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LOCATION: This position is located in Washington, DC

SALARY RANGE: $45,000 – $55,000


OBJECTIVE/SUMMARY:

Help our national network of democracy reformers protect voting rights, limit big money’s influence, and stop partisan gerrymandering with timely, relevant digital member communications from Common Cause’s state organizations.

This is an entry-level position on a dynamic, high-performing team with provided career development and on-the-job training. Every Common Cause staffer receives a yearly stipend for relevant professional development. This position has significant career growth opportunity.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Increase the quality and quantity of digital member communications from Common Cause’s state organizations, in order to hit advocacy and fundraising metrics.
  • Plan, draft, review, proof, and send state-based action alerts, fundraising appeals, SMS messages, social media posts, and other digital campaign materials.
  • Conduct sustained digital campaigns in support of priority state campaigns, including advocacy, fundraising, and reporting back to a nationwide audience.
  • Train state staff on how to use digital advocacy tools (Action Network, Mobile Commons, etc.) and digital strategy best practices.
  • Meet regularly with state leaders to identify and pitch opportunities for digital outreach.
  • Be able to write clear, compelling, action-driven copy that appeals to diverse audiences and is relevant to different political contexts – red, blue, and purple states.
  • Ensure our digital campaigning represents organizational priorities: following digital best practices, using our message & brand, and applying an equity lens.
  • Produce emails, action pages, fundraising pages, event pages, and text message alerts as requested by state organizations.
  • Track, categorize, and respond to member inquiries that come in through our membership inbox.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Work quickly and accurately on tight deadlines;
  • Prioritize different projects and goals in a fast-moving, rapid response environment;
  • Communicate effective digital strategy to staff of other departments;
  • Seek out and suggest innovative tactics to help win our campaigns;
  • Have a strong understanding of digital, politics, and the intersection of the two.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Demonstrated experience (as staff, volunteer, student, or intern) using digital for advocacy or marketing for a nonprofit, cause or campaign.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, including long-term projects and breaking/urgent tasks;
  • Ability to work cross-departmentally to forge agreement between multiple stakeholders;
  • Willingness and capability to learn new skills and tools quickly;
  • Bonus: Working knowledge of HTML/CSS, jQuery, or other web design/development tools;
  • Bonus: A background in community, student, or campaign organizing, particularly among traditionally underrepresented groups.

WORK LOCATION/ TRAVEL REQUIRED:

  • Work at Common Cause’s National office headquartered in Washington, D.C.
  • Occasional travel to state offices for site visits.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit resume AND cover letter to Director of Human Resources: hr@commoncause.org and include DIGITAL CAMPAIGNER- DC in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to respond as soon as possible. To ensure review of your application we strongly recommend including a cover letter.

WORK AUTHORIZATION/SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Must be authorized to work in the United States.

ABOUT US:

Common Cause (501(c)(4)) and Common Cause Education Fund (501(c)(3)) are nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots affiliate organizations dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Common Cause has more than 1.2 million members and supporters living in every Congressional district in the United States, and offices in 30 states around the country. More information can be found at: www.commoncause.org

Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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