Digital Organizer, Economic Justice
Position Title: Digital Organizer, Economic Justice
Position Location: While candidates are welcome to apply from across the U.S., those that are near a CPD office in DC or Brooklyn may be asked to work from a CPD/A office one or two days/week if necessary. Applicants outside of those areas may be required to travel to a CPD/A office occasionally.
The Center for Popular Democracy/CPD Action is seeking a Digital Organizer, Economic Justice. This is a full-time, exempt position.
About CPD + CPDA:
The Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action (together, CPD/A) work to promote equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. We work with nearly 50 affiliates in over 30 states and Puerto Rico to build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations that envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. We are a rapidly-expanding, changing organization that partners with organizations across the country to build political power and win tangible victories that improve the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and communities of color.
About the Position:
The Digital Organizer will work closely with the Digital Organizing team to support overall digital efforts for the 14 issue areas of the CPD Campaign team with a focus on supporting our Economic Justice (EJ) campaigns and popular education. This work will include planning ongoing campaigns and supporting the execution of digital strategies.
The Digital Organizer will work with the Economic Justice team to develop and coordinate digital strategy efforts while supporting affiliate requests. This position will also be responsible for managing the Economic Justice Team social media accounts, generating dynamic content through graphic design and multimedia, and building effective email campaigns and e-newsletters, while centering base-building. COVID depending, it is expected that the Digital Organizer will attend in person meetings and events with CPD/A affiliates, staff, and partners.
We estimate that candidates will have about 6 years of relevant experience, but our review of candidates for this role will focus on whether they can fill the needs of the position, not years of experience.
The Digital Organizer, Economic Justice will report to the Senior Digital Organizer.
The Digital Organizer, Economic Justice will:
- Support the Campaigns Team with the development and implementation of digital strategy and digital campaigns as needed.
- In collaboration with the Director of Economic Justice Campaigns, help build our digital communications work, aligned with our base’s needs, with the goal of shifting the narrative around labor, workers, and the economy.
- Support affiliates with social media best practices such as content publishing guidelines, KPI benchmarks, and channel growth strategies.
- Develop a variety of bilingual digital assets for social media, emails, and e-newsletters that break down our issue areas, policies, and campaigns in accessible ways for our base. Assets include infographics, posters, flyers, one-pagers, memes, brochures, banners, logos, toolkits, videos, and audio and visual content, etc.
- Help lead the development of popular education trainings, curriculum, and toolkits for affiliates on how to share member stories publicly through digital communication strategies and provide coaching, training, and technical assistance on technology literacy to affiliate organizers and member leaders.
- Manage the day-to-day operations of the EJ team’s social media accounts and craft regular engaging posts, cultivate community within Facebook groups, and explore how new social media platforms and features (FB, FB messenger, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) can be used to engage and grow our online presence for CPD and affiliate campaigns.
- Support the overall campaigns team with and lead the EJ team in creating, publishing, and distributing a regular digital e-newsletter and draft emails for target audiences and funders.
- Support the overall campaigns team with and lead the EJ team in providing technical support for webinars, trainings, workshops as well as for communication groups in Whatsapp, Slack, and Signal, etc.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
- Bilingual fluency in English-Spanish (written and oral).
- Ability to work with campaign organizers to strategize digital goals and create graphic design and videos/audiovisuals for social media with expertise using Canva, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and other programs in Adobe Creative Suite, or similar tools.
- Proficiency in a good number of these tools (or willingness to learn them): CRMs (ActionNetwork, EveryAction, NationBuilder), texting (Hustle, ThruText, Strive, Spoke), relational organizing (OutreachCircle, Reach, Team), online advocacy (New/Mode, Phone2Action), story collection (Soapboxx, Flipgrid).
- Knowledge of and experience in basic video production/editing and podcast or audiovisual programming, or the willingness to learn these skills.
- Demonstrated experience in BIPOC worker justice (including the labor movement) and/or immigrant justice movements, and knowledge of issues affecting BIPOC low-wage workers.
- A strong understanding of base-building, leadership development, popular education, and worker organizing as strategies for change and the importance of centering the voice and leadership of workers.
- Demonstrated ability to build relationships of trust and mutual respect that move people into action.
- Ability to work independently, navigate obstacles, discern priorities, and meet competing deadlines.
- Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively across teams with design ideas and solutions.
- Ability to travel periodically to member affiliate organizations and actions (COVID depending).
- A demonstrated commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and a deep understanding of challenges facing low-wage workers, immigrant communities, communities of color, disabled people, LGBTQ+ folks, and people at the intersections of the above communities.
Applicants should expect to participate in two rounds of group interviews and a job simulation exercise. Final candidates will be asked to provide references.
Salary and Benefits:
This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild. Specific employment terms are subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Salary under the CBA will be determined according to a salary scale that takes into account years’ experience, location, job category, and other factors, but is expected to be $65,000-$75,000 and category 2. The Collective Bargaining Agreement is available here.
We have a generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 15 vacation days your first year, 10 sick days per year, 13 paid holidays per year, and contributions to individuals’ 401K plans.
CPD/A is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, womxn, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTIQAA+ community.