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VP of Campaigns and Communications (virtual)

Employer
UltraViolet
Location
District of Columbia, United States
Salary
$130,000.00 - $150,000.00
Closing date
Sep 19, 2021

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Position Type
Executive
Fields
Advocacy
Employment Type
Full Time
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UltraViolet is hiring a Vice President of Campaigns and Communications (VPCC) to lead our mediagenic, creative campaigns to end structural racism and sexism. Rooted in antiracist feminism and intersectional strategies, the VPCC will help UltraViolet build durable power for the gender justice movement.

The VPCC is a member of the organization's executive leadership team, working closely with the Executive Director, the VP of Innovation and Growth, and VP of Organizational Advancement, and is responsible for driving campaigns work at UltraViolet.

Reports to: Executive Director

Supervises: Communications Director, Campaign Directors

About UltraViolet:

Since 2012, UltraViolet has been the premier national organization advocating for gender justice issues using creative, strategic campaigning and digital-first organizing. UltraViolet drives feminist cultural and political change by exposing the white supremacist patriarchy and creating the conditions for a more just and equitable world for all.

Together with our more than 1.2 million members, we have taken over 17 million actions driving feminist cultural and political change. UltraViolet members have taken down major misogynists from Bill O'Reilly and Harvey Weinstein to Roger Ailes and Rick Ross, led the fight nationwide to combat racist and sexist disinformation during the 2020 election, campaigned for justice for women of color murdered by law enforcement, forced Google to stop promoting harmful and deceptive anti-abortion clinics, and more. 

We work across a broad spectrum of interconnected issues that impact women's lives, including violence against women, disinformation, health care, economic security, reproductive rights, and racial justice. In all of our work, we center frontline communities disparately impacted by sexist policies and practices, especially Black women, Indigenous women, women of color, people with disabilities, low-income women, immigrants, survivors, and LGBTQ+ people.

If fighting for a world beyond white supremacist patriarchy--a world where all people can thrive with freedom and dignity--ignites your passion, then UltraViolet is the organization for you! 

UltraViolet is a multiracial organization of women, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and LGBTQ+ folks. Sexism disparately impacts us, and we strongly encourage people from these and other impacted communities to apply.

Job Description:

UltraViolet’s Vice President of Campaigns and Communications (VPCC) is a member of the organization’s executive leadership team and oversees the following categories of work:

Campaigning and Communications

  • Lead the vision for campaigns and communications strategies to advance our ambitious long-term and rapid-response campaign goals.
  • Oversee communications and campaigns staff running high-impact campaigns, ensuring progress towards long-term goals on flagship campaigns and short-term goals in UV’s rapid response issue areas.
  • Execute special projects and campaigns when necessary or urgent and skillfully delegate and foster campaign directors’ ownership of their campaign plans.
  • Understand and advise on the successful integration between communications and campaigns strategies and work product.
  • Ensure UltraViolet’s public-facing brand and message cohesion.

Movement Leadership

  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with current and potential allies and partners.
  • Develop and implement strategies to demonstrate UltraViolet’s leadership and role in movement spaces and identify growth opportunities for UltraViolet in movement spaces.

Management and Organizational Leadership

  • Build, lead, and mentor a team of communications and campaigns professionals with a focus on preventing burnout and providing clear direction.
  • Develop and manage effective systems and tools to track progress and demonstrate impact across campaigns and communications.
  • Ensure the campaigns and communications teams overall, and staff individually, have clear goals at all times; lead the evaluation processes for team members.
  • Serve as part of UltraViolet’s executive leadership team, ensuring the organization is meeting its goals and living up to its mission, vision, and values.
  • Contribute to the growth and development of UV’s theory of change and organizational priorities, bringing innovative and informed ideas to the executive team.
  • Engage and demonstrate leadership in all UltraViolet organizational requirements and priorities, including those related to administration, staff culture, and human resources.

These are the required skills for this position:

  • 10 or more years of experience working in digital campaigning, organizing, communications, or advocacy for a progressive nonprofit, at least three at a level of leadership where you participated in senior executive tasks like budgeting and strategic planning.
  • At least five years experience hiring and managing full-time staff and managing culturally inclusive, diverse, engaged teams.
  • Extensive experience with one or more of our core areas of work: corporate accountability, survivor justice and ending violence against women, reproductive rights, worker rights, racial justice, and/or sexist and racist disinformation.
  • Expertise with communications and media strategies, and a proven track record of attracting earned media.
  • Expertise running scaled digital campaigns from a strategic leadership role.
  • Proven experience overseeing and driving digital campaigns, including goal setting, insightful targeting, power mapping and insightful targeting, pivoting at strategic inflection points, and campaign plan writing and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to antiracist feminism and to UltraViolet's mission to dismantle the white supremacist patriarchy.
  • Knowledge and experience advocating for political and cultural issues that impact or are impacted by gender inequity in a fast-paced, rapid-response, media-driven environment.

We're hoping that you'll bring one or two (or more) of these bonus skills:

  • Experience working for a nonprofit advocacy organization that operates a PAC.
  • Experience working with ActionKit.
  • Experience with Capitol legislative strategy and White House advocacy strategy.
  • Experience leading in feminist and gender justice coalition spaces.
  • Experience with and understanding of cultural organizing, electoral politics, and/or rapid-response organizing.
  • Experience leading effectively during times of organizational growth and transition.

You will thrive in this role if you're someone who:

  • Thrives while working remotely, since we are an all-remote organization.
  • Is results-oriented–you’re always moving our campaigns and our work towards our annual goals, and overall mission and vision.
  • Enjoys mentoring and delegation, coaching staff to success, and celebrating the entire team.
  • Is an explicit, careful communicator who always leads by example.
  • Is flexible and able to pivot quickly in a rapidly changing environment, identifying new and impactful ways for us to do our work and fulfill our mission.
  • Is a smart, skilled, and experienced leader, supervisor, and decision-maker who thrives in a low-ego, collaborative environment that prioritizes work/life balance.
  • Is an excellent project manager and can manage a project seamlessly from start to finish. 

Perks of working for UltraViolet:

  • Full health, dental, and vision benefits for employees, and generous coverage for your family
  • Four to six weeks of vacation and 14 paid holidays
  • 401(k) with a 5% employer contribution
  • Sixteen weeks of parental leave, plus support for child care for work-related events and travel
  • A team with a top-notch GIF game, and #pets and #joy Slack channels, that knows how to have fun while furthering our mission

Salary:

  • The salary range for this position is $130,000 - $150,000, plus a home office stipend based on the cost of living in your location

UltraViolet is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, citizenship status, disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression of an otherwise qualified individual, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law. UltraViolet hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. We strongly encourage diverse applicants to apply.

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