Sunday, February 1, 2015

Internship, Morrison Senior Living (Atlanta)

Morrison Senior Living, a member of Compass Group, currently has an exciting opportunity for an Advertising/MarComm Intern to work out of our Atlanta Support Center. The Communications Intern would report to our Communications Manager. This is a paid position and would require 15-20 hours/week. Interested candidates may submit resumes to Learn about Morrison Senior Living by

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

• Familiarity with SharePoint 2013
• Vast knowledge of social media
• Vast knowledge of PowerPoint
• Knowledge of Adobe, Photoshop and other design programs
• Knowledge of Constant Contact and MailChimp
• Familiarity with marketing and communication collateral, such as
press releases and product cut sheets
• Junior in College and above or Bachelors in PR/Communications,
Advertising or Marketing 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Digital Organizer, Corporate Accountability International, Boston, MA

Digital Organizer

Corporate Accountability International, a powerhouse in challenging corporate abuse for more than 35 years, is seeking a Digital Organizer to manage the organization’s growing email advocacy and acquisition program, as well as its web and social media presence. As the Digital Organizer, you will work closely with our talented campaign organizers and development staff to generate grassroots action from activists in each of our campaigns areas and to drive online fundraising.

Corporate Accountability International’s online program has been instrumental in challenging egregious and life-threatening abuses, specifically in the food, water, and tobacco industries. As the Digital Organizer, you will play a key role in increasing the impact of these campaigns by mobilizing our online activists and winning key victories. Most recently, the organization partnered with allies and members across the world to generate grassroots action to halt the corporate-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership, often referred to as “NAFTA on steroids.” We also worked with allies and grassroots activists to stop a landmark water privatization contract in St. Louis that would have allowed the water giant Veolia to profit off of the city’s public water system.

As the Digital Organizer, you will report directly to the Online Director and work closely with staff across the organization, including the Communications Director and Membership Manager. The organization is made up of over 60 smart and driven staff and interns working in a fast-paced and fun working environment with a network of members and allies across the world.
Major Responsibilities:
      Organize and implement Corporate Accountability International’s email advocacy and fundraising program.
      Coordinate with organizing staff to increase campaign impact and money raised through online organizing strategies.
      Implement list growth acquisition strategies.
      Manage our email CRM to load, segment, and send email blasts.
      Manage organizational social media strategy and grow the organization’s impact on social media, training key staff on best social media practices.
      Ensure the website is regularly updated with fresh content and troubleshoot technical problems with the website as they arise.
      Stay informed on emerging online technologies through relevant blogs, listservs, trainings, and conferences, implementing best practices for the online program.
      Track, report, and analyze all metrics, using data to inform site and email performance.
      Draft and edit online content across platforms – email, web, blog, and social media.
      Recruit and manage a communications intern.
      Participate in organization-wide planning, fundraising, and campaign activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
      Demonstrated commitment to social justice and progressive social change.
      At least two years of experience in online organizing, online fundraising, or web site management.
      Strong writing and editing skills.
      Experience with CRM’s and CMS’s, ideally including Salsa, Raisers Edge, Drupal, and Salesforce.
      Experience developing and executing data-driven online engagement and fundraising plans.
      Demonstrated experience executing a strategic social media engagement strategy.
      Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, and CSS. Javascript a plus.
      Solid project management skills.
Salary and benefits: Commensurate with experience, with a generous benefits package including health, dental, FSA, 401 (k), ongoing training, and growth opportunities. Upbeat, collaborative, and goal-oriented office atmosphere.     
Location: Campaign Headquarters- Boston, MA
To Apply: Visit Attach your résumé to the online application, and include a cover letter, a short writing sample, and a list of three to five references. Please include where you heard about the position. If you are having trouble uploading, please email your materials to Sarah Bennett at

Corporate Accountability International is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization. People of color, women, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply. For more than 35 years, Corporate Accountability International has successfully challenged corporations like Nestlé, General Electric, and Philip Morris to halt abusive practices that threaten human rights, public health, the environment and our democracy. The organization is expanding—and leading campaigns challenging some of the world’s most powerful industries in food and agriculture, water and tobacco.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Youth Engagement Coordinator, Public Health Solutions, NYC Coalition for a Smoke Free City

