Digital Associate

Wednesday, Jul 5 2017

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Play a critical support role on the fast-growing digital team working to protect our democracy, expand voting rights and protect Net Neutrality. Ensure we are communicating effectively on the state and national level to our nearly one million digital followers through timely production of emails, advocacy actions and website updates. Help increase the digital capacity of a national advocacy organization by project managing two major digital technology transitions (online advocacy/fundraising platform and website) and training staff on their use.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Produce emails, online advocacy actions and events created and written by our state and national advocates, abiding by our strict quality standards. Format, code and send emails that drive powerful state advocacy for issues like voting rights, empowering the public in our elections, and ensuring our elected officials are held to the highest ethical standards. Maintain a busy email calendar. Update the Common Cause website for our national presence and state organizations. Project manage critical elements of our upcoming online advocacy/fundraising platform transition and website redesign. Other responsibilities may include: Develop training materials and train our state and national staff on our new email advocacy and fundraising platform, our new website, and digital strategy best practices. Keep our social media channels updated on the national and state level. Write and edit online advocacy and fundraising content in collaboration with our digital campaigners, program staff, communications team and development team. Generally make a lot of social change happen quickly through our digital channels.

QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated experience (on campus, as an intern or employee) working with non-profit advocacy groups, political campaigns or causes; demonstrated experience with digital outreach tools (a plus if this includes content management systems and constituent database systems); familiarity with HTML/CSS (developer-level coding skills are not required); excellent attention to detail; strong organizational and project management skills; strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills; demonstrated writing and editing skills; familiarity with and interest in growing skills with online tools, tactics and best practices; ability to train colleagues on specific digital skills and tasks. Pluses: Graphic design and/or production design experience is a huge plus; in particular, experience developing and designing infographics for distribution on blogs and social channels; persuasive writing skills; web development experience including Javascript, jQuery & Wordpress development.  

TO APPLY: Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Director of Human Resources at hr@commoncause.org and include DIGITAL ASSOCIATE – WASHINGTON DC in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546.  No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 


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