Fields: reproductive rights, advocacy, women’s rights, progressive, communications
Location: Alexandria or Richmond, Virginia
About the Organization: NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia (NPCV) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and advancing reproductive rights and health care access at the state level through policy advocacy, grassroots activism, and political organizing. With the support of tens of thousands of member-activists, we build political power for pro-choice Virginians and work to ensure every woman can make the personal reproductive health care decisions that are best for herself and her family – including preventing unplanned pregnancy, having healthy pregnancies and births, and accessing abortion.
NPCV is an independent state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America and is made up of three entities: our main 501(c)(4) issue advocacy and political arm; the 501(c)(3) NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation, which oversees our policy and education programming; and the NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Political Action Committee. Our staff of 10 is located across a central office in Old Town Alexandria, Va. and satellite offices in Richmond and Hampton Roads.
About the Position: NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia seeks a full-time Communications Manager to work with our staff members to develop and implement communications strategies to advance our goals across policy, advocacy, grassroots outreach, elections, and culture change work. The communications manager will be the “voice” of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, ensuring that the organization is on-message across all media and social media platforms while reaching multiple audiences, expanding the organization’s reach, connecting with underserved communities, and raising the profile of our issues in Virginia and nationally.
This position can be based out of either our Alexandria Headquarters or our Richmond Bureau. The communications manager will manage at least one paid communications intern per academic semester. The position requires some travel and evening and weekend hours (especially during General Assembly sessions and election cycles). This position is full-time exempt (40 hours).
Special Requirements/Qualifications: Our ideal candidate will have a demonstrated support for NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s mission, a familiarity with political advocacy work, and experience engaging diverse communities. They will have a proven record as a strong communicator and experience with digital communications campaigns. They will be able to effectively convey the mission and vision of the organization to multiple audiences, balance multiple projects and deadlines, work in a fast-paced and demanding environment, and nimbly switch gears at a moment’s notice to address the ever-changing national and state political developments.
To be successful in this job, you are strong in these key areas:
- You are a strong writer, a shrewd editor, and a careful proofreader. You are attentive to detail in your written and oral communication, putting your best foot forward from a tweet, to a Facebook post, to a press release to an interview with a national magazine, treating each communication judiciously.
- You have a demonstrated ability to think critically about organizational goals and strategy, and to work with a team to develop communications plans accordingly.
- You know your way around and have prior experience in digital communications, including
social media platforms, running or assisting with email and other online campaigns, website editing and upkeep, and member databases/ CRM platforms (NGP/VAN or other member databases).
Additionally, you have at least basic experience with and knowledge of graphic design and publishing tools (such as Canva and Microsoft Publisher) and website content management systems (such as Word Press or Square Space).
- You understand current trends in digital communications and social media and can use social media analytics tools to grow a diverse audience and expand our reach.
Project Management –
- You can balance multiple projects while managing one or more people.
- Meeting deadlines is second nature to you – you communicate effectively with your team, ensuring that obstacles are flagged before they become problems.
- You are able to prioritize projects efficiently and manage your time between long-term and short-term priorities.
- You are a team player, willing to do what it takes in times of crisis and to work to the mission, not to the hours, especially during Virginia General Assembly sessions and election cycles.
Estimated Salary: Starting compensation is low to mid-40,000s (commensurate with experience), plus a stipend towards health insurance, retirement plan, and generous paid time off.
Deadline: ASAP/Until filled
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia