- Washington D.C.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1) Provide effective and inspiring leadership by being actively involved messaging for all programs and services, developing a broad and deep knowledge of all FWW programs.
2) Supervise directors of communication and creative strategy and engagement.
3) Collaborate with the Managing Director of Human Resources to ensure internal staff messaging is consistent, timely and effective in communicating organizational policies and programs.
4) Serve on the managing director’s executive team.
5) Oversee the engaging use of multiple social media platforms
6) Oversee the Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action websites, making sure that content is curated in a compelling way that increases donations and engagement.
7) Collaborate with development on digital, web and other fundraising activities.
8) Oversee efforts around engaging traditional and new media.
9) Lead, coach, develop, and retain team members with an emphasis on developing capacity and increasing skills.
10) Carry out other projects, as assigned.
Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of how the media works and what is newsworthy, familiarity with national, regional and state traditional media, and new media; familiarity with organizing strategies and advocacy techniques, electoral organizing, and building organizational capacity.
Skills: Ability to coordinate multifaceted media campaigns and supervise a team for media outreach work; proven experience in developing and executing media strategies. Excellent interpersonal, writing and verbal skills are required. Good computer skills.
Capabilities: High energy and enthusiasm. Ability to work well with a wide range of people, work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks at once, and adapt to changing situations on a daily basis.
Conditions: Strong interest in and commitment to promoting the progressive goals of Food & Water Watch. Long hours possible.
To perform this job successfully, the person in this position has a high degree of contact with the Public, Donors, Print, Media, Funders and other staff.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree (BA, BS).
Experience: At least 10 years or more of increasingly higher-level leadership experience in the field of communications, digital media or public relations. Experience in communications in an advocacy setting; proven experience in developing and executing state and local strategies; field organizing experience preferred and supervisory experience required. A combination of education and experience may be considered.
Computer Skills: An individual should be able to work in a computerized environment and have adequate knowledge of word processing, email, internet and spreadsheet software; in particular have coursework or certification in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point and proficiency with all other Microsoft Office products.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Ability to work as a leader of a team, maintaining sensitive and confidential communication;
- Proven skills in all types of communications management, marketing and evaluation;
- Experience working as a member of senior management in an organizational structure;
- Ability to work independently in a variety of situations related to grassroots advocacy;
- Ability to think boldly and innovatively with the ability to develop and enact new ideas;
- Experience in planning, implementing, evaluating, budgeting, and personnel management;
- Fundraising experience, a plus; and
- Excellent analytical and critical thinking and judgement skills.
To apply for this position, please click APPLY HERE:
Please include your resume, cover letter and three professional references to be considered.
We will review your application and if we feel that your knowledge, skills and abilities are potentially a good match for our organization, we will be in contact with you. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
- 100% employer-paid health care, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance.
- Three weeks paid vacation to start and three personal days.
- Food & Water Watch offices are closed for all federal holidays and an extra week at the end of December.
- Paid sick days.
- Paid family and medical leave.
- 403(b) retirement plan with annual employer contribution after the first year on staff.
- Professional development opportunities on an ongoing basis.