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Communications Manager

Alliance for Girls

Please be advised that this is a remote position based in California with required in-state travel. Our organization is unable to offer employment to non-California residents. If applying from out of state, please provide a cover letter explaining the status of your relocation to California in order to be considered for the position. Currently, there are occasional in-person requirements, however, there will be plans to move to a more hybrid model in the near future.

About Alliance for Girls 

Join an organization that is relentless in its mission to improve the lives of girls* on the margins through collective action. As the nation’s largest association of girls’ organizations and school partners, our 130 organizations and 60 champions serve 300,000 girls and gender-expansive youth annually – 83% of whom are girls of color – across nine Bay Area counties and LA County. Alliance for Girls (AFG) knits together a powerful girls’ service and leadership sector where girls’ needs are met and their power is amplified.

“Listen first, act together” is our motto. At AFG, we listen to our members, service providers, and educators, leveraging hundreds of years of direct experience. We amplify the voices of girls and gender-expansive youth to guide our strategic direction. We believe that those closest to the struggle are closest to the solution. We strive to create a culture of self and communal care, grounded in values of equity and justice, through internal operations and external impact. We are constantly imagining, thinking and planning processes and approaches that enable excellence in our work and enhance collaboration among our team and partners. 

Alliance for Girls’ unique combination of girl and community-driven research, coordinated initiatives driven by the intellectual and cultural power of our membership and school partners, and focused and inspired public advocacy enable us to affect deep and lasting change that directly improves the lives of girls and the systems that impact them. Join us as a senior leader of this growing organization. 

*At Alliance for Girls, "girls" refers to gender expansive youth (cis girls, trans girls, non-binary youth, gender non-conforming youth, gender queer youth and any girl-identified youth).  

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Executive Director, Alliance for Girls seeks to hire an experienced, entrepreneurial, and creative Communications Manager to lead our communications efforts. As an integral member of our team, the Communications Manager will develop and implement AFG’s communications strategies, campaigns, and products to amplify AFG’s mission and programs. The Communications Manager will work closely with senior management and the entire AFG staff to inspire and engage diverse stakeholders, increase brand recognition, and articulate AFG’s unique value proposition.

The Communications Manager will guide the strategy and implementation for AFG’s communications, including social media, website, collateral, newsletters, email alerts, funder communications, and media relations to effectively articulate AFG’s Mission and lift up Program initiatives and the work of its members.  The Communications Manager will ensure that AFG’s thought leadership and unique combination of membership, research and advocacy informs, inspires and engages our diverse network of stakeholders, funders, and partners. Our successful candidate is entrepreneurial, organized, collaborative, and a skilled writer with the ability to create powerful communications and campaigns that engage diverse audiences and drive action. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Communications Planning & Execution (35%)

  • Manage the workflow for all external communications, including tracking the production of content and owning AFG’s editorial calendar
  • Manage all existing AFG social media accounts  and develop a new presence on emerging platforms
  • Develop and manage communications campaigns that amplify AFG's thought leadership and diverse programs to primary audiences and influencers
  • Create communications plans and identify tactics using a variety of mediums (traditional and digital) which engage members and other key AFG stakeholders
  • Create internal communications protocols and processes to support the communications needs of AFG staff

Content Creation (35%)

  • Manage, write, and curate engaging content for AFG's e-newsletters and website
  • Create social media content and assets including written copy for posts, videos, and graphics with the support of an AFG Social Media Fellow
  • Support the drafting of op-eds, blog posts, press releases, media alerts, talking points, and other external-facing written work produced by AFG’s Senior Communications Consultant
  • Produce fundraising materials including but not limited to AFG's annual report, digital fundraising campaigns, and other related communications assets

Media Relations (15%)

  • Build and manage relationships with local and national media for coverage of AFG, its membership alliance, and program initiatives
  • Act as a spokesperson for media interviews when needed, as well as train, coach, and support individuals to speak on behalf of AFG initiatives and campaigns

General Management & Operations (15%)

  • Manage AFG Social Media Fellow
  • Manage the communications budget & assist in developing board reports
  • Create and implement the communications annual plan so that it aligns with the AFG organizational annual plan and key goals
  • Develop metrics for various communications channels and ladders of engagement, and adjust efforts as needed
  • Maintain consistent voice across all AFG’s platforms and collateral 
  • Manage projects supported by AFG’s external communication consultants 

Skills and Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree or at least 3 years of experience in communications, writing, editing or marketing 
  • Proven success designing and implementing communications strategies and campaigns using asset-based messaging
  • Exceptional writing, project management and relationship management skills
  • Passion for storytelling and communicating complex concepts simply and effectively to a variety of audiences in a compelling way
  • Superior organizational skills including the ability to effectively manage and follow-up on emails and tasks with competing timelines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage processes and solve problems 
  • Proficiency with the following applications: Canva, Google analytics, SquareSpace, Member365, Asana, video editing software, social media scheduling software, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Experience working within or with Membership organizations and/or networks is a plus
  • Personal lived experience with issue areas AFG addresses is preferred 
  • Experienced with data visualization

Benefits and Salary: AFG is an equal-opportunity employer. We offer a competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience. The Communications Manager reports to the Executive Director. This is a full-time, exempt position. We offer a competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience, ranging from $70,000-$75,000

Our competitive benefits package includes:

  • 3% contribution from AFG into employee 401K Retirement Plan 
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance with 100% coverage of premiums
  • 34 days of paid vacation and sick days: 10 days vacation, 10 sick/wellness days, national holidays, and the week between Christmas and New Years Day.
  • 4.5 day work week with half day Fridays (we typically close by noon)
  •  Flexible schedule (some staff work from 7 am - 3 pm) and hybrid work model
  •  $50 wellness stipend per month
  •  $50 cellphone and technology use stipend per month
  •  $500 for professional development per year

Remote work: Currently remote with occasional in-person requirements with plans to move to a hybrid model in the near future

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter speaking to your commitment to gender equity and key skills that make you a good fit for this role, a resume/CV, and 3 references to Resumes received by May 19, 2023 will receive priority. Let us know if you need accommodations for the application and/or interview process.

Alliance for Girls is committed to an equitable recruiting and hiring process. We aim to attract a diverse group of candidates by posting job openings on a wide variety of platforms, and by sharing them through our member and partner networks. We will also ensure each position remains open until we have a mix of qualified finalists who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The hiring process will be inclusive as we engage a range of team members to conduct interviews. In addition, we value lived experience on par with professional employment.

Oakland, CA 94602
United States

Full Time