|Date Posted||September 01, 2023|
|Required Education||Bachelor's Degree|
Colorado Children's Campaign is seeking a Communications Manager!
WHAT WE DO
We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve children’s well-being in health, education, early childhood, and family economic prosperity.
As the leading voice for Colorado’s children at the state Capitol and in communities across the state, the Children’s Campaign has been at the forefront of hundreds of policy wins for kids. We’ve helped establish the Colorado Option, the Colorado Preschool Program, Child Health Plan Plus, the Great Teachers and Leaders Law, the new state Department of Early Childhood, and numerous other laws and programs.
The Children’s Campaign seeks a creative and skilled Communications Manager to join our team. The Communications Manager's work will focus on telling the story of the Children’s Campaign and helping Coloradans understand and act on the issues that are affecting kids and families in our state. The Communications Manager is responsible for developing and managing content and campaigns that advance our mission, engage and expand our audience, and support our organization’s commitment to equity. The Communications Manager works collaboratively with Children’s Campaign team members to amplify and ensure the quality of research, policy, development, and advocacy projects. The Communications Manager is a talented writer and editor who uses innovative tools and strategies to convey what is most important about data, research, and policies to target audiences. This position reports to the Communications Director.
This is an exciting time to join the Children’s Campaign. As the organization approaches its 40th anniversary, our team is committed to building a Colorado that meets the needs of all kids and families. We use research, policy, and advocacy to drive change and improve our collective understanding of child & family health, youth success, early childhood, and family economic prosperity.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING
This role will be responsible for a series of tasks that include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Support the Communications Director in ensuring the Children’s Campaign’s communications are strategic, innovative, equitable, and effective.
- Develop and execute impactful communications campaigns that tell the story of the Children’s Campaign, support its policy goals, and engage and expand its audiences.
- Identify opportunities to advance the Children’s Campaign’s brand, work, and policy goals, including via the website, social media, SMS campaigns, and email.
- Maintain, update, and implement organizational guides for style, branding and design, and equity in communications, in coordination with the Communications Director.
- Support the Children’s Campaign team in communicating effectively with the media, partner organizations, legislators, and other audiences.
- Apply an equity lens to the development of processes, materials, messages, and approaches to framing issues
- Write and edit public-facing materials such as press releases, blog posts, newsletter articles, webpages, and content for the annual report.
- Set the strategy for and manage the creation and publication of social media content, in coordination with an external contractor and the Communications Director.
- Create social media toolkits for publications and advocacy efforts.
- Manage or support the content and production of email updates and newsletters.
- Contribute to the development of multimedia communications, including photos, The West Steps podcast, and videos.
- Create simple designed documents using Google Docs, Canva, or Adobe Suite.
- Support the Development Team in writing, editing, and developing content for grants, events, and other projects.
- Support the Policy, Advocacy, and Research Teams in writing and editing fact sheets, testimony, talking points, briefs, and other products, including materials that support the needs of coalitions.
- Support the production of the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! project and other research publications and materials, including editing written deliverables.
- Support the management of the organization’s communications calendar.
- Track and analyze performance of communications efforts.
- Effectively manage projects from conception to completion.
- Coordinate with external contractors as necessary.
WHAT YOU WILL BRING TO OUR ORGANIZATION
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience and special skills.
- At least 3-5 years experience in communications, journalism, or a related discipline.
- Excellent writing and editing skills
- Curiosity and the ability to learn about and engage with issues in each of the Children’s Campaign’s strategic focus area
- Comfort and experience in communicating about complex policies, data, and/or social issues to a range of audiences
- Ability to apply an equity lens to processes, materials, messages, and issue framing
- Ability to convey the real-world impact of policy issues on kids and families
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, and digital communications tools such as WordPress, EveryAction, and Canva
- Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to work collaboratively across departments
- Ability to give and receive feedback
- Basic graphic design skills
- Experience working with an organizational style guide
WHAT OUR ORGANIZATION IS PROVIDING
- Expected hiring range of $62,000 - $74,000 based on experience.
- Health Insurance
- Dental and Vision Insurance
- Long Term Disability Insurance
- Retirement Plan
- 11 Paid Holidays
- Generous Paid Time Off
Colorado Children’s Campaign provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. In addition to federal law requirements. Colorado Children’s Campaign complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Colorado Children’s Campaign will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants for failing to disclose wage rate history in accordance with applicable law.
Colorado Children’s Campaign expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Colorado Children’s Campaign employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.