Application Deadline: February 1, 2022 (or until filled)
The ‘me too.’ Movement was founded in 2006 to help survivors of sexual violence find pathways to healing. Our vision is to address the dearth in resources for survivors of sexual violence and build a community of advocates, driven by survivors, who will be at the forefront of creating solutions to interrupt sexual violence in their communities.
Because of the viral #metoo hashtag, a vital conversation about sexual violence has been thrust into the national dialogue. What started as local grassroots work has expanded to reach a global community of survivors from all walks of life and helped destigmatize the act of surviving by highlighting the breadth and impact of sexual violence worldwide.
‘me too.’ seeks a thoughtful, strategic, and experienced senior manager to become its Communications Director and take the lead on narrative campaigns and interventions for the organization. This individual should be an excellent content generator who can jump into an upstart environment and respond to changing environments with flexibility. This is a fast-paced position and requires the ability to juggle priorities. Reporting to the Chief Communications Officer, this person will help maintain a solid and collaborative communications team, ensure alignment of strategic goals, and oversee the execution of teamwork plans.
The principal goal for the Communications Director is to inspire the communications team to produce dynamic, high quality, and impactful content that resonates with both diverse and specific populations of survivors, supporters, and stakeholders. They will work closely with the executive team to grow the scope and sustainability of ‘me too.’s narrative and culture shift work and steer brand development across the organization. The Communications Director also liaises amongst multiple contractors and across teams. This position is new to ‘me too.’ in its current structure, and will have primary responsibility for the positioning and visibility of the organization’s offerings, messaging, and public-facing materials. This role also includes measurement and evaluation of outputs and ensuring the communications plan is in sync with available resources.
- Oversee digital and online presence, media & public relations, and rapid response
- Work within communications team to help carry out and guide annual work plans
- Maintain a feedback-rich culture of learning, trust, and creativity
- Collaborate across teams to help reach development, programmatic, and communications goals
- Develop dynamic campaign strategies using both proven and experimental online and offline tactics to shift public perception, drive action and engagement
- Oversee staff, contractors, and partners to create activations that build power for survivors and advance survivor justice initiatives
- Evaluate and report out about the impact of our campaigns and various interventions
Marketing & Brand Identity
- Design and deploy marketing and advertising efforts to raise the profile and visibility of ‘me too.’
- Help to develop organization’s engagement strategy that includes influencers, spokespersons, and brand ambassadors
- Work with staff, consultants, and contractors to furnish an organizational style guide and provide guidance for message consistency across the organization
- Co-create content and work with staff and vendors to produce materials that are per the branding style guide
- Oversee the production and distribution of materials that support the organization’s mission and operations, such as recruitment, development, and stakeholder engagement
Communications Support of ‘me too.’ Programming
- Provide communications support for programs and events, including outreach, promotion, and post-event engagement
- Train, support, and guide program team members to maximize marketing efforts that amplify each program’s brand identity
- Partner with like-minded organizations to promote audience growth
Ideal Candidate Profile
You are passionate about developing impactful narrative devices for causes you believe in. You are a self-starter who thrives in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, fast-paced work environment. You are also a problem-solver who is curious, persistent, resourceful and enjoys pursuing opportunities to help the team further the mission through a wide range of communications tactics and techniques.
- Experience working in the social justice and gender justice fields is required
- 5+ years of communication and marketing experience
- 3+ years of staff, consultant, and/or volunteer management experience
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- A high level of integrity and cultural competence, as sensitivity and specialization is required
- Familiarity with social listening tools, CRM, and CMS platforms
- Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to excel with ease and produce quickly and efficiently in a remote, decentralized office environment
- Strong organizational and time-management skills and a high level of attention to detail
- A sense of humor, modesty, and collaborative spirit
- Knowledge of graphic design and video production is a plus
Hours and Salary
This is a full-time, remote position, with some travel required. Starting salary is $90,000 per year. Employee healthcare coverage is active after 60 days. Salary is commensurate with experience.
- Cover letter
- Writing sample (please share something of a relevant topic)
‘me too.’ is an equal opportunity employer. Racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities, as well as persons with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.