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Communications Coordinator
(part-time contract, remote)

Job overview

The Center for Genetics and Society is seeking a skilled Communications Coordinator who is enthusiastic about our mission, goals, and values; motivated to help spread the word about our work in a clear and compelling way; and savvy about using traditional and social media to reach a range of audiences. The Communications Coordinator will work with a small dynamic team, and report to the Associate Director. This is a part-time (15-20 hours per week) contract for 10-12 months, with potential to lead to a full-time position and/or permanent position.

Responsibilities

·      Coordinate production and distribution of CGS’s twice-monthly e-newsletter

·      Edit blog posts written by CGS staff, consultants, and guest contributors (including developmental, line, and copyediting)

·      Manage social media accounts, including: drafting and/or editing posts aligned with newsletter and website content; tracking social media analytics

·       Assist with writing, editing, design, and production of occasional external communication materials such as reports, web pages, event materials; and of fundraising materials such as letters of inquiry, donor emails, and annual report

·       Assist with media relations, including occasional press statements and maintenance of media lists

Required qualifications and skills

·       Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with ability to adapt writing level and tone for varied audiences

·       Excellent project coordination skills

·      Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with CGS staff and consultants in a remote working arrangement

·      Knowledge of or affinity for digital tools and platforms including contact management (Salesforce), bulk email (Constant Contact), social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube), Google Apps, Microsoft Office Suite, Slack, Zoom, content management systems (for Drupal, WordPress sites), LinkedIn

·      Alignment with CGS mission and goals; commitment to social justice, human rights, and the public interest

·      Interest in the social, political, and policy implications of human genetic and assisted reproductive technologies

Preferred qualifications and skills

·       Experience with media relations and social media strategy

·       Experience with developing fundraising materials

·       Framing and messaging skills

·       Experience with website analytics

·       Experience in the non-profit public interest sector

·      Interest in issues related to science, technology, and society

·      Ability to communicate clearly and compellingly about complex information involving scientific issues with a range of target audiences

·      Familiarity with Photoshop, Canva, or other graphics editing programs

·       Bachelor’s degree or higher

Compensation:

This is a part-time (15-20 hours per week) contract position for 10-12 months, paying $40-45 per hour, depending on experience.

How to apply

Send a cover letter describing your interests and experience related to this position, resume, and three writing samples (e.g. examples of blog posts, social media campaigns) to commsconsultant@geneticsandsociety.org. Only candidates invited to interview will be contacted. Applications accepted on a rolling basis; position open until filled.

The Center for Genetics and Society, a project of Tides Center, is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applicants from groups traditionally under-represented in civil society organizations. We value diversity and inclusiveness, and do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified applicants with disabilities may participate in the application process. Please request accommodations in writing at the time of application.

Organization

The Center for Genetics and Society (CGS) is the leading US social justice organization focused on ensuring an equitable future in which human biotechnologies benefit the common good. We have worked since our founding in 2001 to raise awareness about the societal implications of human genetic and assisted reproductive technologies; to encourage their responsible use and effective democratic governance; and to inform public, civil society, and policy conversations about them from a perspective grounded in social justice and human rights. We work with a growing network of advocates across a range of civil society sectors (including reproductive health, rights and justice; racial justice; disability rights; human rights; and environmentalism), as well as with scholars across a range of disciplines, scientists, health professionals, legal experts, and policy analysts.

For more information, please see our website.