Title: Communications Assistant
Organization: Equality Texas
Reports to: Director of Communications
Benefits: Medical, Vision, Dental, Short Term Disability, Life, Digital Security, Workers Comp
Location: Austin Preferred/Remote Possible (in Texas)
The Communications Assistant will assist with the administrative tasks required to meet our communications needs, including managing external emails, updating the website and blog, capturing and editing images and video from events, and other responsibilities as needed. The assistant will serve as an essential driver and member of the team assisting with the organization’s online and rapid response campaigns.
- Drafting emails and blogs
- Identify high-impact opportunities to increase the visibility of the Equality Texas brand, our programs and campaigns, and our advocacy work.
- Keep abreast of trends and emerging social media apps to generate compelling digital communications that will reach diverse audiences.
- Working with the Communications Director, develop, implement, and manage the organization’s email and blog strategy.
- Publish, edit, and update website pages and blog posts, ensuring the website content is accurate and up to date.
- Coordinate tech support for the website as issues arise, managing relationships with our IT support and website host.
- Collect and review analytics of website and social media platforms and make recommendations for improved performance.
- Ensure that all social media and website remain responsive, collaborative, and engaging.
- Regularly test and update links on the website and social media.
- Collaborate with other departments to build email schedules and timelines.
- Monitor requests from other departments to ensure that they are communicated to our graphic designer or Communications Director as needed, and following up to ensure timely completion.
- Creating Facebook events for field events, and coordinating with the Digital Comms Associate about graphics required before posting.
- Scheduling interviews with staff from other departments.
- Execute live streaming events on social media (e.g., Facebook Live, Instagram, LinkedIn Live), work with the programs team to develop content, and create a playbook for how to replicate in various circumstances.
- Create, edit, and distribute toolkits to make it easy for internal and external stakeholders to amplify content.
- Evaluate new media channels and establish a presence on any deemed worthy.
- Live tweet compelling moments in real time such as bill hearings, rallies, events etc.
The ideal candidate will possess a combination of the following experience and characteristics:
- BA and/or training in business, advertising, marketing, or related fields
- Skilled in speaking on LGBTQ+ issues, as well as other intersectional issues important to LGBTQ+ communities across Texas
- 1 year experience either in nonprofit advocacy/movement building, legislative work, or equivalent intern experience
- Familiarity working from an anti-oppression lens in pursuit of justice and liberation
- Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, manage competing priorities, and work independently as part of a team
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Vision, creativity, enthusiasm, and excellent interpersonal skills
- Energy and excitement to work with a growing organization
- Able to work a flexible schedule with evening and some weekend availability
- Experience managing websites
- Technical proficiency in WordPress, and databases, blog platforms, SEO, web metrics software, and visual design programs
- A strong work ethic, honesty, integrity, a high energy level, and a commitment to teamwork
- Experience working in or demonstrated ability to understand web, social media, digital content management, Google analytics, Google AdWords, Grants and/or Remarketing
Equality Texas offers a competitive compensations package based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience, with a salary of $40,000, plus medical coverage with FSA option, vision, dental, life, short term disability, and generous PTO.
Send a cover letter and resume with three professional references by email to email@example.com describing your interest in this position, and the ways in which you satisfy the qualifications specified above. Include “EQTX Communications Assistant” in the subject line of your email. When submitting your application, please be sure to submit both a cover letter (with a document name formatted as “lastname.firstname-Cover Letter”) and your resume (with document name formatted as “lastname.firstname-Resume”). Please also indicate in your cover letter where you heard of this opportunity. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. Applications accepted until position is filled.
Equality Texas envisions a Texas where all LGBTQ+ people and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of their fellow Texans and in all areas of the law. Headquartered in Austin, Equality Texas is dedicated to securing full legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. With tens of thousands of members across the state, Equality Texas is the state’s leading state-wide organizing and advocacy organization for LGBTQ+ Texans.
Today’s Equality Texas is comprised of two connected nonprofit corporations:
- Equality Texas Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides educational programming on LGBTQ+ issues and conducts campaigns to build public support for equal rights, and
- Equality Texas, a 501(c)4 organization that conducts direct lobbying and advocacy efforts to advance pro-LGBTQ+ legislation and candidates and to defeat anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.
Each organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors; these Boards have 33 members in total who represent a cross-section of LGBTQ community, business, and philanthropic leaders and allies. Equality Texas had combined (c)3 and (c)4 revenue of roughly $1.9 million in 2021.
Equality Texas values the leadership of people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals, and strongly encourages people of all traditionally underrepresented identities to apply.
No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.