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Communications Specialist

Affiliate:
AFSCME Council 75
Location:
Portland, Oregon
Posting Date:
July 06, 2021

WHO WE ARE

Oregon AFSCME Council 75 represents over 33,000 workers in every corner of Oregon. Our strength comes from workers employed by the State of Oregon, more than 25 different counties, 39 cities, special public services districts, workers at the Oregon Health & Science University and private, non-profit employers. Learn more about who we are and what we do at OregonAFSCME.org.

DESCRIPTION

This is a professional level position that is responsible for developing and executing comprehensive online and offline campaigns in coordination with the Communications Director, with the goal of engaging both members and potential members into deeper participation with a focus on contract negotiations, organizing campaigns, and increasing member participation in their union. Provides assistance in developing and implementing communications strategies incorporating traditional and digital tactics.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least four years experience in digital communications in labor, political or issue advocacy campaigns, non-profits or similar organizations/campaigns.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to create and implement communications strategy that supports the changing priorities of the organization.
  • The ability to manage one's time on multiple projects with multiple deadlines.
  • A commitment to advancing workers’ rights.
  • Experience working with the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere).
  • Experience running multi-channel digital campaigns and knowledge of digital media platforms, including web content management systems, email tools, social media, etc.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to communicate in a foreign language.
  • Previous experience in the labor movement.
  • Experience using Salesforce, Pardot and Action Network.
  • Experience with HTML
  • Experience using Adobe Illustrator

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Writing and designing campaign communications including leaflets, brochures and direct mail pieces, social media and other online content.
  • Development of communication plans with clearly defined and measurable goals, messaging, tactics and timelines.
  • Assist and lead trainings on campaign messages, digital tools and communications best practices for staff and members.
  • Gather content including member stories, photo testimonials and video.
  • communications activities, including media events, external organizing initiatives, legislative activity, internal member electoral activity, and contract campaign communications.
  • Manage Oregon AFSCME's member email system.
  • Assist in managing Oregon AFSCME's website.
  • Preparing or editing organizational publications in print and online, for internal and external audiences with compelling, relevant content that resonates with the intended audience.
  • Assists in responding to requests for information from the media or designating another appropriate spokesperson or information source.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION

This position reports to and receives direction from the Associate Director, or designee.

WORKING CONDITIONS

**Due to the current health crisis caused by COVID-19 and state and federal guidance on social distancing, this position may be required to work from home on a temporary basis. The successful candidate will have the ability to accomplish the tasks as set forth in this recruitment from a remote location until such time it is not required.** This position works in a regular office environment. Some travel and irregular hours may be required. Position will be located out of Portland, OR.

Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.  Experience working or organizing in the behavioral health or treatment industry desirable.  

Excellent pay and benefits.  Priority given to resumes and cover letters received by July 31, 2021.

Send resumes and cover letter to:  kformella@oregonafscme.org