Communications Manager

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Jolt Initiative 501c3 & Jolt Action 501c4

ABOUT JOLT

Jolt is a non-profit organization that increases the civic participation of Latinos in Texas to build a stronger democracy and ensure that everyone’s voice is heard. Jolt knows that our democracy works best when everyone gets a seat at the table. That’s why Jolt builds the leadership capacity of millennial Latinos to mobilize their peers to action. Jolt lifts up the voices of Latino millennials to tell their own stories through creative acts of resistance, like the Migration is Sweet! selfie station, Poderosa mural, and Quinceanera at the Capitol, which collectively reached over 50 million Americans.

Jolt believes that Texas is poised for change, with a growing and disaffected Latino population. Today, 1 in 3 eligible voters in Texas is Latino and projections indicate that by 2030, Latinos will make up the majority of the state’s population. But demographics alone aren’t destiny. Winning change requires building a homegrown movement and a smart, focused, long-term strategy that can deliver equality and power to those who are most excluded and often first impacted.

Jolt was founded in November 2016 by Cristina Tzintzun, a nationally recognized civil rights leader. Cristina was named “Hero of the New South” by Southern Living Magazine, and her work has been featured on NPR, Vogue, The New York Times, MTV, USA Today, Univision, MSNBCs Up Late with Alec Baldwin, among others. In just one year, Jolt has mobilized thousands of young Latinos to action, built a network of student chapters across Texas, and it’s work has reached tens of millions of American. Our vision has made national headlines and has spurred increased investment into our work- which is why we are hiring talented people to join our growing team.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Communications Manager is responsible for developing, directing and executing the organization’s communications strategy across all program areas and channels. The Communications Manager will manage and drive work in the following key areas: strategic communications planning and narrative development and dissemination; organizational identity management and membership communications; and media relations. The Communications Manager will be responsible for identifying communications opportunities to advance our work in all facets, including earned, paid, social and online media.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Craft overarching narratives that align and articulate the values, strategy, and structural change sought by Jolt
  • Lead the creation of strategic communications plans, including message and content development that connect overall communications goals to program areas and campaigns
  • Develop new communications partnerships to advance organizational mission and program objectives
  • Manage the organizational identity and brand consistency of images and messages across all platforms
  • Expand and deepen Jolt’s online presence, paying particular attention to the growth and engagement of the Latino community and greater Texas
  • Ensure the voices and stories of Jolt are heard and reported on by news media
  • Manage the Digital Media Content Specialist to advance the goals of the communications department

PERSONAL SKILLS & CHARACTERISTICS

  • Fluency in Spanish and English, verbal and written
  • A strong commitment to social, racial, and economic justice and progressive political change
  • Enthusiastically promote Jolt’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures, and have a deep investment in our shared agenda for change
  • Complete and coordinate special projects as needed
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis
  • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours that include evenings and weekends, and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 5-years communications experience
  • Experience in formal supervision of staff
  • Experience with strategic communications, including development of narrative themes and messaging
  • Ability to work against urgent deadlines and manage challenging political messaging situations (especially during legislative session and election season)
  • Superb writing, editing, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work in and across diverse communities, particularly race, class, gender, and geography

REPORTS TO & LOCATION

This position reports to the Executive Director. This full-time position will be based out of Dallas or  Houston.

COMPENSATION
Salary commensurate with education and experience. Competitive benefits.

HOW​ ​TO​ ​APPLY
To apply please send a resume to admin@jolttx.org. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by July 30.

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