Clean Virginia is hiring. www.cleanvirginia.org
Through our affiliated Political Action Committee, Clean Virginia supports legislators and candidates for Virginia’s General Assembly who refuse donations from regulated electric monopolies. We design innovative campaigns to inform the public about the harmful impacts of monopoly corruption in Virginia's energy sector. And we engage in research and policy development to promote clean energy and clean competition. We believe that all Virginians, including low-income communities and communities of color, should have a voice in our energy decisions.
We are a small staff of committed people that come from backgrounds in politics, grassroots organizing and government. Our headquarters are in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Clean Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a just, representative and inclusive working environment. All interested individuals, particularly people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are LGBTQ are urged to apply.
The Communications and Digital Coordinator holds primary responsibility for communicating Clean Virginia’s values and vision to legislators, journalists and the public. A big-picture thinker and an experienced storyteller, s/he/they will design and coordinate a suite of narrative arcs, messaging points and digital content to galvanize Virginians around monopoly corruption and utility reform. This role is responsible for managing Clean Virginia's social media accounts, designing outreach strategies to constituents and donors, and rapid response communications. In addition, s/he/they will maintain and cultivate Clean Virginia' relationship with members of the press. They will work closely with the Political Coordinator and Research Coordinator and report to the Executive Director.
Develops messaging and communications for Clean Virginia’s priority issue campaigns.
Drafts written communications materials including press releases, website language, etc.
Secures local, regional, and national earned media for Clean Virginia’s initiatives and serves as Clean Virginia’s liaison to members of the press.
Manages digital communications for Clean Virginia, including social media accounts and websites. Works with colleagues to determine the digital scope and content of Clean Virginia’s campaigns and activities.
Translates complex ideas into easily digestible and socially shareable messages using graphics and video.
Develops suites of branding standards for digital projects—including websites, social media campaigns and everything in between.
Collaborates with web developers to build user-friendly web platforms.
Recruits, trains, and supervises interns in the Communications department.
Develops and manages Communications program and project budgets, including outside consultants and vendors.
Ensures Clean Virginia’s values of equity, diversity and inclusion are centered in our messaging.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
2-4 years of professional experience with political campaign organizing, public relations, fundraising, project management and/or advocacy required.
Excellent writing skills with a knack for online communications and messaging.
A collegial and collaborative work style, a strong work ethic, an enthusiastic attitude, and a sense of humor are essential. Superior communication and interpersonal skills are a must.
Required proficiency with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and required proficiency in G-Suite and Microsoft Office.
A flexible approach to work, with a willingness to travel as needed and participate in occasional programming after business hours.
Strong demonstrated interest in government transparency, clean energy and the mission of Clean Virginia.
Clean Virginia offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience, plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan.