Get Hired: EPI /TFA / Campaign for Community Change

jobsI have some fresh communications job leads courtesy of my extremely plugged-in husband and MLMG partner Marc Littlejohn.  I’m featuring a Deputy Communications Director for a policy/lobbying org., a social media savvy Online Communications Director a political organizing group and a Communications Director for an economic policy think tank. Enjoy!

Deputy Communications Director : Transportation for America

Transportation for America seeks an experienced, energetic communications professional to help manage the communications activities of a dynamic, fast-paced campaign to reform the nation’s transportation spending and policies. The Deputy Communications Director will assist the Communications Director in developing and executing strategic communications in support of the campaign’s legislative and public education goals.

The successful applicant will have a minimum of five years experience in journalism and/or media relations, advocacy communications, message development and marketing, or similar, preferably with project and/or personnel management duties. Special consideration will be given to applicants with relevant knowledge and experience connected to issues concerning transportation, urban planning and development, and related arenas.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and at least two writing samples (preferably unedited), along with three references, to Transportation for America is an equal opportunity employer. People of color
are strongly encouraged to apply.

Online Communications Director : Campaign for Community Change

The Campaign for Community Change is working with a large coalition of local and national organizations committed to passing humane immigration reform by early 2010. The coalition will launch a campaign this spring that will work on multiple fronts, generating policy recommendations, reaching potential supporters through a coordinated online and offline field campaign, raising issue visibility in the media, and mobilizing voters to support pro-immigrant candidates.

Campaign for Community Change is seeking an Online Communications Director with 3-5 years experience in managing complex online campaigns. The Online Communications Director should be a self-starter, a web and data “geek”, and an experienced organizer with a clear vision about how to use the internet and online tools to mobilize thousands of supporters. The ideal candidate will have a history of proven success in list building, leveraging technology for grassroots organizing, developing and implementing effective online advocacy and fundraising strategies, project management, and staff management. Previous experience working with coalitions and distributed teams successfully is a plus.  This position is temporary.

How to Apply:Please submit resume, cover letter that includes salary expectations and at least two writing samples to:

Campaign for Community Change
Human Resources
Re: Online Communications Director
1536 U Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
(Fax) 202-387 4892

Communications Director for The Economic Policy Institute

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the nation’s leading progressive economics think tank, is looking for a director for its newly expanded communications department. The communications director will oversee media affairs, the newly redesigned web site, on-line outreach, publications and design, new media and other vehicles for an aggressive dissemination program.

The Director of Communications will manage a staff of eight and be part of the senior management team that is transitioning EPI from a primarily research organization to an active policy advocate.  The position requires significant background in progressive communications and demonstrated management experience. Salary will be appropriate to the responsibilities and to the experience of the candidate, and the benefits are excellent.

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