Job Opportunity

ADVOCACY COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

 

Organization: Propel ATL

Job Title: Advocacy Communications Manager

Reports to: Executive Director

Job type: Full-time salary, exempt

Compensation: $56,500 - $62,300 + benefits, including remote work stipend

Location: Fully remote workplace, candidates must reside in metro Atlanta at time of employment

 

Do you want to work to make Atlanta’s streets and transit systems work better for people? Do you want to help build a city with streets that are safe, inclusive, and thriving spaces for people to ride, walk, and roll? 

Propel ATL, formerly the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, seeks an Advocacy Communications Manager to join our energetic and focused staff. 

We’re looking for a team member with a demonstrated enthusiasm for our mission and vision, and a commitment to our guiding principles — particularly the principles related to social and racial justice. Guided by the big-picture goals of our strategic plan, the ideal candidate will be able to adeptly manage the breadth of their responsibilities as an essential member of our Advocacy and Engagement Teams. 

Our staff relies on accountability and collaboration to achieve effectiveness. Top candidates for this position exercise exemplary critical thinking skills, thrive in a dynamic environment, and are comfortable working in a small organization. 

Propel ATL is committed to the career development of each staff member and provides an abundance of leadership opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities

The Advocacy Communications Manager advances our mission and elevates Propel ATL’s status as a reliable and effective advocacy organization by developing and managing its advocacy content and campaigns. They lead the Advocacy Team, which includes our Executive Director, Senior Advocacy & Engagement Manager, Transit Advocacy Coordinator, and Engagement Coordinator. 

  • Create, distribute, and maintain compelling and effective campaign content, calls to action, and other advocacy communications
  • Coordinate and edit content created by Advocacy Team members 
  • Design, implement, and evaluate campaign strategy in collaboration with Advocacy Team members
  • Lead effective advocacy campaigns that advance Propel ATL’s strategic goals; support the Advocacy Team and community partners in meeting advocacy goals. 
  • Regularly analyze and effectively communicate campaign performance, coordinating tactical adjustments with Advocacy Team members as applicable
  • Ensure all advocacy communication products created or shared by Propel ATL align with our guiding principles and The Untokening’s Principles of Mobility Justice
  • Continuously improve the overall agility of our advocacy campaigns and our responsiveness to emerging advocacy priorities
  • Contribute compelling advocacy campaign content for fundraising appeals and other organizational communication

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE

  • Has a minimum of two years experience creating and editing compelling and inclusive public-facing content — especially, written — for campaigns or other strategic communication 
  • Has a minimum of one year of experience developing and implementing advocacy or integrated marketing campaigns
  • Has a minimum of one year of team leadership experience
  • Has experience working for an advocacy organization, coordinating political campaigns, or performing other relevant advocacy work
  • Has enlisted the use of storytelling in the course of creating content, especially video
  • Has effectively used a collaborative project management platform and digital tools to organize work, create and present work product, and manage relationships
  • Has regularly used sustainable transportation modes such as walking or using a wheelchair, biking, or riding transit

KNOWLEDGE

  • Fully understands the principles of effective strategic and advocacy communication, including the value of storytelling
  • Recognizes why a safe and accessible transportation system and infrastructure is key to advancing equity and mobility justice
  • Is current on transportation and mobility issues, especially their local context 
  • Is familiar with Atlanta’s political and civic landscape, communities, institutions, and neighborhoods
  • Recognizes and understands Atlanta’s history — especially its racial disparities and record of “intentional harm perpetrated by white supremacist policies and actions”¹

¹The Untokening’s Principles of Mobility Justice

STRENGTHS

  • Has exemplary organizational skills and ability to effectively manage and deliver on multiple priorities at once in a dynamic environment
  • Is an agile and effective communicator, especially with written and digital content
  • Is resourceful, self-directed, impact-focused, and enlists critical thinking skills to solve problems 
  • Is service-oriented, highly collaborative, approachable, accountable, and comfortable exchanging constructive feedback
  • Successfully navigates challenging conversations, manages conflicts, and builds consensus
  • Has an enthusiastic and positive attitude about systems change and community perspectives

Workplace and Benefits

WORKPLACE FORMAT

Fully remote. Requires some evenings and weekends as well as occasional in-person engagements as necessary for the responsibilities of the position.

In addition to, approximately 10 recognized holidays, Propel ATL closes operations for one week in mid July and one week at the end of each year in late December.

REMOTE WORK STIPEND

Staff receives a work from home reimbursement as a fixed amount each pay period.

HEALTH INSURANCE

Employer pays 50% of each employee’s medical insurance premium, in addition to partial dental and vision, and fully covered basic life and long-term disability insurance.

PAID LEAVE

  • Annual paid holidays include:
    • two weeks (one in summer, one in winter).
    • approximately 10 recognized holidays.
    • four floating days.
  • Vacation accrues at the rate of eight hours per 160 hours worked. 
  • Each staff member receives 72 hours of annual wellness leave.
  • Family and bereavement leave policies are provided.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Each staff member receives bi-weekly career development support from their direct supervisor. Staff also has access to and is encouraged to pursue professional development opportunities.

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Propel ATL aims to foster an environment that recognizes, respects and values different backgrounds and talents. We do not discriminate in our staff, board, volunteers, volunteer committees, or recipients of services, and will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected category. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Apply for this Opportunity

Email a cover letter and resume along with an example of content you created that employs storytelling to [email protected] with “Advocacy Communications Manager” in the subject line. In your cover letter, let us know how you became aware of this job opportunity and what resonates most with you from our mission, vision, and guiding principles. Include any details that uniquely qualify you for this position. If you need accommodations to make our hiring process more accessible to you, please be in touch and we will respond accordingly. 

This job was updated on November 2, 2022. Applications are reviewed as received, and the position will remain open until filled.

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