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Center for Inquiry seeks Web Content Coordinator

Americans United for Separation of Church and State seeks Digital Campaign Specialist

Recovering From Religion seeks Project Hotline Volunteers

Secular Coalition for America seeks Executive Director

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Center for Inquiry seeks Web Content Coordinator
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Summary

The Center for Inquiry, a nonprofit educational organization advocating for science and secularism, is looking to hire a Web Content Coordinator to maintain and add new content to its websites. They have a number of sites to which they regularly add new articles, posts, and other updates, and are looking for someone to help keep things running smoothly.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work directly with our Web Product Designer.
  • Most responsibilities will involve formatting and adding new content to existing sites

Requirements

  • Detail-oriented and have a good eye for whether things look right or wrong
  • Should know how to make things look consistent and presentable—and how to catch and fix problems when they occur
  • Be able to communicate clearly, reliably, and comfortably
  • Learning new concepts and skills to expand your areas of expertise
  • Staying on top of a variety of different projects at the same time
  • Willing to move to Amherst, NY to work at CFI–Transnational 

Experience

  • Formatting and managing posts, entries, or other content in a blogging platform or content management system
  • Some basic HTML tags and CSS styles
  • More advanced image manipulation and creation
  • ExpressionEngine or Wordpress in particular
  • HTML email composition
  • Resizing and cropping images for web use
  • Modifying a site’s theme/template to suit changing needs

To apply: send a cover letter, resume, and a few links to your work
webdev+jobs AT centerforinquiry DOT net

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Americans United for Separation of Church and State seeks Digital Campaign Specialist
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Summary

This individual will work directly with the Web & Graphics Manager to push AU’s brand, promote online content, create digital advocacy campaigns, and repurpose print and traditional media for an online audience. The Digital Campaign Specialist will play a pivotal role in shaping the digital brand and online strategy of Americans United. A central project focus will be work on halting practices of discrimination based on religious claims.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create a comprehensive digital communications plan as part of the overall AU communications strategy.
  • Research, advise and execute best practices for planning, writing, and disseminating digital content; and for engaging audiences online.
  • Propose effective strategies for digital projects, including social media, microsites, and marketing materials to further advocacy goals and enhance user experiences.
  • Continually monitor AU’s online presence to integrate marketing and development activities from both a branding and marketing perspective.
  • Develop and execute a social media calendar as it pertains to departmental goals, campaigns, advocacy efforts, current events, and activities.
  • Research and present new tools and platforms for improved social media outreach, and increased audience engagement.
  • Use analytic tools to generate reports and define measurable goals for digital content.
  • Stay current in church-state policy and advocacy news by reviewing, on a daily basis, AU’s policy/legal materials and external news and updates from other organizations.
  • Write compelling original content, summarizing and condensing policy and legal sources.
  • Craft engaging micro-content (summaries, descriptions, headlines) from complex policy and/or legal oriented source material.
  • Coordinate among departments to plan and execute digital initiatives as current events are unfolding.
  • Maintain regular updates to AU’s organizational website and campaign-related digital assets, including micro-sites, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media.
  • Propose, manage and execute social media, digital, and email campaigns to advance advocacy goals.
  • Work across departments to develop new initiatives and synthesize organizational needs with creative campaign strategies.
  • Work closely with Web & Graphics Manager to define “look and feel” for campaigns and build out projects on appropriate platforms.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Digital Communications, New Media, Marketing or related field
  • Exemplary project management skills
  • Collaborative and team-oriented with attention to detail and follow through
  • Strong commitment to church-state separation is essential

Experience

  • Three to five years’ experience in in creating, planning and executing successful digital campaigns with social media, email marketing, online advocacy, and analytics components
  • Demonstrated proficiency in writing compelling and concise content on complex issues while maintaining the integrity of the source material
  • Experience with SEO, analytic tools, and social media monitoring software
  • Web development and or design experience is strongly preferred
  • Experience with any and all aspects of online video production and marketing a plus

To apply: send a cover letter, resume, and a few examples of your work
hr AT au DOT org

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Recovering From Religion seeks Project Hotline Volunteers
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Summary

Recovering from Religion receives countless emails and phone calls from people seeking help on their journey away from faith, at all hours of the day and night, and wants to help everyone who contacts them. Through Hotline Project, they will offer 24/7 national, regional, and local resources – a secular support network people can utilize in their most urgent time of need. Free training classes are going on now and they’re already taking live calls, but need your help to staff to capacity.

  • Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Managing a phone/computer for struggling people to call
  • Answering the call and helping the caller through their struggles
  • Hotline Agents may train other hotline staff

Requirements

  • A computer
  • Commited availability for the times you sign up for
  • Must be 21 years of age or older

Experience

  • Non-english language skills a plus

To apply: fill out the volunteer form with all required fields, including a reference
Click here to apply

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Secular Coalition for America seeks Executive Director
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Summary

The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Secular Coalition for America, a 501(c)(4) organization, and its sister organization, the Secular Coalition for America Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is a non-voting member of the Board. The Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The Executive Director oversees the lobbying and public education efforts for the Coalition and its member organizations and serves as the chief spokesperson. The Executive Director supervises all staff.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Public Policy Development and Advocacy
  • Financial Planning, Management and Oversight
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Program Development and Administration
  • Communications
  • Staff Recruitment, Training and Supervision

Requirements

  • Demonstrated management experience
  • Demonstrated capacity to communicate with legislators, federal agencies, the media and other stakeholders and opinion leaders
  • Graduate level education in the law, public policy (or related fields) or comparable experience
  • A vision of how SCA can grow its influence in Washington to be commensurate with representing its fast-growing constituency of secular American citizens
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and public speaking ability
  • Critical thinking, relation management, negotiation and diplomacy skills needed to resolve conflicts and foster cooperation
  • Highest of ethical standards and a strong work ethic

Experience

  • Capitol Hill experience and/or supervisory experience with an advocacy organization at the federal level
  • Record of effective advocacy and public policy campaign leadership skills
  • Familiar with secular legal, legislative and public policy matters and be able to work with and represent the interest of a diverse coalition of atheists and humanists

To apply: email cover letter and resume to Joe McCormack and Michelle Kriste
Applications will be accepted and processed on a rolling basis. All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.
search AT wbbmccormack DOT com

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