The Rockaway Youth Task Force (RYTF) is a grassroots member-led organization principally comprised of young women of color within the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, NY. RYTF builds power to secure social, economic and racial justice for residents of the Rockaway Peninsula and beyond. We are looking for an experienced, skilled and strategic Director of Communications. The focus of this role will be developing and implementing media, communications, and messaging strategy for campaigns aligned with our mission.
The individual in this role will be collaborating with Rockaway Youth Task Force staff and partners to implement a multi-tiered strategic communications plan that advances RYTF’s public policy, public education, organizing and programmatic objectives.
This includes coordinating timely responses to emerging media opportunities, using digital and online communications to build public support for organizational priorities and managing the organization’s digital infrastructure. As a key member within of a small staff, the ideal candidate would be a strong writer and editor; has experience with digital/online communications and both traditional and social media; is committed to RYTF’s issues; flexible and effective in a fast-paced and evolving environment, and has a great sense of humor.
Traditional & Social Media Communications (45%) – Develop and drive digital and online communication strategies to advance campaign goals and key events, including:
Programmatic Oversight & Development (45%) – Develop and expand Rockaway Youth Task Force’s newest program, Rockaway Writ[h]ers. Often, the stories of young women of color and their communities are ignored in mainstream media. As an extension of our organizing, the Rockaway Advocate is a citizen journalism project, where participants in the Rockaway Writ[h]ers program publish the Rockaway Advocate which is available online and in print. It serves as both a platform for our advocacy work as well as a pathway for young women of color in Rockaway to take back their own narrative in the media, all while gaining concrete, transferable skills. It also allows us to offer media commentary on current events while giving participants a platform to dissect and share information in our community
Other Responsibilities (up to 10%) – Other responsibilities as assigned, including: Provide logistical and administrative support for projects and events; support and training to RYTF members related to their digital and online communications; and participate in staff/campaign meetings and other duties.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS OF IDEAL CANDIDATE
Start Date: July 1st, 2019
Application Deadline: This job is open until filled.
Compensation: This is a full-time salaried position with a generous benefits package. The annual salary range for this position is $42K-$50K based on experience and qualifications. Most work will be be done 10:00am – 6:00pm, but schedule varies based on activities of the campaign, and this position will require working evenings and weekends, as needed.
How to apply: As pdf attachments, please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs@RYTF.org. Cover letter should include 2-3 online links to relevant sample work, In the email’s subject line, include the position title: “Director of Communications”. The position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please. We appreciate all applicants, but please be advised that we can only respond to those we intend to interview. For more information about the Rockaway Youth Task Force, please visit our website at www.RYTF.org
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