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Communications Director

Run for America, a New York City based bipartisan candidate recruitment and public impact training organization, is excited to be hiring a new Director of Communications!

The Director of Communications is focused on communications and movement building. They will be asked to assist with communications strategy and manage execution including various aspects of fundraising and event planning across both Run for America and it’s nonprofit, Pathways for America. Communications channels will include, but are not limited to, emails, press releases, and social media, etc. In addition, they will be asked to assist with movement building activities which include growing RFA’s exposure and list.

 

Fundraising

  • Lead end-to-end cold email outreach work stream across all RFA entities including lead generation of potential donors/investors, message crafting, outreach, and background research
  • Conduct research on foundations, and other potential institutional donor/investor partners, to identify prospective donors
  • Organize and maintain donor records
  • Lead drafting and submission of ad hoc grant and foundation applications
  • Work with leadership on future fundraising and communications strategy

Communications

  • Research, recommend and/or manage partnerships and tools for communications
  • Assist with movement and list building strategy and initiatives
  • Lead creation and distribution of content across social media channels (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
  • Assist with drafting and editing of any and all written content and correspondence for both Run for America and Pathways for America

Event Planning

  • Coordinate event planning for supporter and donor/investor events including venue, catering, invites, follow-up etc.

 

This position is located is a full-time position based in New York City, and is best suited for someone with 0-3 years of work experience with a BA/BS. They are organized and interested in politics and political change. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, Word) or Google Drive (i.e. Sheets, Documents, Streak) is preferred. This position includes health, vision and dental benefits.

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