We’re hiring a Director of Communications and Digital Media Strategy!
The Move to End Violence (MEV) team at The Raben Group is seeking a Communications and Digital Media Strategy, Director. MEV is an operational program of the NoVo Foundation, dedicated to strengthening and supporting the movement to end violence against all girls and women in the United States, including cis and trans women and girls and those who are gender non-conforming and non-binary. Through convenings, workshops, virtual resources, and organizational supports, MEV aims to provide the opportunity for individual Movement Makers to foster transformational leadership development; explore practices of liberation and equity; build healthy and sustainable organizations; and support a strong anti-violence movement. We do this through key areas of praxis: Racial Justice, Gender Justice, Healing Justice, Language Justice, and Disability Justice. Please click here to learn more about our core program elements.
About the Role
This is an opportunity for a highly skilled leader to lead content creation and dissemination processes across various channels that amplify the diverse work of our beloved community in a values-driven way and with an equity lens. We are looking for a self-starter who will bring a high level of excellence and intention to their work in a complex program with many moving parts. Move to End Violence will sunset in mid-2023 – our hope is to find a team member who is committed to staying with us through the end of the initiative.
Specific job duties include:
- Strategic Communications
- Apply intersectional lens [inclusive of gender justice, language justice, and disability justice, among others] to the design and dissemination of communications collateral
- Develop and implement the organization’s overall communication strategy, including project-specific strategy and social media strategy;
- Lead concepting and creation of content and messaging; collaborating with team from idea stage through writing, design, and delivery that support overall program strategy of capacity-building, leadership development, and storytelling;
- Draft and review communications collateral of varying lengths in English and Spanish
- Develop and manage editorial calendar to ensure coverage of important dates, events, and calls to action;
- Digital Engagement
- Conceptualize and design graphics (images, gifs, short clips) for social media;
- Develop and execute digital strategies to advance issues and narratives, highlight and amplify attention to the work (ongoing and emergent) and the impact of Movement Makers and the greater antiviolence movement;
- Provide oversight and direction for the overall maintenance of the MEV main website, Spanish microsite;
- Strengthen the programs infrastructure to launch virtual campaigns and increase virtual learning offerings;
- Create month-by-month calendars for all outreach and publicity channels;
- Stay up to date with new digital technologies and social-media best practices;
- Media & Public Relations Outreach
- Own and execute mass email campaigns utilizing CRM (Infusionsoft/Keap)
- Draft press releases, press advisories, statements, op-eds, talking points, letters to the editor, scripts for advocacy efforts and other communications assets collaboratively with the MEV staff and greater community;
- Identify and support public relations and media outreach as needed;
- Relationship Building
- Collaborate with team of Language Justice consultants to ensure accessibility
- Oversee and manage workflow of tech support consultants and other consultants;
- Guide and support program through process of digital archiving once the program sunsets in mid-2023.
About the Team
We are a five-person team working for the NoVo Foundation out of The Raben Group, a progressive public affairs consulting firm. To implement our program, we work with other consultants and experts in the fields of transformative leadership development, organizational development, capacity building, and building beloved community– with equity and liberation at the center. Move to End Violence participants – known as Movement Makers – are leaders and visionaries working to end violence against all girls and women.
We are a virtual team, and the position may be based anywhere in the United States. Current team members are Monica Dennis, co-director; Priscilla Hung, co-director; Latishia James-Portis, program manager; Ramelcy Uribe, program coordinator; and Sequoia Ayala, director of operations.
MEV seeks to center the leadership of Black and Indigenous women, and other women of color, including cis and trans women and those who are gender non-conforming, and others who are most impacted by gender-based violence in this country. We are looking for someone with the following qualifications and characteristics:
You believe storytelling and digital communications are an integral part of movement building and culture change work. The strongest candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to racial and gender justice; experience with disability justice, language justice, and healing justice are helpful, though not required.
- 5+ years experience leading and developing a communications strategy with an intersectional analysis on race, gender, language, and disability justice;
- Comfort with databases, spreadsheets, online survey tools, listserv management/ CRM design and management (Infusionsoft/Keap), organizing large amounts of information, data, and file types, and website maintenance (WordPress);
- Experience managing complex storytelling projects and consent in BIPOC communities
- Both strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, as well as experience working, across race, gender, class, and multiple identities
- Familiarity with and experience in U.S. social justice movements with an intersectional feminist analysis;
- Ready and willing to bring their whole self into this work with a high level of self-awareness;
- A willingness to practice and engage with different styles of leadership, followership, and creative collaboration (e.g. co-leadership, managing up);
- Committed to creating and participating in a values-driven workspace with candor, vulnerability, humility, and a sense of humor;
- Preference for bilingual or multilingual speakers with oral and written fluency in Spanish;
- Folks who identify with our Movement Makers.
The Raben Group finds it quite natural to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, living the values of diversity, equity, inclusiveness, and justice in everything we do. We highly value each of our staff member’s unique life experiences and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.
Details at a glance
Remote, Full Time, Exempt
Benefits: Salary is competitive and benefits are generous. Information on both will be shared with interviewees.
Level of Language Proficiency: Effective communicator in English. Preference for bilingual or multilingual speakers.
How to Apply
In our first round of consideration, we invite applicants to share a resume and a response to these short-answer questions (1 page).
- What roles do you think narrative strategy and archiving play in movement building?
- What is the relationship between storytelling and ending patriarchal violence?
- We operate a transformative capacity-building program in a movement-building setting. What are 1-2 practices that you bring to storytelling and content development.
Please send your application materials as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org with your last name followed by “MEV Communications and Digital Media Strategist” in the subject line (example: “Stark MEV Communications and Digital Media Strategist”). Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, September 18, 2020. We are hoping to make an offer by mid- to late October 2020. No calls please.