Community Engagement Manager

Posted April 23, 2024; Open until filled

About Think Big: The Think Big Alliance (501c3) fills a critical gap in the narrative ecosystem by focusing on the battle for big, cross-cutting ideas. Across the progressive movement, we are too often on the defensive, scrambling to deal with a crisis, with little ability to coordinate, learn from each other, and think big about how to achieve the future we want. The Think Big Alliance seeks to win the heart, mind and soul of America by collaborating across the progressive narrative ecosystem to leverage our collective knowledge and make meaning out of disparate research, strategic and organizing efforts. Visit www.thinkbigcommunity.net for more information.

Job Summary: The Community Engagement Manager will play a pivotal role in enhancing the visibility of Think Big, fostering partnerships, and expanding our interactions with social justice movements. This individual will be responsible for managing communications with Think Big’s Learning Community and partners, coordinating on-line and in-person events, and measuring the effectiveness of communications and outreach strategies. This is a half-time salaried position that reports to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Foster relationships with Learning Community members, partners, and other stakeholders through effective and engaging communication.
  • Plan and coordinate on-line and in-person events, workshops, and meetings.
  • Provide thought partnership, including identifying and lifting up communications best practices and thorny questions across the movement.
  • Develop and manage content for various communication channels, including social media, email updates, and the organization’s website.
  • Maintain and grow Think Big’s Social Media presence.
  • Oversee the process for creating a new organizational website.
  • Work with the Executive Director to support a small committee of organizational advisors and Board of Directors.
  • Prepare reports on effectiveness of communications and outreach strategies and make recommendations for improvements based on data.
  • Oversee databases and maintain lists.

Qualifications:

  • Devotion to a more equitable society; recognition that a high-functioning democracy and public sector is central to that vision.
  • Desire to work in a collaborative, mission-oriented, friendly workplace.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working in communications in the non-profit sector and/ or experience working toward racial, social, economic or environmental justice preferred.
  • Experience with CRM platforms and social media best practices preferred.
  • Community organizing experience is valued.
  • This is a remote workplace; candidate must be able to excel in a remote environment. Flexible work arrangements available. Occasional travel is likely.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is desired, but not required.
  • At least 4 years relevant paid work experience required; can be concurrent with school.

Compensation: We are envisioning this as a part-time, up to half-time, position, with a total compensation (salary and benefits) ranging from $70-100k full-time equivalent, dependent on experience and skills. (That would mean, for example, half-time compensation ranging from $35-50k.)

To apply: E-mail cover letter, resume, and 1-2 writing samples (social media posts, announcements, op-eds, etc.) to team@thinkbigalliance.org. Subject line “community engagement manager application.”

All applicants will be informed when search is complete.

Think Big Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or any other basis. We are committed to creating an inclusive, diverse, and open work environment where all staff are valued. We strongly encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.