UNION Communications Specialist

National Nurses United (NNU) seeks an experienced Communications Specialist with a commitment to social justice and professional experience in social advocacy and communications. The ideal candidate will be well versed in labor, social, and political issues, be an outstanding and versatile writer, and be savvy about the best communications platforms and mediums through which to tell our story.

NNU is the nation’s largest union and professional association of registered nurses, and at the forefront of national efforts to transform the United States’ market-driven health care industry into a single-payer-style health care system. To nurses, reforming our health system is just one piece of building a social movement toward a more just and equitable society.

NNU is also well known for negotiating premiere collective bargaining contracts for registered nurses, for sponsoring the nation’s foremost safe RN staffing law, for unionization campaigns that have made it one of the fastest-growing unions in the country, and for innovative, award-winning political campaigns. NNU has over 175,000 members in all 50 states.

In short, we are a strong, progressive voice for nurses, patients, and health care workers around the world. We are seeking a like-minded and experienced professional who believes in our mission with a personal dedication to social justice issues to join our team as a Communications Specialist.

This position can be based in Oakland, California, Los Angeles, CA or the D.C. area.

Responsibilities:

  • Build broader awareness of NNU campaigns and increase the visibility of the work of the organization on a national and local level by planning and executing communications across all media platforms.
  • Write press releases, blogs, magazine articles, brochures, flyers, speeches, talking points, and other organizational materials, as assigned.
  • Develop materials and conduct media outreach for varied union and grassroots campaigns and projects.
  • Conduct media outreach to promote organizational activities, as assigned.
  • Build and maintain relationships with media/reporters.
  • Identify and develop registered nurse leaders and members to be effective, authoritative sources of their own stories for the media.
  • Develop strategic communication and marketing plans essential to supporting the goals and objectives of NNU campaigns.
  • Report to and work under the direction of the NNU Communications Director.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Five years’ experience in journalism, past media relations work with unions, political and/or social advocacy organizations, or the equivalent.
  • A proven track record of acquiring national print, electronic, and online media coverage.
  • Outstanding verbal communications and writing skills, especially under pressure and tight deadlines, and news judgment. Three writing samples are required with application: one short “news” item, one long-form piece, and one of your choice that best showcases your writing mastery.
  • The ability to explain complex issues in a way that is accessible to a broad audience.
  • Familiarity with the health care industry, health care reform, social justice issues, and labor strongly preferred.
  • Strong grammar skills, understanding of AP style, high attention to detail.
  • Ability to assess the need for and write in various voices and tones.
  • Willingness to work hours and schedule as needed to complete projects and support organizational campaigns.
  • Willingness to travel, as needed.
  • Proficiency with MS Office – word processing, spreadsheets – and cloud platforms such as Google Suite.

Excellent salary and benefits with a generous pension plan. Full family health coverage.

Please submit résumé, cover letter, and three writing samples by clicking the “Apply” button.

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Please, no calls.

NNU is committed to equal opportunity, and to considering applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, religions, and other characteristics. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and experiences related to our core organizational values and objectives to apply.

Associate Director, ANEA Coalition

Background:

ACT NOW: END AIDS is a national coalition of community-based organizations, health departments, and national organizations committed to ending AIDS as an epidemic in the United States. The coalition hosts learning collaboratives; shares key practices; works to have Ending the Epidemic (EtE) become part of the national discourse with key decision makers; and supports city, state, and county health departments across the country with technical assistance in the writing and implementation of EtE plans and processes.

The ANEA Coalition Associate Director position is funded through ANEA membership contributions and partially through a Positive Action Community Grant from ViiV Pharmaceuticals. This position reports to the designated management leadership at TAG and Housing Works, works in conjunction with the ANEA Steering Committee Co-chairs, and regularly reports activities to the ANEA Steering Committee.


About TAG

Treatment Action Group (TAG) is an independent, activist, and community-based research and policy think tank committed to racial, gender, and LGBTQ+ equity; social justice; and liberation, fighting to end HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and hepatitis C (HCV). At TAG, we strive to reflect in our organizational composition and operations the values, principles, and rights for which we advocate externally. This includes a commitment to equity and justice, as well as valuing diversity of experience, in our employment practices. We encourage people living with HIV and other conditions; Black, indigenous and people of color; women; transgender, nonbinary and gender nonconforming people; and people with disabilities to apply.


