Digital Communications Coordinator

 

2017


The ACLU of Maryland (ACLU-MD) seeks a dynamic, savvy individual to join the Communications Program as Digital Communications Coordinator. The ideal candidate will pay attention to current events and bring energy and creativity to defending civil rights.

About the ACLU of Maryland

Founded in 1931, the ACLU-MD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with over 42,000 members and supporters. We have two offices in Maryland: Our main office in Baltimore and a field office in Takoma Park, Maryland.  The ACLU-MD is an affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The Digital Communications Coordinator will be able to work out of both.

Our affiliate, like the ACLU nationally, has experienced significant growth of late as we have engaged in fighting recent, aggressive efforts to undermine civil rights and civil liberties. Our 20 staff members, along with hundreds of volunteers, work daily to achieve our mission using litigation, legislation and public education on a broad range of constitutional issues, including racial justice, criminal justice, free speech, religious freedom, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, privacy and voting rights.  For a fuller view of our broad agenda, visit http://www.aclu-md.org.

About Our Communications Department

The ACLU-MD's Communications Department spearheads the organization's public and online communications work, and oversees all contact with the press. The department also launches multi-media advocacy campaigns; publishes newsletters, reports and other materials; runs the organization's websites; and keeps members, staff and the board apprised of their colleagues' work.

Responsibilities:
The Digital Communications Coordinator will report to the Communications Director and will work closely with the organization's legal and policy staff to perform the following functions:

  • Collaborate with Communications and program staff to identify high-impact opportunities to increase the visibility of our advocacy, programmatic and legislative work, and to generate web traffic, email, and social media audience engagement and growth;
  • Create impactful, rapid-response social media strategies, as well as help design and implement fully developed plans;
  • Write and edit social posts and create and edit social media graphics;
  • Write targeted, effective messages for our email list;
  • Produce HTML emails for action alerts;
  • Help to develop, create and produce video content;
  • Maintain the social publishing calendar and schedule posts;
  • Respond to and engage social media followers and influencers;
  • Develop reports for staff on ACLU's social media metrics and analytics;
  • Research online communications tools, social media trends, and best practices;
  • Use content management systems to update ACLU-MD's websites, etc.;
  • Participate in communications trainings and assistance to ACLU staff, partners and allies;
  • Organize and attend ACLU outreach events as needed for PR purposes;
  • Coordinate tabling and volunteers for festivals and other events;
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Communications Director.


Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience and a minimum of 1 year related experience in managing social media.
  • Some knowledge or experience, including academic course(s), professional work or volunteer work, in social justice/civil rights advocacy;
  • Commitment to race equity and social justice;
  • Ability to transform complex ideas into exciting and understandable messages, and disseminate information to targeted audiences;
  • Excellent persuasive writing, editing, and research skills;
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented approach, and ability to solve problems, meet tight deadlines, and work both independently and within a team;
  • Working knowledge of HTML;
  • Access to personal transportation and availability on weeknights and weekends.


Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. The ACLU-MD provides excellent benefits including paid vacation and sick leave, medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, life and long-term disability insurance, generous paid holidays, and friendly work environment.

Deadline/Start Date:  
The position will remain open until filled.  We are looking for the Digital Communications Coordinator to start as soon as possible.

To Apply:  
Submit a cover letter, resume, work and writing samples, and three references at this link. Please indicate where you saw this job listing.

The ACLU of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and strives for authentic inclusion.  We do not discriminate in employment based on any individual's race, socioeconomic status, national origin, color, disability, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity.