Position Detail

Program and Communications Specialist - Civil Liberties and Public Policy

Date Posted: 10/18/2018
Type/Department:Staff in Civil Liberties and Public Policy
Search Status:Search Suspended
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Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution, is seeking a program and communications specialist for the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program (CLPP). CLPP is a national program that inspires, educates and supports new activists and leaders to build a stronger and more diverse movement for reproductive justice and social change.

The program and communications specialist (PCS) will manage CLPP's communications activities under the direction of the deputy director of programs and executive director, working closely with CLPP fundraising and program staff, and Hampshire's communications department.  The PCS will manage CLPP's communications calendar and communications activities, initiate and manage media coverage for CLPP, and develop online and print publications, video, and other new media content for fundraising, programming, and outreach. The PCS will create original graphic design for external communications and development work, including designing materials or working with vendors to design materials for fundraising and program outreach, and the creation of online and print publications for programming, donor cultivation, and stewardship.

The PCS will also manage CLPP's campus programming and our Five College student group, and plays an integral role in developing the conference program, including planning and coordinating workshops and inviting speakers, and assisting with developing other campus programming and increasing CLPP's visibility on campus. The PCS may work on implementation of other CLPP projects and provide general staff support as needed.  

This is a grant-funded position with continuation pending future funding.

A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years job-related experience is required. Successful candidate will have outstanding communication (writing and editing) and interpersonal skills, and ability to relay information, messages and correspondence in timely and organized manner. The PCS will take initiative in the management of CLPP's brand. Social media management experience and familiarity with Instagram, Facebook and Twitter; advanced word processing and data entry skills using Microsoft programs (especially Word and Excel) and Google documents; ability to assess and implement new software; and graphic design skills and familiarity with design programs including video editing, Photoshop, InDesign are all required. Candidate will have strong time management skills, ability to meet deadlines, ability to effectively prioritize, and manage and oversee editorial processes and communications projects. The PCS must be detail oriented, with experience in copyediting; be aligned with mission and values; demonstrate flexibility and work well under pressure; and have the ability to interact effectively and work successfully with persons of diverse backgrounds, including people with different racial, ethnic and class backgrounds, people of different genders, and people with disabilities.

This 35-hour per week benefited position requires some travel and occasional evenings and weekends. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/

Please visit http://clpp.hampshire.edu for additional information on the Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) Program at Hampshire College


Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.