Student Power Network and Vote Mob, two groups working to mobilize students and build power among young people, seek a full-time Digital Communications Coordinator to lead the development of our joint national youth and student organizing platform, using the Online 2 Offline Model, support the work of state power networks, and using social media as the pathway to organizing. Our work is grounded in the belief that young people, who now represent 33 percent of the U.S. electorate, can transform their communities both through elections and by turning adrenaline-filled election moments into lasting movements for justice. SPN and Vote Mob are both projects of Movement Voter Project.
The ideal candidate will be committed to centering the leadership of young people and excited to motivate youth voters to win elections and build our collective power.
The Online 2 Offline model is just what it sounds like. Not just “online organizing,” but rather a pathway that begins “online” but leads potential activists towards “offline” collective action and community building. The model was created by United 4 Respect, a retail worker organization that has run successful direct actions and strikes with worker leaders who connected in online spaces. The O2O model gives the entire left-wing, and especially the youth movement, the option to build large bases that will organize through this pandemic moment. O2O is also perfect for a network like Vote Mob — it can be disciplined and deliberate, or provide a toolkit for how to most effectively take advantage of off-the-cuff last minute election adrenaline. Our goal is to implement this model in our core states, and connect with other organizations interested in using this model.
The Digital Communications Coordinator will:
Build and manage our national Online 2 Offline Platform (50 percent)
- Build a broad base and cultivate strong leadership among young people and students; mobilize young people in the fight for justice in key electoral states, build mutual support on key campaigns and win local and federal elections using the online to offline organizing model. This includes building online social media communities, peer-to-peer texting, field outreach, and a relational organizing app;
- Work with staff and volunteers of our network partners to organize digital actions
- Develop the leadership of young people to share their stories with each other and shape a public narrative, through print and digital media.
Support network partners to strengthen their digital organizing (25 percent)
- Participate in developing strategies and executing plans to expand the reach and effectiveness of our organizing network;
- Use social media to build relationships and develop leaders while constantly engaging with organizers about the best ways to support their work;
- Working with list tracking software like (NGP Van or EveryAction) to track contacts and distribute them to organizers.
Manage National Social Media accounts (25 percent)
- Manage all social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), creating content, graphics, and daily posts, as well as developing the overall social media calendar;
- Develop and coordinate with partner groups to share their content;
- Use platforms to share stories from O2O groups to share publicly and in newsletters to partners and donors;
- Work with list software to track contacts and distribute them to organizers.
We are looking for someone with:
- Strong writing and editing skills, for short and longer-form content;
- Experience running social media platforms, ideally in a nonprofit or political context;
- Experience building followers and visibility across multiple platforms;
- Familiarity with digital strategies and online to offline organizing;
- Ability to perform data entry and tracking sensitive information;
- Ability and desire to work with a fast-paced, small team.
We would prefer someone who:
- Is passionate about using elections to support progressive movements ;
- Has a demonstrable commitment to intersectional organizing;
- Is accountable, proactive, communicative, and responsive;
- Has some youth or student organizing experience;
- Is clearly committed to the importance of collective liberation and intersectional organizing;
- Is flexible, able to work independently, and able to thrive without complete control – our social media presence will be disciplined, but since we use it as an organizing pathway the engagement may become a little unruly, but that’s ok.
Tools we use at SPN-Vote Mob:
Google Suite (docs, sheets, gmail, drive), Facebook, Slack, Action Network, Airtable, Zoom, EveryAction, Hustle, Canva (Adobe can be made available if preferred).
Salary & location:
This is a remote full-time position with a salary range of $50,000 – $58,000, guaranteed through 12/31/2020.
How to apply:
Please submit your application (cover letter or video cover letter and resume) to [email protected] and [email protected]. We will also be accepting applications in other accessible application formats including: Google Forms, large print, video or audio file. To obtain and complete the application in alternative formats, please contact the hiring manager at [email protected]. We are looking to hire ASAP and will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.