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Communications Associate

Everyday Democracy, a national leader in civic participation and community change, works to strengthen democracy in neighborhoods, towns, cities, states and the United States. It has more than 25 years of experience working with grass-roots organizers and public officials to bring people together to talk about and work on critical public issues, all through a lens of racial equity.  Everyday Democracy works with partners to build and strengthen a civic infrastructure in which public participation is welcoming and empowered.    

Join a fun, mission-drive staff in a work culture where you, your ideas and your professional growth matter.  Opportunities abound for challenging work, continued learning and collaborative problem solving. The organization values work-life balance and workplace flexibility. It has policies and benefits that support employees, including 100 percent coverage for employee’s medical benefits, short- and long-term disability, generous vacation and leave time, a non-contributory retirement plan, and a 403(b) plan where employees contribute pretax dollars.

 

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate for this position will be a detail oriented, experienced writer and collaborative team member. He or she will have at least 3-5 years related experience with campaigns, marketing, advocacy, or other mission-focused environments.  He or she will write and edit stories and materials for our web site and other publications, assist in identifying and tracking key organizational metrics and accomplishments and maintain internal and external systems and materials. The Associate develops and maintains relationships with internal and external audiences and helps identify and meet a myriad of communications needs. Approximately 25% of time will be spent tracking and managing web and social media updates and analytics.  

Success in this role calls for excellence and experience in: 

  • Versatile and proven writing skills (Writing test required.)
  • Demonstrated ability to write for various platforms – print, web, social media
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including interviewing
  • Ability to condense complex ideas into understandable terms and incorporate EvDem themes and values into writing
  • Ability and desire to learn new processes and programs
  • High level of comfort with mapping our work, using Excel and tracking statistics

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or technical degree in English, Journalism, Social Work or related field. Advanced knowledge and proficiency in MS Office is a must. Website management skills such as HTML and familiarity with content management systems and Google Analytics is highly desirable. Graphic design skills, including proficiency in Illustrator, InDesign, and/or Photoshop, are highly desired.

Educational requirement may be waived for a demonstrated combination of relevant experience. Most importantly, he/she should have a strong demonstrable commitment and experience working in organizations that focus on racial equity, inclusion, structural racism, or social justice.  More information about Everyday Democracy may be found at www.everyday-democracy.org.

If you have the requisite credentials and experiences, email a cover letter, resume and two writing samples by June 15, 2017 to:

Michelle Carpenter, HR Manager, Everyday Democracy, mcarpenter@everyday-democracy.org

(At least one of the writing samples should be an email or other correspondence that shows how you think, reason and work; the other should address a complex issue that you are making understandable and actionable.) This is a one-year position, which may turn into a regular, full-time positon if the candidate achieves successful outcomes. Currently, it is a 32-hour per week position with benefits included.

Everyday Democracy believes that one of the great strengths of community is the rich diversity of its residents in race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and physical ability.  Everyday Democracy affirms publicly its moral and legal commitment to a policy of equal opportunity employment.

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