Progress Virginia and our sister organization, Progress Virginia Education Fund, are hiring a digital organizer to join our team. Progress Virginia is a multi-issue progressive advocacy organization that combines cutting edge online organizing and communications with rapid and hard-hitting earned media strategies. We provide a strong, credible voice for advancing progressive values and solutions to critical community problems. But we don’t do that on our own–we work as a communications team for the entire progressive community.
What you’ll do:
¨ Work with the Executive Director to develop and execute online campaigns
¨ Research, write, edit, test, and track email actions
¨ Design and execute long-term list building strategies
¨ Design, implement and deploy microsites for advocacy campaigns
¨ Maintain and develop the organization’s social media presence
¨ Maintain and contribute to the organization’s online content
¨ Promote a culture of testing and tracking, as well as setting and meeting online metrics
¨ Conceive and execute social networking strategies; conceive and execute online ad campaigns; and evaluate and analyze metrics
¨ Serve as a liaison with the local and national online progressive community
¨ Together with the Executive Director, develop and execute plans for sustained growth and online fundraising
¨ Other responsibilities as assigned
What we’re looking for:
¨ Strong record of new media and online organizing experience executing a diverse array of campaigns and building membership
¨ Experience working with ActionKit or similar eCRM
¨ Direct experience with online targeting, testing, and setting and meeting metrics
¨ Knowledge of HTML and general technical proficiency
¨ Proficiency in web and/or graphic design
¨ Strong social media skill set
¨ Preferred but not required: Experience working with Drupal and/or Moveable Type, MobileCommons or other SMS platform
¨ Preferred but not required: record of successful and innovative online fundraising
¨ Experience working in coalitions and with outside organizations
¨ Comfort with a virtual office working environment, interacting with other staff primarily by phone, email, and instant messaging
¨ Ability to manage and execute campaigns from start to finish with limited supervision
¨ Excellent organizational skills and self-motivation
¨ Experience in a fast-paced campaign atmosphere
¨ Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task
¨ When necessary, willingness to work long hours, at night and on the weekends
¨ Preferred but not required: Knowledge of the Virginia political environment, including familiarity with the legislative and electoral process and political media
Location: Progress Virginia operates a virtual office. Candidates should expect to work from home (in Virginia), and occasionally travel for events and meetings.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
Timing: Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis so don’t delay in applying.
Ninja warrior skills: Optional
Email a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we find your skills match those of the position, we will contact you for an interview.