Communications Coordinator III
Position based in Atlanta, Georgia
About 9to5: For nearly five decades, 9to5 has been advancing economic justice for women, grounding our work through a racial and gender justice lens. As a grassroots, membership-based organization, our members are affected by the issues we work on every day: low-wage jobs, the erosion of a social safety net, the lack of paid sick time and paid family leave, unemployment, and workplace discrimination. Our programs include grassroots organizing, leadership development and training, nonpartisan civic engagement and policy change campaigns.
Position Summary: Working directly with the Georgia State Director and national communications staff, the Communications Coordinator will help implement a communications strategy to help 9to5 Georgia fulfill its mission and grow its visibility.
They will help lead the implementation of the 9to5 Georgia chapter’s communications strategy and serve as the chapter’s communications point person, providing direction, training, and structure for staff to build an organizational awareness and culture around communications. The position will be based within the 9to5 Georgia chapter. This position will be a mix between remote and in-person working hours.
Duties and Responsibilities Include:
- Help develop and implement the chapter’s communications strategy while incorporating an anti-oppression, race and gender justice lens
- Develop & refine talking points on campaigns for internal and external use
- Help develop and support a digital organizing framework
- Build cohesion and clarity for messaging and narratives
- Produce diverse, engaging content accessible to a general audience, including press materials, social media posts, email copy; marketing, campaign, speaking and presentation materials
- Manage chapter social media channels, including the development of original content, curating content, engaging target audiences, and evaluating impact
- Help improve visibility and consistency in branding
- Collaborate with other staff to create event & campaign-specific materials, including multimedia and printed collateral for the chapter and chapter-led coalitions
Public relations, special events, and fundraising
- Coordinate with staff to respond to requests from earned media
- Track earned media activities
- Maintain press/media list
- Support members and organizers in media interviews and public speaking opportunities
- Oversee creation and production of marketing material for events, including drafting, editing, and graphic design; and branded merchandise
- Support with promotion and execution of fundraising campaigns and events; manage digital event logistics
- Set up chapter events in organizational database (CiviCRM) as needed
Communications processes, tracking, & reporting
- Coordinate communications projects and manage their execution
- Maintain an organized repository of communications materials
- Create and maintain chapter editorial calendar
- Coordinate with other staff to identify opportunities and needs
- Track and report on the success of communications projects regularly
- Serve as a thought partner on internal systems development
Supervision and training
- Supervise interns and/or short-term project staff working in a communications/data scope, as needed
- Support periodic volunteer coordination needs (events, etc)
- Train/update chapter staff in chapter communications, data and digital fundamentals
- Create communications guides and how-tos for staff training (ex. “How to Livetweet”, “Social Media Accessibility Guide”)
With other related duties as assigned.
- Preferred background working in social justice and grassroots organizations;
- A minimum of 3-5 years of communications experience in the development of marketing and informational materials, public relations / media relations, writing and research, fundraising campaigns, project management, email marketing;
- Demonstrated creativity in the design of marketing, public relations or educational programs and communications materials;
- Excellent oral and written communications skills, with a demonstrable ability to communicate complex ideas in succinct and clear ways to a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
- Attention to detail;
- Ability to manage deadlines, work collaboratively, supervise interns/volunteers and achieve outcomes in a team-driven work culture;
- Knowledge of and experience in graphic design;
- Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression and ability to work with diverse populations;
- Must be able to flex work hours at time as needed, for special events
Details: The position will be filled as soon as practicable and when we find the right candidate, with a target goal of March 1, 2023. This is a full-time position (40 hours/week), offering a salary package of $56,180 with generous health and paid time off benefits. The position is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
This position is a bargaining unit position in the 9to5 staff union.
We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, bilingual and bicultural individuals as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.
Job applicants and staff shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex,
national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political aﬃliation, sexual orientation, gender
identity, color, marital status, or medical conditions.
To apply: Send resume and a marketing/ design sample to: email@example.com with “Georgia Communications Coordinator III” in the subject line. No calls please.