Equity in Education: Communications & Community Outreach Fellow

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Equity in Education: Communications & Community Outreach Fellow

Equity in Education Coalition

Job Posting

Job Title:         Communications & Community Outreach Fellow

Reports to:       Executive Director

Location:         Seattle with some travel

Salary Range:   $33-37K

Job Description

The Equity in Education Coalition is looking for a multi-talented individual to participate in a 12-month communications fellowship supporting the EEC’s message development, media engagement, and content creation. The fellow will be supported with a yearlong training program designed to develop skills like talking with the press, writing for the public, and strategically using social media.

The fellowship is a paid, full-time position with a contract through July 2018, with the possibility of a permanent position after that date. The position will work closely with EEC staff and coalition members to engage the pubic in a culturally competent, racially conscious dialogue around Washington’s education system. Our goal is to change the conversation on education in Washington State to incorporate race, equity, and the well-being of all students of color. A commitment to those values is the most important qualification for this position, and candidates of all skill levels and experiences are encouraged to apply.

About Equity in Education Coalition

The Equity In Education Coalition is Washington State’s largest coalition of stakeholders from communities of color and white allies who are striving to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for children of color. Though we comprise a diverse spectrum of backgrounds, perspectives and circumstances, three qualities hold us together:

  • Our members have direct experience with schools and districts that failed to provide a quality education for children of color.
  • Our members have seen the devastating and life-long consequences of inadequate and unfair educational practices in the lives of our children.
  • Our members believe that an equitable and just educational and system where each and every child can thrive and succeed, is entirely within our reach.

As a Coalition representative of communities of color and low-income communities, we are taking a strategic approach to closing the opportunity gap that takes into account the effects of race, homelessness, racial and institutional discrimination, children and parents whose first language is not English, poverty, and family instability.

We are a small team committed to the work of racial equity in the educational system.  The office is located inside a beautiful building in a park. 

Please be aware that there are two small, friendly dogs in our office regularly and this is part of the office environment that candidates should consider before applying.

Job Responsibilities

  • Generate content to be shared with coalition members, supporters, and the general public.
    • Draft earned and social media content.
    • Develop communications plans that incorporate creative tactics to reach and engage the public.
    • Draft, revise, and upload content for EEC website.
  • Engage in the strategic brand development of EEC, along with staff, coalition partners, and the Communications Hub.
    • In collaboration with the EEC Staff, organize initiatives and plan events or press conferences.
  • In collaboration with EEC staff and the Communications Hub, develop communications strategies to further the mission of equitable public education in Washington State.
    • Work to elevate EEC’s priorities during legislative session.
    • Identify opportunities to engage the public in EEC’s mission and work year-round.
    • Develop creative campaigns that utilize social media platforms to boost EEC’s brand visibility and engage new audiences.
  • Identify and collect personal stories from advocates and leaders across Washington State.
    • Support and train volunteers to be effective storytellers.
    • Write or help draft Op-Ed’s from advocates and EEC leadership for placement in print media.
  • Participate in a 12-month communications training program led by multiple trainers and teachers working in the social justice field.
  • Other responsibilities as determined by EEC and the Communications Hub.

 

Qualifications

  • Solid writing skills and storytelling.
  • Working knowledge of MS office; photo and video-editing software is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of web design and content production is a plus.
  • Comfort working with a database for advocacy, targeted emails and event sign-up.
  • An interest in politics and education.
  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and organize people.
  • Ability to work independently and think outside the box.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to meet and build relationships with stakeholders, press, etc.
  • Bi-Lingual preferred but not necessary.
  • A great sense of humor

How to Apply

Send a resume, cover letter, and writing samples to info@eec-wa.org with the subject heading Communications Fellowship. We will consider applications as they arrive.

This is a full-time, paid position and located in Seattle. Start date is negotiable. Flexible, supportive work environment. Salary range is $33K-37K.

Send all questions regarding this position to info@eec-wa.org and please, no phone calls.

 

Equity in Education is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and culture. All interested individuals are encouraged to apply.

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