Summary of the Position:

The Coalition Associate Director provides planning, operational, administrative, and communications support for ANEA to foster community leadership in the re-launched  National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the existing Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative. The Associate Director also oversees the drafting and implementation of the new iterations and additions to Ending the Epidemic Roadmap: a community drafted plan to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S..  This position requires facilitation of all regular in-person and web-based ANEA activities and regular supervision of consultants. The strongest applicants will be self-starters who will be able to show leadership with minimal supervision.

People living with HIV and individuals from geographic regions and communities heavily impacted by HIV –  including Black, Latinx, and First Nation people, transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming individuals, and sexual minorities – are strongly encouraged to apply. Required travel will vary based upon ANEA’s evolving needs, public health guidance, in accord with TAG’s policies and plans.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative direction, oversight and support of the ANEA Coalition
  • Provide ongoing communications support for the Coalition, such as development and management of social media and website updates, basic flier creation, drafting of position statement, and circulating meeting summaries
  • Serve as liaison between the ANEA Steering Committee and ANEA membership base
  • Work with the ANEA Steering Committee to mobilize new resources for the Coalition and its priorities
  • Implement Standard Operating Procedures for ANEA, including but not limited to: new member recruitment; applying ANEA’s membership structure and Terms of Reference (i.e., mission, vision statements, policies and procedures); and executing a slide scale membership dues system
  • Recruit, hire, and oversee independent consultants to advance high-level coalition work as necessary and approved by TAG and the ANEA Steering Committee
  • Implement community engagement activities to elevate innovative EtE work across the country, including execution of “EtE University” a pilot program to train and mobilize community stakeholders engaged in achieving goals of the federal Ending the Epidemic initiative and the U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy
  • Lead the coordination, planning, content, invitations, and all other aspects of ANEA meetings, webinars, workshops, and conference presentations
  • Engage key stakeholders and non-traditional partners in meetings/committee work
  • Provide technical support to ANEA activities within each respective working committee
  • Provide regular and timely updates on ANEA activities to the Steering Committee and other TAG staff and leadership
  • Maintain project database and other project records/archives
  • Maintain online ANEA resources including an e-mail listserve, website, social media, and support activities with minimal design content
  • Collaborate with TAG’s Policy and Communications teams as necessary to advance ANEA programming and policy work
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Desired Experience, Competencies, and Skillsets:

  • Demonstrated track record of meaningfully collaborating with community partners and coalitions
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS issues and issues related to health equity, and social justice, structural interventions and social determinants of health
  • Lived experience working with or on behalf of the most disproportionately HIV-impacted and historically underserved populations is highly valued and factored into experience
  • Strong commitment to racial equity, social justice and human rights, particularly the rights of those most affected by the HIV epidemic and related syndemics
  • Excellent prioritization and project management skills, and follow-through
  • Strong understanding of the HIV/AIDS policy landscape including but not limited to the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Initiative, National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of these initiatives to reach populations that are heavily affected by HIV.
  • Ability to manage details while focusing on “big picture” issues
  • Creative, collaborative mindset with the ability to think outside of the box in managing multiple internal and external relationships
  • Strong community organizing and communication skills including media communications, writing, editing, public speaking, presentation skills, group facilitation and planning. TAG Associate Directors are responsible for ensuring that reports and communications reflect TAG’s high standards for evidence-based writing and analysis
  • Experience in non-profit development, fundraising, and event planning
  • Passion for community-led health improvement
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
  • Flexibility with regard to work hours


Compensation & Benefits:

The annual compensation will be $64,000-$68,000 for the one-year contract, commensurate with experience and skills. TAG offers a competitive benefits package that includes fully-employer paid health insurance and generous paid vacation (starting at four weeks, plus additional paid sick leave and holidays). TAG also provides professional development opportunities and a flexible work environment.


Location and Hours:

TAG does not require employees to work from our New York City headquarters office at this time and is open to candidates based anywhere in the U.S. who are able to work during TAG’s office hours (10am-6pm ET). Candidates outside the New York City area should have a demonstrated history of working successfully and long-term in a remote position. This is a full-time, exempt position; work on evenings and weekends may be required.

TAG does not have the capacity to provide visa support. Only candidates with existing authorization to work in the U.S. will be eligible.


How to Apply:

Please send a one-page cover letter, current resume (two-page maximum), two samples of either: a) writing, b) project implementation plan, or c) video recording of a training, presentation or webinar, along with 3 professional references to [email protected], with “Associate Director, ANEA Coalition” in the subject line. We will review applications on a rolling basis. Please, no recruiters or phone calls.

Grant Officer

About the Position

Treatment Action Group (TAG) is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, and organized Grant Officer to support grant and fundraising efforts. This position will report to TAG’s Director of Development. This is a full-time, salaried role.

