Come Work for Us! ACT Community Engagement Associate

Are you a social advocate or changemaker, or do you want to be?  Do you love blogging?  Are you a natural on social media?  Have you built a strong social media network? Are you willing to roll up your sleeves and pitch in when needed?

If so, join ACT for Alexandria as our new Community Engagement Associate!

ACT for Alexandria
ACT for Alexandria is an innovative community foundation that increases charitable investment and community engagement in Alexandria, Virginia.  Through groundbreaking initiatives like ACTion Alexandria, an online platform for change, we are building the most engaged community in the world!

Job Responsibilities

As ACT’s Community Engagement Associate, you will:

  • Become a leader in our grassroots effort to create the most generous, action oriented city in the world;
  • Write blog posts and emails, organize social actions, and post social media updates and events;
  • Interact with local changemakers and help them change lives;
  • Help plan, market, and implement social campaigns and events;
  • Develop strategies to increase community engagement and interaction;
  • Help raise funds to support Alexandria’s great non-profit community;
  • Measure progress and report success; and
  • Assist ACT staff in fulfilling mission of increasing the level and effectiveness of giving and engagement for all of Alexandria.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • A demonstrated passion for digital advocacy and/or digital citizen engagement, and improving communities.
  • At least one year of professional blogging and social media experience or equivalent internship.
  • Excellent communicator, both on paper and in person with great listening skills.
  • Be collaborative, flexible, self-motivated, and excited to work in a community-based setting, network with multiple stakeholders, and form partnerships.
  • Experience with a Content Management System like Wordpress, Joomla, or Drupal.
  • Knowledge of SEO and Social Media Marketing.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Experience with photo and video editing software is a plus. So are graphic design or web development skills.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity and an understanding of how to work effectively in and with diverse communities.
  • Assignment may require valid driver’s license, automobile insurance, and access to an automobile.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to work with ambiguity, meet goals and deadlines while working independently. Comfortable multi-tasking.

 

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1+ years of related professional (can include internship experience)
  • Understanding of and experience working in digital media in the nonprofit or social advocacy sector.

 

Location: Alexandria, VA (based in Old Town)

Employment Type:  Full-time

Salary: Entry level, commensurate with experience

 

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter describing community organizing and online engagement experience, along with three professional references to john.porter@actforalexandria.org with your name and “Application:  Community Engagement Associate” in the subject line.

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