About People’s Action/Institute
People’s Action Institute (501c3), and sister organization People’s Action (501c4), are national progressive organizations supporting the mobilization and leadership of the grassroots in support of an agenda that reflects people over profits. People’s Action/Institute builds the power of poor and working people in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through issue campaigns and elections.
With offices in Washington, DC, and Chicago, Ill., and remote staff across the country, we support and advance state-based and national fights for progressive policies on the environment, decarceration, health care, economic security, housing, education, and more. Our member organizations, nearly 40 organizations across 30 states, improve lives by running local- and state-level issue and electoral campaigns, leading statewide tables, and collectively coming together to change national policy and politics.
People’s Action/ Institute has a track record of leadership in coordinating field mobilization and advocacy in advancing an array of issues at the local, state, and federal levels. Our member organizations have won important victories at the national, state, and local levels, including health insurance for millions and the reversal of health care laws that discriminate based on citizenship, stopping Wall Street banks from selling predatory payday loans to their customers, and historic legislation like the Community Reinvestment Act to victory and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
For more information on PAI, please visit https://peoplesaction.org/.
Our communications associate is responsible for providing communications support to our communications and digital team. The successful candidate will build relationships with members of the media, pitch media, and manage media opportunities. This position will also assist in building our grassroots story bank and with executing our digital communications plan.
Overview of the Position
The communications associate will report directly to the communications director. The associate will play a critical role in supporting the communications goals of People’s Action Institute, People’s Action, and People’s Action Power through media outreach and monitoring, story banking, and digital communications.
As a Communications Associate, your typical day will include (but isn’t limited to):
Research and Writing:
Pitching, Reporting & Analysis Support
Relationship Building & Team Support
The ideal Communications Associate should have the following experience and qualifications:
Compensation and Benefits:
Status: Full-Time, Regular, Exempt, benefits-eligible
Union Position (Yes/No): Yes
Number of Positions: Two
Salary Range: Level A - $58,000 - $74,000, commensurate with experience
Location: Can be based in our Chicago, Ill. or Washington, D.C. office but remote locations may be considered anywhere within the United States except Hawaii and Alaska.
Reports to: Communications and Digital Director
Travel Requirements (Yes/No): Yes, up to six times a year
Benefits include: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Medical, on the first day of employment, and Dependent Care Flex Spending Account after 90 days, 401(k) plan after 30 days, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, 11 paid holidays plus the last two weeks of the year that include Christmas Eve/Christmas Day as well as, New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day, and you accrue two weeks of vacation your first year of employment.
Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
People’s Action/Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer; womxn, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQI people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Due to travel requirements and in-person interactions during employment, candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated (Two Doses of either Moderna or Pfizer Vaccines or One Dose of J&J as well as all appropriate booster doses) against COVID-19 before commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.
Close date: 8/26/22
No phone calls, please.
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