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Director of Outreach & Communications

Grassroots Campaigns is seeking an experienced, ambitious candidate to build our client roster, and help our firm expand within our existing operations, as well as expand into new areas of services. The Director of Outreach and Communications will be responsible for our overall partner outreach strategy, expanding our political presence, and growing the types of campaigns we operate. This Director is part of the senior management team.

Qualifications: The Director of Outreach and Communications will need a strong work ethic, initiative and a dedication to progressive issues. We’re looking for someone has the ability to network in a variety of social and work environments, and has good public speaking and presenting skills. Potential partner groups have varying styles and settings, and the Outreach and Communications Director will need to be flexible and effective in all such settings. Candidate must be a fast, succinct and clear writer. Marketing or communications experience, and familiarity with canvassing and electoral campaigns preferred.  5+ years of experience is preferred.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a partnership outreach and visibility strategy.
  • Expand outreach materials.
  • Reach out to and meet with prospective partner organizations and campaigns. Land new projects.
  • Work with our project managers and client services staff to develop project proposals for potential clients.
  • Train and mentor other Grassroots Campaigns staff in networking and outreach.
  • Ensure all contacts are being tracked centrally
  • Represent Grassroots Campaigns to groups, campaigns, and political leaders, including attending conferences, strategy sessions, and coalition meetings.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key players in national, state, and local political and nonprofit organizations.
  • Manage regular internal and external communications about GCI and client accomplishments
  • Primary responsibility for content on website, social media strategy, and optimization of search engine results
  • Participate in organizational meetings as part of the leadership team
  • Recruit and mentor client services and project management staff

 

About Grassroots Campaigns:

Grassroots Campaigns is a progressive political consulting firm that specializes in running on-the-ground field operations for progressive organizations, candidates, and parties, as well as advocacy groups and charities. Our services include but are not limited to: small donor fundraising and membership drives, volunteer organizing, field organizing, petition drives, grassroots advocacy, voter registration, voter education and turnout. Current and former clients include: Democratic National Committee, Planned Parenthood, MoveOn.org, Doctors Without Borders, ACLU, Vote Vets, Oxfam America, Obama for America, The Nature Conservancy, RePower America.

Location:  Washington, D.C.

Salary/Benefits:  Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package included.

To Apply:  Email Merida Lloyd at mlloyd@grassrootscampaigns.com with your resume, cover letter and references. Please include “DOC” in the subject line as well as how you learned about the position.

 

Grassroots Campaigns provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Grassroots Campaigns complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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