Position Title: Communications Manager
Location: Hybrid remote/Los Angeles Office
Application Deadline: Rolling basis until position is filled
The California Native Vote Project’s (CNVP) mission is to achieve equity and justice for Native American children, families and communities by increasing Native civic participation and power. CNVP is the first-of-its-kind statewide effort to engage Native American communities across dozens of counties to build political power through an integrated voter engagement strategy, which centers community organizing, and braids on top of that other strategies to achieve people-powered movements — including political education, leadership development; voter education, registration and protections; policy advocacy; research; and Native candidate preparation.
The Communications Manager will report to the Executive Director to oversee and direct the flow of information between CNVP, our base, partners, media, funders, and the public. The Communications role will lead communications strategies, direct public relations campaigns and may serve as the face of the organization at media events. The Communications role will also serve as a key support to CNVP’s local and statewide organizing and campaigns through creating internal and external communications strategies for digital organizing campaigns, events, coalition and alliance work, electoral organizing, and may represent CNVP in local and/or statewide coalitions. The position is full‐time and exempt.
- Develop and lead a comprehensive communications strategy.
- Adapt to changes in the social justice landscape through timely communications.
- Lead content development across work areas, including graphics, reports, website, and other communication vehicles.
- Represent a positive image of our work efforts to our AIAN community base.
- Uphold and further establish graphic identity standards.
- Manage media relations, including training base on media interviews, writing press releases, gaining earned media, serving as a spokesperson for the organization, managing press contacts.
- Manage, monitor, and analyze all communications channels including email campaigns, website, social media, text messaging, platforms, and other tools.
- Increase platform audience across priority social media channels.
- Develop and implement digital media campaigns, including ad buys and other outreach and communications tactics.
- Innovate to enhance CNVP’s community work through narrative change strategies.
- Manage a communications budget.
- Ensure quality control of all information released.
- Oversee communications associates and/or interns.
- Coordinate communications schedules across work areas.
- Monitor field trends.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Experience working with Native American communities and Tribal organizations, and a demonstrated commitment to and passion for the mission, vision, and values of CNVP
- 5-7+ years communications experience.
- Experience creating graphic design content i.e. infographics.
- Strong commitment to sovereignty, social justice, racial justice, and youth empowerment
- Ability to manage media contacts.
- Awareness of and proficiency with communications technologies, such as canva, hootsuite, action network, strive, slack, monday.com and other comparable applications.
- Cultivating an environment of readiness and alertness to be responsive to changing communication needs.
- Maintaining an awareness of organization opportunities and risks.
- Experience in stakeholder/community engagement.
- Clear and concise communication with team members and senior management.
- Strong and confident leadership; experience leading teams.
- Strong interpersonal and team‐building skills.
- Highly reliable.
- Highly organized.
- Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills.
- Excellent attention to detail and follow‐through.
- Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks and projects.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
- Ability to meet deadlines.
- Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office and a variety of office applications.
- California driver’s license, insurance, and regular access to a 4‐5 seat passenger car.
- Available to work flexible hours, including afternoons and occasional evening and weekend events.
- Ability to travel throughout the state as needed.
- Advanced degree in Communications, Marketing or related field.
- Experience with one or more of the following areas: community organizing, action research, campaign strategy, curriculum development, alliance building, media outreach, grassroots fundraising, campaign development and/or policy.
- Proficiency with Apple computers.
In order to prioritize the health and safety of our employees, all California Native Vote Project employees are required to provide proof of COVID vaccination. California Native Vote Project will discuss reasonable accommodations with employees who may be unable to receive a vaccine due to disability, the advice of a medical provider, or sincerely held religious beliefs.
Hybrid in-person and virtual, with some evening and weekends. Some travel also required (pending COVID-19 restrictions).
- Able to work on a computer, including sitting at a desk, for extended periods of time. Able to read a computer screen. Manual dexterity to operate a keyboard.
- Able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
- Able to occasionally lift objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
Compensation commensurate with experience.
To apply, email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject line: Communications Manager Applicant.