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Reports to: Director

Location: Washington, DC

Status: Full time; exempt

 

Position Summary

Launched in 2018, the Groundwork Collaborative is a mission-driven effort to advance an economic vision that delivers meaningful opportunity and prosperity for everyone. We work with economic policy experts, progressive movement leaders, and activists on the front lines of progressive causes in communities across the country to develop and advance a progressive economic worldview, collaborate and foster new ideas, and develop new pathways to share information, and to break down issue silos, support and amplify each other’s work, and show up for one another on critical economic issue campaigns.

The Associate Director of Communications will be the communications lead for Groundwork and will develop and execute the project’s overall communications strategy. This position with hire and manage a small team, including overseeing Groundwork’s online presence and digital strategy. The Communications AD will promote the work and thought leadership of leading progressives on the economy, will work to develop and test messaging to socialize the progressive narrative on the economy. They will work within the Groundwork team on new communications outreach and products, and will work to distribute those through social media, earned media, partner and allied organizations when needed.

 

As Associate Director for Communications you will…

  • Create, execute, and manage an overall communications plan for Groundwork.
  • Work creatively, using all the communications tools at our disposal, to help create a through line narrative on the economy.
  • Identify opportunities—and develop materials with other relevant staffers—to promote and publicize organizational initiatives, activities, reports, and content.
  • Conduct press and media outreach, draft press materials, op-eds, and other key elements for successful press strategy.
  • Supervise and execute communications-related Groundwork programming.
  • Manage a team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

About you

  • You have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • You have experience creating and executing a communications plan.
  • You are an excellent writer.
  • You have an interest in progressive messaging on the economy.
  • You have a keen awareness of the news cycle and how Groundwork’s progressive economic worldview might fit into it.
  • You’re a pro at multi-tasking and working under tight deadlines in a dynamic environment.
  • You’re committed to a just, inclusive, and robust economy that delivers opportunity and dignity to all Americans.
  • You have experience with releasing research and policy materials and getting earned media.
  • You’re creative and innovative, willing to try new approaches to solving old problems.

 

In addition, it would be a bonus if…

  • You’re familiar with the progressive economic policymaking community.
  • You have social media and rapid response experience.
  • You have existing relationships with reporters and media figures.
  • You are interested in, or have experience with digital strategy.
  • You have management experience.

 

How to apply

To begin the application process, please send an email with your resume and cover letter to jobs@groundworkcollaborative.org. Put the title of the position in the subject line.

This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from Groundwork. Thank you for your interest.

 

New Venture Fund Careers

Groundwork Collaborative  is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

Reports to: Executive Director

Location: Washington, DC

Status: Full time; exempt

 

Position Summary

Launched in 2018, The Groundwork Collaborative is a mission-driven effort to advance an economic vision that delivers meaningful opportunity and prosperity for everyone. We work with economic policy experts, progressive movement leaders, and activists on the front lines of progressive causes in communities across the country to develop and advance a progressive economic worldview, collaborate and foster new ideas, develop new pathways to share information, and to break down issue silos, support and amplify each other’s work, and show up for one another on critical economic issue campaigns.

 

The Groundwork Collaborative has an immediate opening for an Associate Director for Operations. The AD Operations will be a member of our Senior Staff and will oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the office, manage an operations associate, engage in short, medium and long-term planning for logistics, budget, office space and organizational structures. The Groundwork Collaborative is a growing team, tackling new challenges, and we need an Associate Director for Operations who can help us achieve our goals.

 

As the Associate Director for Operations, you’ll…

  • Hire, train and manage an Operations Associate
  • Oversee the process of contracts, payments and grants
  • Manage and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of support services including finance and IT through improvements to each function
  • Work with the fiscal sponsor to oversee financial management, planning, and systems.
  • Continue to improve the management and efficient use of office space to meet the needs of the Groundwork Collaborative as the organization grows
  • Support Groundwork’s programs and teams by providing operational support and assisting the teams with navigating New Venture Fund’s processes, benefits and compliance requirements

 

About you

  • You have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • You’ve got experience in operations, Human Resources or a similar field.
  • You are committed to helping advance a progressive, economic vision.
  • You believe in building a just, inclusive, and diverse workplace.
  • “Detail-oriented” is an understatement when it comes to describing you.
  • You like solving problems and coming up with creative solutions.
  • You are comfortable with budgets, spreadsheets and numbers.
  • You have a passion for logistics, and getting things right the first time.
  • You have experience establishing new processes and systems within an organization.
  • You are an expert at internal communication and care deeply about making sure information gets where it needs to go (and not where it doesn’t).

 

In addition, it would be a bonus if…

  • You’ve worked in progressive advocacy, politics, or policy before.
  • You have some management experience.

 

How to apply

To begin the application process, please send an email with your resume and cover letter to jobs@groundworkcollaborative.org. Put the title of the position in the subject line.

This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from Groundwork. Thank you for your interest.

 

New Venture Fund Careers

Groundwork is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

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