Project Manager/Communications Specialist

Location
Remote, but preferably looking for candidate in San Francisco Bay Area
Salary
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Posted
Apr 08, 2019
Closes
May 08, 2019
Focus Areas
Youth Development
Position Type
Telecommute
Degree Level
Bachelors

About the Organization

Leading for Kids (https://www.leadingforkids.org/) is a new nonprofit committed to improving the health and well-being of kids in the U.S and ensuring they are a priority on our national policy agenda. Founded in 2018 by Dr. David Alexander, former President and CEO of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, Leading for Kids’ primary objective is working to change our country’s outlook and perspective on children so we don’t see them just as the responsibility of their parents, but as a responsibility to society as a whole. In addition to engaging in this narrative change work, Leading for Kids also aims to be a convener for child advocates who push for government structures and policy change that maintain and promote the rights of children.

The Position

As a newly formed nonprofit, Leading for Kids is looking for an early- to mid-level career employee to join its staff to maintain the daily administrative functions of the organization, engage in substantive communications and policy work, and conduct outreach to potential funders. This will be a remote position, and hours can be flexible based on the candidate’s availability. Salary is commensurate with experience.

 

Responsibilities

Communications

  • Develop and assemble media/public relation packets for general use
  • Develop and send correspondence including letters, invitations, and email communications
  • Develop and design quarterly LFK newsletter
  • Provide support for special communications projects, including policy brief and events
  • Act as day-to-day social media lead for LFK social accounts including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other that may be established (i.e., YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo)
  • Create, refresh, and/or edit content of LFK’s website including blog materials, newsfeed, and resources
  • Engage in media outreach to promote Leading for Kids work, including building press lists, drafting press releases, and building relationships with members of the media
  • Contribute to larger communications deliverables, including but not limited to communications strategies, one-pagers, and op-eds

Administrative

  • Assist with scheduling
  • Maintain Leading for Kids internal filing system and records
  • Copy edit and review internal and external documents in preparation for meetings with key stakeholders including potential funders, advocates, researchers, and the general public
  • Attend all special events to support LFK organizational and program development
  • Respond to general inquiries from the public

Development

  • Conduct desk research to find appropriate funding targets working in the children’s space
  • Draft notes and conduct outreach to potential funders for Leading for Kids
  • Assist in grant proposal writing
  • Help create pitch decks and other collateral to aid the president in his presentations and meetings with funding partners

Qualifications

  • 2-5 years of experience in a project management and communications role
  • Familiarity with youth advocacy issues including healthcare access, civic engagement, education and environmental programs
  • Strong digital media skills including ability to track, follow, and engage in professional social media discourse on policy issues on behalf of nonprofit organizations and/or startup ventures
  • Must be highly detailed-oriented and organized with strong interpersonal skills

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