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Hand in Hand is a national network of employers of nannies, housecleaners and home attendants, their families and allies who are grounded in the conviction that dignified and respectful working conditions benefit worker and employer alike.
Join a movement that supports creating a care economy that ensures workers are treated with respect and communities can access dignified and affordable long-term care!
Hand in Hand is a national network of individuals and families who depend on domestic workers and believe that dignified and respectful working conditions benefit worker and employer alike. We honor the work that happens in homes across our country, and seek to ensure that care is accessible and affordable for all families and that the homecare jobs we create bring fairness and dignity to the workers.
Working in partnership with the California Domestic Workers Coalition, the National Domestic Workers Alliance and local domestic workers organizations, we aim to improve individual employers’ behavior and to create systemic change in the care industry by transforming public consciousness, cultural norms and public policies to bring dignity and respect to domestic workers and all who depend on their labor. We work towards a future where people live in caring communities that recognize all of our interdependence.
As a new position in the organization, the Communications Manager will plan, create and manage the organization’s communications including: content creation across multiple channels, including social media; public relations tools and narrative; and communications processes, tracking and reporting. The Communications Manager will report to the Executive Director, participate in the Communications/Digital team, and partner with development and organizing staff to amplify Hand in Hand’s educational work, campaigns, and fundraising. The primary target audiences are parents and caregivers, seniors, people with disabilities, and others who are connected to the domestic work industry.
Work Location: Remote work, with San Francisco Bay Area, Philadelphia, New York City preferred
Reports to: Executive Director
Classification: Non-exempt, full-time (32 hours per week)
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Content Creation (50%)
Manage and create content for website, emails, reports, social media, and blogs working closely with digital and field organizing and with fundraising to coordinate specific content and technical implementation
Collaborate with digital, organizing and development staff to create other educational communications content, including training, videos, toolkits
Public relations (15%)
Respond to requests from earned media outlets
Track and report on public relations activities
Serve as back-up media liaison to the Executive Director, directing questions and setting interviews for team
Communications processes, tracking and reporting (25%)
Create communications workplan and establish processes for managing projects from start to finish.
Maintain an organized repository of communications materials
Conduct quarterly review and evaluation of communications efforts (email campaigns, website traffic and goals, blog or other original content)
Partner with HIH staff and partner organizations
Other organizational duties (10%)
Participate in staff meetings and organizational retreats.
Support grassroots fundraising efforts.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
2-5 years of community and/or labor organizing experience, particularly in building a membership base, and engaging people in campaigns through different forms of media
Excellent communication skills, active listener, ability to receive, give, and incorporate feedback
Excellent writing skills - copy editing, storytelling, framing
Experience with Wordpress, Google Suite, Dropbox, Co-schedule, Facebook, and other digital communications platforms
Experience analyzing and evaluating data on communications efforts
Ability to travel nationally approximately 2-3 times a year
Understanding of issues facing low-wage workers
Agreement and alignment with HIH’s vision and values
Attention to detail, self-starter, and self-managed with excellent time management skills
Forward thinking, creative and positive attitude
Ability to work well with others, build effective relationships, and foster leadership in others particularly among diverse groups of people
Good time management skills and ability to prioritize competing demands
Applicants considered for remote work must have previous professional experience managing working relationships with colleagues and supervisor(s) remotely.
Preferred experience in video production
Preferred experience managing relationships with the press
Hand in Hand's fiscal sponsor Bend the Arc offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Medical, dental and vision benefits fully paid for by Bend the Arc for individual coverage and generous employer contribution of 80% toward monthly premiums for dependent and family coverage;
Long and short term disability benefits fully paid for by Bend the Arc;
401K with employer contribution of 2% after your first year;
Paid time off including:
15 vacation days during your first three years with an increase to 20 vacation days in your fourth year
12 sick days per year
23 paid holidays each year
Generous Caregiving / Personal Leave of Absence policy with a Paid Leave Benefit that covers 3 weeks of paid leave for each year of employment, up to 12 paid weeks after four years on staff
Fully paid Sabbatical of up to 12 weeks for long-term employees;
Adoption Assistance Program providing reimbursement of up to $1,500 for qualified adoption expenses;
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account;
Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account for eligible health related expenses
Employee Assistance Program;
Life Insurance fully paid for by Bend the Arc
$42,364 - $49,920
This is a non-exempt, full-time (32 hours a week) position with generous health and other benefits, including paid time off. The hourly rate range is $26-30, commensurate with experience. Work schedules may include evening or weekend work based on need.
How to Apply
Please submit a writing sample, your resume, and cover letter stating why you want to work with Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Communications Manager” in the subject line of your message by March 9, 2020. We sincerely regret that we will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only those considered for the position will be contacted to interview.
Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network is a project of and fiscally sponsored by Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice.
Bend the Arc and Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.
Bend the Arc provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction, or any other legally protected status. Women, people of color, differently abled people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.