Note: This position is part-time remote, with the option to scale up to full time.
The Outreach Director is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of a dynamic, multi-state outreach strategy in consultation with the ReImagine Appalachia co-directors, planning committee, campaign manager and campaign coordinator. Implementation responsibilities will include planning and hosting activities designed to increase political will for the uptake of the ReImagine Appalachia federal policy framework. The goals of this position are to increase the capacity and build stronger alliances to ensure that the Appalachian region benefits from federal climate change and economic stimulus legislation.
The person filling this position will help mobilize public, stakeholder, and policymaker support for the ReImagine Appalachia framework. The work includes supporting the development of, and implementing, an outreach strategy to educate, learn from and engage union and racial justice leaders, elected officials, their staff and other decisionmakers who have the power to influence.
Essential job responsibilities include:
- Assisting with campaign planning and implementing outreach strategy of that plan.
- Planning and hosting socially distanced events and actions with stakeholders, community members, policymakers, and the press.
- Coordinating outreach to partner organizations, policymakers and other key stakeholders.
Job tasks include:
- Work with advocates, partners, and allies to further develop and execute an outreach strategy that builds a base of support for Reimagine Appalachia and generates political will
- Work with members to significantly expand the number and diversity of member organizations and supporters; through communication and training, webinars, and other events designed to engage organizations and supporters in public policy advocacy.
- Engage interested stakeholders in campaign activities
- Help organize and host community engagement forums (e.g., digital town halls), educational seminars, and presentations.
- Track and report on federal and state legislative action pertaining to the Reimagine Appalachia policy priorities.
- Other related duties as need and assigned by the planning committee
The ideal candidate is someone deeply invested in the region and who has a knowledge of the political landscape, labor and Black community networks in the Ohio River Valley; regional cultural competency; a background in community and/or political organizing; and experience in educating and convening community leaders and grass tops stakeholders, and then leading them to action.
Additional qualifications include:
- Demonstrable experience building diverse and effective alliances and collaborations
- Excellent organizational skills and proven ability to work collaboratively
- Excellent communication (written and oral) skills
- Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and online networking and collaborative tools.
This remote-based contract position will begin at 20 hours per week. The position may be expanded to more hours and responsibilities, depending on availability of funds and campaign needs.
Competitive; depends on experience and qualifications.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references with subject line “Application” to Dana@ReImagineAppalachia.org
This position will be filled as quickly as possible. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.