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Communications Director

Job ID: 53131
Job Views: 135
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Postal Code:
Job Category: Online/New Media,Graphic Design,Public Relations/Marketing,Corporate Publications/Newsletters
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 03.14.2017

Job Description

Communications Director

Are you a master storyteller? Want faith, race, and power at the center of the Public Square? IndyCAN seeks a dynamic, justice-focused, communications guru and online organizer that can hit the ground running. This is a pivotal role that will shape the moral compass of Indiana and elevate the voice of marginalized people in the public arena.

This position will be responsible for all internal and external communications, including; 

  • Shape IndyCAN’s brand and messaging strategy
  • Lead all aspects on IndyCAN’s online organizing program 
  • Strengthen IndyCAN’s internal and external communications across the state, developing organizing tools that move people to action
  • Lead communications efforts in support of state and regional policy campaigns to maximize press coverage, drive media outreach, and develop pitches for all external communications, develop and nurture media relationships 
  • Work closely with multi-faith, multi-racial clergy and people directly impacted by racial and economic inequality to bring a people centered, faith voice to all internal and external communications
  • Train staff, clergy, and volunteers leaders in strategic communication
  • Create compelling and creative visuals to advance social justice; video, photo, art
  • Ensure all communications strategies are data driven, tracking performance metrics

Job Requirements

Successful candidates will have led compelling communications efforts for grassroots, political, public relations firms, news media outlets, or other advocacy based non-profits.

You should be able to:

  • Work at campaign pace without sacrificing quality
  • Manage multiple projects concurrently, prioritizing work effectively on deadlines
  • Build strong relationships and pitch local and national media
  • Write great copy under tight deadlines
  • Draw on an intersectional analysis of racialization and other forms of oppression
  • Coach people of diverse backgrounds 
  • Experience digital online platforms like; Salsa, HTML, CSS, 
  • Amazing story-telling capabilities to transform information into visual (video, photo, and graphic) and interactive executions, facility with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.), video-editing software (Final Cut, etc.)

Personal Characteristics; Thrives under pressure, curious, loves people, do whatever it takes approach- has fun staying updated on latest technology, artistic and creative, detail oriented, can keep eye on big picture and execute at same time, self-starter, constant learner, racial justice promoter. 

This position requires some travel and occasional evenings and weekend hours. Bilingual communicators are strongly encouraged to apply. 

IndyCAN provides our employees with a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, disability, and generous paid time off. 


Interviews Begin Immediately

Join the IndyCAN family to advance social justice and improve the lives of millionsApply Today!

All applicants must apply for this position online.  (Click the "Apply for this Position" button below) Please have the following three (3) documents ready to upload to your online application:

1.    An electronic file of your resume (preferably in PDF format) including 3 references and salary history;
2.    A cover letter (stating why you would be the ideal person for this position);
3.    1 writing sample demonstrates both writing skills & design (brochure, urgent action email, video or graphic)

If you need assistance or experience any technical difficulties with your online application, please contact  Resumes will not be accepted via this email address.

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