Iowa Communications Coordinator

Application Deadline: Rolling

Desired Start Date: ASAP

Type: Full-time

Location: Iowa

 

Bernie 2020 is seeking a motivated, dynamic Communications Coordinator to join our Iowa Team. Our campaign has an ambitious goal: to build the largest national grassroots operation in campaign history. This will require empowering volunteers, activist leaders, and supporters to organize their communities to take on Trump and the billionaire class at an unprecedented scale.  The Communications Coordinator will play an integral role in promoting the Campaign with the press and the general public.

 

Essential Duties:

The Communications Department helps facilitate Bernie 2020’s conversation with the public. Our team works to promote Sen. Bernie Sanders’ agenda, elevate and amplify stories of everyday Americans and provide support to our teams across the country. Iowa’s Communications Coordinator will:

 

  • Assist the Communications Director with drafts of  written materials (ie press releases, talking points, statements)
  • Support the Comms Department with press pitching
  • Generate earned media for Iowa campaign 
  • Tracking and fielding press inquiries 
  • Providing organizational and administrative support to communications team 
  • Ability to work 6-day work weeks
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 cycles of experience of Communications experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and team management skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Willing to relocate to Des Moines, Iowa
  • Ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment that may include long hours, nights, and weekends

Supervisory Duties None

 

Salary: $48,000 per year 

 

 

Benefits

Full-Time employees are eligible for benefits, including health care, vision, and dental insurance; sick leave, paid time off, cell phone stipend, and more.

 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 

This campaign is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring, in programming, and in all other aspects of the work we do. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are deeply connected to our mission, our success, and to serving the American people. Some organizational priorities include:

 

  • Building policies, procedures and services that uplift and protect everyone and do not lead to inequalities;
  • Creating teams and relationships among staff, volunteers, and supporters that are reflective of the populations we serve;
  • Increasing engagement of communities of color, women, those with disabilities, and all  people historically shut out of electoral and caucus processes;
  • Prioritizing the inclusion of diverse communities in internal leadership; 
  • Fostering a culture of open-mindedness, compassion, and inclusiveness;
  • Creating and maintaining opportunities for engagement, education, and discourse related to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion; and
  • Changing the historical culture of inequity and exclusion pervasive in political campaigns.

 

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