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Posted: January 24, 2014
We are looking for a Community Manager to develop, coordinate, and execute an integrated and effective online strategy that presents a powerful narrative about our work and meaningfully engages our membership and alumni. The Roosevelt Networks – which include the Campus Network, the nation’s largest student policy organization, and Pipeline, our young professionals network – engage young people in the policy process by promoting their ideas for change. The position is based in New York City and requires some travel.
The ideal team member will have some background in online organizing, community-building, and/or communications strategy. Most importantly, this person will bring a strong desire to learn, create, and innovate in his or her efforts to build community and share our story with the world. He or she will thrive in a results-oriented, fast-paced environment that values proactive problem-solving, creativity, and adaptability. This position is meant for someone who is committed to a heavy workload and prepared to take on a key strategic role in fostering a powerful and effective network of young people who are ready to get things done.
ABOUT THE CAMPUS NETWORK AND PIPELINE
At the heart of our work is a belief that young people can make a difference in the political process, not just on Election Day. Our members, through communication and coordination with community members and stakeholders, identify pressing issues facing their towns, counties, and states. Taking advantage of the unique resources on their college campuses and in their communities, they engage in policy research and analysis and connect that research to the local policy process through advocacy, organizing, and working directly with decision-makers.
Over the past nine years, the Campus Network has developed a robust chapter network and has cultivated student leaders of the highest caliber. We work on 115 campuses, from Ivy League institutions to community colleges, in 38 states. Pipeline is currently present in four major cities. Students have changed policies around predatory lending, established a tax fund in New Haven capable of sending every high-school graduate to college tuition-free, and even included an automatic health care enrollment policy in the Affordable Care Act.
The Networks are a part of the Roosevelt Institute, an ideas and leadership organization founded in the belief that America should offer opportunity to all. To develop a new social contract for the 21st century, the Institute advances the work of progressive economists and social policy thinkers and supports an emerging generation of leaders as they design solutions to the nation’s most pressing issues.
- Design and execute a comprehensive communications strategy that elevates organizational and student success stories, which includes:
- Collecting stories from the networks to build a continuous organizational narrative;
- Crafting effective e-blasts to send to network members, partners, and supporters;
- Supporting Institute Communications team to build an interactive and community-focused social media presence;
- Using data to create infographics and other tools that elevate successes and growth
- Support Operations Strategist by managing membership-tracking systems to facilitate a thorough collection of valuable data and information;
- Use creative approaches to various online platforms to facilitate engagement and affiliation with Roosevelt among prospective members, existing members, alumni, and supporters – always with an eye toward building a powerful cohort online that furthers impact offline
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 2-4 years work experience strongly desired
- Strong writing and editing skills, with the ability to craft effective, compelling narratives
- Detail-oriented and able to cull and analyze large amounts of data to inform organizational strategy
- Ability to build strong relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences
- Self-starter, highly motivated, resourceful, flexible, and creative
- Willingness to travel for site visits, training, and events and ability to work well from remote locations
- Policy generalist and work experience in public policy, politics, and/or community organizing strongly desired
- Intermediate to advanced web skills and some experience with project management are a plus
Compensation is commensurate with experience and is highly competitive. The Roosevelt Institute is an EEO/AA/ADA/IRCA Employer. We especially encourage applications from women and people from diverse backgrounds.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume, and 1-3 examples or statements on previous work product/successes (be creative!) to RooCNapplications[at]gmail[dot]com with “Community Manager” in the subject line.