  • Mass Communications: Emails, Newsletters, and Blogs
  • Draft and help design newsletters, email blasts, announcements, and other mass communication to contacts and supporters.
  • Support maintenance and growth of PBP’s email lists, including tracking and analyzing Hubspot CRM data to increase supporter engagement and grow our email list. Familiarity with Hubspot or another CRM is a plus!
  • Content creation and curation
  • Publications and materials: Support in production and design of organizational reports, promotional materials, and publications (such as our annual report, toolkits, and policy briefs) with external consultants and other PBP teams
  • Social media: Coordinate and maintain social media calendar (including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn). Draft and collaborate on creative content about participatory democracy. This includes tracking press hits, highlighting PBP features and creatively connecting participatory budgeting and participatory democracy news to PBP’s vision on social media or in blogs.   
  • Website: Support content production and maintenance for PBP website, including drafting blog posts and landing pages, and ensuring pleasant and seamless user experience.  
  • Development
  • Support PBP development team in fundraising messaging and communications 
  • Support PBP’s annual end-of-year giving campaign
  • Events and virtual events: Support with outreach and production (such as Zoom support, run of show creation, and light technical support) of virtual, and eventually in person, events

All of our staff are expected to participate in organization-wide and program area calls and activities, including participating actively in and contributing to strategic planning, annual goal setting and review, and end of year fundraising initiatives.

Desired Experience and Skills

Must Haves

  • Strong written and spoken communication.
  • Familiar with or skilled in social media - comfortable using Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; excitement about exploring other social media a plus! 
  • An interest or skill in graphic design
  • Values-aligned, with an interest in learning participatory democracy practices and a commitment to equity
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and meet deadlines or communicate when they need to be adjusted
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrated ability to give and receive feedback, actively listen, consider multiple perspectives, and adapt when necessary
  • Proficiency in essential computer software (e.g., Google Suite Apps, Microsoft Office, Zoom)
  • Comfort with navigating and learning new computer software and tools
  • Proficiency in English
  • Flexibility to adapt as our organization and work changes rapidly
  • Willing to work within a sociocratic framework that balances autonomy and shared decision-making
  • Educational requirements: None. Candidates without a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any field should demonstrate, in addition to stated Must Haves: 
  • at least 2 years of relevant work experience, 
  • or a combination of postsecondary education and work experience (e.g., associate’s degree and 1 year relevant work experience; education and work experience may be sequential or concurrent)

Nice to Haves

  • Experience or familiarity with CRMs (Hubspot, Blue State Digital, Network for Good, etc)
  • Experience or familiarity with Wordpress and HTML/CSS experience
  • Familiarity with design apps like Canva, Adobe Illustrator, etc
  • Passion or deep interest in story-telling, digital organizing, or cultural organizing
  • Passion for or deep interest in community-led decision-making, community power, and racial and economic equity
  • A commitment to participatory democracy, with a strong emphasis on centering community voices.
  • Comfortable analyzing and acting on data across contact management, Google Analytics, and social media platforms
  • Proficiency in an additional language
  • Experience with event planning and coordination

Overview

The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is seeking a Communications Associate to join the small but effective team at our award-winning organization.

The Communications Associate works closely with the Communications…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
Salario
USD $38.000 - USD $54.000
/ año
*Note: In 2022, we will embark on a process for an equity and values based pay scale adjustment, which will impact this salary range and the way we calculate salaries.

Compensación

Values, Compensation, and Location

Our organizational practices strive to embody our core values of community, equity, learning, participatory democracy, and transparency. We make decisions together, through team-based processes, sociocratic consent, and a commitment to building trust in our team. This means all staff are deeply engaged in the organization’s planning and decision-making. 

An ideal candidate will thrive in a collaborative environment, be ready to dream big and turn those dreams into achievable goals with a deeply committed team. Our (virtual) office culture is evolving as we quickly grow, and we invite you to build it with us! 

We invest in the professional growth and personal care of our people, including strong benefits:

  • Three (3) weeks annual paid vacation, eleven (11) paid holidays, five (5) floating holidays, and a week-long end of year paid org-wide winter holiday closure
  • Full employee coverage for health insurance (including dental and vision), flexible spending account, life insurance; option available for dependents and/or spouses/partners to join at cost.
  • Retirement plan with employer match 
  • Generous Sick & Wellbeing Leave, Family Leave, and Emergency Sick Leave policies
  • Professional development resources as well as work from home resources during the ongoing pandemic
  • Schedule and work site flexibility to accommodate your life, including families, continuing education, and community leadership.

This position is based in Oakland, CA or New York City and offers ample flex time to accommodate the need for non-traditional hours.

PBP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, strongly committed to building a staff that represents the diversity of communities we work in. We strongly encourage applications from black, indigenous, and people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Values, Compensation, and Location

Our organizational practices strive to embody our core values of community, equity, learning, participatory democracy, and transparency. We…

Ubicación

Temporalmente A Distancia
El trabajo se puede realizar en o cerca de Oakland, CA
Ubicación Asociada
344 20th St, Oakland, CA 94612, USA

Cómo aplicar

All applications should include a cover letter and resume. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

All applications should include a cover letter and resume. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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