Communications Manager

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website The Alaska Center

Our Home, Our Future

Job Title: Communications Manager

Reports to: Communications and Creative Director

Status: Full time

Salary: $55,000-$60,000

Location: Alaska

Position Overview:

The Alaska Center and The Alaska Center Education Fund seek an experienced, dedicated,

and talented Communications Manager to help advance our vision of a thriving, just, and

sustainable Alaska for current and future generations. Our Communications Manager will work

with our youth engagement, advocacy, and political programs as well as our development and

communications teams to engage, inspire, and galvanize thousands of Alaskans to take action

on various issues and support leaders who share our vision. The ideal candidate will be eager

to cultivate and grow our communications outreach and organization visibility with volunteers

and donors, be skilled at utilizing creative social media and digital communications tools, have a

keen eye for written detail and design, and understand the power of storytelling to connect with

a diverse array of communities.

Organization Overview:

The Alaska Center engages, empowers, and elects Alaskans to stand up for clean air and

water, a strong democracy, and healthy and resilient communities. We are working to transition

our state from an extractive economy to an equitable, just, and clean energy economy in which

all Alaskans can thrive. We advocate for the protection of salmon habitat, clean energy solutions

in the face of rapid climate change, and amplifying Alaskans’ voices in the public process. Our

sister organization The Alaska Center Education Fund provides education and leadership

development for children and youth, and promotes civic engagement.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implement the communication of our organization’s activities and actions through emails, print, social, and creative communications platforms;
  • Identify the target audiences and channels which are best suited for our campaign messages and development goals in collaboration with Development team and Advocacy Team, and implement strategies to reach those audiences;
  • Create impactful communications materials for social and digital media, including blogs, short videos, infographics, and other visual assets;
  • Liaise with consultants, contractors and vendors on certain communication needs;
  • Write copy for social media posts and frame content for different platforms based on audience and narrative;
  • Update content on websites as needed;
  • Optimize website content with best SEO practices;
  • Manage blog and work with team to develop regular content;
  • Organize and amplify digital tactics for key campaign moments (online and offline actions, elections, camp enrollment, fundraising, etc) to broaden our reach to impacted and interested audiences;
  • Support collaborative campaigns with partner organizations;
  • Manage staff and strategy to develop, strengthen, and nurture relationships through social media with volunteers, donors, AK Center Members, and the communities we serve, with a focus on communities most impacted by the issues we work on, including Alaska Native, people of color, youth, and low-income communities;
  • Manage online merchandise shop for programs and campaigns under the AKC umbrella;
  • Support Earned and Paid Media outreach in coordination with program and campaign leads and track outcomes and press hits;
  • Work with staff and vendors to create printed materials;
  • Share our narratives into spaces where our targeted audiences (LGBTQIA, BIPOC, low-income, non-English speaking, and youth) get their news and information;
  • Support Advocacy Team with data management and acquisition;
  • Creative data-driven digital communications campaigns across multiple social channels and email platforms in collaboration with staff;
  • Diagnose and resolve communication platform issues/breakpoints;
  • Maintain email automation and manage email schedule;
  • Manage press relationships.

Qualifications: We seek a candidate who is passionate about the vision and missions of AKC/EF and shares our organizational values.  In addition, the right candidate will have the following qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Commitment to understand race, class, gender, and other equity issues that impact our work
  • Excellent organization and written communication skills. Demonstrated experience writing for different audiences and mediums;
  • Familiarity with creating content, targeting, and ads for Meta, Twitter, Google, TikTok, Spotify, and other emerging social platforms;
  • Understanding of or comfort learning Adobe design suite or Canva
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and solution-based approach.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with video production, app development, and other new media opportunities;
  • Ability to think creatively and work collaboratively;
  • Flexible and adaptable to potentially changing immediate priorities
  • Experience with media placement and brand strategies
  • Familiarity with Google-Suite platforms, CRM, CMS (WordPress), and online advocacy tools (such as EveryAction/NGP,
  • Voter Activation Network (VAN), Mobile Commons)

Desired Skills:

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, respond quickly to emerging opportunities, and changing circumstances;
3 years of experience with digital paid media campaigns and targeting. Volunteer and paid experience are applicable.

Salary, benefits, inclusion:

This is a full-time position. Salary is dependent on experience with a generous and competitive benefits package. All The Alaska Center staff have access to professional development opportunities, including training and support. The Alaska Center provides a supportive work environment with excellent benefits and incentives. The Alaska Center is an equal opportunity employer. Employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

We are committed to supporting, centering, and working with Black, Indigenous, and

People of Color, Working-Class and Low-Income people, Women, LGBTQIA2+ people,

and Disabled people in addressing the many crises that impact us. We strongly encourage

people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities to apply.

To Apply: Please complete the form linked here, including submitting all requested materials. Please address how your qualifications match the job description and why you want to work for our organization in your cover letter.

Position open until filled. Review of applications will be on an ongoing basis. No phone calls,

Please email with any questions.

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