Auto req ID         108BR

Working Title     Youth Engagement Coordinator

Company             Public Health Solutions

Program               NYC Coalition For A Smoke Free City

Employment Status        Full-Time

Borough               Manhattan

Area      N/A

Program Overview          Public Health Solutions is a nonprofit organization that develops, implements and advocates dynamic solutions to prevent disease and improve community health. We conduct comprehensive research providing insight on public health issues, create and manage community health programs, and provide services to organizations to address public health challenges. Programs of Public Health Solutions address critical public health needs such as maternal and child health, nutrition, access to health insurance, HIV prevention and care, and smoking cessation. For government agencies, nonprofit organizations and others, Public Health Solutions provides services to enable them to enhance their effectiveness and strengthen their capacity to have an impact and efficiently manage funds. Our roots are in scientific research. We were founded in 1957 under the name Medical and Health Research Association of New York City to enable the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and other organizations to conduct health research to inform their work. Over the years, we saw an opportunity and a need to build upon this foundation of rigorous scientific research to link research and practice in dynamic ways to improve the health of communities. Today, as Public Health Solutions, we use research wherever we can to help illuminate critical public health issues and to design, implement and assess effective methods for preventing disease and improving health in New York City and beyond.

Job Description                 NYC Smokefree (formerly the NYC Coalition for a Smoke-free City) is a program of Public Health Solutions (PHS) whose mission is to end the tobacco epidemic and to promote a tobacco-free society that benefits the health of all New York City residents.

The program is primarily funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).  The objectives of PHS’s current grant are to 1) reduce the impact of retail tobacco product marketing on youth, 2) educate and advocate for local and state laws, regulations and voluntary policies to reduce tobacco exposure including those that prohibit tobacco use in outdoor areas, increase the percent of households where smoking is prohibited, eliminate pro-tobacco imagery from youth-rated movies and the Internet and, decrease the number of places where tobacco is sold, 3) to develop a corps of youth activities branded as “Reality Check,” and 4) cultivate a wide range of community partners to support these objectives.

PHS is seeking a Youth Engagement Coordinator to spearhead the “Reality Check” initiative in addition to carrying out other objectives of the NYS DOH Tobacco Control grant, and related PHS work plan, through outreach, education, advocacy, partnership and communication. The Youth Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for actively recruiting an adequate youth infrastructure and train staff on youth development and engagement strategies. The Youth Engagement Coordinator will work closely with the Community Engagement Coordinator in their base borough, as well as with all Smokefree NYC staff, and will report to the Project Director.

Specifically, the Youth Engagement Coordinator will:

    Understand and implement the NYS Department of Health Tobacco Control Program’s strategic plan as well as support the development and implementation of PHS’ tobacco control strategic plan;

    Ensure the outcome measures of the work plan for the borough are achieved, report on activities and outcomes accurately and in a timely fashion, and implement corrective actions when required;

    Recruit, educate, retain and support a core group of youth advocates, ages 13-18, in the borough as the Reality Check youth corps and establish networks with other youth-focused organizations;

    Collaborate with all the Reality Check Coordinators to build a 4 borough tobacco focused youth council or coalition that will bring together NYC youth for a wide variety of tobacco control activities;

    Educate and mobilize youth to communicate with local and statewide legislators, the FDA, and other officials regarding program goals and objectives;

    Educate and mobilize youth to advocate for Point of Sale (POS), Tobacco Free Outdoors (TFO), Smoke Free Housing (SFH) and Smoke Free Media (SFM) initiatives;

    Collaborate with the Community Engagement Coordinator to achieve borough specific work plan deliverables;

    Host training sessions for the community, organizational decision makers, government policy makers, and other key stakeholders;

    Utilize traditional and web-based media to communicate with and educate the community, organizational decision makers, government policy makers, and other key stakeholders;

    Attend and participate in local, regional and state meetings and trainings;

    Remain abreast of current on tobacco control issues;

    All other duties as assigned;


    Bachelors’ degree or higher in a related field.

    At least 4 years of experience working in community based organizations or government, 2 of which must be experience working with youth and demonstrated youth development skills.

    Demonstrated experience with policy and community interventions; knowledge of tobacco control strongly preferred.

    Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

    Ability to provide positive effective leadership and mentoring skills for youth.

    Must have excellent organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks, projects and assignments with competing priorities.

    Must be able to work independently as well as be a team member.

    Familiarity with New York City communities and neighborhoods strongly preferred

    Excellent computer skills.

