Location: Remote position (anywhere in the US)
Compensation: $68,000-90,000 annually. NEC uses an equity-based compensation calculator to determine exact rates, based on various cost of living and lived experience factors. Staff salaries are non-negotiable and are calculated from the same base rate for all positions.
Benefits: This position offers full benefits, including healthcare, dental, short and long term disability, retirement fund, employer-provided laptop and home office stipend, and flexible schedule, as well as 10 sick days and 16 vacation days per year (in addition to federal holidays) which are pro-rated based on start date.
Time Commitment: 32-hours per week
Application deadline: Apply by June 23, 2022
Start Date: Late August/Early September 2022
NEC is seeking a full-time (32 hour per week) Digital Organizer. This person is a graphic designer and content creator who can provide hands-on support for NEC communications campaigns, while amplifying the work of our 200+ members to build the solidarity economy.
This person will be responsible for:
- Managing NEC’s editorial calendar, social media presence, and newsletters
- Creating engaging content, graphics, and strategies for NEC communications campaigns
The person in this role should be self-directed and excited to take initiative, try things out, and integrate feedback on the fly. This person should bring a strong intersectional and anti-oppression lens to their communications work. They should have a working analysis of capitalism in relation to racism, colonialism, and cisheteropatriarchy, while staying grounded in disciplined hope and the tangible alternatives offered by grassroots movements. Existing knowledge of solidarity economy frameworks, models, and organizations is a big plus!
As Southerners on New Ground has said, “we’re looking for people who are looking for us.”
New Economy Coalition (NEC) is a membership-based organization working to build the power and scale of the solidarity economy movement in the United States. Our network of 200+ member organizations are working to transform the extractive economy and build up community ownership and just transition solutions with a strong intersectional lens. NEC members work across regions and various solidarity economy sectors, including co-ops, community land trusts, participatory budgeting, public banks, credit unions, energy democracy, and more!
NEC is in the process of shifting our structure from a traditional nonprofit to a worker self-directed nonprofit model. That means we operate under a peer management and collective governance framework. Prior experience in these areas is a plus, but not a requirement. The person who fills this role should be interested in learning about and building their collective governance muscles over time!
Managing NEC’s editorial calendar, social media, and newsletters [40%]
- Build out and manage our editorial calendar (from the big-picture to the day-to-day)
- Work with our Communications circle to curate, prepare, and post content for NEC’s online platforms, which include:
- Instagram (including stories)
- Our website (www.neweconomy.net)
- Create and edit content for our monthly newsletter the “New Economy Roundup” and our monthly membership update.
- Support in the creation of monitoring & analytics systems for social media.
- Attend weekly comms team meetings and create the agenda for the editorial section
Comms support for NEC campaigns and events [50%]
- Help to develop and execute robust digital campaign strategies in collaboration with our communications, organizing, development, and membership teams.
- Create designs, assets, and social media toolkits to amplify network campaigns and events, including:
- Black Solidarity Economy Fund (August)
- New member announcements (September)
- Annual Member Meeting (October)
- Co-op Month (October)
- End of Year Fundraising (October-December)
- Creative Wildfire (Ongoing)
- Attend and provide admin support (notes, chat monitoring) for quarterly comms working group calls.
- Attend weekly staff meetings
- Occasionally attend development, membership, or other team meetings, as needed to support comms work.
- Occasionally engage in political education opportunities related to solidarity economy organizing.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of formal education, paid work experience, unpaid/volunteer experience, and life experience will be considered to meet the following:
- 3+ years of experience managing organizational social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Social media analytics is a plus.
- Skilled graphic designer with fluency in the Adobe Creative Suite. Web design experience is a plus.
- Excellent writing and editing skills. Able to distill complex ideas into content that is accessible and engaging for a broad audience.
- Understanding of and commitment to solidarity economy values, such as racial, economic, and climate justice; cooperative ownership; democratic governance; and systems change.
- Connection with an NEC member or partner organization, or experience with local solidarity economy work is a plus
- Familiarity with a range of online campaigning strategies and tools, including Action Network
- Previous experience in online organizing, political campaigns, coalition building and/or membership organizations is very advantageous, but not required.
- In-depth understanding of mainstream and progressive news landscape
- The right applicant will be self-directed and will also love working collaboratively as part of a fun, passionate team.
- Comfortable working in a remote team
- Comfortable using Google Drive, Slack, Asana, and other project management tools.
NEC aspires to be an inclusive and liberatory organization. NEC’s work is serious and urgent but we also make space for joy, for healing, and for connection. We value having a diversity of life experiences and perspectives on our team.
NEC is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law. People of color, women, working-class, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit THIS FORM by June 23, 2022. Be ready to include:
- A resume
- A short cover letter
- A work sample (instructions in the application form)
- Any links to your digital portfolio or social media that you’d like to share.
We will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis, and hope to begin scheduling interviews by the first week of July.