Location

Concord, NH

Department

Communications

*** Please note, applications received that do not include both a cover letter and a resume will not be considered for this position. ***

Position Overview

The ACLU Foundation of New Hampshire is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Communications Manager. The Communications Manager is a skilled multimedia communications professional that supports and enhances the organization’s strategic communications, digital outreach, and public advocacy efforts on a range of civil rights and civil liberties issues. Under the supervision of the Communications Director, this role translates our legal, policy, and public education work powerfully to inspire, inform, and move people to action.

Core Accountabilities 

  • Collaborate with the Communications Director to develop and lead key communications strategies and campaigns to advance key policy, legal, and development goals.
  • Work with Communications Director and/or outside vendors to plan, schedule, and implement a digital communications calendar for website content, promotional emails, and social media posts.
  • Draft, copyedit, and oversee production of persuasive, public-facing written and graphic materials, including op-eds, talking points, action alerts, social media and blog posts, and more.
  • Monitor, analyze, and present analysis of media coverage and online engagement to maximize engagement opportunities and improve communications strategies.
  • Actively monitor the news and social media channels to identify emerging stories and rapid response moments, and regularly share press developments to internal stakeholders.
  • Ensure accurate, consistent, clear and responsible messaging that represents the ACLU of New Hampshire and its positions compellingly and convincingly.
  • Support ACLU-NH events and actions through production and deployment of resources, such as online ads, posters, promotional emails, swag, or flyer creation.
  • Work collaboratively across departments to manage, coordinate and calendar deliverables for cross-platform distribution including press releases, statements, member emails, social media content, and rapid response content.

Requirements

  • At least two years professional experience in a communications, marketing, or journalism role. 
  • Exceptional writing, storytelling, and copy-editing skills, with a keen, creative eye for design and presentation. Proficiency in AP Style.
  • Experience with graphic design programs preferred.
  • Project management experience preferred.
  • Detail oriented with strong follow through, demonstrated ability to solve problems, ability to meet tight deadlines and manage resources effectively.
  • A commitment to civil liberties and the mission of the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • Willingness to work occasional irregular hours, including some weekends.
  • Must possess and maintain a current valid driver’s license or be able to access adequate transportation to travel to community events.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The ACLU-NH is an equal opportunity and equity-based employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU-NH encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, previous incarceration or involvement in the criminal justice system (consistent with legal and job requirements), or veteran status. We provide a collegial work environment, with flexibility (subject to job requirements) and employee benefits designed to assist with personal needs and circumstances.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary for this position will be $45,000 - $55,000. The ACLU-NH provides excellent benefits, including health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, vision, dental insurance, generous paid-time-off, and a Defined Contribution 401K Retirement Plan.

Physical Demands

This position requires the ability to operate a computer, laptop, and other office equipment, as well as personal electronic devices in order to draft/write, communicate, and perform other functions of the job in a professional office setting. Position also requires the ability to attend and set-up community events with reasonable accommodations (i.e. setting up easels and writing pads, pop-up tents, and bottled water). 

To Apply

Please submit via email a resume and cover letter to Ari Schechter, Communications Director, at jobs@aclu-nh.org. Please put “Communications Manager” in the subject line of your email.

Deadline

Application review will start on July 18, 2022. Applications after that date are encouraged and will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ACLU of NH will temporarily accommodate remote work for this position. Subsequently, this position will primarily be based out of the ACLU of NH office in Concord, NH. This is a full-time position, and the ACLU of NH will provide equipment for temporary remote work.

About the ACLU of New Hampshire

For over 100 years, the ACLU has been at the forefront of every major civil liberties fight in our country’s history. Whether it’s reducing the prison and jail population, fighting for reproductive freedom and safe, legal abortion access, achieving full equality for the LGBTQ+ community, reducing immigration detention, or ending unjust laws that strip people of their fundamental right to vote, we take up the toughest civil liberties issues to defend all individuals from government abuse and overreach. With ACLU affiliate offices in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, we fight tirelessly to defend our rights in the courts, influence public policy, and empower communities to advance rights for all. The ACLU of New Hampshire was established in 1968 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public interest organization dedicated to the defense and expansion of civil liberties and civil rights in New Hampshire. We are the state’s largest and most influential civil rights organization, combining litigation, policy advocacy, communications, and community organizing tactics to promote a broad range of individual rights and liberties. We have a staff of 13 professionals working in our Concord office. We are a passionate, highly motivated group of lawyers, public policy experts, lobbyists, community organizers, communicators, and fundraisers, and we’re looking for exceptional talent to join our team. To learn more about the work of the ACLU of New Hampshire, please visit www.aclu-nh.org