Full-Time Communications Director
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Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI) seeks an energetic, experienced, self-directed and collaborative person to join our dynamic national organization supporting the expansion of democratic employee ownership. The Communications Director will lead DAWI’s work to popularize employee ownership to a broad range of audiences through a variety of means.
The Communications Director plays an integral role in promoting the concept of employee ownership and the work of DAWI’s program staff, positioning DAWI as a credible and innovative field-leading organization. This position will work with the Executive Director to develop a strategic communications plan for the organization, and will then lead and execute that plan. In addition to someone who is a great writer, we’re looking for a quick study who is strategic, intrepid and well-connected. This is a remote position; we prefer a candidate who can work out of our Oakland or New York offices, but we will consider strong candidates from all locations. We are open to contractors.
Qualifications and Experience Required
- Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or related field
- 3+ years experience in a communications role
- Experience managing and executing across several communications media
- Experience with multi-phase project management
- Experience capably leading, managing and coaching staff, interns and volunteers
Commitment: This is a full-time exempt position.
Reports To: Executive Director
Compensation: This position is salaried, with a range of $65,000-75,000 per year commensurate with experience. We offer full health and dental benefits, 403(b) plan, a generous time-off policy, travel opportunities, professional development budget, and a highly participatory, mutually supportive workplace. We are committed to the personal and professional growth of all staff.
About the Institute: The Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit movement-based think-and-do tank that expands the promise of cooperative business ownership to communities most directly affected by economic, social, and racial inequality. We do research and advocacy; we develop tools and new models; we train worker-owners and developers; and we build cooperative development capacity to ensure that further growth in the worker cooperative movement reaches low-income people, people of color and recent immigrants. In all our work, as well as internal operations, we strive to embody our organizational values of Excellence, Equity, Entrepreneurialism, Collaboration, and Human-Centeredness. We are affiliated with the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, the national grassroots membership organization. All programs integrate USFWC member input and foreground the experience of worker cooperatives.
About Being on Staff: Started in 2013, DAWI is a relatively young organization, and all staffers are expected to help build organizational capacity, including organizational processes and documents. A certain amount of travel for all staffers is expected and supported. We are a remote organization, with staff around the country, and a heavy reliance on technological tools and good communication loops. We love our work, and we work hard, but we also strive for work-life balance. We are a tight-knit team with extremely low staff turnover. Full-time staff are eligible for membership in the organization after a year of employment. Members are eligible to serve on the board of directors, elect two directors, and participate in the strategic guidance of the organization.
Find the full posting here: https://institute.coop/job-postings-democracy-work-institute
How to Apply
Email a cover letter, resume, and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cover letters should be addressed to Melissa Hoover and include a 2-3 paragraph statement of interest describing how your skills and experiences qualify you for the position. Include the subject line “Application for Communications Director.” All materials must be submitted in PDF format. The position was announced in August of 2018 and is open until filled.