Communications Manager

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Organization Background:

For more than 20 years, Socially Responsible Agriculture Project (SRAP) has served as a mobilizing force to empower communities to protect themselves from the damages caused by industrial livestock operations and to advocate for a food system built on regenerative practices, justice, democracy, and resilience. Our team includes technical experts, independent family farmers, and rural residents who have faced the threats of factory farms in their communities. When asked for help, SRAP offers free support, providing communities with the knowledge and skills to protect their right to clean water, air, and soil and to a healthy, just, and vibrant future. 

Position Overview:

SRAP is seeking to hire a Communications Manager to develop and implement the organization’s communications, marketing, and public relations strategies. The Communications Manager will report to SRAP’s Deputy Director and will supervise a Communications Coordinator. This is a full-time, exempt position. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Communications Strategy:

  • Develop an organizational communications plan in collaboration with senior staff to engage constituents, build brand recognition, and foster awareness of SRAP’s core issues.
  • Create and execute communications and marketing strategies for new campaigns, projects, and events.
  • Define and track key performance indicators for SRAP’s communications efforts to establish goals, evaluate effectiveness, and inform future strategy.

Media Engagement:

  • Spearhead SRAP’s media engagement efforts to help SRAP gain exposure in local and national outlets.
  • Draft compelling press releases and create press kits and related marketing materials.
  • Create and implement processes for tracking and circulating media and social media hits related to SRAP’s work.
  • Facilitate media training for SRAP staff.
  • Develop and execute crisis communications plans as needed.

Digital Asset Management:

  • Manage SRAP’s website, overseeing content development and site maintenance.
  • Oversee SRAP’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
  • Manage the production of marketing and communications collateral, ensuring content quality and brand consistency.
  • Produce SRAP’s monthly newsletter.
  • Manage the production of webinars, podcasts, and videos as needed.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help produce organizational updates for SRAP’s funders, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Support SRAP staff in drafting and editing written content, including grant applications, grant reports, white papers and other materials.
  • Develop and implement internal communications processes to foster employee engagement and staff awareness of organizational efforts.
  • Represent SRAP at events as needed.

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or other relevant field preferred.
  • Minimum three years of experience in a similar role.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising employees and/or consultants.
  • Strong knowledge of communication practices and techniques.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Graphic design experience is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Workplace suites. Experience with WordPress and email marketing services preferred.
  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills.

Compensation: Salary of $55,000 to $64,000, dependent upon experience. Benefits include health, vision, dental and life insurance as well as a 403b retirement plan and generous paid time off.  

Location: Remote position, with evening and weekend hours and some travel expected. 

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, recent writing sample, and three professional references to the attention of Chris Hunt, Deputy Director, at apply@sraproject.org. Please include the position title of Communications Manager in the subject of the email. No phone calls, please. SRAP will begin reviewing applications on July 15 and the position will remain open until filled.

SRAP is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

SRAP stands by the core organizational value of accepting all members of the communities it works in regardless of race, creed, national origin, religious affiliation, disability, citizenship standing, or immigration status. SRAP also supports the rights of all residents to live in a safe and healthy environment and work in an equitable and humane workplace. In the spirit of fairness and equity for all, SRAP maintains the right to suspend or withdraw its support for any community group or partner organization based on demonstrated public bias, racial discrimination and statements or actions expressing a lack of inclusivity, respect, and basic social justice. All employees and contract workers representing SRAP in any capacity are charged to support this effort and to respond promptly and appropriately to any concerns that may be contrary to the above listed statement.