The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality. From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has been transformative — to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.

LDF’s litigation, public policy advocacy and public education programs in the substantive areas of criminal justice, economic justice, education, and political participation seek to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair and just judicial system. LDF continues to make an impact in the area of public service and was recognized by Fast Company as one of its 2023 Brands That Matter under its public service category.

Reports to: Deputy Manager for Civic Engagement, VRD/PTV

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

As of March 7, 2022, LDF transitioned to a hybrid work environment. Any candidate selected for this position should be prepared to work in the office location assigned at least two days per week.

LDF seeks a dedicated Digital Organizer to envision, build, and manage the VRD/PTV digital platforms and campaigns. The Digital Organizer maintains primary responsibility for VRD/PTV’s digital organizing communications. The Digital Organizer is responsible for coordinating and executing all aspects of the VRD/PTV project’s volunteer and community outreach efforts through digital platforms. The role reports to the Deputy Manager for Civic Engagement of the VRD/PTV Projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement digital strategies to support VRD/PTV’s volunteer recruitment, engagement, and management efforts through the use of software and digital tools, including SMS, email, website, and other digital platforms.
  • Cultivate and maintain an active online community through list building and engagement by creating digital calls to action and adapting messaging across digital platforms.
  • Collaborate with Field Coordinators to coordinate campaign goals, develop concepts, adapt, and produce content to engage and mobilize our online community to take action.
  • Develop, coordinate, and prepare materials for the LDF Voting Rights Microsite.
  • Ensure a timely response system is in effect at all times for incoming reports of voter suppression via digital platforms.
  • Coordinate texting and phone banking campaigns to voters and volunteers, including developing scripts and coordinating with partners and outside vendors.
  • Participate in evaluation of digital content and campaign metrics to guide and informs future content and strategies as part of a culture of continuous, data-driven learning and evaluation
  • Collaborate with Communications and Organizing teams to develop integrated digital content and campaigns.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred field of study: Elections, Politics, Voting Rights, Communications
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience
  • Excellent writing, telephone, and communications skills.
  • Must be highly motivated and have a commitment to civil rights and the mission of LDF.
  • Great interpersonal skills.
  • Possess excellent administrative, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Possess excellent computer skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), and internet research skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • The ability to work in a high-paced environment.

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts or requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This description does not constitute a contract of employment and LDF may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

Please note that LDF requires all employees to be fully vaccinated, including a booster shot against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated, including the booster shot against COVID-19, and submit proof of vaccination prior to the commencement of employment unless they qualify for a reasonable accommodation for bona fide medical or religious reasons.

The salary range for this position is $65,000 to $70,000. LDF offers a rich platform of benefits including medical (Empire), dental (Cigna), vision (NVA), flexible spending accounts (Flex Facts), transit/commuter plan, life insurance, AD&D, voluntary life & AD&D (UNUM), AFLAC, Employee Assistance Plan, and Health Advocate. As well as the many healthcare benefits, LDF offers a 403b plan with employer match, and a robust vacation, sick, and personal time program to ensure employees have a healthy work-life balance.

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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to you without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, age, veteran status, medical condition or disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law.

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