Senior Graphic Designer, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, NYC

Please send resume, cover letter and link to portfolio to Vivian Siu, Director of Content Strategy & Production, at

National Office – New York, NY
Senior Graphic Designer
For nearly a century, Planned Parenthood has worked to create a world where sexual and reproductive rights are basic human rights, where access to health care doesn’t depend on who you are, and where every person has the opportunity to choose their own path to a healthy and meaningful life. With its 68 affiliates managing nearly 700 health centers nationwide, Planned Parenthood provides high quality reproductive health care services, education and information to millions of women, men and young people each year.
The Creative & Editorial Services Department of Planned Parenthood Federation has an opportunity for a Senior Graphic Designer. Reporting to the Director, Content Strategy and Production, he/she will be responsible for producing materials that support Communications Division initiatives, as well as materials for some print, web, and multimedia efforts by other departments and divisions. The Senior Graphic Designer ensures that material is engaging for target audiences, communicates messaging effectively, and reflects PPFA’s brand. The Senior Graphic Designer is housed within the Communications Division and works as part of a cross-divisional design team at PPFA that includes a Creative Director on the Brand and Marketingteam and staff on other teams who design materials.
• Design and produce a high volume of graphic design, digital and printed materials, campaign collateral, presentations, merchandise, ads, and other material. Ensure that all material is of very high quality, reflects/advances the organization’s goals, is delivered on time, and adheres to brand guidelines.
• Collaborate with PPFA teams to understand the goals and target audiences for specific initiatives and projects, and develop creative concepts and directions that advance those goals. Take initiative to develop proposals for different types of material, design directions, and creative concepts.
• Manage outside consultants and contract workers as needed,  to ensure that they have the information, tools, and direction to produce a large volume of high-quality work, often under tight timeframes.
• In close coordination with Director of Content Strategy and Production, proactively identify opportunities for graphic design to strengthen existing activities (for example, generate ideas for how design can advance public awareness campaigns, development efforts, etc. – and how design can be used effectively by a wide range of affiliates).
• Work closely with Creative Director to develop a nuanced and practical understanding of PPFA’s brand and visual identity/guidelines. Review design drafts with Creative Director to get critical feedback. Provide input into brand direction, along with other staff across teams with design responsibilities.
• As needed, support broader content production efforts (video, multimedia, etc), which may include video editing and post-production, as well as photography and photo editing.
• Complete other tasks and projects as assigned. Ability and willingness to work long hours, including nights and weekends, is essential.
Education: Bachelor's degree in related field and additional training. Advanced degree a plus.

Years of Experience: 5+ years

Additional Requirements:
• Creative and capable of developing modern, sophisticated, dynamic design. Self-motivated, highly-organized, goal-oriented team player. Must possess a positive attitude. Commitment to customer service.
• Candidates will be required to present a portfolio of relevant professional work for review as part of the interview process.
• He/she should have extensive understanding of design principles, techniques, and technologies.
• Possess a strong visual sense and be able to produce high-quality visual materials in an extensive variety of media, working both alone and in a team.
• Must have superior typography skills and be fluent in all major graphic design and audio visual software (such as Adobe Creative CS6, Photoshop, etc), as well as video editing and post-production programs.
• Possess a thorough understanding of the entire chain of production from concept to delivery for many types of collateral and merchandise.
• Must have interest and ability to remain current with rapidly changing design, production, and distribution technologies. Should have strong knowledge of Web design. Should have knowledge of photography principles and formats, and experience with photo editing.
• Must be a strong communicator, conscientious, and highly motivated. Should be a problem-solver inclined toward innovation and invention.
• Must have impeccable attention to detail. Also required are respect for the standards and values of Planned Parenthood messaging, information, and content.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

Content Specialist, Planned Parenthood Federation, NYC

Please send resume, cover letter and link to portfolio to Vivian Siu, Director of Content Strategy & Production, at

For nearly a century, Planned Parenthood has fought for a world where every person has immediate and unfettered access to the basic reproductive care and knowledge that is their human right. With its 66 affiliates, managing nearly 700 health centers nationwide, Planned Parenthood provides family planning and reproductive health care services, education, and information to millions of women, men and young people each year.

