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Director of Development and Communications

Company: Inzernettechnologies
Location: Denver
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Voces Unidas Director of Development and Communications Glenwood Springs, CO -Denver, CO -Frisco, CO -Full time Apply for Director of Development and Communications Voces Unidas is seeking a full-time director of development and communications who is highly motivated, creative and committed to social justice. The development and communications director helps implement communication strategy at the policy, electoral and organizing levels, grow social media and online presence and engagement, lead the organizations' media relations and drive content and messaging strategy. The development and communications director is also responsible for securing and maintaining public and private funding through grant writing and for raising unrestricted revenue from corporations and individuals. This position can be based in Denver or in any other office in the central mountain region.DescriptionResponsibilities

  • Develop and oversee the implementation of a successful fundraising strategy to support organizational and program development needs;
  • Oversee day-to-day communication needs of the organizations, including managing social media, websites, blogs, newsletters, email blasts and media relations;
  • Serve as the in-house rapid response communications lead for all policy and political messaging, and manage incoming requests/opportunities from media and other external partners;
  • Serve as the primary storyteller and writer for the organizations, sharing stories and creating content/copy about our mission, initiatives and impact to publish on social media, blogs, newsletters, reports, and more;
  • Manage media relations to position the organization as the regional thought leader on our policy issues and campaigns, including writing and placing regular opinion editorials or columns, coordinating media opportunities, scheduling interviews and doing outreach to place stories, sometimes doing interviews as a spokesperson for the organization (with contract support, as needed);
  • Manage and maintain a robust presence on social media, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, to grow online supporters and engagement;
  • Support online advocacy by creating and publishing compelling email blasts and social media posts to mobilize supporters to take action;
  • Prepare and publish bilingual newsletters to increase engagement with funders and participants (with contract support, as needed);
  • Design, edit, produce, and distribute all print and digital materials (with contract support, as needed);
  • Support the membership and fundraising campaigns through list development, data tracking, toolkit creation, reporting, and more;
  • Serve as the primary grant writer and manage all reporting obligations to funders;
  • Manage all donor relations, including acknowledgments and recognizing donors;
  • Develop and oversee small donor campaigns to increase the number of donors to the organization;
  • Manage the Salsa Labs database and tools, including data management, email marketing, form creation, reporting, list segmentation, and support staff in their use of the platform;
  • Maintain high quality and timely website presence for both organizations;
  • Train and advise staff on communications strategy and social media best practices;
  • Create style and brand guides for the organizations; -
  • Manage interns and vendors, as needed; and
  • Perform other duties as required to support the work of the organization as a whole.Required Job Skills, Experience, and Qualifications
    • Alignment to Voces Unidas' missions; -
    • Passionate about community organizing and movement-building;
    • 5 to 7 years of professional communications experience, especially in the advocacy and policy space;
    • 3 to 5 years of development and fundraising experience;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Experience developing communications plans and writing email blasts, blog posts, talking points and press releases;
    • Experience managing media relations and pitching stories to reporters;
    • Experience writing opinion editorials or columns on policy issues is preferred;
    • Experience managing the execution of annual reports and other design collateral; -
    • Experience with content management systems to manage websites;
    • Experience creating compelling graphics and videos for social media using Canva, -Adobe Creative Suite or similar tools or experience managing vendors for these type of projects;
    • Prior experience using and/or willingness to learn how to use digital organizing and campaign tools: CRMs (i.e. ActionNetwork, Salesforce, Salsa Labs, etc); texting (i.e. Hustle, ThruText, etc); relational organizing (i.e OutreachCircle, Reach, Empower, etc); online advocacy (i.e. Salsa Engage, Phone2Action, etc); and story collection (Soapboxx, Flipgrid);
    • Ability to work independently without much guidance and be able to execute communication projects as a team of one, while also using vendors and contractors when necessary;
    • Excellent project management and time management skills: ability both rapidly respond to day-to-day needs while conceiving and implementing bigger projects over time;
    • Be able to travel by car to all regional offices regularly and work occasional weekend or evening events, as needed; -
    • Access to a car;
    • Bachelor's degree; and
    • Bilingual in Spanish and English languages is preferred.
    • Very generous self-care time
    • Health insurance
    • Ski pass or stipend for recreation activities
    • Housing stipend (must live in central mountains to qualify)

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