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Texas Senior Associate of Membership and Communications

Employer
Council for a Strong America
Location
This is a remote position and could be based anywhere in Texas. Preference for Houston or Dallas/For
Salary
$60K - $70K
Closing date
Sep 4, 2022

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Focus Areas
Civil Rights / Advocacy, Education, Government
Job Function
Advocacy / Lobbying, Program / Project Management
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Some college
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level
Entry-level
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Council for a Strong America

Texas Senior Associate of Membership and Communications 

 

Reports To

Texas State Deputy Director of Council for a Strong America

 

Team

Texas State Office and State Operations 

 

Location

This is a remote position and could be based anywhere in Texas. Preference for Houston or Dallas/Fort Worth area. 

Job Overview

The Texas Senior Associate assists in building and cultivating a statewide organization of leaders in law enforcement, retired military, and business including mobilizing these messengers to support increased state and federal investments in programs and policies for children and youth that benefit public safety, national security, and our economy. This position will also play a significant role in managing and cultivating relationships with a variety of allied organizations.

Responsibilities and Duties

The Texas Senior Associate of Membership and Communications:

  • Manages the communication around broad policy goals and advocacy issues including earned-media campaigns, social media efforts, meetings with state policymakers and administration officials, newsletters, communications with our members, and other written materials, with support from the national communications team and Texas State Deputy Director. 

  • Helps to build our notoriety in the media through press releases, social media efforts, and editorials.

  • Recruits engage and mobilize prominent leaders in law enforcement, retired military, and business in key areas across that state, including conference attendance. 

  • Cultivates relationships with policymakers and the media to support the above duties and the CSA team. 

  • Participates in coalitions of stakeholders, particularly in early childhood policy.

Qualifications

Essential:

  • Superior oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience with the Texas media landscape.

  • Ability to persuade others to join a cause and take action as well as influence without authority.

  • Superior diplomatic skills and ability to work effectively with complex relationships.

  • Well-organized, able to work independently to achieve goals.

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once, respond rapidly and flexibly to changing priorities, and comfort with ambiguity.

  • Ability to persevere.

  • Experience working independently or remotely.

  • Adequate capacity to independently learn and work with Word/Excel/PowerPoint, Salesforce, and Google Suite.

  • Strong commitment to our mission and strategic vision.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of and contacts with states’ law enforcement, military, business, and the Texas Legislature.

  • Understanding the legislative process and advocacy strategies. 

Minimum experience required: 

At least 5 years of relevant, professional experience in communication and engagement.

Education:

College degree or equivalent experience required.

Travel:

Frequent travel is required within the state. Occasional travel is required out of state.

Overnight: Yes

Duration: 1-4 days

Salary:

$60,000 - $70,000 per year plus benefits, commensurate with experience

 

Our Benefits and Perks:

Generous insurance coverage for Medical, Vision, and Dental. 403 (b) retirement savings plan match. 11 paid Government holidays, ½ days before holidays, and no meeting Fridays - every other Friday to promote work-life balance. Paid maternity/paternity/adoptive/foster care paid leave. 2 days per calendar year to Invest in Kids which can be spent with children you know or volunteering. Flexible spending accounts, fully paid premiums for life insurance, long-term and short-term disability as well as long-term care. Gym and cellphone subsidies. All staff are able to participate in our Professional Development program, which provides funds and 2 paid days of leave annually that staff can use towards continued Learning and Development. We are a hybrid work environment, with flexible scheduling and telework options. All new hires are enrolled in our Mentorship program upon joining CSA to assist with onboarding to our organization and culture.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Application Procedure:

Only applications with a cover letter explaining their interest and qualifications for the position included will be considered.
 

Council for a Strong America is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and strongly encourage all to apply. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our employees.

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