SEnior Communications Strategist
To apply, please fill out this form and be prepared to submit materials in PDF format (further instructions below).
ReFrame envisions a world where marginalized communities have the power to shape meaning and material conditions toward justice. Achieving this vision for racial, gender, economic and climate justice requires social movements to work collaboratively to change dominant narratives, lift up shared values and advance visionary solutions. ReFrame is building a new generation of strategists along with the movement infrastructure necessary to craft winning narratives that make social justice “common sense.”
ReFrame is fiscally sponsored by the Proteus Fund who partners with foundations, advocates, and individual donors to advance democracy, human rights, and peace.
ReFrame seeks a proven communications strategist with expert technical skills to join our team as the organization’s Senior Communications Strategist. This position will manage a cross-organization editorial calendar, create and distribute compelling content to the organization’s key audiences through multiple channels (email, social media, etc.). The ideal candidate is: strategic in their approach to planning, and artful in their construction of stories, thrives on shipping their work, and has the flexibility to thrive in a startup environment.
This full-time position will report to the Executive Director, but will work across staff teams. This is a fully remote position.
Be a part of a team building a human centered narrative infrastructure across social justice movements.
You will work with a growing team of staff and stakeholders who are building a human centered infrastructure across organizations and movements to advance narratives. While executing particular pieces of work, contributing to and supporting the team towards success is the responsibility of everyone.
Create, curate, and distribute the right content to the right people at the right time
You will produce audience specific emotionally resonant content that illustrate the vision and values the organization brings to building a human centered ecosystem for narrative power. You will be accountable for managing the content creation process with other staff; responsible for curating compelling stories from partners; and responsible for producing pieces drawing on the work of your colleagues for inspiration and direction. You will manage a cross organization editorial calendar based on annual and multi-year goals, with multiple and varying deadlines.
Maintain the communications and engagement infrastructure
You will maintain, update, and identify growth needs for ReFrame’s CRM, CMS, social media channels, content production apps, etc. You will stay up-to-date on emerging channels and implement communications and engagement best practices. You will maintain documentation on these systems to make them useful to other staff and consultants when needed.
Drive brand integration
Working across programs, supporting stakeholders in understanding, integrating, and activating the organization’s brand. This will include: hosting training for staff, Advisory Committee members, and others; developing stakeholder facing materials; onboarding new staff and Advisory Committee members.
Support ReFrame Programs
You will get in where you fit in across ReFrame’s programs when needed. This could include, but is not limited to: contributing to or leading trainings for the Catalyst program, contributing to content creation for campaigning with the Signals program, developing compelling decks for the executive team for fundraising and partner meetings.
You are a creative strategist
You flourish at developing communications and engagement strategies and at curating and producing creative and compelling content aligned with strategy.
You are a shipper.
You thrive in a deadline driven environment and can organize your time and workflows to get content out of the door on time.
You bring grit and rigor.
You can create and follow a strategic plan but know when you need to iterate and pivot. You can do this consistently and bring a determined attitude, owning your leadership, and calling your team to honor theirs as well. You are dedicated to the long-term vision and pursue it with resilience and tenacity.
You are values driven.
You are committed to building a better world in a way that brings justice to historically unbalanced power relationships at the individual and systemic level. You know that justice is not only a destination but also a path.
You are an accountable self-starter.
Sometimes you have to ask for permission and sometimes you have to take action and ask for forgiveness later. You are savvy enough to know the difference and seek feedback when you make mistakes.
You are curious.
You know your expertise is not static, but dynamic. You are dedicated to growing and learning individually and from others. You are curious about the organizations and the people you work with, you are always seeking out more information, but you don’t let that search get in the way of action.
- A commitment to progressive and liberatory change, a great work ethic, professionalism, and strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Five or more years of strategic communications experience developing and executing narrative shift strategies and/or five years experience in brand management, content production, editorial management, or marketing.
- Experience working with diverse racial, ethnic, gender, sexuality, and class communities and networks
- Demonstrated proficiency in the technical skill sets of communications:
- Writing for multiple audiences
- Graphic design
- Video editing
- Traditional media skill sets
- Demonstrated expertise in use of software for communications
- Social Media
- Metrics and Analytics
- Detail oriented
- Written and verbal communication skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Program design and evaluation
- Narrative strategy
- Technical capacity
- Proficiency in project management including managing across leadership levels and organizations, as well as, implementing shared systems and tools
- Experience, ability, and desire to work as part of a remote team
- Ability to travel 30% time, once travel is deemed safe
- A valid driver’s license
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
Compensation & Benefits
This is a full-time position. The salary range for this position is $70,000 – $80,000 annually. We offer an awesome benefits package including:
- Medical and dental benefits for employee and eligible dependants available on first day of work
- Retirement savings account (401k) with an organization contribution
- Three weeks paid vacation in first year of work; four weeks in subsequent years
- Fifteen sick days per year
- Three personal days per year
- Twelve paid holidays
- Professional development initiatives for growth
- Paid Family Leave
Interested candidates for this position should submit a resume, a portfolio of work that illustrates the skill sets needed for this position, and names and contact information for three references. Please fill out this form and be prepared to submit materials in PDF format. Please be sure to include your full name in the file extensions as well as the position you are applying for. For example: “Portfolio-FirstName-LastName-SrCommsStrategist”. Deadline for applications is December 2nd.
Proteus Fund is an equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Proteus Fund, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.