MiA - Mujeres in Action

Responsible to: Executive Director

Time: FT 35/hrs per wk

Salary: $45,000 - $55,000

Organization

MiA - Mujeres in Action is the only organization in the Spokane region providing culturally responsive intervention services primarily to Latinx survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA), and conducting prevention efforts in Spanish. Since fall of 2018, MiA has been helping Latinx families find safety, stability and independence as well as forming key partnerships with other agencies to expand services to the Latinx community. To learn more about MiA, please visit www.miaspokane.org.

Program Overview

This year MiA has secured funding to develop its policy advocacy program to address issues impacting the Latinx immigrant community, especially survivors of DV/SA. Four major strategic directions that advance our mission are: (1) Improve access to equitable health care and wellness for immigrants; (2) Improve equitable access to housing and childcare; (3) Improve access to trauma-informed services in courts, and (4) Build power through coalitions and community organizing networks.

In collaboration with the ED and organizer, the Director of Communication is responsible for guiding and overseeing the implementation of narrative and strategy to advance economic stability, promote equity and human rights for immigrants in Spokane and Washington State. This position is also responsible for developing and managing the organization’s communications program, including digital communications, social media, media relations and branding. The Director will work in close coordination with MiA’s leadership to advance our mission.

Key Responsibilities (* Denotes essential duties)

  1. *Increase public awareness of and brand recognition for MiA, its staff, and work.
  2. *Develop and implement MiA’s narrative and strategic communications program.
  3. *Represent MiA and the voices of MiA’s clients at different committees and coalitions to advance equity and social justice
  4. *Apply narrative research, best practices, and tools to advance both short-term advocacy campaigns and a long-term strategy
  5. *Work with key partners to strengthen MiA’s capacity and competency of the field
  6. *Evaluate the impacts of our narrative and strategic communications activities.
  7. *Collaborate with staff and develop compelling stories that package policy priorities and long-term narrative and that appeal to the media.
  8. *Identify, craft, and place press releases, op-eds, and letters to the editor to advance stories and issues.
  9. *Manage Network for Good and CRM, including developing policies and procedures for the database to support contact database management, events management, email communication, and advocacy efforts.

10.*Position the organization as an essential source of information on creating access to equitable health care, housing, childcare and courts for immigrants.

11.*Create graphics and branded materials using Canva and other softwares

12.Present departmental reports

13.Develop and oversee the departmental budget

14.Oversee vendor relationships including media, design, and print

15.Coordinate collaborative communications support within MiA.

16.Offer collaborative support within the organization and among the field, bringing narrative expertise and a racial equity lens to content development, from drafting to review.

  1. Manage media requests, including statements, comments, and talking points.
  2. Work with staff to prepare for interviews.
  3. Anticipate forthcoming stories and events and develop and execute rapid response strategies.

20.Train and co-manage a team of interns

21.Assist with organizational responsibilities that further the strategic goals of the organization.

22. Perform other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated fluency in oral and written bi-lingual (English/Spanish) skills ● A demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Knowledge and ability to apply and implement narrative shift strategy, with meaningful experience in organizing, multi-year advocacy campaigns, narrative strategy, and/or comparable experiences
  • Experience with media analytics and contact databases such as Meltwater, Cision, etc., email marketing platforms (such as Mailchimp); social media strategy and tools, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; CRM

(Salesforce); Google for Business tools

  • Strong strategic communications background, with meaningful professional communications, messaging, and/or outreach responsibilities as a main function of previous position(s)
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and provide communication strategies that involve equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Must be flexible and able to jump in as needed and manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • An ability and willingness to travel periodically and attend occasional evening obligations
  • Maintains the confidentiality of all participants/staff/ volunteers/organizational business
  • Holds a valid WA Driver’s License, has dependable transportation and auto insurance

PREFERRED

  • Knowledge of and experience with immigration, housing, and health care  policy, legislative process, or electoral campaigns
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team
  • A track record of collaborating and developing and maintaining strong working relationships with and among partners with different backgrounds
  • Ability to see the big picture and to execute through strong organizational and project management skills
  • A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done, even in the face of obstacles or multiple competing demands
  • Experience developing, working with, or leading multi-sector coalitions, networks, or similar infrastructures
  • Experience with program evaluation

Education/Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in journalism, PR, marketing, or communications or equivalent combination of education and experience (at least 2 years)
  2. Must complete at least 20 hours of initial DV training and 30 hours of initial SA training

Survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence and women of color are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Our ideal candidates may have experience that doesn’t directly match the qualifications above, and we encourage people with equivalent experience to apply.

Position Opportunities

  • Make an impact in the lives of survivors in your community!
  • Work within a passionate, diverse team of MiA staff and volunteers
  • Gain deeper knowledge and understanding about domestic and sexual violence
  • Receive 50+ hours of DV and SA training
  • Make valuable connections with other agencies and community leaders

Working Environment:

  • Standard office work environment with flexibility to work from home on some days
  • Occasional travel to community partner meetings or events
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required

Hours, Pay, Benefits

  • 7 hour shifts/ M-F (35 hours per week.) This position has some schedule flexibility.
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Health Benefits

How to Apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter and 2 professional references  to hsanchez@miaspokane.org. No phone calls please.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.