Women are on the cusp of becoming the most powerful force in America. But to fundamentally transform this country, we need to pull together the millions of women who are already engaged and amplify and expand their civic engagement. Supermajority Education Fund is building women’s power across the country by training and mobilizing a multiracial, intergenerational community who will lead the fight for gender equity. We provide women with the tools, resources, and knowledge they need to channel the energy and activism of this moment and build it into a long-term movement for change.
Since our founding in April 2019, Supermajority Education Fund and our related 501(c)(4) organization, Supermajority, have reached more than a million women through in-person conversations and online outreach. In August 2019, over 75,000 people from all 50 states completed our Women’s Poll, which led to the creation of the Majority Rules, a set of values to help us build the country we deserve. In September and October 2019, the Supermajority Education Fund Bus Tour met up with thousands of women across fourteen states. In December 2019 we welcomed Pantsuit Nation, an online community of more than 3 million women and allies, into our organization. In 2020, we ran the country’s largest woman-to-woman voter engagement program by offering strategic digital tools, training, and information to women and allies around the country. In 2021, we are continuing the work of engaging and mobilizing women across the country, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and it’s disproportionate impact on women, specifically women of color.
Supermajority Education Fund is seeking a Communications Director reporting to the Managing Director, Communications and Brand. As a leader in the organization, the Communications Director will be primarily responsible for developing and executing the organization’s communications and messaging efforts to shift the current cultural narrative that undermines and ignores women’s collective political power. The Communications Director will lift up and amplify the organizing, advocacy, and engagement work of Supermajority and Supermajority Education Fund. The Communications Director will leverage their knowledge or movements and narrative shift to creatively tell the story of the women whose stories and voices have been underreported, misrepresented, and shut out.
A successful Communications Director will have excellent judgment as well as strong communications and writing skills. The Communications Director must believe in the power of narrative and understand its role in movements. The Communications Director will be creative,flexible, collaborative, and an experienced team and project manager. A successful Communications Director will have a strong perspective about how Supermajority Education Fund can break through the crowded media landscape and re-write the cultural narrative that is holding women back. A successful Communications Director will be excited to join this new organization and contribute to imagining and building a future where women are truly equal.
Responsibilities and Tasks
Communications & Messaging
- Works with the Managing Director to develop and execute an organization-wide strategic communications plan that will contribute to shifting the narrative and comprehensively lift up and amplify the organizing, advocacy, and engagement work and leadership of the Supermajority Education Fund and Supermajority community.
- Develops/oversees the day-to-day communications efforts including development of talking points, speeches, presentations, web copy and other supporting material for media or public speaking opportunities
- Develops and distributes regular (daily/weekly/rapid response, as-needed) messaging guidance for use across the organization
- Serves as the keeper and ongoing developer of the brand messaging (aka: “how we talk about Supermajority”) ensuring message consistency throughout the organization
- Builds and leads Supermajority thought leadership work
- Manages the profile-building of the Executive Director and key leadership
- Writes and executes proactive, complimentary earned media plans for program, projects and campaigns
- Serves as a spokesperson for the organization as needed
Media & Partner Relationship Management
- Leads on media interactions, including rapid response, crisis response, proactive pitching, ensuring coverage of strategic importance
- Builds relationships with reporters and influencers in order to promote Supermajority Education Fund and Supermajority
- Establishes and maintains relationships with coalition partners, and has awareness of key organizations and their messaging as it relates to our work and brand
Personnel and Consultant Management
- Recruits, trains, and manages small team
- Serves as primary manager of any media and communications vendors and/or consultants
Required skills, knowledge, and qualifications:
- Excellent communication skills: Strong ability to write and edit press releases, opinion pieces, marketing copy, etc; an acute attention to detail; the ability to set, meet and maintain high standards for Supermajority’s messaging
- Robust media experience: Extensive media relations experience; a strong track record of media pitching and placements; a comprehensive list of media and partner contacts
- Experience with, project and people management and oversight: Must be able to build project plans, oversee and develop a small team; direct and oversee work from across the organization; set and meet deadlines and balance competing priorities
- A strong desire to work on issues of women’s equality and empowerment. A strong belief in the importance of women coming together across age, race and gender to become a major political force.
- A positive attitude, can-do spirit and belief that communications is a “team sport:” Must be able to work collaboratively and build strong relationships across teams and hold a sincere belief that good ideas can come from anywhere and anyone.
- Strong virtual communication and collaboration: Efficiency and comfort with Slack, Zoom and Google Suite, responsiveness and accountability via email and other online communications tools, and willingness to participate in daily online meetings and video calls
- Substantial desire to work for racial and gender equity: Willingness to integrate an understanding of key racial and gender equity concepts into work projects and interactions by addressing structural implications and disproportionate impacts of policies, activities, and decisions on gender, race, class and other group identities within the context of job responsibilities and projects
The strongest candidates will also have some of the following skills and experience:
- Can set team goals, directing both strategy and people to execute towards that end
- Experience working on gender equity issues
- A robust network of key media in politics, women’s issues, and the progressive landscape
- Salary for this position is between $120,000 and $140,000, and is commensurate with experience.
- Supermajority Education Fund, a fiscally sponsored project of the New Venture Fund, provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, 3% employer match on 401k contributions, pre-tax transportation benefits, and paid holidays, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.
How to Apply
Please submit a resume, April 16, 2021, via the link above. Candidates may be asked to submit writing samples and/or complete a written assessment as part of the interview process. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
New Venture Fund Careers
Supermajority Education Fund is a project of the New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF's work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
Super Majority Education Fund collaborates and shares resources with Sixteen Thirty Fund’s Supermajority project.