Senior Public Affairs Manager
Los Angeles, California
The Campaign for College Opportunity (the Campaign) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) broad-based, bipartisan coalition, including business, education, and civil rights leaders, that is dedicated to ensuring all Californians have an equal opportunity to attend and succeed in college to build a vibrant workforce, economy and democracy. Our mission is focused on substantially increasing the number of students attending two- and four-year colleges in the state and who complete their college education. Every day, the Campaign fights to make public policy changes that will help more California students enter and complete college. The Campaign maintains offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento.
The Campaign is seeking an experienced Senior Public Affairs Manager to design, lead, and implement effective strategies to build broad support for the organization’s statewide legislative and policy priorities. The Senior Public Affairs Manager will report directly to the Senior Public Affairs Director, in close coordination with the Senior Vice President. The position will be based in our downtown Los Angeles offices.
- Expand and deepen relationships with key leaders and organizations to regularly engage them in higher education policy and advocacy opportunities. This may include sharing legislative and budget updates with stakeholders, convening conversations around student success issues, and strategizing collaborative ways to influence policy change;
- Activate key partners in support of the Campaign’s legislative and policy priorities, including providing one-on-one advocacy coaching and public speaking support to coalition partners, drafting letters of support, identifying opportunities for speaking engagements, coordinating coalition meetings, and coordinating meetings with key state leaders;
- Identify innovative and creative strategies to widely disseminate the Campaign’s research to inform public discourse and practice. This may include organizing events and presentations;
- Take a leading role in designing the organization’s major events to ensure key stakeholders are engaged and programs reflect the spirit of the Campaign’s work and mission. Events may include townhalls, forums, report launches, annual Champions of Higher Education Celebration. Seek out opportunities to collaborate with partners on their events.
- Expand and maintain relationships with local offices of state legislators, locally elected Board of Trustee members, college and university leaders to share the Campaign’s legislative and policy priorities, and other student success reforms that would expand college access and opportunity for students;
The successful candidate will have a passion for the transformative power of higher education and a commitment to resolving the inequities in college access and completion across racial/ethnic, income and regions in California.
The successful candidate will have had experience working in or with elected officials, be a recognized leader in the advocacy space with key contacts and political savvy coupled with strong public speaking, interpersonal and relationship building skills. The candidate will have demonstrated experience building and leading advocacy efforts with stakeholders across different sectors. Familiarity with statewide political and higher education environments is required.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Public Affairs, Political Science, Communications, Public Relations, Education or related field;
- Three to five years of relevant work experience (in outreach, political organizing, advocacy, or community organizing);
- Proven record of effectively building and leading coalitions, including working with organizations from a broad range of ideological positions, facilitating partner groups and effectively using the expertise of coalition partners to advance the work;
- Excellent oral and communications skills; must have the ability to clearly and accurately describe complex issues in ways that different audiences can understand; must be comfortable speaking in public settings and providing testimony in front of governing bodies;
- Excellent written skills with experience crafting timely communications to inform and sustain local coalitions including advocacy alerts, blogs, fact sheets, best practices, and policy briefs;
- Excellent project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-moving, intellectually intense, team-oriented environment;
- Attentive to detail, good judgement, can-do resourceful attitude, must be open to new ideas and is willing to learn;
- Demonstrated a proficiency in utilizing technology to platforms such as the Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and CRM Dynamics), Facebook and Twitter.
Annual salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in the range of $55,000 to $60,000.
The Campaign offers 100% medical, dental, and vision insurance premium coverage for you and your dependents and provides a generous match of up to 5% for your retirement contributions. The Campaign provides three weeks paid vacation and annual professional development opportunities as approved by your Supervisor.
The Campaign for College Opportunity will accept applications for the position beginning February 5, 2019. Interested parties should forward a cover letter and resume indicating “Senior Public Affairs Manager” in the subject line by email to:
Stacey Holderbach, Development and Administrative Director
All applicants should visit our website to learn more about the Campaign at www.collegecampaign.org before submitting a cover letter and resume. All candidates should review our research and publications to understand the work expected for this position.
The Campaign for College Opportunity is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified persons of every background.
No phone calls please.
Los Angeles, CA
The Campaign for College Opportunity is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) broad-based, bipartisan coalition, including business, education and civil rights leaders, that is dedicated to ensuring the next generation of Californians has the opportunity to go to college and succeed. Our mission is focused on substantially increasing the number of Californians who attend and graduate from college. The Campaign maintains offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Washington, D.C.
The Campaign for College Opportunity is seeking a Graphic Designer to conceptualize, design, and edit our publications, infographics, event collateral, and other communications materials. Their work will be featured on our organization website, social media platforms, and in educational materials. They will be designing for various audiences including policymakers, college leaders, students, and community and business partners. This position is ideal for a highly motivated, meticulous individual who is confident and comfortable with working on a range of projects including 50-page publications, data and chart-heavy infographics, logos, t-shirts, social media graphics, banners, and event collateral. Job duties include:
• Design compelling, concise and clear data-focused reports and infographics
• Create social media graphics, event collateral, flyers, infographics, brochures, and campaign materials that move viewers to action
• Take a leadership role in branding campaigns
• Take a leadership role in the creation of a standard template for all printed and web materials
• Create engaging slide decks for keynote addresses, presentations, and meetings
• Develop charts and graphs to include in infographics and PowerPoint presentations
• Edit video content for social media, blog posts, and presentations
• Make design recommendations for updates to communications materials
• Assist with website updates and webpage development
• Assist with style guide updates
• Provide additional support for our team as needed
Successful candidates will:
• Have a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, communications, visual arts, or related field
• Have at least one full year of graphic design experience in a professional setting
• Have a demonstrated mastery of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop (Adobe Premiere Pro is a plus)
• Have familiarity with simple video editing – proficiency not required
• Be proficient in translating data into compelling charts, tables, and infographics
• Be proficient in the Microsoft Suite (particularly PowerPoint)
• Have familiarity with WordPress
• Be detail-oriented
• Have an excellent eye for design typography, color, visual composition and layout
• Be comfortable working with tight deadlines
• Have experience designing infographics
• Must be able to work out of our office in downtown Los Angeles
The salary for this position is $43,000 annually. The Campaign pays 100% medical, dental, and vision insurance premium coverage for you and your dependents, and provides a generous match of up to 5% for your retirement contributions. The Campaign provides three weeks paid vacation and annual professional development opportunities as approved by your supervisor.
Interested parties should submit a cover letter, resume, and three examples of your design work that could include:
3. Fully designed publication
5. Social media graphic(s)
Email your cover letter, resume, and sample design work to Stacey Holderbach, Development and Administrative Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Graphic Design Candidate” in the subject line.
The Campaign for College Opportunity is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified persons of every background. All applicants should visit our website to learn more about the Campaign at www.collegecampaign.org before submitting a cover letter and resume. All candidates should review our research and publications to understand the work expected for this position.
No phone calls please.