NCAAT is seeking a Communications Director to develop strategic communications plans that will elevate the issues that impact the NC Asian American community. The Communications Director will report to the Executive Director but will need to be able to work collaboratively with all staff members. This position requires attention to detail, strong project management, excellent writing skills, and the ability to work some nights/weekends for rapid response, when necessary.  

This is a critical role for the organization, and the ideal hire must have the experience to hit the ground running. In the wake of the pandemic and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, it is more important than ever that we engage our communities through innovative and effective messaging.

Status: Full time, exempt
Salary Range: $70,000 – 80,000
Experience: Minimum of three years
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis to start as soon as possible.
Location: The main office in Raleigh, the position requires occasional travel across the Triangle and other parts of North Carolina. MUST be local or intend on moving to the area in order to apply. Assistance with relocation costs available.

About the organizations: North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) is a 501c(3) nonprofit committed to supporting equity and justice for all by fostering community among Asian American communities and allies in NC through civic engagement, leadership development, grassroots mobilization, and political participation. NCAAT in Action is a 501c(4) created to build political power among Asian Americans through voter education and progressive advocacy.

Benefits:
NCAAT and NCAAT in Action offer full-time employees health, dental, and vision insurance benefits, paid time off for vacations, and sick leave. In order to help employees maintain a reasonable work schedule, we offer flextime on Friday afternoons, with the occasional opportunity to remote work with respect to the scope and needs of individual work and projects. Additionally, to support the professional development goals of our employees we offer a yearly $500 professional development stipend; $450 stipend towards an Asian language course; and ongoing training opportunities.

Qualifications: This position is ideal for a candidate with great interpersonal skills and an interest in civic engagement and learning more about the Asian American communities in North Carolina.

 

Candidates applying for this position must have:

  • At least 3 years of experience working in communications. Previous work with a nonprofit or campaign is a plus, though not required
  • Experience building relationships with the press; familiarity with NC media a plus
  • Experience with planning press events such as press conferences
  • Experience with writing press releases and media advisories
  • Proven ability to craft and implement strategic communications campaigns
  • Experience with planning and executing social media and digital campaigns
  • Strong project management skills
  • Detail-oriented, self-starter, fast learner
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with knowledge of AP style
  • Strong familiarity with website design and development, particularly through WordPress
  • Familiarity with basic HTML, CSS
  • Familiarity with CRMs, particularly with EveryAction
  • Experience with producing marketing materials, including layout and design software
  • Knowledge of or experience with Asian ethnic media a plus
  • Public speaking skills
  • Must be a team player, with experience leading or managing a team
  • Must be available for after hour/weekend rapid response
  • Comfortable using digital tools to engage, communicate with, and lead a team remotely

Application Process: Apply now by answering the questions and uploading your resume via this application link. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please do not send your application materials by email. If your qualifications fit the specifications of the position, we will reach out about next steps. 

NCAAT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, or disability. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and others from historically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.

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