Stand For Children

  • Indiana Marketing & Communications Manager

    Job Location US-IN-Indianapolis
    # of Openings
    1
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • The Organization

    Stand for Children is a non-profit education advocacy organization focused on ensuring all students receive a high quality, relevant education, especially those whose boundless potential is overlooked and under-tapped because of their skin color, zip code, first language, or disability. 

    The Position

    Your role stands at the intersection of communications and the fight to change the odds for historically underserved children and families. As a key member of Stand’s Indiana team at a moment of tremendous need and opportunity, you will work closely with the Indiana Development Director to support the affiliate in their efforts to build on the progress to date to improve outcomes for students across the state. You will deepen our impact by executing on marketing & communications strategies and creating content to reach our target audiences. Through your dedication and passionate approach to the role, you get the opportunity to work with colleagues who not only care deeply about justice and equity, but who are bold and strategic and take responsibility for achieving substantial progress toward our mission every year.

    Responsibilities

    Provide hands-on support Executive Director and Development Director focused on implementation of overall affiliate communications and public relations strategy in conjunction with communications consultants

    • Execute on communications strategy to ensure an overarching and high-impact communications and digital communications plan in support of all state and district advocacy, electoral and community engagement efforts;
    • Be the point person for the Stand Indiana team for the extensive communications, digital tools, and resources available through Stand for Children;
    • Help execute on a multi-pronged development strategy that includes interaction with high-profile individuals and organizations;
    • Produce content for communications that will support public policy and fundraising goals, in conjunction with Executive Director, Development Director, Government Affairs Director, and Development Manager;
    • Manage organizational written materials to ensure message discipline, clarity, conciseness, and effectiveness;
    • Provide support for outreach, scheduling, and drafting of letters/emails that help connect Executive Director throughout the community;

    Support organization efforts to build and promote Stand for Children’s brand through people-oriented storytelling

    • Help identify and create compelling, persuasive, relevant, and accurate communications content that will increase stakeholder and target audience engagement with the organization and Stand for Children’s public policy and community outreach goals;
    • Utilize innovative digital tools as well as traditional communication channels to engage members of the community most effectively;
    • Manage Stand content so that it is in alignment with Stand for Children’s brand and adhere to network-wide messaging guidelines;

    Manage public relations and earned media opportunities

    • Create and maintain database of media contacts for disseminating press releases in addition to elected officials, community/regional/statewide leaders, and subject matter experts who comprise Stand’s target audiences and/or who may be allies of Stand on specific policy endeavors;  
    • Track Stand’s local and state media coverage as well as news about policy initiatives that are important and influential to Stand positions;
    • Track general education coverage (and reporter social media chatter) in Indiana to track reporter and outlet interest on various aspects of the debate;
    • Support logistics of earned media scheduling, execution.

    Qualifications

    • A shared belief in Stand for Children’s mission and strategy to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for and with access to a college education;
    • 2-5 years’ experience in communications and/or public relations (journalism, political campaigns, issue advocacy experience a plus);
    • Collaborative, learning-oriented team player;
    • Skilled at developing straightforward, clear, and persuasive content;
    • Ability to identify and coordinate with Stand leadership in the event of a crisis communications situation;
    • Hands-on understanding and ability to manage and make recommendations on Stand’s digital channels;
    • Outstanding and fast writing and editing skills, excellent planning and organizational ability, exceptional attention to detail, high sense of urgency and flexibility with shifting priorities;
    • Ability to rapidly learn about public education issues and other related political advocacy issues, when necessary;
    • Basic understanding of how state government works;
    • Spanish fluency is a plus;
    • Ability to be stationary for extended periods of time and to travel to meetings outside of the office; Ability to lift more than 10 pounds, on occasion; May require the ability to climb stairs.

     

    Stand for Children consists of two separate entities. Stand for Children, Inc., a grassroots membership organization is exempt under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, and Stand for Children Leadership Center, a leadership development organization is exempt under section 501(c)(3)

     

    Stand for Children and Stand for Children Leadership Center are Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. We are committed to a diverse and culturally inclusive workplace in which our differences broaden our awareness, enrich our daily experiences and contribute to our collective strength. People of color, members of underrepresented ethnic or socioeconomic populations and bilingual/multi-lingual speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.

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