This new position will play a key role in creating and owning grant initiatives and systems to support TAG in leveraging 30 years of leadership in health advocacy. To this end, TAG is seeking a grant professional focused on maintaining TAG’s current portfolio of grants, adding new grants to support the organization and supporting fundraising efforts as needed. The Grant Officer will also be responsible for maintaining current grant and donor systems and processes, coordinating funder reporting and logistical management, as well as providing research and data support to inform TAG’s grant efforts. The role requires a strong work ethic, good judgment, and both self-direction and the ability to work collaboratively. Excellent project management, organization, and communications skills (written and verbal), are a must.

About TAG

Treatment Action Group (TAG) is an independent, activist, and community-based research and policy think tank committed to racial, gender, and LGBTQ+ equity; social justice; and liberation, fighting to end HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). At TAG, we strive to reflect in our organizational composition and operations the values, principles, and rights for which we advocate externally. This includes a commitment to equity and justice, as well valuing diversity of experience, in our employment practices. We encourage Black, indigenous, and people of color; women; transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people; and people with disabilities to apply.

Key Duties & Responsibilities May Include:

  • Grants
    • Work with Director of Development to transition to take lead on grant writing and reporting over the course of six months;
    • Maintain grant systems through Fluxx and file storage via Dropbox and ensure all files are up-to-date;
    • Ensure grant reporting is calendarized, planned out, and occurs in a timely manner;
    • Conduct research on potential grant prospects;
    • Utilize varied grantor proposal portals for numerous annual submissions and reports;
    • Create catalog of programmatic information for use as basis for future grant proposals;
    • Provide support as needed and requested by Director of Development and Executive Director;
  • Fundraising
    • Handle some data entry of gifts and coordinate with TAG admin staff for gift and grant acknowledgement;
    • Use and maintain CRM (current TAG system is Salsa CRM), including donor queries, data clean-up, and donor analysis;
    • Research donor data and donor prospects including giving history beyond TAG, donor capacity analysis; and other data-driven donor research;
    • Provide support for annual giving campaigns and TAG’s annual fundraising event (and potentially other events) as requested by Director of Development and Executive Director;
  • Communications
    • Support TAG’s grant communications and provide social media and digital campaign support, as needed;
    • Lead meeting/call coordination for grants and fundraising;
  • Administration
    • Attend internal staff and project meetings, take notes, assist with development reporting, and track related finances;
    • Liaise with administrative staff to inform grant work;
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Background, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in a nonprofit development/ fundraising/ grants team setting;
  • Excellent research, oral communication, and writing skills, with grant writing experience prioritized;
  • Basic Microsoft Office and Google suite skills;
  • Experience using a donor CRM system such as Raiser’s Edge, Salsa, DonorPerfect, etc;
  • Superb organization skills, attention to detail, and follow-through;
  • Robust project management skills and ability to balance competing deadlines and priorities in a fast-moving, dynamic work environment;
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills; friendly rapport with the ability to communicate effectively in a collegial manner and maintain relationships;
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving capacity;
  • Self-starter who can work independently and proactively in periods of limited supervision;
  • Receptivity to feedback;
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn about new, technical subject matters without getting intimidated;
  • Demonstrated experience or commitment to working in a multicultural environment where commitment to diversity based on race, ethnic and national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical ability is an important institutional value;
  • Enthusiasm for TAG’s mission is a must; familiarity with advocacy, health, policy making, or lived experience with the conditions on which TAG works, is a plus.

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this full-time role will range from $55,000 to $65,000, DOE. TAG offers a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance and generous paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

Location and Hours

This is an exempt position, with 40 hours per week expected generally within TAG’s office hours (10am-6pm ET). Work on evenings and weekends may be required.

TAG is not requiring employees to work from our New York City headquarters office until further notice. While TAG is open to candidates based anywhere in the U.S. who are able to work within TAG’s office hours and travel to New York City for team planning and special events (pandemic allowing), candidates based in the New York City area are preferred. TAG does not have capacity to provide visa support. Only candidates with existing authorization to work in the U.S. will be eligible.

How to Apply

Please send a one-page cover letter, current CV/résumé (2-page maximum), a writing sample (maximum of 5 pages; a sample grant report or proposal, or other donor communication preferred), and 3 professional references and their contact information to [email protected], with “Grant Officer” as the subject line. We will review applications on a rolling basis. Please, no recruiters or phone calls.

Treatment Action Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. People of color; women; transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people; veterans; and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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