At EQCA, we believe outstanding people are the key to our success.
As an equal opportunity employer, we recruit individuals without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status or age.
Equality California is the largest
statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization in
California. Over the past decade, Equality California has strategically moved
California from a state with extremely limited legal protections for LGBT
individuals to a state with some of the most comprehensive civil rights
protections in the nation. Equality California has partnered with legislators
to successfully sponsor 96 pieces of pro-equality legislation and
continues to advance equality through legislative advocacy, electoral work,
public education and community empowerment.
The Communications Director will manage and
coordinate the overall communications strategy and outreach activities for
Equality California, Equality California Institute, and Equality California
Political Action Committees with the goal of increasing the public's
understanding and support for legal, civil and human rights for the diverse
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Reporting to the Executive
Director, the Communications Director will work collaboratively with senior
leadership to develop and implement communication strategies to broaden the
impact of the organization's programs and oversee organizational messaging.
- Serve as a member of
Equality California's senior management team and collaborate with the Executive
Director and senior leadership to develop communications strategies that will
broaden organizational and programmatic reach and deepen impact.
- Help to initiate,
develop and execute strategic communications campaigns to raise the visibility
and profile of Equality California and to increase organizational
- Develop and refine
Equality California's core messages to ensure organizational consistency.
- Manage media and
public relations strategies, including preparing press materials and responding
to media requests (print, television, radio, online).
- Proactively pitch
and engage both mainstream and LGBT media.
- Work with Spanish
language media and press for other diverse communities.
- Create and expand
relationships with key media outlets and representatives.
- Represent the
organization in public venues and/or serve as a media representative and
organization spokesperson as required.
- Identify significant
media and public policy issues that can be leveraged to support Equality
- Oversee all content
creation for the organization.
- Ensure that the
content of all media, publicity, and promotional materials adhere to the
highest standards of quality and effectively represent the organization's
commitment to professionalism.
- Develop and ensure
consistency in EQCA's publicity, marketing, branding, fundraising and training
- Oversee online and
member communications strategies.
- Assist with the
development of special events, symposiums, regional meetings, town halls and
panels throughout the state to promote the mission of the organization.
- Work in partnership
with a variety of Equality California coalition partners to engage diverse
communities in working to secure full equality for LGBT Californians.
- Supervise other
communications staff, interns and consultants.
- Evaluate the
progress of program initiatives and generate reports, develop and monitor
annual work plan and budget, and submit annual summary reports.
- Experience managing
broad-based communications and media relations programs.
communications experience that includes a blend of advocacy work and media relations.
- Experience working
in a multicultural environment and with diverse communities.
commitment to LGBT issues, diversity, human justice, and social change.
relationships with relevant mainstream and LGBT media.
- Exceptional written
and verbal communication skills.
- Fluency in Spanish
interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with people inside and
outside the organization.
administrative skills, including the ability to manage many projects
simultaneously and to set priorities.
experience managing, motivating, supervising, evaluating, and hiring staff,
interns, and consultants.
- Ability to work
effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
- Ability to coach and
support senior leaders as spokespersons.
- Experience with
budgeting and fundraising.
- Ability and
willingness to travel.
- Understanding of and
experience with qualitative and quantitative research helpful.
Full benefits include paid vacation and sick time, health, dental, vision,
short and long-term disability and a retirement plan among others. Compensation
is commensurate with experience.
The position will be based
in Los Angeles.
Please send your resume, cover
letter, three writing samples and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will be opened