Title: Communications Associate
Status: Exempt
Reports to: CVNM & CVNM Education Fund Communications Director

Description:

Conservation Voters New Mexico and our sister organization CVNM Education Fund are statewide nonprofit environmental organizations that believe protecting our environment begins with the people of New Mexico. The vision of CVNM & CVNM Education Fund is for New Mexicans to thrive in just, resilient communities where our conservation and cultural values guide our decision-makers and public policies. Our mission is to connect the people of New Mexico to their political power to protect our air, land, and water for a healthy Land of Enchantment. We do this by mobilizing voters, winning elections, holding elected officials accountable and advancing responsible public policies.

We are seeking a full-time Communications Associate to join our Santa Fe-based team.

The role will be responsible for coordinating and implementing our strategic online mobilization program to engage organizational supporters in the political and policy-making arenas on behalf of the environment. We are looking for a creative, ambitious, self- motivated individual with excellent oral and written communications skills that thrives working both independently and in a team environment. We are seeking someone who understands or is curious to learn how people and organizations build political power and create change.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead implementation of our strategic online mobilization program by planning and creating effective action alerts to members and supporters, including setting up email blasts in the organizational database, aimed at motivating our supporters to take action in the political and policy arenas on environmental This work includes data management practices.
  • Write and produce consistent communications material for the public and organizational supporters, including videos, blog posts and email blasts
  • Ability to absorb complex policy issue information and communicate about it to a variety of audiences
  • In conjunction with the communications director, provide and coordinate messaging, messenger and spokesperson training, and support community members and staff members
  • Share external communications copy editing and message-maintaining responsibilities with the communications director
  • Update and maintain CVNM’s social media presence and family of websites
  • Track media coverage
  • Work as a member of the CVNM & CVNM Education Fund collaborative team, seeking strategy and content input from relevant program and development staff
  • Balance multiple projects and deadlines and ability to shift work focus to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
  • Work both independently and collaboratively with internal and external clients
  • Perform other job responsibilities as assigned by the communications director

Qualifications:

  • Background in communications or other related discipline or previous related experience in marketing or communications
  • Excellent spoken and written communications skills
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are bilingual and have excellent spoken and written Spanish communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media and online space
  • Must be computer literate, including proficient in Microsoft Suite Office
  • Self-motivated as a proactive member of a collaborative team, detail-oriented, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with high quality work
  • Both in-state and out-of-state travel may be required
  • Some evenings and weekend work hours may be required

Compensation & Benefits:

Competitive nonprofit salary, with level depending on experience; health care benefits; generous vacation and sick leave.  Employment with CVNM is at-will.

To Apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter, and three references to careers@cvnm.org no later than September 23, 2019 with “Communications Associate” in the subject line. Position is open until filled. No calls please.

CVNM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, status as a U.S. veteran, or any other legally protected category.

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