Communications & Digital Coordinator

Toxics Action Center , Boston, MA
The ideal candidate is passionate about community organizing and movement building. Candidates must be ambitious, detail-oriented, have strong written communication skills, and have a track record of accomplishment. We value previous organizing experience, including organizing on campus.

We are seeking an organizational builder who is strategic, efficient, systems-oriented, attentive to detail, and an excellent writer. That’s where you come in. You believe in the power of building groups and strengthening communities and have seen that when communities join together to organize they can win against powerful special interests. You are sharp, committed to community organizing and social change, with excellent problem-solving abilities, and strong project management skills.

Key Responsibilities:

Communications, Publicity and Outreach. Increase the organization’s media presence and name recognition through events, news releases, and campaign materials. Track media articles and online presence. Cultivate community assistance referrals from other organizations in our network. Coordinate the development of Toxics Action Center’s newsletters, annual reports, and other key materials.

Digital Organizing. Work with community organizing team to synchronize online organizing with community campaigns, including testing online petitions. Develop and implement coordinated strategies for email communications to grow our list of online and off-line supporters. Write and edit emails and web content, including calls to action, event invitations and fundraising appeals. Find ways to identify and recruit new supporters, reach new audiences online and get them involved and excited in online programs. Oversee a digital organizing platform project to expand the tools we offer to community activists.
Engage online volunteers to win campaigns, build power and raise funds.

Event Organizing. Organize the Local Environmental Action Conference and assist in the coordination of other New England conferences. Help plan and implement staff retreats and leadership retreats for activists.

Organizational Support. Assure good systems for health and environmental information, organizing work and financial records. Share this information with staff and community groups. Assist in developing and managing budgets and financial records. Manage and track income and expenses. Cultivate relationships with universities to attract interns. Manage the internship program.

Community Organizing Assistance. Answer member inquiries, provide information and organizing advice on environmental threats, and connect with expert referrals. Opportunity to coordinate a coalition to expand recycling in Boston and provide organizing support to community groups.

Fundraising. Identify and cultivate donors, assist with grant-writing, and participate in other grassroots fundraising tactics including door-to-door canvassing and letter writing. Increase Toxics Action Center’s membership base by recruiting new members online and managing communication with members. Help manage organizational list growth and acquisition. Ensure that all income from membership, donations, major donor, and sponsorships is deposited and recorded correctly. Depending on years of experience, staffer may also run a summer fundraising and outreach canvass office.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary for this position is commensurate with relevant professional experience. Toxics Action Center offers a competitive benefits package. Eligible staff receive health insurance, paid holidays, sick days, vacation days, and the opportunity to enroll in our college loan assistance and 401(k) programs. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Toxics Action Center is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to a diverse workplace and a diverse movement. We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.

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