Communications Program Manager
State Power Campaign

Based in Washington, DC


Job Category: Non-Bargaining Salary
Requisition Number: COMMU002450
Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington | DC | 20035 | USA

Job Title: Communications Program Manager – State Power Campaign
Grade: MGT D
Annual Salary: $96,020

Location: National

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: The 2 million members united in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are at the forefront of a movement to build power for working people and empower all workers to form unions, no matter what job they do. SEIU members are from every walk of life, every political party, every background, every faith. They come from communities with their own stories and strengths, and that makes the Union all the more powerful because there's strength in numbers. SEIU members work across the healthcare spectrum providing high quality care and services. They are the workers who keep our nation's airports running and make sure landmark buildings are clean and secure. They provide essential public services and give a foundation of learning to our youngest and brightest. SEIU members believe in and are fighting for a Just Society where all workers are valued and all people respected—no matter where they come from or what color they are; where all families and communities can thrive; and where we leave a better and more equitable world for generations to come.

PURPOSE: This position will act as part of the State Power communications team to develop, manage, and execute strategic communications plans and materials including external media relations, ongoing communications with SEIU members and nonunion workers, and ongoing communications coordination with other stakeholders. This is a demanding position requiring a communicator experienced in movement building, advocacy and organizing communications, and media relations, with the ability to work across a multi-disciplinary team.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.

Perform a wide range of duties as assigned by the International Union, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate the development, management, and execution of vibrant and cohesive communications across the State Power program priorities, including organizing, political, legislative, and advocacy campaigns.
  • Work directly with IU Division and campaign staff, and local staff to create and share messaging and materials, drive engagement of workers and other stakeholders, and build awareness of SEIU's organizing demands.
  • Work with SEIU members, nonunion workers, and community members to build engagement and increase message reach.
  • Write and develop talking points and campaign materials, op-eds, background pieces, fact sheets, press kit materials, leaflets, brochures, and other collateral materials.
  • Work with digital strategy, communications, and design teams to produce multimedia materials.
  • Perform other duties as required to assist the International Union.

DIRECTION & DECISION MAKING: This position currently reports to the Deputy Director of Communications and works with extreme independence.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Priority given to candidates with real-world communications and organizing experience, regardless of formal education. Five (5) or more years of work in communications, organizing, media relations, public affairs, political campaign communications, and/or advocacy work. Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing strategy for advocacy campaigns. Previous experience with the labor movement or other advocacy organizations preferred. Additionally, the following combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Must be able to act and organize time with extreme independence. This person will spend time across State Power focus states, managing and/or working with campaign staff, local leaders and members, nonunion workers, and community partners in order to implement and execute a communications strategy.
  • A high level of judgment, ability to take initiative and work independently; must be able to work with union members, leaders, and staff in complex and sometimes political situations.
  • Must be able to handle multiple "priority" projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines.
  • Experience developing and implementing strategy on a wide range of campaigns, including organizing, contract, political, and legislative, as well as experience working with community allies.
  • Excellent writing, verbal, and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to continuously develop knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and forthrightly with State Power team and other stakeholders.
  • Thorough knowledge of communications tools for media outreach, education, advocacy, and audience-building.
  • Familiarity with organizing and political campaign strategies.
  • Ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is generally performed in an office setting, but may be required to work in other settings conducive to performing the work required to complete the assignment. Long and extended hours and travel required.

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