Communications Manager - Gender Justice

Gender Justice seeks an excellent writer and project manager to join Gender Justice’s communications team as Communications Manager. In this position, you will play an integral role in helping to plan and implement strategic communications at a pivotal moment for gender equity and reproductive freedom in Minnesota.

The Communications Manager supports all communications campaigns and initiatives for Gender Justice, Gender Justice Action, UnRestrictMinnesota, Unrestrict Minnesota Action, and across the movement. The communications manager is part of a communications team and works across departments to advance organizational priorities on multiple platforms. Responsibilities include developing and executing engagement strategies for our active communications campaigns and partnering with key ally organizations to advance aligned strategies. This position reports to the communications director.

Essential duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to, the following:

Digital program management:

  • Develop and execute digital strategies across departments to advance issues and narratives, support fundraising campaigns, and grow audiences across all platforms.
  • Cultivate and grow our email lists to advance organizational goals and build powerful relationships online.
  • Lead analytics of the digital work, including regular tracking and reporting, to assess and drive strategies.
  • Co-create compelling written content for email, social media, and our websites that builds meaningful connections and generates powerful calls to action.
  • Use digital tools to expand and deepen our online base of supporters, including people across different races and backgrounds in every corner of the state.
  • Cultivate and grow Gender Justice and UnRestrict Minnesota’s online presence through email, our websites, paid promotions, and social platforms, and integrating digital strategies with coalition partners’ on-the-ground campaigns.
  • Support digital communications for Gender Justice and UnRestrict Minnesota events.

Communications Team Support and Administration:

  • Support the communications team with drafting press releases, op-eds, blog posts, and other content as needed.
  • Represent the communications team at coalition meetings and partner events as needed.
  • Research and collate news clips and alerts; maintain updated lists of press and media contacts and engagement.
  • Support the development of a periodic organizational newsletter.
  • Work proactively with staff and coalition partners to maintain consistency of images and messages with brand style guide and across all organizational communications.
  • Support advertising activities to advance the organizational mission and align our campaigns/programs

Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years experience working in communications for a non-profit organization or an electoral campaign.
  • Understanding and ability to apply the intersectional racial, gender, and economic justice lenses that are required to communicate successfully in our diverse communities.
  • Excellent written communications skills through various channels, including email, social media, and blogs.
  • Experience developing and executing communication campaign plans.
  • Ability to motivate diverse groups of people and be a strong team player.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment.
  • An open-minded approach and willingness to continually learn new technologies, strategies, and tactics related to the rapidly changing fields of strategic communications and digital organizing.
  • Computer literacy and experience with workplace software and web applications.

Preferred Experience:

  • Basic Graphic design
  • Media production skills and video editing
  • Ability to track, report, and respond to digital metrics
  • Knowledge of database systems
  • Experience with digital ad buying

Employees are eligible for employer-subsidized health and dental insurance, generous paid time-off, and a 3% employer match to an IRA. Part-time employees are eligible for prorated insurance subsidies.

Gender Justice is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to build a staff reflective of our values of equity and inclusion with regard to race, culture, ethnicity, class, religion, physical ability, age, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation. As an organization working in solidarity with the reproductive justice, economic justice, and racial justice movements, Gender Justice is committed to fostering the leadership of women, people of color, Native and indigenous people, LGBQ and trans people, immigrants, and others living in marginalized communities