Communications Organizer

Position Description

Our power is in our stories. Over the past two years, NOC’s organizing has grown exponentially, driven by the commitment, authenticity, and vision of our communities.  As we look towards 2017, NOC is hiring a new communications organizer to work with our team in building intersectional public narratives that reflect the lives, brilliance, priorities, and leadership of people of color and Native and Indigenous peoples. This position will report to the communications director and work closely with field organizers to develop digital presence for our campaigns and help build leaders who can develop media skills and share their stories.

Successful candidates will have strong written and verbal communications skills and basic computer proficiency. Preferred skills include photography, videography, graphic design, and experience with HTML and databases.

Introducing NOC

Neighborhoods Organizing for Change is a grassroots, member-led organization building power in under-resourced communities and communities of color across the Twin Cities and works in an intersection of race, the economy and public policy. NOC is a collaborative, movement-building organization and seeks to leverage issue based campaigns, leadership development, community organizing, and electoral organizing to achieve measurable outcomes leading to a more equitable state and nation.

In 2016, NOC is launching an ambitious project to harness the energy of our powerful campaign work and build the necessary political infrastructure to create the systemic change necessary to close the state’s outrageous equity gaps.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with the communications director and field organizing staff to develop email and social media plans and support for campaigns. Lead on the execution of these plans.

  • Develop and share compelling content for email, social media, and our website that builds meaningful connections between issues and encourages members to take action.

  • Engage in leadership development across campaigns with focus on media skills.

  • Identify and highlight stories from leaders and campaigns.

  • Find creative ways to cultivate, improve and expand our social media and visual presence.

  • Support communications director in growing and shaping NOC’s overall communications strategy.

  • Manage production of photo and video content

  • Basic website maintenance

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal, written, and digital communications skills. Brings empathy, passion, and humor to the work.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Willingness to continually master new technologies, strategies, and tactics related to the rapidly changing field of digital organizing.

  • Demonstrated accountability to under-resourced communities and communities of color.  Ability to work in multi-cultural, multi-gendered, multi-sexed, and multi-racial settings.  Commitment to leadership by and for black, indigenous, and POC communities.  Have an active and developed analysis of power and structural change.

  • Computer literacy.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with HTML and databases

  • Experience with graphic design programs

  • Photography and video editing skills

This is a part-time position at 20 hours/week with the potential of becoming full-time as funding allows. Pay starts at $18/hour. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to becky@mnnoc.org, subject line Communications Organizer.

Neighborhoods Organizing for Change is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

We desire a diverse pool of applicants and particularly encourage applications from women, people of color, the LGBTQ and immigrant communities.

 

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