The Communications Coordinator will work with the Executive Director in overseeing FTC’s media relations, media materials drafting, social media engagement, and communication strategies for new projects, events, initiatives, and e-mail communication in collaboration with the Development Department. In collaboration with the Executive Director, the Communications Coordinator will be responsible for responding to crises or challenging situations - quickly and professionally, attending speaking engagements, developing media relations, ensuring all fund materials have consistent messaging and branding, conducting quality control on communications, and developing relationships with other organizations to promote FTC’s expertise. The Communications Coordinator will ensure consistent messaging about abortion, practical support and reproductive justices through collaboration with the Executive Director, Development Manager, and Programs Manager. Please note, this is a public facing role.
Essential job functions include, but are not limited to:
Communications and Media Oversight (including social media) - Approximately 75% of the role
- Co-develop and execute communication strategies for new projects, events, and initiatives that raise awareness and promote organization’s mission and services.
- Track, measure and report effectiveness of communication programs, campaigns, social media, and key performance indicators, and adjusting strategies for better performance.
- In collaboration with the Executive Director, co-manage all media relations, social media communication, and general public outreach.
- Develop, implement a comprehensive social media strategy across multiple platforms (e.g., TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Threads) and update content consistently.
- Integrate social media efforts with other initiatives, stay updated on trends, and utilize analytics tools.
- Develop and update marketing materials in collaboration with Development Manager to support gift cultivation, including website, email marketing templates, program pamphlets, and thank you cards, etc.
- Manage all social media efforts including but not limited to creating content, scheduling and publishing posts, responding to direct messages and inquiries, integrating social media efforts with other organizational initiatives, staying abreast of current trends, utilizing analytics, etc.
- Develop and maintain relationships with traditional and non-traditional media outlets and journalists.
- Draft press releases, actively pitch story ideas and news articles, op-eds, and other written materials for media distribution.
- Coordinate media interviews and prepare spokespersons for media engagements.
- Manage specific email communications, including newsletters and updates to supporters.
- Monitor media coverage, track media mentions, and report on media outreach efforts.
- Collaborate with the team to identify media opportunities and messaging strategies.
- Select message appropriate media by identifying stakeholders and target audiences, and encourage engagement.
- Represent the organization at various events, on committees, at meetings, etc., as appropriate.
Administrative (approximately 20% of the position)
- Organize and maintain all communications materials in a shared drive.
- Develop regular reports for the Executive Director on media and social media metrics.
- Attend regular check-ins with the supervisor.
- Update professional knowledge by participating in educational opportunities approved by FTC, maintaining networks, and participating in professional organizations as relevant to your role.
- Perform duties required of all staff to support smooth internal operations such as submitting timely expense reports, reimbursement requests, and timesheets.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Ability to travel as the job requires, approximately one to two times per quarter, minimum. Travel will primarily be overnight, for approximately 2-5 days, and may be anywhere within the state and sometimes national. Regardless of where an employee lives, and barring travel delays outside of an individual’s control, employees must be able to arrive at their destination on-time.
- Residency: Must reside in Texas
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in media management, preferably within a nonprofit or social justice context.
- Demonstrates a deep understanding of social media trends, tools, and platforms.
- Proficiency in traditional media relations, including 1-2 years experience in drafting press releases, news articles, and op-eds.
- Understands the power of media in shaping and shifting the narrative around abortion justice and reproductive rights.
- Detail-oriented and highly organized with a track record of effective project management.
- Proven experience in creating and curating content, managing online communities, executing successful social media campaigns, and writing for traditional media.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain organized systems and follow through on tasks.
- Capable of effectively prioritizing and executing multiple, sometimes time-sensitive tasks.
- A strong passion for and knowledge of abortion and reproductive justice movements, particularly about abortion.
- Desire to champion organizational mission, particularly within the social and traditional media sectors.
- Adaptable and flexible approach to working within the complex and ever-changing landscape of abortion access and reproductive justice.
- Self-motivated, resourceful, creative, and able to work independently as well as collaboratively within a small team.
- A commitment to co-create and maintain a growing remote organizational culture that fosters deep collaboration, trust, and coordination across functional areas; openness to giving and receiving feedback and a commitment to practicing this regularly.
- Past Fund Texas Choice caller who has received support from our helpline
- 3+ years of experience in media management, preferably in a nonprofit or social justice context.
- 1+ year of experience with abortion funds as staff, volunteer, or board
- Deep understanding of and commitment to Reproductive Justice
- Commitment to anti-racist values
- Proficiency in both English and Spanish is required for effective communication
Benefits: Robust benefits package including a flexible schedule at minimum 32-hour work week; medical, dental and vision insurance, employer-sponsored 401k contributions, and generous time-off policies, including FMLA.
Location: Remote, but must live within Texas
How to apply:
To apply, please upload your resume, brief cover letter (that outlines how your qualifications match the job), communications writing sample, and one original social media piece from facebook or instagram to this site (https://jobs.gusto.com/postings/fund-texas-choice-communications-coordin...) by February 19, 2024. Please combine your resume, cover letter, writing sample, and social media sample in one PDF and submit it online. We will not accept applications that do not include a resume, brief cover letter, a writing sample, and social media content. We will also not accept applications from candidates outside of Texas (unless plans for relocation are indicated in the cover letter).