Fia communications strategist (la red)
About faith in action
Faith in action (fia), formerly pico national network, is the largest grassroots faith-based community organizing network in the united statesFor 40 years fia has brought people of faith together to advance racial and economic justiceThrough a network of 45 faith-based organizations and 1,000 religious congregations, fia provides vehicles for thousands of volunteer leaders to impact public policy decisions that directly shape their lives.
Fia organizations have successfully changed public policies at the local, state and federal level that have helped families obtain affordable health coverage for themselves and their children, provide their children with a better education, protect their homes from foreclosure and secure good jobsThrough an innovative campaign infrastructure that ties together grassroots people-led organizing in more than 200 cities and towns and 18 states with large-scale efforts to change federal policy, fia is currently leading campaigns to help with citizenship for 11 million aspiring americans, end mass-incarceration and ensure no one is excluded from the benefits of health reform.
As fia’s la red communications strategist, you will develop and promote high-quality strategic communications as a critical element of our network’s efforts to promote immigrant justice.
The national communications manager will report to the managing director for communications, and work with fia’s outside communications consultants to drive messaging and strategy on fia’s national policy change campaigns; and provide value-add to affiliates and allies.
Campaigns: lead communications efforts in support of state and national policy campaigns
Regularly consult with la red immigrant leaders and organizers in the faith in action network to develop clear messaging documents as well as plans to reach target audiences and to integrate network-wide messaging and branding into immigration campaign work
Drive media outreach and press coverage for campaign events and activities in partnership with lead organizers with the support of managing director of communications, the full communications team and external communications firm
Work closely with fia’s digital director and lead organizers to ensure effective online organizing messaging, strategies and tactics in support of campaign goals
Internal communications: strengthen internal communications across the fia network (with staff, volunteer leaders, clergy)
Create systems that promote the sharing of relevant information, victories, best practices and other ideas across the fia network
Engage fia clergy and leaders providing timely and useful information and ideas to support their organizing and congregational development efforts.
Develop high-quality communications collateral
Brand: help shape immigration campaign brand and messaging
Build strong and consistent messaging across all our work that explains who la red is and what we do
Align fia affiliates around common messaging and communications strategy, including owning a network style guide and integrated branding
Identify new marketing opportunities and develop materials as appropriate to position fia and faith-based community organizing as vital to latino communities and social justice.
Federation support: serve as a strategic resource/support to federations
Provide technical communications assistance to federations such as email development and distribution for digital campaigns, social media support, etc.
Provide communications best practices to federation leaders and organizers (in partnership with senior staff)
Advise federation on event planning to help make them as ‘newsworthy’ as possible
Advise on social media content and add capacity to effectively manage federation social media platforms when needed
Consult federations on how to develop high-quality communications capacity
You are a great fit for this role if you have the following skills and/or prior experience:
Leading successful communications efforts for a campaign or a nonprofit, advocacy or religious organization,
Developing and implementing strategic communications plans for immigrant and latino communities
Managing multiple projects concurrently, prioritizing work effectively and delivering on deadlines
Pitching local and national media
Building and/or have strong relationships with local and national media
Writing great copy under tight deadlines
Teaching communications skills to others and contributing to the knowledge and skill set of the broader fia network
Connecting with people of diverse perspectives
Working in support of social justice, community organizing and people-led social change efforts
Working enthusiastically and collaboratively with others
Pending covid-19, this position may require travel in the future and occasional evening and weekend hoursSpanish speaking communicators are encouraged to apply.
All applicants must apply for this position online via organizingcareers.orgPlease have the following documents ready to upload to your online application:
An electronic file of your resume (preferably in pdf format)
A cover letter stating why you want this position and your qualifications.
If you need assistance or experience any technical difficulties with your online application, please contact email@example.com gResumes will not be accepted via this email address.
Faith in action provides equal employment opportunities (eeo) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or geneticsIn addition to federal law requirements, faith in action complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilitiesThis policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.