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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

MinnCAN - Public Affairs Manager

Job Description:
Responsibilities

Communications, advocacy strategy and media relations. Develop and execute a strategy that brings together effective communications and messaging to mobilize MinnCAN supporters and deliver policy change. Cultivate relationships with local reporters; draft press releases and op-eds; create and execute mass advocacy emails; maintain and update MinnCAN’s website and social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and the blog; write talking points and testimony for the executive director; manage local vendors and communications databases.

Strategic partnerships, volunteer engagement and mobilization. Cultivate relationships and strategic partnerships throughout the state; recruit, train and support a network of activists committed to education reform; plan and coordinate turnouts to legislative hearings, rallies and other events; grow MinnCAN’s membership by organizing events including house parties, policy forums, book talks, movie screenings and other events; represent MinnCAN at other organizations’ events.
Qualifications:
Characteristics

The ideal candidate will possess:
•Exceptional writing and editing skills.
•Experience in social and/or political campaigns and knowledge of policy-making process.
•Strong understanding of a broad base of community stakeholder groups including education groups, civic groups, faith based coalitions, government agencies and others.
•Social media fluency, including Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, etc.
•Creative thinker and ability to self-initiate, create and collaborate on events and projects.
•Strong commitment to education reform and MinnCAN’s mission to close the achievement gap.
•Sense of humor, strong work ethic, “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude, and willingness to do “whatever it takes” in a fast-paced work environment.
Benefits:
Not Specified
Salary:
Commensurate with Experience
Posting Expiration Date:
9/9/2011

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