Communications/Editorial, Customer Service and Support, Information Technology and Web
Under the immediate supervision of the Senior Vice President, the Senior Associate, Communications and Branding will work toward the aforementioned communications goal via the following objectives:
1. Increase the Partnership’s value to the Network by connecting agencies to the specific training, technical assistance, resources, and opportunities that are relevant to them. 2. Position the Community Action Partnership’s national office as an expert on poverty with a broad national reach to build the influence it needs to shape national debates. 3. Increase positioning cohesion between members to boost awareness of the Network as being a robust, on- the-ground force nationwide. 4. Strengthen the capacity of the Network to communicate about Community Action Agencies as trusted, effective community partners. 5. Build the Partnership’s internal capacity to communicate effectively.
Position will work closely with leadership team as the communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives including branding efforts done in collaboration with the Community Action network. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. Salary is $65,000 - $70,000 per year (plus benefits) based on experience.
To apply, send cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org noting “Senior Associate, Communications and Branding” in the subject line.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Execute Strategic Communications Plan
Produce a bi-annual Impact Report
Develop and deploy campaign to promote Impact Report information
Create and deploy editorial calendar
Draft press releases
Coordinate press contacts and press events
Stay abreast of media coverage focused on poverty and economic opportunity and related issues; develop ideas for stories, newsletter content, white papers, etc. and draft content
Stay abreast of media coverage of local Community Action Agencies and develop content on success stories to share on various communication platforms
Consult with all staff on communication needs, platforms, and products
Assist with branding efforts both internally to the Partnership and nationally with the Community Action Network.
Attend meetings and events on behalf of the Partnership
Compile Community Action news coverage for distribution and follow up on stories to develop ongoing bank of success stories
Generate story ideas, write and edit articles
Produce eNewsletters - responsible for both content and design, in coordination with Program Assistant
Update agency website - responsible for content, graphics, pictures
Develop and deploy social media content on various platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram, in coordination with Program Assistant
Produce a Community Action Month Toolkit
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Provide communications as well as general and administrative support for the annual events.
Performs all other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Will supervise the Program Assistant, Communications and Branding and, when available, communications and branding interns.
Four-year Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree in marketing, public relations, communications, journalism, or a related field of study preferred
Graphic design and video experience a plus
Previous experience with a nonprofit organization a plus
Previous experience with an anti-poverty organization a plus
Familiarity with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Spark, Adobe Premier Pro (or other video editing software) as well as Canva a plus
Familiarity with Hootsuite or other social media management tools
Familiarity with using Content Management Systems and HTML
Candidate must be an exceptional writer who can demonstrate good judgment in communicating professionally and learning the style and tone of a nonprofit organization
Sensitivity to diverse cultures, races, and low-income family situations.
Commitment to high ethical practices.
Ability to think creatively and be a key contributor to Partnership goals.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
The noise level in the regular work environment is usually moderate.
The ability to travel for activities such as meetings, classes, and workshops in and out of the area.
Must be able to travel by air to attend training, conferences, project sites, and related activities.
Regular overnight, out of state travel is required approximately 10% of the time.
About National Community Action Partnership
It is the mission of the Community Action Partnership – National Office (the Partnership) to strengthen, promote, represent and serve the network of member agencies to assure that the issues of poverty are effectively presented and addressed. To achieve its mission, the Partnership engages in training and technical assistance, advocacy and efforts to promote visibility of the Community Action Network in order to enhance the work of its 1000+ community action and limited-purpose agencies and their partners in communities across the country.