The Communications and Digital Director for Toxics Action Center will direct an inspired and vibrant communications program, manage online organizing and coach grassroots groups on online/offline campaign strategy, and provides the infrastructure and resources needed to win on our crucial campaigns organizing with communities to tackle environmental threats and bring residents together to achieve proactive, positive change.
*An entry level version of this position is posted here: Communications and Digital Coordinator.
At Toxics Action Center, we start from the core belief that everyone has the right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and live in a healthy community where government operates responsively and democratically. For 30 years, our mission has been to make these rights a reality by organizing side by side with residents who are facing toxic threats to build their capacity and power. We train residents in the skills and know-how they need to run effective local campaigns, while also developing long-term leaders to fuel New England's progressive movements. Our work has helped groups win hundreds of local victories: we prevented radioactive waste dumps from being built across Massachusetts, won fights against incinerators and landfills and for zero waste across the region, won retirement of four coal-fired power plants in New England, and organized with citizens in South Portland to stop ExxonMobil’s plans to bring tar sands into Maine.
The ideal candidate is passionate about community organizing and movement building. Candidates must be ambitious, detail-oriented, have strong written communication skills, and have a track record of accomplishment. We value previous organizing experience.
We are seeking an organizational builder who is strategic, efficient, systems-oriented, attentive to detail, and an excellent writer. That’s where you come in. You believe in the power of building groups and strengthening communities and have seen that when communities join together to organize they can win against powerful special interests. You are sharp, committed to community organizing and social change, with excellent problem-solving abilities, and strong project management skills.
Candidates must have leadership experience, strong written and verbal communication skills, and experience running successful social media campaigns and other online advocacy. They should be a fast learner, with the ability to adapt quickly to new technology and seek out innovative ways to spread Toxics Action Center’s reach. Working knowledge of databases or mass email software like Salsa, Action Kit, Mailchimp, or NationBuilder is a plus. The ideal candidate is passionate about community organizing and movement building.
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