The Communications / Creative Services department at Planned Parenthood Federation has an opening for a Content Specialist. Reporting to the Director of Content Strategy and Production, the Content Specialist provides substantive and administrative support to help ensure that Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s multimedia content is high-quality, engaging, and effective. TheSpecialist contributes to plans and concepts for videos and other content, shoots or edits some videos, processes a large volume of contracts/releases/payments, and has primary responsibility for maintaining systems to organize PPFA’s photo and video assets.
1. Shoots or edits video and/or photos, manages shoot logistics, and/or interfaces with contract shooters or editors. Has primary responsibility for simple in-house video and photo shoots (such as direct-to-camera videos for affiliate events and coalition efforts).
2. Regularly produces ideas and strategies for content-related projects that advance PPFA’s goals, and works with the Director of Content Strategy and Production to develop ideas into proposals. Stays abreast of developments in the field and innovative work by other organizations, and applies them to PPFA’s work. Participates in brainstorming sessions with other staff in Communications and cross-divisional staff and contributes creative, innovative, strategic concepts.
3. Handles all administrative functions for content work, which includes developing and shepherding a large volume of contracts, processing vendor payments, booking some travel, and maintaining project calendars.
4. Maintains PPFA’s Digital Asset Management system. Develops and adjusts systems for organizing/archiving videos and photos. Manually tags videos and photos so they can be easily retrieved. Responds to requests for assets from a range of stakeholders. Works with staff across divisions to ensure that system is meeting a wide range of needs for digital assets.
5. Creates materials as needed, which may include print materials, videos, presentations, briefs, etc.
6. Juggles an often large volume of work effectively, balancing extremely tight turnaround projects with long-lead work and ensuring that projects are on track and that supervisor and other staff are regularly updated about the status of projects.
7. Completes other projects and tasks (potentially a heavy volume) as needed.
Education: Bachelor's Degree, plus additional related college courses or professional training in related field is required.
Experience: At least two years of directly related work experience, including experience in live single-camera video production, editing and packaging, as well as administrative and project management functions.
Related Skills or Knowledge:
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Strong communications skills.
• Production experience.
• Strong video shooting and editing skills, including current multimedia production technology (Canon DSLR cameras), Final Cut Pro 7/Studio and Final Cut Pro X.
• Knowledge of video and audio production and post-production equipment.
• Basic knowledge of Photoshop and Photo Mechanic preferred.
• Experience and understanding of digital media world.
.• Experience working with multi-cultural workforce; sensitivity and appreciation to cultural differences required
• Very strong verbal and interpersonal skills, including the ability to clearly articulate reproductive health issues and advocacy issues.
• Commitment to quality, results, and superior performance.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. Planned Parenthood Federation of America does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law and is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


This blog will be moving as of January 1, 2015. More details to come.

Communications/Marketing Associate-ACLUF Communications Department, NY

Communications/Marketing Associate-ACLUF Communications Department, NY


American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Communications Department, NY
For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, ending mass incarceration, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than a million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or national origin.   
The Communications Department of the ACLU’s National office in New York City invites applications for the full-time position of Communications/Marketing Associate.
In the past year, the ACLU has introduced a dedicated Marketing Unit within the Communications Department.  The Unit is responsible for promoting the ACLU’s mission and its brand through the media, multi-faceted campaigns, web communications, publications, events, and other special projects.  In addition to building a stronger and more consistent organizational image, the Unit is also focused on building loyalty between the institution and its various stakeholders.  Reporting to the Associate Director for Communications/Marketing, the Communications/Marketing Associate will assist in implementing a long-term marketing strategy for the ACLU.  In particular, the Associate will help coordinate events, an online store, affiliate outreach, and other projects for the Marketing Unit.
  • As directed by the Associate Director for Communications/Marketing, and in collaboration with colleagues, develop and maintain the ACLU’s Marketing calendar of events and special projects.
  • Collaborate on planning and coordinating activities and events for the Marketing Unit, including tradeshows and other opportunities to strengthen the ACLU’s brand awareness.
  • Maintain inventory of ACLU-branded promotional materials and ensure that the stock is replenished with the necessary lead time.
  • Identify new opportunities to promote the brand and assist affiliates and other internal audiences with promotional activities.
  • Disseminate branded materials to ensure the integrity of the ACLU brand.
  • Manage the logistics for marketing events and special projects as directed by the Associate Director.
  • Coordinate internal and external correspondence and documents, including Marketing updates and posting marketing resources for ACLU affiliates and others as needed.
  • Assist with development of branded materials and coordination and promotion of an online store.
  • Develop a professional relationship and rapport with vendors.
  • Draft correspondence, create PowerPoint presentations, and prepare Excel spreadsheets.
  • Track marketing expenses.
  • Coordinate special projects and events as assigned by the Associate Director.
  • Supervise Marketing interns and volunteers as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of event planning, project management or related experience; CAPM or PMP certification is a plus.
  • Experience working at a non-profit organization is preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • High level of attention to detail with proofreading skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism and discretion in communication with staff, affiliates, members of the ACLU Board and individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent time management and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage several projects simultaneously, often under strict deadlines.
  • Experience utilizing social media strategies and social networking services.   
  • Must be self-motivated, demonstrate grace under pressure and possess the ability to work well both independently as well as within a team.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, etc.)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the ACLU.
The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.
Please send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume - Reference [COMM43/ACLU-W] in the subject line.Please indicate where you learned of this career opportunity.  You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
This posting provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required.  It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the posting at any time without advance notice.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.   
The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.
We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU.”
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