Communications Manager

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) seeks a Communications Manager as a full-time one-year position. Reporting to the Communications Director, the Communications Manager will assist the communications team with vital support including: administrative support and reports, media and reporter research, digital communications, and online engagement. The Communications Manager may be assigned special projects related to our project management system, our donor relations, and online marketing platforms.

Who We Are

NELP is a national nonprofit advocacy organization with offices in New York, Washington D.C., and Berkeley, with the core goals of building worker power, dismantling structural racism, and addressing economic inequality. We promote federal, state, and local policies to create good jobs, strengthen workers’ upward mobility, enforce worker rights, and improve benefits and services for unemployed workers. In collaboration with national and grassroots partners, NELP advances its work through research, advocacy, litigation support, and technical assistance designed to raise wages, end wage theft and workplace violations, strengthen unemployment insurance, ensure employer accountability for workers in contract employment, encourage fair chance employment practices, and promote a comprehensive policy framework to build a good jobs economy. For more information, see www.nelp.org.

What You Will Do

The Communications Manager will provide both administrative and hands-on project support to the communications team.  Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Developing and updating NELP’s media database and project management database.
  • Developing and implementing social media and email communications strategies to reach key audiences with support from the communications team.
  • Compiling metrics for communications and marketing strategies and drafting monthly reports that include quantitative and qualitative measurements.
  • Updating copy, graphics, static and dynamic content on NELP’s websites.
  • Actively contributing to communications team discussions of work processes, identifying opportunities for improvement and providing feedback on implemented improvements.

Who You Are     

  • You deeply believe that anti-racist work, racial equity and justice are important to the work of worker and economic justice.
  • You understand the historical context for racial and economic inequity, and its present-day implications.
  • You are an excellent communicator both interpersonally and in external communications, and are a skilled writer.
  • You are a planner. You enjoy the challenge of breaking down big ideas into tactical, actionable steps and take a systematic approach to tracking progress against your plans.  You are eager to deepen your project management skills.
  • You have strong analytical and critical thinking skills and can apply these to creatively reaching key audiences.
  • You are enthusiastic about attention to detail.
  • You have experience with digital advocacy for nonprofits or political campaigns.
  • You have experience with developing and implementing cross-platform social media strategy.
  • You are versatile and are familiar with various online marketing tools and web-based technologies.
  • You are eager to learn and gain experience using Box, Airtable, HelpJuice, Pardot, Salesforce, and Einstein Analytics.
  • You have experience using CRM and CMS programs.

Skills, tools, or areas you would be committed to learning, include the following:

  • Using tools such as Canva, Google Analytics, and Google Data Studio.
  • Meeting facilitation.
  • Using project management tools.
  • Spreadsheets and metadata.
  • Search engine optimization and web analytics.

Start Date, Location, Compensation, and Benefits:  In response to the pandemic, all staff are currently working remotely and are not traveling. Candidates must be able to work from the New York City or Washington D.C. office at the point that we return to working in the office. This is currently a 1-year position, with the possibility of extension contingent upon available funding.  Start date will be as soon as possible. This position is in NELP’s bargaining unit, represented by National Organization of Legal Service Workers, UAW Local 2320. Salary is competitive within the non-profit sector and commensurate with experience and education based on NELP’s collectively bargained scale. Depending on educational attainment, the salary range for the communications manager with three years of relevant experience is $54,150 to $73,200. Compensation also includes an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including full-coverage of family health insurance, a medical reimbursement plan, generous vacation and sick leave, contribution from employer to a retirement plan, and a student loan repayment assistance for qualifying participants.

To apply:  Submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to http://bit.ly/WorkWithNelp, choosing “Communications Manager” from the “Position” drop-down menu under “Application Information.” If you have questions regarding this announcement, please forward those to nelp@nelp.org, noting “Communications Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls or other email inquiries please. Applications due by September 30, 2020. We will consider applications on a rolling basis.

NELP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an equal opportunity, fair chance, affirmative action employer, committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.

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