Anti-Hate Communications Coordinator (Two-Year Fellowship)
This role will be responsible for developing, implementing, and supporting the communications portions of the Anti-Hate Initiative
Organizational Profile: Founded in 1991, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans and build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. To achieve our mission, we engage in policy advocacy, research, public education, community capacity-building and mobilization, and litigation strategies to advance public policies that enable Asian Americans and other vulnerable communities to reach their full potential and address unfair and discriminatory structures and institutions that systematically deny Asian Americans and other vulnerable communities their civil and human rights.
Based in Washington, D.C., Advancing Justice | AAJC is a member of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) affiliation. With our affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, we work together as equal and independent partners, operate under one name, and strive to speak with one unified and powerful voice to promote justice, empower our communities, bring local and national constituents together, and strengthen our multi-racial democracy.
This role will be responsible for developing and implementing the communications portions of our Anti-Hate Initiative and supporting the communications needs of this initiative.
Title: Anti-Hate Communications Coordinator
Reports to: Senior Director, Strategic Communications
Term: Immediately (Two-Year Fellowship)
Status: Full time, Exempt Employee, 40 hours/week
Position Summary: The Anti-Hate Communications Coordinator will be primarily responsible for developing and implementing communications strategies and tactics to support Advancing Justice | AAJC's Anti-Hate Initiative and both assess and address the communications needs of community grantees involved in the Anti-Hate initiative. Assist the Senior Director of Strategic Communications and work with the Anti-Hate and Community Engagement teams to develop and implement rapid response coordination, community education, field outreach, and advocacy initiatives for the Anti-Asian hate initiative and the broader area of racial justice.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Organizational Leadership and Strategic Planning
- Act as a thought partner to the Senior Director of Communications and Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives to support and implement our programmatic agenda for the Anti-Hate Initiative.
- Work closely with policy leads and all other staff to provide leadership and direction in setting strategies, goals, and solutions.
- In collaboration with the Senior Director of Strategic Communications, coordinate with local partner grantees, affiliates, and coalition partners on the anti-hate initiative to address anti-Asian violence, harassment, and discrimination in connection with COVID-19.
- Advance new ideas and innovation that align with our organizational mission, strategic plan, and programmatic plan for the Anti-Hate initiative.
- Work closely with the executive team to share a responsibility to spearhead cross-organizational initiatives amongst our internal divisions.
Direct Communications Responsibilities
- Coordinate the implementation and management of the communications work within community partner subgrants to expand and localize anti-hate work.
- Provide rapid response communications coordination and support to local partners addressing anti-Asian hate incidents in their communities.
- Develop a public education campaign, including PSAs and community education materials, for use both nationally and locally by grantees and local partners.
- Coordinate with strategic initiatives and community engagement teams in drafting and reviewing community education and resource materials, including assisting with the translation, production, and dissemination of community education materials available in multiple languages.
- Develop message guidance for advocates and partners; support narrative development through story collection; create, update, and distribute talking points; assist communications staff with drafting materials for social media and community education.
- Develop ideas to promote the bystander intervention trainings offered in partnership with Hollaback! in the media and within our partner network.
- Support Advancing Justice | AAJC's engagement with coalition partners, policymakers, and the media on anti-hate efforts.
- Raise awareness of Stand Against Hatred website, importance of reporting and responding to hate, bystander intervention methodology, and other related topics.
- Assist in maintaining and managing the Stand Against Hatred (SAH) website to determine potential storytelling opportunities and to follow up on the individuals who agree to share their SAH situations publicly.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic communications plans with Senior Director of Communications; including pitching, preparing press releases; coordinating press inquiries, and other communications work, as necessary.
Develop, Implement, and Maintain External Relationships and Partnerships
- In collaboration with the Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives and Director, Community Engagement, support Advancing Justice | AAJC to strengthen relationships with community partners in addressing anti-Asian hate and engaging in broader racial justice coalitions.
- Provide content/information for donor communications and materials (donor newsletters, action alerts, special reports from the executive director, social media postings, etc.).
- Attend meetings with prospects/donors as necessary and appropriate.
General Advancing Justice | AAJC Roles
- Live and exhibit the Core Values of Advancing Justice | AAJC, by contributing to an environment that promotes trust, teamwork, and transparency among staff, board, National Advisory Council, affiliates, and community partners.
- Contribute to, establish, and follow policies and procedures, including maintenance of confidentiality, to ensure that the principles of Advancing Justice | AAJC are implemented.
- Participate fully in and lead decision-making processes; understand outcomes and be accountable for decisions made in or affecting their area.
- Understand the values and principles of Advancing Justice | AAJC and apply them fully in work responsibilities.
- Participate in other activities and serve on ad hoc committees as requested.
- Attend and contribute to Advancing Justice | AAJC and Board of Directors’ meetings.
- Willing to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends.
EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's Degree.
- At least three to five years of work experience in a related field.
- Experience in website management.
- Experience in data analysis and research.
- Experience in campaign and/or field organizing (in person and on-line).
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- Ability to operationalize vision, think strategically, creatively problem solve, exercise good judgment, and lead change.
- Successful track record of forging alliances, working in coalitions, and moving people to take collective action and engage in advocacy.
- Facilitative and collaborative leadership style with strong people skills.
- Experience working with diverse groups from various sectors.
- Fundraising experience including building and developing relationships.
- Excellent communicator and writer who can articulate messages to different audiences, including translating law and policy into plain language.
- Proven ability to work collegially with management and team members.
- Willing to adapt to changing priorities and balance competing assignments is necessary.
- Experience and knowledge in Asian American civil and human rights issues on both the local and national level.
Send resume with references, short writing sample, and a cover letter to Hiring Manager at hiring@.advancingjustice-aajc.org.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC is an equal opportunity employer.