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Communication & Digital Coordinator

Aug 21, 2020
allyship
Allyship
Seattle

Job Title: Communication & Digital Coordinator

Job Location: King County

Position Part-time, we are looking for the best candidate that fits this position

Contact: Debbie Carlsen

Email: debbie@allyship.org

LGBTQ Allyship is a nonprofit located in Columbia City serving over 3900 constituents by advocating for LGBTQ economic equity, housing, reducing youth homelessness and access to democracy justice in Seattle and South King County. We build community power through leadership development, advocacy and community organizing. We provide worker’s rights trainings and resources to vulnerable LGBTQ+ workers in Seattle and King County. Allyship leads the South King County LGBTQ Housing Committee to build LGBTQ grassroots leaders in south Seattle and South King County.

Our mission: LGBTQ Allyship builds power among LGBTQ communities and allies in Washington State to work towards economic, racial, and gender justice. We do this through community organizing, education, advocacy, and developing grassroots leadership in solidarity with other marginalized communities.

LGBTQ Allyship Communication & Digital Coordinator

Job Description:  The Communication & Digital Coordinator is responsible for executing digital and communication strategies to motivate and grow our digital audiences, heighten visibility of our programs, effectively tell our story to donors, and engage and recruit volunteers and advocates.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide Direct Communications and digital support to programs and campaigns (75%) 

  • Research and draft messaging for advocacy campaigns and projects
  • Execute communications strategies of programs, generating content and coordinating communications to motivate the audience to action
  • Identify and collect stories from community members for communications
  • Maintain engagement in online forums such as Facebook groups in order to recruit advocates and volunteers
  • Coordinate and lead volunteer teams in virtual phone-banks, text-banks, twitter-storms, petition outreach, and other online coordinated actions
  • Writing copy for digital ads, emails, social media posts, websites, etc and ability to incorporate feedback into work
  • Draft emails and execute email strategy
  • Create content such as graphics, GIFs, memes, short mobile captured videos and other digital assets to support overall audience engagement
  • Work alongside development staff to heighten visibility of organizational story and program impacts
  • Maintain digital metrics for weekly reports and other tracking

Engage and build relationships with new partners and organizations, while sustaining built relationships, particularly groups led by and engaging with communities of color, immigrants, and refugee communities. (10%)

  • Represent Allyship at coalition and community meetings
  • Engage new voices and build relationships with community organizations and leaders
  • Outreach and build partnerships with community organizations

Train and coach progressive advocates on worker rights and housing issues. (15%)

  • LGBTQ Allyship offers several trainings to community members and organizations – ranging from 2020 Census, tenant rights and workers’ rights. The Communications Coordinator will facilitate and lead these trainings with the support of the Program Manager.
  • Update trainings and toolkits based on feedback and requests from the community

Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Passion for LGBTQ Allyship’s mission and a demonstrated commitment to social justice 
  • Background in communications with experience in traditional and new media
  • 2-3 years of experience in Communications
  • Experience with WordPress, Canva, Little Green Light, TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, LGBTQ+ dating apps, or WhatsApp is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience using digital platforms and tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SMS (peer-to-peer), email and paid advertising for online audience engagement
  • Ability to analyze audience metrics and formulate engagement strategies to maximize prospective member engagement including tracking, list segmentation, A/B testing, advocacy, and drip email campaigns. Direct experience with Constant Contact is a plus
  • Excellent oral, written and public speaking communication skills, including the ability to communicate the vision, goals and impact of LGBTQ Allyship to a broad array of audiences, and a knack for storytelling
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality in sensitive, complex and/or controversial situations
  • Collaborative, creative and innovative; able to partner to develop and drive ideas from conception to reality 
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and meet deadlines
  • Able to anticipate needs and be self-directed 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Passion for learning and teaching, curriculum development experience a plus
  • Flexible with schedule to work nontraditional hours when needed
  • Bachelor’s degree encouraged but not required
  • A curiosity to learn and dive into the latest messaging research
  • Proven experience working with or alongside communities of color
  • Proven commitment to racial justice
  • Playful with a sense of humor
  • Strong public presence; Engaging and confident interpersonal style
  • Collaborative and thrives working in a team setting
  • Design skills a plus
  • Bi-lingual a plus

SALARY + BENEFITS

The salary range for this part-time position is $22,750 – $23,500 annually, depending on experience and qualifications. In addition to a competitive salary, this role receives health benefits, retirement match, travel reimbursement, vacation and paid sick and safe time off.

Anticipated start date: Beginning of September, resume and cover letter – please send to info@allyship.org by August 27th to Debbie Carlsen, but will remain open until filled, willing to negotiate. This is a 6-month position with the potential to be permanent and expand hours.

Benefits: Accrued 10 days of paid vacation, 12 paid holidays, accrued paid sick and safe time, travel and parking reimbursement, and up to 3% match for retirement benefits.

LGBTQ Allyship believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. Employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.



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