Salary Range: $40,000 annual equivalent
Benefits:Health care, Health savings account, retirement plan, generous paid time off, two-month paid sabbatical after 4 years of service, phone and travel stipends.
This position is considered full-time exempt. It is funded through the end of November 2020.
The Communications Deputy will work closely with the Communications Director to manage a team of volunteers throughout Michigan. This person will help to develop and execute digital communications strategies for our campaigns which include immigration reform, environmental justice, criminal justice reform, small town and rural organizing and family care.The Communications deputy will work closely with volunteers and organizers to implement the online communications strategy for each of these campaigns.
The communications department seeks to frame the public narrative of our issues using values based messaging to influence public opinion and stir them to take action. We do this through press events, direct action and public engagement. We believe that the people closest to the problem are closest to the solution, so we seek to elevate the stories of people directly impacted by injustice.
Digital organizing and content development
Write and post updates to website using the Wix platform
Develop and post social media content for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Move supporters from digital engagement to real-life action
Work with data manager to maximize list growth from online activities
Write emails and action pages on the EveryAction platform
Guide communications team of volunteers on a weekly basis to help achieve their goals. Specifically related to social media, web management and leadership development.
Provide training and assist in finding training opportunities for volunteer’s leadership development and growth.
Respond to staff needs and emergencies and guide the team through difficult communications situations such as emails and social media posts.
Work closely with the communications director to develop, refine and further the messaging of Michigan United campaigns.
Stay current on issues vital to the affected communities, the political landscape, and other matters that affect the ability of Michigan United to fulfill its mission, goals and objectives.
Schedule and send regular emails to our members with updates of upcoming events and victories including a quarterly newsletter.
Build relationships with current and prospective members and deepen their participation by involving them in the communications program.
Look for opportunities to use our owned media to generate donations from the public.
Experience working with Google docs including word, spreadsheets, drawing, slides and forms;
Familiarity or ability to quickly learn Wix website editor;
Familiarity with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Excellent written and verbal communication skills including
Comfortable setting clear expectations and holding volunteers accountable to them;
Ability to motivate diverse groups of people and work well as a team member;
Self-direction and self-motivation, and ability to work collaboratively and independently;
Ability to build and maintain constructive, positive relationships;
Strong commitment to social, racial and economic justice;
Self-motivation and creative in problem solving;
Ability to handle multiple job tasks and to meet deadlines;
Commitment to leadership development of leaders and members;
Ability to travel (when we are back to in-office work) and to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings;
Multilingual skills are a plus; and
Access to reliable transportation, currently we are working from home, but when we are back to work in-office
Source: People’s Action