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COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER/DIRECTOR

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

Rising Voices is a fiscally sponsored project of the Center for Empowered Politics, a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization, that seeks to organize and develop the leadership of Asian American women, families and young people for power around progressive values and policy in the state of Michigan through community and cultural organizing, electoral engagement, and policy advocacy for a future where all families can thrive. 

 

We are seeking a Communications Manager to elevate the organization's narrative, and create culturally competent communications entry points for AAPI Michiganders to engage with the organization's work. Depending on experience, this position has the possibility of transitioning to Director of Communications.  This position will be shared with our sister entity Rising Voices Fund, a fiscally sponsored project of the Center for Empowered Politics Education Fund, a separate 501(c)3 organization.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

The following responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel classified in this manner. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

Press Relations 

● Bottom-line all external and public facing communications including newsletters, email blasts, press releases, draft rapid response language, statements and other items for publication 

● Develop a press communications plan that will expand and maintain press/media contact lists, including ethnic media 

● Serve as initial primary contact for all media inquiries 

 

Base Engagement 

● Work with the Co-Executive Director for Communications and Digital Organizer to execute a strategic digital engagement program that includes new emergent platforms to engage community members and convert digital engagement into in-person engagement. 

● Oversee translation needs for Rising Voices outreach and communications content and collaborate with partners via translation workgroups 

● Act as primary contact for the We Make Michigan Race Class Narrative cohort to ensure messaging continuity with our partners

● Develop internal and external processes for staff storytelling and media training; vetting/training spokespeople; working with consultants 

● Supervise long and short-term project planning and management for content creation and creative media production in collaboration with the Rising Voices Cultural Strategist 

 

Electoral Communications 

● Oversee paid electoral and GOTV static/digital/video advertising campaigns 

● Research and develop targeted messaging for directed mail and advertising campaigns ● Manage production vendor/consultant relationships 

 

Administrative 

  • Manage Communications Department budget development and tracking

  • Oversee archival of press hits and communications content Provide and interpret analytics to track Rising Voices’ reach across our digital platforms 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

● At least 5 years of in communications/media narrative work 

● Knowledge of and demonstrated cultural competency with the Michigan Asian American community 

● Experience leading teams and managing staff 

● Experience with digital organizing and social media analytics 

● Experience with CRMs and peer-to-peer texting services 

● Ability to speak, read, and write in an Asian language preferred but not required ● Ability to react quickly to the fast-paced news cycle 

● Ability to execute projects in an organized and timely manner 

● Ability to accept and offer constructive feedback 

● Knowledge of graphic design, photo/video editing software desired but not required

SALARY & BENEFITS

  • This position has an estimated salary range of 60k to 70k depending on experience and hire/promotion from Communications Manager to Director of Communications.

  • This position is non-exempt.

  • We offer a competitive health benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision and a generous paid time off schedule

  • Phone, internet and home office stipend included.

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SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

As a power-building organization, Rising Voices is committed to building a digital outreach program as a key component to building unity, collaboration, and civic participation in our Asian American communities. Digital content is incorporated in Rising Voices advocacy campaigns as a means to provide civic and resource information, amplify the visibility of Asian Americans in Michigan, provide visioning for a just and diverse future as well as advance Rising Voices’ organizing and electoral objectives. 

 

With the goal of integrating community members in a progressive ladder of engagement, the Social Media Manager will be responsible for bridging Rising Voices’ digital outreach with our in-person organizing and electoral programs to expand our base and create an established digital presence for the organization.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

The following responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel classified in this manner. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

 

  • Create engaging and informative social media content for multiple platforms to highlight issues and organizational statements, engage community members and convert digital engagement into in-person activation. 

  • Maintain constant social media stream on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/TikTok/WhatsApp and other digital platforms with one to two posts a day on FB, Twitter, Instagram

  • Meet with Communications, Policy and Organizing Directors on a weekly basis to map out social media strategy for campaign support

  • Attend weekly staff meetings as well as weekly production meetings with Digital Organizer and Cultural Strategist

  • Find potential members and activists online and further develop those relationships through phone, video, and in-person communications to be folded into organizing programs. 

  • In coordination with Cultural Strategist, establish relationships with social media influencers to develop a strong network

  • Manage content development, designer commissions, vendors and platform guest takeovers

  • Curate repostings from partner organizations or relevant news and write appropriate toplines that include tags to amplify partners

  • Respond to direct messaging inquiries via social media platforms

  • Define KPIs and KRAs for social media campaigns

  • Track and report regularly on key performance metrics to demonstrate improved engagement and growth. 

  • Use social media marketing tools such as Buffer and Hootsuite

  • Monitor SEO and web traffic metrics

  • Maintain awareness of social media trends and incorporate them into digital strategy when appropriate

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in creating social media strategies and long-term campaigns

  • Knowledge of best practices for social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Creative ability to craft engaging content

  • Organized and able to multitask

SALARY & BENEFITS 

This is a part-time, non-exempt position with an hourly rate of $25/hour. Rising Voices offers all employees full health, vision, and dental coverage, workers comp, long-term disability, basic life insurance and 401K retirement plan.

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