About Community Change and Community Change Action:
Community Change builds the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to lead powerful and dynamic movements for social change. With our community-based partner groups, we bridge the grassroots and the national, supporting outsider strategies to disrupt the status quo while also building pathways to influence the insider conversation.
Our vision of a better world centers the leadership of impacted people of color to move our work on immigrant rights, economic justice, and racial equity, including a focus on jobs and housing, early childhood care and education, income supports, and immigration reform.
This position also supports Community Change Action , an affiliated 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. While motivated by the same core values – equity, inclusion, and justice – Community Change and Community Change Action operate independently of one another and each organization has its own board of directors.
Community Change is seeking a Senior Digital Organizing Manager to work in service of our national and local Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice efforts, and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) Network, the nation’s largest immigrant rights coalition.
The Senior Digital Organizing Manager will work across the Communications and Immigration teams to train and empower our partners with digital strategies and tools, as well as coordinate and implement administrative and technical support. This person must have a clear vision about how to use digital tools and best practices to mobilize thousands of supporters, and a demonstrated history of building institutional knowledge and infrastructure at a national scale.
The Senior Digital Organizing Manager will lead rapid response efforts to react quickly to news events about immigration reform, the DREAM Act, and other issues impacting immigrants. They and the Digital Campaigns Manager for Immigration will also be charged with shaping and guiding the long-term strategy for digital work in conjunction with the organizing efforts of Community Change’s Immigration team.
- Serve as strategic liaison to the Immigration team, working consistently to build digital campaigns/tactics to complement traditional organizing work. This includes:
- Representing the Digital team in all relevant Immigration meetings/gatherings
- Leading the development of both long-term and rapid response digital work
- Training Immigration team members on digital strategies and tactics, as necessary
- Lead the creation of strong email, SMS, digital content, and social media communications plans to engage members in campaign activities, promote local and state events, and maximize list growth across channels and FIRM/A geographic regions.
- Work with the Digital Team, the larger Communications team, Digital Campaigns Manager, Immigration Organizing team, FIRM/A and other groups as needed to develop comprehensive digital organizing, engagement, and advocacy strategies.
- Work with coalition partners to develop comprehensive digital strategies, provide coverage and support for grassroots events, list-build, and mobilize groups around online calls-to-action.
- Plan and manage a strong SMS strategy and program to organize and mobilize campaign members.
- Explore and experiment with creative tactics for engaging audiences on social media, and via email and SMS channels
- Draft engaging content, including SMS alerts, blogs posts, social media graphics, and other content as needed.
- Manage relationships with partner organizations and identify opportunities for collaboration. Regularly report to staff, internal editorial board, and other stakeholders about progress of campaigns and overall growth.
- 3- 5 years’ experience in traditional organization and online communications for a nonprofit or advocacy organization.
- Strong writing and verbal communications skills.
- Self-starter, data-driven, and an experienced organizer with a clear vision about how to approach using online tools to build a network of activists.
- Proven success in online tools for grassroots organizing, training, developing and implementing effective online advocacy and fundraising strategies, and project management.
- Demonstrable experience with project management, goal-setting, metrics tracking, and reporting.
- Commitment to the advancement of progressive causes, particularly immigration reform, and how online organizing can help campaigns accelerate their communications.
- Ability to work well in a dynamic, fast-paced and collaborative team environment.
- Willingness and desire to learn new technologies, tactics, and strategies.
- Close attention to detail and ability to adapt quickly as projects change and evolve.
- Specific experience around practical application of online technology and new media tools in community organizing and issue advocacy campaigns.
- Familiarity with SMS advocacy work and strategy desired; knowledge of Mobile Commons or similar broadcast or peer-to- peer SMS platforms a plus.
- Previous experience working with coalitions and distributed teams successfully is a plus.
- Ability to write and speak Spanish is highly preferred, but not required.
This position reports to: Director of Digital Strategy
Community Change recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is included in Community Change’s bargaining unit and covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.
Travel Requirements: Ability and willingness to travel approximately 10% of the time.
Salary & benefits: $60,000 to $70,000 annual salary. Community Change also offers an excellent benefits package, which includes 4 weeks of annual paid vacation; additional paid holiday leave between December 24 and January 1; 8% employer contribution to retirement account after six months of employment (and 3% employer contribution for the first 6 months); and a choice of generous health insurance plans.
This position is located in Washington, DC.
Closing Date of Position: Open Until Filled
How to apply: Please click here to submit a cover letter sharing your personal interest as well as salary expectations, a resume, and two writing samples.
Community Change is an Equal Opportunity Employer