NSCLC seeks to employ qualified persons, to provide equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and to administer all personnel activities in a manner that will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other consideration prohibited by law.
Are you a communications professional who believes in the power of communications and storytelling as a tool for social change? Are you committed to social justice, passionate about the important role older adults play in our communities, and committed to ensuring that all older adults are free from the harms and stresses of poverty? Do you desire your work to make a national impact that can change the lives of millions of people? If these questions resonate with you, please apply for the Writer/Communications Associate position at the National Senior Citizens Law Center.
NSCLC seeks a strong writer with a talent for translating complex legal and policy content into relatable stories about the individuals whose lives we are improving. The ideal candidate will be a fast, accurate, and creative writer with experience in advocacy as well as fundraising language; the ability to tailor communications for different audiences including funders, donors, policy partners, government agencies, the media, and the public; and experience in writing different messages for different channels including policy papers, grant applications, network fundraising and advocacy emails, blogs, and social media.
We will accept applications until the position is filled. Target start date is December 1, 2014.
The Writer/Communications Associate will report to the Communications Director, and also work closely with the Executive Director, the Development Director, and the organization’s public interest lawyers to produce a variety of content. Principle responsibilities include grant applications and reporting, drafting advocacy and information emails to our network, editing and proofreading reports, fact sheets, position papers, and other publications by the organization’s lawyers, and executing social media strategy. Other communications duties that may be assigned include assisting the Communications Director with public relations work including maintaining and building lists, and writing press releases, as well as other writing tasks as needed.
This is an opportunity to be in on something big and exciting. We are a 42 year old, financially stable, highly effective and professional advocacy organization just completing work on a new brand identity to be launched in spring 2015. Our new brand will help us engage even more people in our important work. This is a new position created to help support this effort. This is the perfect position for someone who enjoys working collaboratively with all parts of an organization, and is adept at prioritizing multiple tasks, and taking the initiative to make sure projects keep moving.
The position is full time, exempt with a competitive salary and benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance; flexible reimbursement plan; 403(b) retirement savings plan; personal days; and generous vacation policy.
- Design, implement, and take responsibility for a foundation reporting calendar to keep our funders apprised of our progress.
- In collaboration with the Executive Director, write grants for the organization.
- Work closely with the Communications Director to execute daily social media strategy on Twitter, Facebook, and our blog.
- Write and edit copy as needed including reports, fact sheets, newsletters, advocacy emails, fundraising letters, press releases, web copy, blog posts.
- Assist Communications Director in developing, gathering, and reporting on communications and fundraising metrics.
- Assist the Communications Director in maintaining and updating media lists.
- Assist the Communications Director in managing the production of publications and communications materials.
- Assist other support staff, and the Development, and Communications directors in planning occasional events.
- Attend occasional events on evenings and weekends.
Specific Skills and Qualifications:
- Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in English, Journalism, or Communications •
- Work Experience: At least two years experience in non-profit marketing communications, development communications, or both, preferred.
- Proficiency in Word, InDesign, Excel, Powerpoint, WordPress, Photoshop, and an email building platform paired with CRM database such as SALSA or Salesforce.
- Project Management
- A passion for and background in storytelling.
- Attention to detail, organizational skills, problem solving ability, and positive attitude.
The National Senior Citizens Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NSCLC particularly encourages applications from members of minority groups, women, and others whose backgrounds may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities.
To apply: Send cover letter, resume, three original writing samples that show your proficiency in conveying complex information to a variety of different audiences, and three professional references to Katrina Cohens at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will accept applications until the position is filled. Target start date is December 1, 2014.