Campaign and Communications Manager
Job Opening: Campaign and Communications Manager
WHO WE ARE
At End Rape on Campus (EROC), we envision a world in which all individuals have educational experiences free from violence, and until then, that all survivors are believed, trusted, and supported. To achieve this, EROC is a sexual violence prevention organization that works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.
ABOUT THIS POSITION
The Campaign and Communications Manager helps oversee EROC’s campus (K-12 and higher education), and state level policy advocacy, develops and executes communication strategies, and leads, in close coordination with our staff, grassroots campaigns that shift public opinion on a variety of issues related to our work. An ideal candidate for this position is an organizer at heart, who can balance multiple portfolios at once, has sharp political instincts, possesses excellent communication and writing skills, works well on a team, and shares our commitment to social justice.
The EROC Campaign and Communications Manager must be exceptionally strategic, self-starting, communicative, and feel just as comfortable developing and implementing organizing plans as they do testifying in state legislatures or public speaking in a variety of settings. The Campaign and Communications Manager must be able to simultaneously work towards the big picture and the small details: they help develop our broad strategy, and translate said broader strategy into the execution of all the brass-tacks actions to ensure success.
The Campaign and Communications Manager plays a key role in EROC’s communications and marketing strategy, and exceptional writing and verbal skills are essential to succeeding in this position. Candidates with experience working in politics, campaigns, and grassroots organizing, as well as candidates with experience writing and developing materials for a principal, such as speechwriters, will be especially successful as Campaign and Communications Manager. Comfortability with public speaking and speaking on record with media is key to success in this role.
This is a full-time position in our Washington, DC office. Candidates must have a strong interest in this field and be committed to joining our team for several years.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Campaign and Communications Manager’s primary job functions will be to:
Spearhead state-level policy advocacy efforts
- Monitor and track federal and state-level legislation
- Write policy memos and position papers for EROC staff and stakeholders
- In coordination with other staff members, review and provide feedback on institution, local, state, and federal policies and initiatives
- Galvanize support for advocacy in the following ways: 1) in media framing 2) with partner organizations, 3) with grassroots organizations, and 4) by empowering student organizers, including training them in testimony and media, and executing actions (on the ground)
- Testify on EROC’s behalf at legislative hearings
- Know when EROC should lead, and when we should follow: Be an excellent coalition builder as it pertains to organizing, advocacy, and policy, have a deep understanding of building teams and the ability to utilize the strengths of EROC and of other collaborators
2. Plan campaigns and communications strategies that promote a culture of sexual respect:
- Brainstorm campaigns to educate the public, and partner with colleagues, organizations, and media partners to bring your ideas to fruition
- Develop framing and language for our public campaigns
- Manage EROC’s social media and communications to ensure that all communications from the organization are reflective of our larger communications and organizational strategy
- Write press statements, blogs, op-eds, policy memos, fact sheets, talking points, and other internal materials
- Write materials for other EROC staff, such as presentations and speeches
3. Conduct workshops and speaking engagements on relevant topics to communities nationwide, including, but not limited to the following topics:
- The movement to end campus sexual violence
- Know Your Rights
- Media training and community organizing
This position will require a significant amount of travel (~20%) during the academic (August-May) year, including some nights and weekends. Examples of such responsibilities include but are not limited to speaking engagements, attending events on EROC’s behalf, representing EROC at events and fundraisers, and cultivating relationships with partner organizations, journalists, and other stakeholders. The Campaign and Communications Manager will also be expected to provide feedback and assistance to other team members on a variety of tasks.
In addition to the above, candidates with experience in the sexual violence prevention field, approaching social justice issues from an intersectional, educational and campaign perspective, or civil rights organizing experience are strongly preferred. EROC staff must have some college experience. However, we understand that due to barriers in higher education, many of which are pertinent in the field of sexual violence, some candidates may be unable to graduate. EROC will gladly review applicants who have not completed their bachelor’s degree. Candidates with master’s degrees or graduate level education are also encouraged to apply.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
End Rape on Campus offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits and a monthly mental health stipend, given to encourage our staff to engage in self care and center their mental health.
End Rape on Campus (EROC) is an equal opportunity employer, and values a diverse culture. EROC encourages applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, family responsibilities, marital status, political affiliation, veteran status, and intersections of these identities.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should send a resume, one-page cover letter, and two writing samples (This can be anything you have, no need to write something new! Media, op-eds, articles, and blogs are all acceptable. One sample may be academic writing, and the other must be less than 2 pages), as well as any questions about the position with subject line “Campaign and Communications Manager” to Managing Director Jess Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will open on July 31, 2017. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis and all applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm EST on August 25th, 2017.