Class Action is hiring for the two following positions:
Position Title: Communications Consultant
Reports to: Executive Director
Job Summary: The Communications Consultant works with the Executive Director and Program Director to bring Class Action’s mission and work to the public eye consistently and strategically using varied modalities.
Class Action, a national nonprofit founded in 2004, inspires action to end classism. We provide change-makers with tools, training and inspiration to raise awareness, promote understanding of the relationship between class and race, shift cultural beliefs about social class, build cross-class solidarity and transform institutions and systems. Our programs include popular education workshops around the country, a summit for first-generation college students, webinars, research and publications about class and classism.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
- Promote Class Action (CA) programming including: workshop offerings for constituencies, Activist Class Cultures, the First Gen Summit, Staffing the Mission, Cross-Class Dialogue program, webinars, resources and blog posts
- Increase Class Action’s following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and potentially other social media platforms
- Cultivate ongoing follower engagement with CA’s social media content
- Develop weekly and monthly calendar for social media posts
- Develop social media content in collaboration with CA team
- Collaborate with CA staff to recruit diverse contributors to CA blog, especially young people and BIPOC people, centering voices of poor/working poor/working class people while maintaining cross-class representation
- Build connections with like-minded organizations and activists via social media platforms
- Provide editorial support to bloggers, finalize and post blog entries to website
- Make updates to WordPress site as needed
- Follow Google AdWords campaigns and apply Google Analytics
- Collaborate with CA team on content for e-newsletters
- Identify relevant themes
- Frame and provide copy for CA updates and blog posts for e-newsletter
- Provide editorial support to CA team generated content
- Finalize content and work with Office Manager to send to CA list
- Experience managing and executing across multiple communications platforms
- Strong written communication skills
- Experience with Google Workspace
- Experience with Canva, Adobe Illustrator and/or other design software
- Experience with Eventbrite, Zoom and EveryAction (CRM)
- Experience with WordPress and/or HTML
- Able to execute day-to-day tasks and work independently
- Willingness to share own ideas and work collaboratively
- Ability to prioritize and follow through effectively
- Comfortable working interactively and collaborating virtually via Zoom
- Demonstrated interest in and understanding of class, race, and intersections of oppression, as well as social justice principles and nonprofit work
- Commitment to a work culture of interpersonal communication, feedback, integrity, inclusiveness and anti-oppression
Hours: 16 – 20 hours a month
Pay: $40 – 50 / hour, based on experience and skills
Class Action is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. We welcome applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color, women, LGBTQ candidates and individuals from poor, working poor, working-class and low-income backgrounds.
To apply: Please email a cover letter, resume and a sample of writing relevant to this position with “Comms Consultant” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please.
2. Philanthropy and Nonprofit Outreach Coordinator for the Staffing the Mission Project
Part-time: 10 to 15 hours a week, negotiable.
This could be a contract position* or a staff position.**
$35 to $50 an hour, depending on experience, for a consultant contract;*
Or $31 to $34 an hour, depending on experience, for staff position.**
Timeframe: One-year contract, approximately June 2021 (or sooner) through May 2022, with option to renew contract if mutually agreeable and if funding allows.
Location: Remote during pandemic; When safe, some Boston-area onsite work desirable but not essential.
Reports to: Staffing the Mission (StM) Coordinator Betsy Leondar-Wright
To apply: Please submit one pdf with a cover letter, resume and writing sample via this Google form: https://tinyurl.com/HowToApplyStM
Scope of Services / Job Description
Class Action’s Staffing the Mission project aims to make burnout nonprofit jobs less common and sustainable jobs more common, as part of our mission to reduce class, race and gender inequities. Here are 3 goals for the project and the related responsibilities of this position:
- A 2021-22 goal is to develop a cohort of foundations with exemplary practices for supporting decent jobs at their grantee organizations who will work with us to create and publicize standards for a certification program to be launched in 2022.
The Philanthropy and Nonprofit Outreach Coordinator will connect with foundations and philanthropic intermediaries to find and recruit kindred spirits. Specifically, they will:
* Circulate the survey of foundations widely enough to get “the lay of the land” of current foundation procedures and to identify kindred spirits; ask philanthropy-related e-newsletters, listservs etc to post/promote the link;
* Contact individuals at foundations who seem equity-minded;
*Pitch StM stories to media (mainstream, newsletters, social media) followed by philanthropists;
* Analyze survey results; serve as a liaison with foundations with exemplary practices;
* Propose presentations at late 2021 and 2022 conferences and events where foundation staff and board gather; represent StM at any appropriate events.
- Another 2021-22 StM goal is to raise enough voices about burnout nonprofit jobs and spread those voices and the StM mission widely enough to create a sense of urgency and momentum in the nonprofit sector.
The Philanthropy and Nonprofit Outreach Coordinator will connect with equity-minded nonprofits and nonprofit-sector-serving organizations, low-wage nonprofit workers, and pay equity and HR thought leaders. Specifically they will:
* Solicit video-interviews and blog posts from nonprofit workers and from class-equity-minded nonprofit/philanthropy thought-leaders;
* Spread those pieces through our social media and Advisory Council members’ organizations’ social media;
* Get some media coverage (mainstream and nonprofit sector specific) and share/circulate those links;
* Propose sessions at nonprofit conferences and other events in late 2021 and 2022; represent StM at any appropriate nonprofit sector events.
3. To build and continue the Staffing the Mission project, a 2021 goal is to raise enough money to staff this position and other StM expenses in 2022.
*In collaboration with the Program Coordinator and Class Action staff, the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Outreach Coordinator will research possible funders and write at least 2 grant proposals.
Qualifications required to apply:
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice; alignment with Class Action’s mission, vision and intersectional race/class analysis;
- 4+ years experience in program, management or development positions in the nonprofit sector;
- Some experience and contacts with foundations and the philanthropy sector
- Excellent communications skills: social media; public speaking; writing; media relations
- Demonstrated competence at outreach, networking and organizing
Desired but not required qualifications (meriting the higher end of pay range):
- Many relationships with equity-minded foundations and/or advocates for justice in the philanthropy sector; experience pressing for change in the philanthropy sector
- Grant-writing track record
- Knowledge of race/gender/class equity issues in nonprofit management, HR and compensation
- Demonstrated program development skills
Class Action is an affirmative action employer committed to staff diversity. People of color, people from working-class and poverty backgrounds, LGBTQ people, immigrants and those in other historically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.
*To meet the IRS criteria for a contract position, someone must also offer similar services to other clients; must use their own equipment and sometimes work in their own location; and must have control over their work hours (with the exception of scheduled meetings and events). A contractor is not a part of the Class Action staff, paid with consultant fees, and so is not part of social insurance programs such as unemployment and worker’s compensation insurance; they are responsible for their entire FICA tax, and accrue no paid leave.
** An employee, on the other hand, is part of the Class Action staff, is paid wages, has social insurance contributions from Class Action to FICA, worker’s comp and unemployment insurance; they accrue sick days and vacation/holiday paid leave; and may be asked to work in a particular location and/or at particular hours.