ACRE
Action Center on Race and the Economy

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Communications Strategist

Communications Strategist, Action Center on Race and the Economy

The Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE) drives campaigns that seek to win structural change by directly taking on the financial elite responsible for pillaging communities of color and working class communities and harming our environment. Through partnerships with organizations involved in local racial, economic, environmental and educational justice campaigns, we provide strategic campaign coordination and campaign infrastructure with an explicit racial justice analysis.

The Communications Strategist will report to the Co-Directors and will work closely with ACRE staff, consultants, and partner organizations to develop the organization’s communications strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with ACRE’s staff, partners, and communications consultants to develop an organizational communications strategy

  • Develop the narrative arcs for ACRE’s campaigns

  • Collaborate with researchers and organizers to develop messaging frames and materials that will resonate with our target audiences

  • Draft programmatic updates for board members, partner organizations, and funders

  • Coordinate outreach with ACRE’s communications consultants on press outreach to and relationship-building with national and local news reporters and editorial boards

  • Help draft press releases, op-eds, letters to the editor and other outreach content

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Help draft proposals and reports for funders

  • Help design campaign materials like reports and fact sheets

  • Help train and lift up spokespeople for ACRE’s campaigns

  • Work with local partners to effectively boost their campaigns’ public reach

Qualifications:

  • A strong commitment to progressive social change and racial justice, a familiarity with the issues that are central to ACRE’s work and a passion for ACRE’s vision and mission

  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills

  • Strong critical thinking skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments

  • Demonstrated commitment to community and/or labor organizing and experience working with women and communities of color for social change

  • Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, with light supervision

  • Proficiency in Google and Microsoft Office programs, as well as online social media tools

  • Proficiency in graphic design software preferred but not required

  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours and travel as needed

  • A good sense of humor

LGBTQ, women and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. Salary range for this position is $45,000-$60,000, plus a 10% cost of living adjustment for people living in the New York City, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco/Oakland metropolitan areas. Position includes excellent benefits. Location is flexible. To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@acrecampaigns.org and write “Communications Strategist” in the subject line.